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iPhone data loss after downgrading iOS 11 to 10 (iOS 10.3, iOS 10.2, iOS 10.1)? Read this post to find 2 excellent solutions to recover data after downgrade iOS 11 to 10.

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iOS 11 was announced at WWDC on 5 June 2017. Many people try it because of its hundreds of new-added features. But, they eventually choose to have a downgrade for they couldn't bear the coming bugs.

However, downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10 has a large risk of losing information. Some people can't find their contacts, photos and messages, etc. after downgrading. Some even find their iPhone stuck at the Apple Logo.

Therefore, more and more users are eager to know how to recover data after downgrade iOS 11 to 10.

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iPhone Data Loss after Downgrading iOS 11 to iOS 10

Last week, I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 11. But, I regretted to upgrade. I found the system running more slowly than before, and some apps I rely on not work and so on. Then, I downgraded to iOS 10. Unfortunately, I can't find my contacts, photos and messages, etc. Is there any way to recover data after downgrading iOS 11 to 10?

We are sorry your data are lost. However, don't worry, and you can find 2 effective solutions in today's post to quickly recover iPhone data after downgrading iOS 11 version, such as contacts, photos, text messages, call logs, whatsapp, and more.

The key to the problem is the free iPhone data recovery tool – MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS Free 1.4. This professional iOS data recovery software, developed by MiniTool Software Ltd., can help you effectively and quickly recover lost data after iOS 11 to iOS 10 downgrade.

Generally speaking, this professional and easy-to-use iPhone data recovery tool can recover lost contacts, messages, photos, notes, videos, etc. from iPhone. And, it can deal with different data loss scenarios such as iOS upgrade/downgrade, iOS jailbreak, iPhone damaged, virus attacks, factory resetting, etc.

Besides, whether you are running computer with Windows operating system or Mac OS X, you can try this tool to recover your lost photos, videos, messages and notes after iOS 11 to iOS 10 downgrade.

Download MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS Free Edition and have a try. It will surprise all of you.

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Part 1. Recover iPhone Data from Backup Files after Downgrading from iOS 11

In this post, the iPhone data recovery operations are based on Windows Operation System. If you are using the Mac version of this software, the steps are the same.

We always advise our users to make a backup before update or downgrade iOS version in case of data loss problem. If you have backups, then you have the chance to get your missing data back.

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Method 1: Restore iPhone Lost Data from iTunes after Downgrading iOS 11 to iOS 10

Here, if you have downgraded iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.2 or iOS 10.3.1, and have an available iTunes backup file, you can recover data from iTunes with ease by following the steps below.

Step 1. Choose iTunes backup files.

Launch MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS Free.

Click on Recover from iTunes Backup File to detect all backup files in the computer.

Then this software will show you the iTunes backup file(s) it can detect in the following interface.

If there is more than one iTunes backup file in this interface, you can choose the target one by judging from its Name and Latest Backup Date.

recover from itunes backup

Here, you need to know that MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS only detects the iTunes backup files which are stored on the iTunes software default storage path automatically.

If the target iTunes backup file is saved to another path on your computer, it will not be displayed here automatically.

At this time, you can click on Select button to find them out. Finally, with a click on Add, the specified data will be added to the list.

Step 2. Scan iTunes backup file.

Select the specified iTunes backup file you want to use, and click on Scan button. The scanning time is determined by the capacity of iTunes backup, please wait patiently.

scan iTunes backup files

Step 3. Check the desired files to recover.

When the scanning process is finished, you will enter the following interface with the scan result.

You will see the data types this professional iOS data recovery software can recover from the left side of this interface.

Here, you can choose one data type from this list and preview its items one by one. For example, if you want to recover your lost photos from your iPhone, you need to choose Photos from the left data types list.

After that, this software will show you all the photos it can detect including lost and existing in the interface. You can preview them one by one and check the items you want to restore. Or, you can switch the blue button OFF to ON to make this software only show you the deleted items.

iTunes results

After selecting needed files, you should click on Recover button to start the restoration job. Finally, you will be allowed to keep the files into a safe location (or you can click on Browse to choose a trusty place).With a click on Recover, all data will be kept into the computer.

itunes recovery

After these three simple steps, the task of recovering lost data from iTunes backup file is finished perfectly.

As we know, there are some functional limitations in this Free Edition. The Free edition of MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS allows users to recover one type of data each time.

If you like this program and want to break these limitations to recover more iPhone data, you can choose to upgrade the Free Edition to an advanced edition.

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Method 2. Restore iPhone Data from iCloud Backup File after Downgrading iOS 11 to iOS 10

iCloud backup is also a popular backup method and you can even set iCloud to automatically back up your iPhone each day. And then, you can enter icloud.com to extract data from your iCloud backup file.

Step 1. Enter icloud.com.

Step 2. Type in your iCloud account & password, and then press Enter on your keyboard to continue.

Step 3. You will see the interface as follows. Here, for instance, if you want to recover photos in the iCloud backup file, you should click on Photos in this interface to continue.


Step 4. You will enter the interface with iPhone photos listed there. Then, you can click on the target photo to select it and then click on the button iCloud download button to download it to your computer.

It is indeed an effective solution to recover data after downgrade iOS 11 to 10.

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is also capable of recovering data from iCloud backup files. If you have backed up your data from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to iCloud or an auto backup has been made before data loss, the functional module Recover from iCloud Backup File can help get the lost data back.

However, this software is unable to get iOS 9 and the later version backup files due to the limitation of iCloud. That is to say, since you are recovering lost data after downgrading iOS 11 to 10, you cannot use this recovery module because it will not detect the iCloud backup file successfully.

SEE! It is very easy to recover iPhone data from backup files after downgrading from iOS 11. Now, I guess you might be wondering:

What should we do if there are no iPhone backup files?

Don't worry, we still have the solution to help you recover lost data after iOS 11 to iOS 10 downgrade. MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS Free 1.4 offers Recover from iOS Device module to help you effectively recover various kinds of lost data (such as messages, contacts, call histories, WhatsApp, notes, calendar, reminders and bookmarks) from iPhone after downgrading from iOS 11.

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Part 2. Recover iPhone Data from iPhone directly after Downgrading from iOS 11

If there is no available iTunes and iCloud backup file, you can choose to use Recover from iOS Device module to retrieve your lost data from iPhone directly by using the following steps.


1. To make this recovery module work normally, you need to install iTunes software to your computer in advance. If you haven't installed iTunes on your computer, or the version of iTunes you have installed is too low, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS cannot recognize your device. In this case, download the most suitable iTunes version from the Apple site.

2. Open MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS and connect your device to computer. Then, the following interface will appear, teaching you how to Trust your computer.

you have to trust this computer

3. The Trust This Computer box will pop up on your iOS device's screen. Please click Trust now (if you have passcode lock, please unlock it at first) and then wait for a moment. When our software recognizes that you have trusted your computer, it will jump to the Scan interface.

trust this computer

Generally, all data recovery steps are logical and easy like 1-2-3.

Step 1: Analyzing iOS data and scanning device.

After connecting iOS device to computer, users only need to click Scan button.


Then, this software will automatically analyze the data saved in iOS device.

Note: If the iOS device is encrypted, users need to enter password to unlock it after the analysis is done.

After analyzing iOS data, the software will scan the device. The scanning time depends on the amount of data saved on the device. You can click Stop button if you have found desired data.

Step 2: Previewing scanning results.

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS will list all found files after scanning as shown below. Now, you can quickly find desired files by category or time.

scan result interface

Step 3: Saving recovered data.

Check all needed data, click Recover button to store them. Although this professional iOS data recovery software will automatically provide a place to store selected files, you can click Browse to select a suitable place according to actual needs.

After all operations are done, you have finished recovering lost data from iOS device.

Still, the free edition of MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS has some limitations. For instance, it can only recover 2 photos once, recover 2 videos once, recovery only 10 contacts/call histories once…

Therefore, if you want to effectively and quickly recover almost all data after downgrade iOS 11 to 10, you had better choose the paid edition.

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Bottom Line

Are you still worrying about you lost data after downgrading iOS 11 to 10? Now, you can try the above 2 excellent solutions to solve your issue of iPhone data loss after downgrading iOS 11 to 10.

If you have any other good solutions, please share it on the comment below. Should you have any question when you are using MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS to recover iPhone lost data after iOS 11 to iOS 10 downgrade, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to [email protected]. Thanks in advance!

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