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How to Recover Lost Data after Downgrade iOS 10.2

With the release of iOS 10.2, many old iPhone users may choose to update to iOS 10. When they are running on iOS 10, they may suffer from some problems and downgrade iOS 10.2 would be the complete way to fix iOS 10 bugs and troubles. However, downgrade iOS 10.2 may lead to inevitably lost data from device sometimes. Have you lost iOS device data after making downgrading iOS 10 and looking for the solution on how to get it back? If yes, then you are at the right place that this useful guide can help you to restore iOS data after downgrading iOS 10.

Recover Lost Data after Downgrade iOS 10.2 via iTunes Backup


Making backup before updating or downgrading iOS version is the good habit. If you have made the backup in iTunes, you can use iTunes to help you recover lost data.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer. Make sure that you are using the latest iTunes version.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to computer with the USB cable.

Step 3: Click on the Device button and tap on Summary tab. Thereafter hit on Restore Backup option.

Step 4: Pick on the file you want to recover from the list of files that shows up. Lastly, click on Restore.



Then all of the data, including these lost data after downgrade iOS 10 will be back to your iPhone.

Recover Lost Data after Downgrade iOS 10.2 via iCloud Backup


If you have made the backup in iCloud backup, you could choose to recover lost iPhone data after downgrade iOS 10.2 from iCloud.

Step 1: Go to Settings> General> Erase All Content and Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: All content and settings will be erased from your iPhone. Thereafter go Setup Assistant mode with a Hello screen.

Step 3: Swipe on the screen to begin the setup process on your iPhone then connect to a WiFi network.

Step 4: Tap on Restore from iCloud backup and sign in to iCloud using your own Apple ID.

Step 5: Pick on the iCloud backup for your iPhone data that you would want to recover and after some few minutes you will get your data back on your iPhone.



Note: Before you restore data from iTunes or iCloud backup, please confirm that it is ok to overwrite the existed data on your iPhone as the restore need to erase all of the data on your iPhone. Then you may need to know that you can not preview the data in your backup during the restore.

Recover Lost Data after Downgrade iOS 10.2 via iRefone


In order to recover lost data after downgrade iOS 10.2 without losing data or you did not have iTunes or iCloud backup, what you need is absolute software like iOS Data Recovery. iRefone is such the best iOS Data recovery tool. This software is well built with three recovery modes that helps to perfectly recover iPhone data after downgrading iOS 10, such as contacts, photos, text messages, call logs, whatsapp, wechat and more. iOS Data Recovery allows to restore data from iPhone whether iOS upgrade/downgrade,iOS jailbreak,iPhone get damaged,virus attacks,factory resetting,etc.


Method 1: Recover Lost Data after Downgrade iOS 10.2 Directly from iOS Device


Step 1 Run iRefobe and connect your iPhone with computer, then the software will detect the device automatically. Click “Start” to go on.



Step 2 Then you will enter the interface to ask you choose the data you need to scan. Choose the icon of the data you need and start the process of analysis and scanning your iPhone.



Step 3 When the scanning is finished, all of the data you choose on your iPhone will be displayed in the software, including these lost one. You could preview them one by one and choose what you need to recover to PC.


Method 2: Recover Lost Data after Downgrade iOS 10.2 from iTunes Backup


Step 1 Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. There will be some backup files listed on the interface. Click on “Select” to choose the backup of iPhone you need.



Step 2 The the software will ask you choose the data you want to display an preview in the iTunes backup. Click on the icon of the data you need to start the scanning.



Step 3 When the scanning is finished, all of the data you choose in the iTunes backup will be displayed in the interface. Preview them one by one and pick out these data you need.


Method 3: Recover Lost Data after Downgrade iOS 10.2 from iCloud Backup


Step 1 Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” as recovery mode. Then you will see the interface below. Log in to iCloud account with Apple ID and password.



Step 2 After log into iCloud account, the program can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.



Step 3 When the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just choose the data that you need to retrieve.



Step 4 Preview these data in the software and choose these one you need to recover to PC.

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