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How to Recover Lost Data after Upgrade to iOS 6

Can I recover lost files after upgrade to iOS 6 ?

Many iPhone users are crazy about the release of the latest iOS 6, which brings many new amazing features to their iDevices. They upgraded their iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 to iOS 6 as fast as they can. But problems occurred, a lot of users lost their valuable and important data after iOS 6 upgrading. This has been a serious issue since then, and many users ask us for help. Is it possible to retrieve lost data? Since iTunes always creates backup files of your iPhone or iPad device on your computer, you still have a chance to find them.

What can I do ?

This article aims to help you recover data from iTunes backup after upgrade to iOS 6, with an iPhone data recovery tool.

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) and Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) are useful programs that can recover lost data by extracting your iTunes backup files. They are widely used in data recovery for iPod, iPhone and iPad series. It is certainly useful for you to recover data lost due to iOS 6 upgrade.

Download the free trial version of the program below, and install it on your computer.

Download win version Download mac version

2 easy steps to get your lost files back

Step 1. Scan iTunes backup files

Let's try the Windows version of the program here. Connect your iDevice to computer and run the program, you will see an interface below. Choose the backup of your device and click "Start Scan".

recover iphone data from backup ios6

Step 2. Recover lost files after upgrade to iOS 6

When the scan is over, files in your iTunes backup will be showed in categories such as Messages, Contacts, Videos, Photos and more. You can preview them in detailed interface. Choose files you want to recover and click Restore. Then save them on your computer.

ios6 data recover

You can also watch the video tutorial below.



Must-know tips for you:

1. When using this tool, please do not sync your device with iTunes. Because iTunes creates backup files every time you sync your device with it, which will cover the old backup files. This means your recovering might ends useless.

2. As we have described above, this tool is not only useful when you lost data after upgrade to iOS 6, but also useful on most of conditions you lost files on your iDevice.

Download win version Download mac version

Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iPhone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iPhone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

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