Recover Lost Data from iPhone iPad after iOS 9 Upgrade

iOS 9 was released in 2015, after which many iphone and iPad users would like to upgrade their device to iOS 9 because it is more reliable and has more comprehensive functions. It is not a difficult task to upgrade an iPhone or iPad to iOS 9, but you may lose important data like contacts, messages, pictures, videos, music, etc during iOS upgrading or when upgrading fails. How can you recover lost data from iPhone or iPad after iOS 9 Upgrading? There are 4 solutions for iPhone data recovery when data got lost after iOS 9 upgrade.

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Possible reasons for data loss after iOS 9 Upgrade

Usually, it does not cause data loss due to iOS upgrade, but you may meet data loss during or after upgrading your iPhone / iPad to iOS 9 due to following reasons:

  • iPhone or iPad is crashed after upgrading failing
  • You mistakenly delete files on iPhone or iPad when upgrading to iOS 9
  • iPhone powered off or switched off automatically during iOS upgrading

Recover Deleted Data from iTunes Backup after iOS 9 Upgrade

If you have backed up your iPhone or iPad with iTunes before upgrading it, you can restore lost data from iPhone with iTunes backup when data got lost after iOS 9 upgrading. Simply, you can restore data from iPhone / iPad from iTunes backup within about 3 steps:

Step1. Connect the iPhone or iPad to the computer that has iTunes installed and then open the iTunes.

Step2. Select the iPhone or iPad and then click "Restore Backup" button.

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Step3. Select all files you need to recover and then click "Restore"

Restore Lost Files from iCloud Backup after iOS 9 Upgrade

Sometimes, you may run into the problem that your iPhone or iPad crashes and stops working normally after iOS 9 upgrading failure. If your iPhone or iPad is no longer recognized by computer after plugging it in, you can recover data from iPhone with iCloud backup. If you have backed up your iPhone / iPad with iCloud, you are able to recover data from iCloud backup without needing to connect the device to your computer.

Follow this guide to recover data from iCloud backup:

Click "Setting" > select "General" > click "Erase All Content and Settings" > click "Restore from iCloud Backup" > sign in iCloud with an Apple ID > select the backup data you want to restore

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Freeware to Rescue Files from iPhone / iPad Directly after iOS 9 Upgrade

There is no doubt that iTunes / iCloud backup provides an easy solution for iOS device users to recover lost data, but it also has inconvenient points, such as:
1. You have to make backup in advance if you want to recover lost data from iPad / iPhone with iTunes or iCloud backup. In other words, you have no chance to recover data from iTunes / iCloud backup if you did not backup your iPhone in advance.
2. You have to connect to proper network if you want to recover files from iCloud backup.
3. All current data on your iPhone / iPad will be replaced after restoring from iTunes / iCloud backup
If you fail to recover files from iPhone, iPad without iTunes backup, iCloud backup or due to some other reasons, you can use data recovery for iPhone to restore all lost files. It is a free program that is able to deep scan the iPhone, iPad directly to search all lost files.

Free to Retrieve Data by Scanning iTunes / iCloud Backup after iOS 9 Upgrade

The data recovery for iPhone is also available for data recovery by extracting files from iTunes / iCloud backup if your iPhone is broken or stops working normally in other situations.

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