Methods to Recover Lost Data from iPhone iPad after iOS 10 jailbreak

Summary: Jailbreaking iPhone can lead to loss of existing data. This post shares 3 effective methods to recover lost data from iPhone or iPad after jailbreak. Also, learn how Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone can quickly restore data from your iPhone, iTunes, and iCloud after jailbreak.

By Jailbreaking your iOS device, you can use applications restricted by Apple Inc. It is useful for users, but at the same, the process removes security protection that Apple has built into the iOS device. Jailbreaking the iOS devices is legal as long as it doesn’t violate the copyright law.

Apple prohibits users from using applications which have not been approved by it and through Jailbreaking, users get root access to iOS and are able to download and install apps, extensions etc. which are unavailable on the App Store.

Jailbreaking is beneficial if done in a safe way. It is due to the applications which can cause issues on your iOS device as they may not be compatible with the operating system or conflict with other installed applications. Moreover, Jailbreak makes the device susceptible to hackers as it impedes security protection. There is a risk associated with the Jailbreaking process i.e. once you jailbreak your device, it voids the warranty and support from Apple in case something unfavorable happens. Therefore, if you lose your data, you have to fix it on own.

Lost your data while jailbreaking your iOS device?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to recover lost data after jailbreaking on iOS 10:

Method 1: Recover lost data from iTunes Backup

  1. Open iTunes on your system and connect the iOS device to it.
  2. Enter the device passcode and follow the onscreen steps.
  3. Select your iOS device and then select Restore Backup in iTunes.
  4. Choose the particular backup files by looking at the date and size and click Restore. For encrypted backup, enter the password and follow the procedure.

Method 2: Recover lost data from iCloud Backup

  1. Turn on your device and connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to App & Data screen, then tap Restore from iCloud Backup.
  3. Enter your credentials and sign in to your iCloud account.
  4. Proceed to “Choose backup” and then choose from the list of available backups. Include backup information such as date and size to select the relevant files.
  5. Depending on the network speed and the backup size, the process will take a few minutes. Wait for the restore process to finish, and then complete the rest of the steps.

Method 3. Recover using an iPhone Data Recovery Software

iPhone Data Recovery Software by Stellar is a professional data recovery tool which recovers all lost and deleted data from iOS devices and iTunes and iCloud backup files. You can recover lost data after jailbreak and encrypted iTunes backup files. Also, you can restore data on iOS devices from iCloud backup.

Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone provides users with three option to recover data after jailbreak. They are:

  1. Recovery from iPhone
  2. Recovery from iTunes Backup
  3. Recovery from iCloud Backup

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Recovery from iPhone:

Connect your iOS device and run Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone.

Figure illustrates to recover data from iPhone

1. On the main screen, select Recover from iPhone

2. The software will analyse the connected iOS device.

3. After the analysis process is over, the software will scan the device for content.

Figure illustrates the scanning process

4. After that, Preview the listed supported file type.

Figure illustrates the list of the supported files

5. Click Save and save the files to the preferred destination.

Figure illustrates to save the file

Recovery from iTunes Backup:

Follow the below-mentioned steps to recover data from iTunes Backup:

1. Run Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone and select Recover from iTunes Backup 

2. The software displays the entire list of all backup files listed in your system. Select the required backup file.

Figure illustrates the entire list of backup files

3. Preview the existing and deleted files, and click Save to save them.

Figure illustrates to Preview and save the files

Important: You can manually add the backup files from the system. Click Add Backup, and then browse the iTunes backup location and then select OK.

Recovery from iCloud Backup:

To recover data after jailbreak, follow these steps:

1. Run the software, and select Recover from iCloud Backup.

Figure illustrates to recover from iCloud Backup

2. Enter your credentials to access available iCloud backups.

Figure illustrates the list of all the backup files in iCloud

3. From the list of the backup files, select the required one and click Scan to start the scanning process.

Figure illustrates the list of all the backup files in iCloud

4. Preview the existing and deleted files and save them.

Figure illustrates to Preview and save the files


Backup your necessary data on a frequent basis so that you can restore and recover from them. iCloud automatically backs up your iOS device information daily provided you’ve enabled the feature. Ensure that your backup system is doing exactly what is expected and check that you are capturing data you would need to restore at some point and that the backed up data is worth being recoverable.

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