Introduction: Troubleshoot IOS 10 Data Lost Disaster After Restoring an IPhone From ICloud Backup
Officially released on September 13, the latest update to iOS 10 is an exciting event as we witnessed countless new features brought by Apple’s most advanced and ever evolving mobile platform. One tip for you is that by their nature, your iPhone may also be in danger of missing data after updating to iOS 10, or set up your new iPhone 7 (Plus) by restoring from iCloud backup.
Most users think their iPhones are guaranteed with a safe & secure iOS 10 / iPhone 7 Upgrade until some vital data is lost. According to iMore.com, App Thinning and heavy worldwide iCloud usage can lead to restoration errors after iOS update or setting up your new iPhone. Here are a full range of iPhone Data Recovery solutions for smoothing your way of iOS 10 / iPhone 7 Upgrade in 2016. Read on to find what you need to know.
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Step 1: Step 1: Music & Movies
The iCloud backup includes only the information of your purchased content, but not your purchased item itself. If you find your music other media content are missing after restoring from iCloud backup, try the following approaches to find them back.
For your iTunes synced content:
Once upon a time - before Apple Music and online streaming service become a mainstream - all your music, movies, podcasts and TV shows on your iPhone are synced from computer by iTunes. If you find your music other media content are missing after restoring from backup, try the following steps to find them back:
- Connect your iPhone to the computer > Open iTunes;
- Click the Device tab on the top of iTunes > Click Summary;
- Preset the settings before syncing your music and movies;
- Click Sync to start transferring your files to iPhone.
For your purchased content:
When restoring from an iCloud backup, your device will automatically download the purchased content from iTunes Store, App Store or iBook Store. Sometimes (rarely) you may find your purchased music or movies are missing, check their availability in iTunes / App / iBook Store to see if they are still available for download in your territory.
Step 2: Step 2: Photos & Albums
Don’t be panic if you found your photos and videos are missing after restoring your iPhone from iCloud backup, as in iOS 8.1 or later, with the iCloud Photo Library option enabled, your photos and videos are stored in iCloud. Although they aren’t included in iCloud backup, you can re-download them from the remote server without much effort.
How to turn on iCloud Photo Library
- Pre-check if the iOS version of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is up to date;
- Make sure the Wi-Fi connection is stable and the signal is robust;
- Enable iCloud Photo Library by going to Settings > iCloud > Photos, then turn on iCloud Photo Library.
How does iCloud Photo Library work
iCloud Photo Library automatically and simultaneously keeps your photos and videos synchronized between multiple of your devices. Your photo/video collection uploads / downloads to/from iCloud each time your device connects to WiFi and your battery is charged. And the speed depends largely on your Internet speed.
Step 3: Step 3: Messages
For the most cases, iCloud backup covers your messages, like the iMessage, SMS, MMS and the pictures/videos attachments, which will be downloaded to your iPhone during the restoration process. If you look for some message threads that are missing after restoring from iCloud backup, it’s very likely caused by the mistakenly deletion before your iPhone backed up to iCloud. Try the following commercial software to retrieve your deleted messages from iPhone.
How to Retrieve Deleted Messages from iCloud Backup
- Research and choose an iPhone Data Recovery Software by referring to this review;
- Download PhoneRescue (Recommended) and installed it on your computer;
- Choose the Recover from iCloud option;
- Log in your Apple account to allow PhoneRescue download your iCloud backup;Scan the backup to find your missing messages and associated attachments;
- Choose the message threads you’d like to recover and click Recover.
How Does PhoneRescue Work Why
PhoneRescue can find and recover your lost or deleted messages from iCloud backup? Here is the myth: a deleted message file is usually not immediately overwritten on your iPhone disk, but more often has its entry deleted from the file system index. For example, you deleted a message on your iPhone, the data actually is still stored on the device, but you cannot see it through iPhone interface. If the iCloud afterward created a backup for your iPhone in this situation, the deletion of your message can be easily reversed.
Step 4: Step 4: Contact & Calendar
The restoration of your Calendar and Contact data from iCloud backup runs precisely and automatically, you even won’t notice how it occurs. In case you find your Calendar and Contact data are missing (probably it is due to the incomplete iCloud backup for your device), follow the suggestions below to have a fix.
If you failed to get your Calendar and Contact data after restoring your iPhone from iCloud backup, an alternative solution is to transfer Calendar or Contact from your old iPhone to new iPhone.
Here are the detailed steps:
- Download an iPhone transfer software named AnyTrans;
- Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to your computer;
- Open AnyTrans > Choose the iPhone you’d like to transfer your contact from;
- Choose Merge Device option;
- Choose Message > Start transfer.
Step 5: Step 5: Mails & Notes
Apple doesn’t include your Mail data in iCloud backup, neither in iTunes backup. The reason is quite plain to see: it’s hard to estimate storage usage as the email quantity and file size is uncertain. The good thing is, iCloud backup has your email account info (both Apple’s iCloud email account or other email servers), which makes your device retrieve any email messages available from iCloud or other email service providers.
- If you set up your device to store Notes data in iCloud (Settings > iCloud > Notes), iCloud sends those notes to your device after the restore process is complete.
- Notes data stored by a third-party service (Microsoft Exchange) isn’t saved to iCloud. Consult the provider of that service for information about how to retrieve the data.