iOS Tips | Recover Data from iPad After Update iOS 12/11/10

Brithny updated on Jun 18, 2020 to iPhone Data Recovery | How-to Articles


iPad data gets lost after upadte to iOS 12. How to recover the lost messages, photos, videos and notes from iPad? EaseUS provides three ways to get lost data back from your iPad. Don't worry any more, read on and restore the lost data.

Data Loss After Update to iOS 12

"Last night I decided to back up my daughter's iPad to iTunes on my Mac, something I do from time to time. The computer asked me if I wanted to update the iPad to the latest version of iOS, and I said yes without thinking much about it.  Everything seemed to go fine, but then at the very end, I was told to press the iPad's home button to attempt data recovery.  What the heck?  Nervous that I had somehow lost data on my daughter's iPad, I pressed the button as instructed and crossed my fingers. However, after the update, my iPad data got lost. All of the data are gone! I hope that anyone could give me some suggestions or help me get the lost data back as soon as possible." 

recover data from ipad after update ios

Data loss is a very common iOS update problem and this guide shows you 3 ways to retrieve lost data like notes, messages, contacts, and photos after iOS 12/11/10 update.

Part 1. Preparations Before Update iPad

It is indeed very exciting to enjoy the latest version of iOS, but you must take data security into account. Before you update your iPhone, iPad to the newest version, you must do these things.

Understand the new features of the iOS

Back up iPad data like photos, contacts, messages and so on to iTunes, iCloud or computers.

Charge your iPad or iPhone.

Download and install the newest version of iOS.

Part 2. Recover Data from iPad Directly After Update

EaseUS MobiSaver is a professional iOS data recovery software. It can recover the lost or deleted data, such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, notes, calendar, reminder, bookmarks and so on, in an easy and reliable way. The software has three effective recovery options:

  • Recover from iOS device
  • Recover from iTunes Backup
  • Recover from iCloud Backup

The first method enables you to recover deleted or lost data from iPad without any backup. If you have backups, you can selectively restore from the iTunes and iCloud backups. First, let's see how to recover data from iPad without backup.

Step 1: Install and run the program on your computer and Connect your iOS device to PC.

Start to recover iPad data after update

Step 2: Then click "Scan" to continue.

scan the iPad data

Step 3: Choose the lost data you want to recover and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

recover data from iPad after iOS update

Part 3. Recover iPad Data from iTunes Backup After Update

If you have backups on your iTunes, you can also recover lost iPad data from iTunes with the help of EaseUS MobiSaver.

Step 1: Install and run the program on your computer and choose the iTunes Backup.

Start to recover iPad data via iTunes backup

Step 2: Then click "Scan" to continue.

scan lost data via iTunes backup

Step 3: Choose the data you want to recover and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

preview iTunes backup from iPad

Part 4. Recover Lost iPad Data from iCloud Backup

This way is based on that you've backed up your iPad with iCloud before updating to iOS 12. Here is how to restore data from iCloud if you lose important content during the update.

Step 1: Launch EaseUS MobiSaver on your computer.

You can see 3 data recovery options, just choose the third one - Recover from iCloud Backup. And then enter your iCloud account and password to sign in.

Enter your iCloud account and password to retrieve ipad files from iCloud

Step 2: Scan iCloud backup files to find lost data

After you log into iCloud, EaseUS MobiSaver can find and list all iCloud backup files that you have backed up before in your account. You can choose the one where you want to recover your data and click on the Scan button to search for the lost files. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.

Scan iCloud backup file to retrieve lost iPad files

Step 3: Preview and retrieve files from the iCloud backup file

After scanning your iCloud backup file, EaseUS MobiSaver can find and list all the recoverable files it has found. You can preview all these files (except for videos) and mark those you want to retrieve. Finally, click the Recover button and choose a folder on your computer to save the recovered data.

Preview and retrieve files from iCloud backup file

After all the steps above, if you still have problems, you can ask us for help.


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