Best Alternative to iMobie PhoneRescue: Recover Lost Data due to iOS 10.3 Update

Best Alternative to iMobie PhoneRescue: Recover Lost Data due to iOS 10.3 Update

Searching for a iOS data recovery software to replace iMobie PhoneRescue? Lost data after iOS 10.3, 10.2, 10.1, 10, 9 update? Here is the best alternative, which is Dr Fone iOS Data Recovery.

Apple has been worked hard for updating iOS system to improve iOS device’s function and features, surprising the world with awesome results of innovation and better user experience. But along the way to getting better, it is inevitable that small errors or bugs would occur in the upgrade process and lead to some common problems, such as data (pictures, contacts, messages, iTunes music) disappear after update, software update failed, stuck on Apple logo, etc. Especially upgrading to Apple’s latest iOS 10.3, you may find that it is quite risky to lose data.

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Why lost data after iOS 10.3 update? Should I update to iOS 10.3?

What is iMobie PhoneRescue?

Best Alternative to iMobie PhoneRescue

Why Choose Dr Fone?

How to Backup iOS device data before update?

Why lost data after iOS 10.3 update? Should I update to iOS 10.3?

Essentially, it all has to with the file system changing from Hierarchical File System (HFS+ or HFS Plus) to Apple File System (APFS). Both are developed by Apple Inc. HFS+ has been used for 29 years since introduced in 1998. Apple claims that APFS will bring a huge improvement, being better suited to modern computing demands, allowing stronger encryption, offering more accurate time stamps, and optimizing solid state storage. Therefore, it is worth to upgrade to iOS 10.3 though it may sound risky due to the big alter. Before the upgrade, please make sure backup your data.

What to do if you lose data after upgrading?

What to do if you lose data after upgrading but beforehand did not backup to iTunes or iCloud? Then you may need iPhone data recovery software to retrieve deleted files without backup. Here two data recovery program will be introduced: iMobie PhoneRescue and Wondershare Dr. Fone.

What is iMobie PhoneRescue?

PhoneRescue is a popular iOS data recovery program produced by iMobie, providing three recovery modes for retrieving data from the device, iTunes and iCloud. Besides, it supports more than 20 files types such as photos, videos, messages, contacts, music, and voice memo, etc.

Nothing is perfect. PhoneRescue has its insufficient part though it is popular and useful. The complaints are mainly about:
It takes a long time to finish scanning lost data.
It does not support all the file types that it claims it should.
The result is not absolutely accurate, especially for text messages.
Some existing files would be gone and replaced by the recovered data.

Best Alternative to iMobie PhoneRescue

Wondershare Dr.Fone iOS Data Recovery is a widely-used and awesome data recovery tool for iOS device. It has a wide range cover up to 18 file types such as text messages, photos, notes, voicemail, and app data like WhatsApp messages, Kik photos, Line chat history, etc. In addition, it claims that Dr.Fone has the NO.1 recovery rate in the industry, striking for always compatible with the latest iPhone, iPad, iPod and iOS system, like iOS 10.3.

Why Choose Dr. Fone?

1. Dr. Fone won’t cost lots of time to scan or stuck in the scan process.
2. It can extract iTunes and iCloud backup. That is to say, it can read the files in iTunes backup and iCloud backup in detail, allowing users to preview and select a certain of files to recover.
3. The recovered files can be exported to the iOS device directly or saved to the computer. It’s up to users.
4. It can retrieve lost files due to various scenarios: iOS update, deleted, system crash, forgotten password, virus, damaged, stolen, factory reset, stuck no response, jailbreak, rom flashing, etc.

How to Use Dr. Fone?

Step 1. Download matched version of Dr. Fone iPhone data recovery software on Computer.

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Step 2. Run the program on the computer and connect the device to PC.

Step 3. Choose a recovery mode to recover data from iPhone, or iTunes, or iCloud.

Step 4. Select file types to start the scan.

Step 5. Among the result, check and choose the files that are needed to be retrieved.

Read more detail in the user guide: how to recover deleted data from iPhone?

How to Backup iOS device data before the update?

Usually speaking, iTunes is a good choice to manage iPhone data. But managing and organizing lots of data like photos, music, and contacts, iTunes has its deficiency and cannot handle with ease. Therefore, tools like iOS Data Backup & Restore is developed to the market.

Read more detail in How to Backup iPhone with/without iTunes?