How to Recover Disappeared Data That You Lost While/After iOS 14 Update

After updating to iOS 14, your photos, messages, contacts, notes or other files disappeared from your iPhone by accident? Read this post to get them back.

The iOS 14, Apple’s new operating system for iPhone, was recently released on September 16th, with a variety of features like customizable widgets and a new app Translate.

To experience the coming features, you may have tried to get the iOS 14 update. But unfortunately, you lost some or all of the photos, text messages, or other similar files on your iPhone while or after upgrading.

Consequently, you want to find a way to retrieve your lost data and files.

How to Recover Lost Data After iOS 14 Update

Don’t worry, 3 quick ways will get back those photos or contacts you lost after iOS 14. Because you may have unconsciously created an iPhone backup or synced data from iPhone to a Cloud server.

1, Sync back your disappeared photo, notes, and contacts from iCloud.com

If you have ever synced iPhone photos, notes, calendar events, contacts, or something else to iCloud before updating to iOS 14, you can retrieve them back easily.

Just unlock your iPhone and tap the Settings app > [Your name] > iCloud. You’ll find all apps using iCloud.  If you want to sync any items, just switch to turn on it to sync the data back to your iPhone, so easy!

sync data of apps using iCloud
sync data of apps using iCloud

Make sure that you are logging in to the iCloud using the correct Apple ID. Or, you may sync the wrong data to your iPhone.

2, Directly download lost photos from iCloud.com

iCloud.com will store all the data you synced from iPhone, iPad, or Mac if you’ve turned on iCloud sync.

So you can also try to log into iCloud.com to check whether there are some iOS 14 deleted items stored on the cloud server.

icloud.com
icloud.com

To check synced data on iCloud.com, you can use the browser app on your computer to log in to iCloud.com using your Apple ID and password. After all the data finished loading, you can preview and choose any items to download to your computer for backup.

3, Recover data from iPhone backup

If you didn’t sync photos to iCloud but created an iCloud backup or iTunes backup before you update iPhone to iOS 13.5.1, you can restore lost data from the iPhone backup by following the official guide.

If you don’t know whether your lost data are stored in the iPhone backup, there you can use a free iPhone backup viewer to have a check. These apps can scan your iPhone backup on your computer and enable you to view all the pictures, messages, and other data on your backup file.

iMazing - iPhone backup extract feature
iMazing – iPhone backup extract photos feature

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