iOS 8 Data Recovery

Learn Three Methods To Restore Lost, Missing or Disappeared Data From iPhone After iOS 8 Update!

Have you lost iPhone data files after upgrading your device to the iOS 8 and want to recover your lost data back? Don’t worry. In this page introduces iOS 8 Data Recovery solutions that will help you to recover lost or missing data from iPhone after iOS 8 update in 3 easy ways.

Tip: One of the best methods to recover lost data from iPhone after iOS 8 update is to use professional iPhone Data Recovery software.

With iPhone Data recovery tool, you can:

  • Recover deleted, lost, missing, disappeared or erased data from iPhone after iOS 8 update.
  • Retrieve files such as iMessages, text messages, photos, contacts, videos, notes, voice memos, audio, WhatsApp chats, documents, etc.
  • Restore all types of data from iPhone 6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS and other devices after iOS 8 update.
  • Deal with all types of data lost situation such as data loss after Jailbreak, ROM Flashing, System Crash and more.
  • Support 3 modes of data recovery: directly recover data from iOS 8 iPhone, restore data from iCloud backup, extract data from iTunes backup.
  • Get back lost data in just 3 steps – connect>scan>recover.

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It has been long time since iOS 8 has launched in the market but still there are many iPhone users who are still using iOS 7 and even the iOS 6 or earlier versions on there iPhone. But iOS 8 is most powerful and useful and many of the users like it more after being used to it. Apple has been upgrading its apps and other services to meet the iOS 8 user’s satisfaction   so that they can enjoy more conveniently after they upgrade there iPhone to iOS 8. Here are some features of iOS 8:

  • It helps to improve the ability of local dictation.
  • Lets you add the locations in the calendar and call the map to display its position.
  • Exhibits Interactive notification area.
  • Facetime Group chats.
  • Airprint to let wireless printing of PDF files.
  • Cross-platform transmission
  • Contains built in Apple/map
  • Identification of integrated songs.
  • Voice call based on LTE network

All these great functions come with the new iOS 8 upgrades. But however you may encounter loss of data issues after upgrading your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to iOS 8.

Additional Reading: iOS 12 Data Recovery: Recover Lost Data After iOS 12 Update

For example, just have look at practical scenario mentioned-below!

Practical Scenario: A User Voice Memos Disappeared From iPhone 5S After Upgrading It To iOS 8

Voice Memos Missing After iOS 8 Update

I noticed that all of my voice memos are gone after my upgrade to iOS 8 (currently running 8.0.2). If I reboot my 5S and open the voice memo app, it looks like it’s trying to load the memos (looks very glitchy), then they all just disappear. My wife’s is missing some on her 5S, too, but she does have some that show up; she updated to 8.0. Has anyone else experience this? I’m thinking that the memos aren’t really deleted, but some bug is preventing them from loading into the voice memo app.

Thank you

– Original Post From iMore Forums

From the past analysis it is found that more than 20,000 people lost their iDevice data after updating to iOS 7. The same issue is also encountered by the users while they are upgrading their device to iOS 8.

It actually happens because of the users ignorance as they don’t do that much preparation that is necessary to be done before making update, like checking the compatibility of the device, maintain backup of device data, making free space on the device for iOS 8 at least 5.8 GB of storage etc.

It doesn’t mean that upgrading OS is not a good choice, but the thing is that it is quiet riskier thing to do as it may lose up your important device data.

So, now the question arises – is it possible to recover lost or missing data from iPhone after iOS 8 upgrade?

Well, find out the answer below!

Additional Reading: iOS 11 Data Recovery: Recover Lost Data From iPhone/iPad on iOS 11

Is It Possible To Recover Lost or Missing Data From iPhone After iOS 8 Update?

Sometime even your full preparation for the upcoming iOS 8 upgrade get fail and you results to lose your important iPhone data like contacts, photos, messages and other contents after iOS update.

Many users got stuck into such situation   and making update they look for a way to recover iPhone data iOS 8 upgrade. No matters whether you have made an iCloud or iTunes backup, you can get a way to recover what you have lost.

At that time you may feel disappointed and wondering how to do this recovery. But don’t worry for it because still the recovery is possible and you can easily get all your important data back.

If you have backed up your device and wanted to restore the whole backup via iTunes or iCloud then keep this in your mind that restoring data via iTunes or iCloud cloud backup can cause the erase of the existing data on your device.

So it’s better to try something safe and reliable and for that you must go with the iPhone Data Recovery tool.

Additional Reading: iOS 10 Data Recovery: How to Recover Deleted iPhone/iPad Data after iOS 10 Update

iOS 8 Data Recovery Tool: Recover Lost/Missing/Disappeared Data From iPhone After iOS 8 Update

iOS Data Recovery is a perfect iOS 8 Data Recovery software as it is the fully capable tool to retrieve almost all data and multimedia files directly from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch etc.

You can easily recover and restore your deleted/lost/missing/disappeared iMessages, contacts, text SMS, safari bookmarks, photos, videos, audio, call history, calendar, WhatsApp chat history, notes, voice memos, reminders, documents and so on.

The best part about this data recovery software for iOS 8 is that it supports 3 modes of recovery – directly recover data from iPhone, Extract data from iTunes backup and restore data rom iCloud Backup. The tool is available for both Windows and Mac.

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This iOS 8 Data Recovery allows you to do selective recovery of your lost data items like imessages, photos, contacts, calendars, notes, music, videos and more. This recovery tool is perfectly compatible with all iPhone such as iPhone 6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS, as well as iPad and iPod Touch.

Below find out the complete tutorial on how to recover lost or missing data from iPhone after iOS 8 update by using iOS 8 Data Recovery Tool.

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Steps To Recover Data From iPhone Directly After iOS 8 Update

Step 1: Connect iOS Device with Computer

Install & launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer. Now use the USB cable that comes with your iOS device so that you can connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer. Now click on "Recover" from available option.

Once the software recognizes your device, it will show the interface as shown in the image below.

Tips: Before you run iOS data recovery, you're supposed to download the latest version of iTunes. In order to avoid the automatically sync, don't launch iTunes when iOS Data Recovery is running. It is suggested that you disable the automatical syncing in iTunes beforehand. For this, you have to launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically".

Step 2: Scan Your Device To Recover Lost Data

Now simply click the "Start Scan" button to start scan of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch for lost or deleted data. The scanning process may last a few minutes, most probably, depending on the amount of data on your device.

Step 3: Preview the Recoverable Data

Once the scan process gets completed, you can see a scan result that is generated by the program. The lost and existing data on your device are displayed in categories. In order to filter out the deleted data on your iOS device, there is a need to select the option. For example: If you want to recover photos then select the option "Photo & Video". Similarly, select messages, contact, Notes, call history, etc to recover respective files.

Step 4: Recover Data from Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

When you find the data you are looking for, you just have to put the check mark in front of the box to select them. And then, click the "Recover" button at the bottom right of the window. By default, the recovered data will be saved to your computer.

Tips: As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click Recover, a pop-up will ask you to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click "Recover to Device".

Additional Reading: iTunes Data Recovery: Restore Data From iTunes Backup For Free

Steps To Selectively Extract Data From iTunes Backup After iOS 8 Update

Step 1: Select Recovery Mode

At first, launch iOS Data Recovery, connect your iOS device to computer and then click on "Recover" from the available option.

Then select "Recover iOS Data".

After this, you will see the options for data recovery. Select "Recover from iTunes Backup File". And then, the iTunes backup recovery tool will detect all iTunes backup files on your computer and display them in the specific window. You can then confirm which one you need according to the date it has been created.

Step 2: Scan Data from iTunes Backup File

Next you have to choose the iTunes backup file that contains the data you want to retrieve and then click "Start Scan". This will take a few minutes to extract all data from the iTunes backup file.

Step 3: Preview and Recover Data from iTunes Backup

You will see that after just a few seconds, all the data in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. With this, you can then easily preview them one by one before recovery. After this, you can mark and recover those data you want by pressing the "Recover" button at the bottom. Now notes, contacts and messages can directly be recovered to your iOS device when you keep your iOS device connected with your computer through a USB cable during the recovery process.

Tips: How to Recover Data if iTunes backup file is located somewhere else

If your iTunes backup file comes from somewhere such as from another computer with a USB drive, then in such case how you can recover content from it?

Here is the way. When you are at step 1, click "Select" under the list of iTunes backup files and you can easily browse the iTunes backup files on your computer no matter where you place it.

After this in the pop-up window, preview and choose your iTunes backup file and then click "Start Scan" and thereafter continue with step 2.

Additional Reading: How To Recover iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Data From iCloud Backup

Steps To Selectively Restore Data From iCloud Backup After iOS 8 Update

Step 1: Select Recovery Mode

After running iOS Data Recovery, connect your iOS device to computer and click on "Recover" from the available options.

Then click on Recover iOS Data.

After this, you will see the options for data recovery. Select "Recover from iCloud Backup File". Then you will see the window below – here you have to enter your iCloud account and password to login.

Note: iOS Data recovery takes privacy very seriously. The software never keeps any information of your Apple account or content at any time.

Step 2: Download iCloud Backup File

In the next step, when you logged into iCloud, the program can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Now select the backup files that you want to retrieve and click on the "Download" button.

After this, in the pop-up, you can select the type of files you would like to download. This will reduce the time of downloading the iCloud backup file. Then, you can easily scan the iCloud content. After this, click on "Next" button to start scanning process. This will take some time.

Step 3: Preview and Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

The process of scanning will be completed in a few minutes. After it stops scanning, you can preview all data in your iCloud backup file such as photos, messages, contacts and more. Now you have to check them one by one and tick the item you want to retrieve. Now click on the "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to your device" button to save them on your computer or your device with one click.

After this, photos, contacts, messages and notes can be directly recovered to your iOS device if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is connected with your computer via a USB cable during the recovery process.

Tips: Directly Preview and Recover Data From Previous Downloaded iCloud Backup Files

If you have previously downloaded iCloud backup files, then you don't have to log-in and download the iCloud backup file again. Simply, click on “To preview and scan previously downloaded iCloud backup file" listed just below the account sign-in entrance.

After this, you can see all the downloaded iCloud backup files. You can select any of them to retrieve data. All these downloaded files are saved on your computer. If you don't want them, then simply click on trash icon that is located beside the scan button to delete them completely.


So by using iOS 8 Data Recovery Tool, you can follow the above 3 methods and their steps to easily recover lost or missing data from iPhone after iOS 8 update.

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