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iOS 7 Data Recovery - How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 7 Upgrade

"With an all-new design and all-new features, iOS 7 is the world’s most advanced mobile OS. In its most advanced form." This is what Apple says about iOS 7 on its official website. Since the release of the initial beta version, lots of people have upgraded their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to this totally new iOS 7. Only the new design has attracted a number of people. It's pretty good to keep up with trends. Sometimes, fashion can make people optimistic and enthusiastic. However, when some people praise it for the great functions, some are complaining about losing all data on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch after upgrading to iOS 7. Is there any way for us to avoid or solve the complaint?

Obviously, there is such a way. As long as you've backed up the data on your device, you can easily restore it with iTunes. If you've stored new data on your iOS iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and don't want to overwrite it, you can choose to extract the backup file to get the data out. Before you do it, remember not to connect and sync your device with iTunes on your computer, to stop the backup file from being updated.

Recovering the lost data from iTunes after iOS 7 update, you need to get an iOS 7 data recovery tool. There may be many tools like that, but you must find one that won't hurt your data like damaging, leaking or things like that. You can use this one if you have no idea: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (iPhone Data Recovery for Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (iPhone Data Recovery for Windows).

Download the software for free below to have a try now.

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Both programs can help to recover the lost data on iOS 7 devices, no matter you've lost contacts, messages, call history, photos, videos, notes, and more. They provide you with two ways to do it: recover from iTunes backup and directly recover iOS devices. Next, we'll walk you through how to recover the lost data after upgrading to iOS 7 in steps.

2 steps to perform iOS 7 data recovery

Step 1. Choose the recovery mode and extract the backup

Now, let's use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) to retrieve data lost after iOS 7 upgrade. As to the Mac version, you can also follow the steps below to take similar steps with the Mac version on your Mac.

First, run the program on your computer. There are two recovery mode options appearing on the top the start menu. Choose the one named Recover from iTunes Backup File. Then you'll see the window as follows.

recover lost data after upgrading to ios 7 

The program can automatically finds all iTunes backup files on your computer and displayed them to you. Choose the one for your device and click Start Scan to extract it.

Step 2. Recover the lost data on your iOS 7 device

The scanning and extracting will be completed in a few seconds. You can preview almost all of the contents in the backup file after that. Check them one after one by clicking the categories on the window's left side. Then mark the items you want to retrieve and click Recover to save them on your computer.

recover lost data after ios 7 upgrade

Note: If the data is lost due to upgrade iOS on your device, you're suggested to retrieve the lost data by extracting the iTunes backup. Direct recovery from the device won't work much, because the lost data has been overwritten by the updated system files. Just have a try!

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The answer is yes, Laura, unless you have a backup in iCloud.
So is all hope lost if I didn't back up to iTunes before updating to IOS 7?