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iOS 10 Data Recovery: How to Recover Deleted iPhone/iPad Data on iOS 10

Apple announced its iOS 10 at the WWDC 2016 conference last week. The tenth version of iOS is, according to Apple , the biggest release of iOS ever. You must be interested in the new coming iOS 10 and expected the new features of it. However, pay attention, updating your iPhone/iPad/iPod to the newest version of Apple operating system iOS 10 (Check tutorial here), might cause data loss without proper backup.

iOS 7, 8, 9, 10 enables automatic iCloud and iTunes backups, which are super useful once data loss happens. In this article, we will go through every possible process on how to recover lost, deleted, formatted, wiped data from iOS 10 devices.

iOS 10 data recovery

Before getting start, make sure you have installed the iOS 10 Data Recovery software on your Windows or Mac computer. With this tool, no matter whether you have made an iTunes or iCloud backup,you can get a way to retrieve what you lost on device. This superior program supports to recover SMS, bookmarks, call history, contacts, whatsapp messages, photos, videos, notes etc on your iOS device.

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Supported devices: iPhone SE; iPhone 6s/6s Plus; iPhone 6/6 Plus; iPhone 5s/5; iPhone 5c; iPad Pro 12.9-inch; iPad Pro 9.7-inch; iPod touch 6th generation; iPad Air 2; iPad Air; iPad 4th generation; iPad mini 4; iPad mini 3; iPad mini 2.

Solution 1: Recover Lost Data on iPhone from iTunes Backup after iOS10/9 Upgrade

This easy-to-use iPhone data recovery program allows you to recover data on iPhone from the iTunes backup files, no matter you have your iPhone on your hand or just lose it.

Step 1. Scan the iTunes backup File.

If you have synced different iOS devices with iTunes before, more than one backup files will be displayed in the windows after you click Recover from iTunes Backup File. Just choose the one for your iPhone and click Start Scan.

scan iTunes backup file

Step 2. Preview and Recover Lost Data from Device with iOS 10

It only take you a few seconds to scan. All contents from the backup file including contacts, messages, call history, notes, photos and videos will be displayed in detail. To restore lost data, tick items on the checkbox, then all contents will show up, just choose those data you would like to recover, and click Recover button.

Preview data from iTunes Backup File

Step 3. Recover lost data to your computer or iDevice with iOS 10.

You will get two options after you click Recover button, recover to computer. Currently, Syncios Data Recovery can only support recovering notes and contacts back to device, we will continue to support more file types.

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Solution 2: Recover Lost Data on iPhone from iCloud Backup after iOS10/9 Upgrade

Step 1. Sign in iCloud.

After you click Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top of the primary, you will be prompted to sign in to Cloud. Please sign in iCloud.

Note: please do not connect the device to your computer during the recovery to prevent the iCloud file from being updated or modified.

sign in iCloud

Step 2. Scan iCloud Backup File.

Similarly. if you have synced different iDevices with iCloud before, more than one backup files will show up after you sign in iCloud. Just choose the one for your iPhone and click Download button. Then move further.

scan iCloud backup file

Now a dialog will pop up, all the contents from the iCloud backup file including contacts, notes, calendar, Camera Roll will be displayed in detail. When the download is complete,click on the next button to extract files.

choose the type of files to recover

Step 3. Preview and Recover Files from iCloud Backup.

During the process,you can preview certain files.All data found in the iCloud backup can be restored. It enables you to select the data you would like to restore to iOS device.

preview and choose data

You will get two options after you choose to recover the data, recover to computer or recover to device. Currently, Syncios Data Recovery can only support recovering notes and contacts back to device, we will continue to support more file types.

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Solution 3: Directly Recover Data from iPhone/iPad with iOS 10/9

If you didn't backup your iPhone, you can use this way to recover your data. Connect your iPhone and run this iPhone data Recovery program on your computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer .

Click Start Scan button, then the program will automatically start scanning your iPhone accordingly.

connect iPhone to syncios data recovery

The program will scan lost or delted data on your iDevice with iOS 10. It takes a while.

connect iPhone to syncios data recovery

Step 2. Preview and recover iPhone data.

Check the backup content and tick to recover the item you want to your computer.

recover iPhone data

You are also able to recover notes and contacts back to your iPhone or iPad.

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We should have realized how important it is to backup data. As long as you’ve backed up data somewhere, you can restore it on your iPhone and retrieve deleted data easily.

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