Easily Perform iPhone 8 Data Recovery with/without Backup [2023]

iPhone 8 data recovery is quite difficult to realize on your own. To solve it, 3 feasible ways are offered on this page.


By Lora / Updated on June 9, 2023

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Cases of iPhone 8 data recovery issue

DeviceAtlas has released the statistics of iPhone Model Market Share 2020. It can be concluded according to the statistics that the most 3 popular iPhones in use are respectively iPhone 7/8/11 in 2020.

Among them, the market share of the iPhone 8 reached 8.83%, second only to 10.35 of the iPhone 7.

With so many iPhone 8 still in use, questions like “How to recover iPhone 8 lost data?” are quite frequently asked in forums and discussions. Here two real cases are provided below.

I am looking tips for to recover the lost data's in Iphone 8? Could you please any one can give me the tips?


Hi all. So I’ve just realized that I don’t have ANY PHOTOS from 2017 when my child was born. Really no idea what happened but they are not there. Please tell me there is a way to recover them? They are such precious photos.

- Question from ankss(iPhoneForums)


iPhone 8 data recovery issues vary among users. Most of them are eager to retrieve their cherished family photos, while some have lost their important contacts, videos, audio, or messages history.

Circumstances differentiate among users, too. Some lucky users with a good backup habits are equipped with backups, however, users who don’t have a backup are in great measure.

Losing data like precious memories of family members are obviously not easy to accept. But, luckily, it is not impossible, whether you are with or without a backup, you can get practicable help on this page. Then, how to recover iPhone 8 lost data?

How to conduct iPhone 8 data recovery from backup?

When coping with data loss on a mobile phone, which is a fragile device that requires careful handling, it is quite risky to attempt to operate or repair it yourself.

As a result, it is recommended that when physical damage occurs (such as a dropped iPhone, crushed iPhone, etc.), send it to an iOS repair service or shop near you to get prompt assistance from skilled technicians.

If there is no physical damage to it, but you are experiencing data loss due to accidental deletion, water damage, boot-up failure, and so on, you should consider using iTunes or iCloud.

convenient ways to restore iPhone 8 data from the backup are stated as follows.

Method 1. Recover iPhone 8 data from iTunes backup

If you are lucky enough to be equipped with backup, you can retrieve your data from it. Follow the easy steps to restore iPhone 8 from iTunes backup.

As a powerful tool offered by Apple, it enables users to do lots of operations, you could also restore iPhone Apps from iTunes backup.

It is recommended to use a lighting charging cable but not a third-party one. 
Keep the connection well between your iPhone 8 and your PC. 
The private data like Health, Activity, and KeyChain data will not be covered in the backup if you didn't tick "Encrypt Local Backup".  
using this method will wipe your current data, so please make sure to back up your current data using iTunes or iPhone backup software first. 
If iTunes cannot restore iPhone from backup, get help here.

Step 1. Run the latest version of iTunes. Connect your iPhone.


Step 2. Click the “iPhone” icon.


Step 3. Go to “Summary” > “Back Up Now”. Create a backup first to store your current data in case you will need them one day.


Step 4. Click “Restore Backup”. Check if you have chosen the right one you need.


Method 2. Recover iPhone 8 lost data from iCloud backup

iCloud, as an official way to sync and store data, facilitates users to retrieve data without a computer. You could recover data from iCloud to iPhone easily.

Similarly, to restore iPhone 8 lost data from iCloud backup can be finished without a computer as well. You only need to prepare your iPhone 8 and a WiFi that is working in good order. 

using this method will erase all the content and settings on your iPhone 8, to avoid data loss, please make sure to create a backup in advance
If trying to restore from iCloud backup not working, please get help here.

Step 1. Go to “General” > “Reset” > “Erase All Content and Settings”. Input your passcode.


Step 2. Then set up your iPhone > connect to a WiFi network > “Apps & Data” > “Restore from iCloud Backup” > sign in with your iCloud Apple ID. Choose a backup to recover from.


How to conduct iPhone 8 data recovery without backup?

If unfortunately, you do not possess a backup, you can utilize MyRecover for iOS to recover iPhone 8 lost data.

With the help of MyRecover for iOS, a reliable iPhone data recovery tool, you could recover not only contacts, but also photos, reminders, notes, voice memos, and some other types of data you need.

In addition, it is highly compatible, available for iPhone 8, as well as 14/1312/11/X, etc., from iOS 10.0 to iOS 15/16.

Steps to recover iPhone 8 lost data not backed up via this trusty third-party iPhone data recovery software are presented below.

Tips: Remember to keep your iPhone connected to the computer while operating.
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Step 1. Install MyRecover Assistant for iOS on your PC, then connect your iPhone.


Step 2. Click “Scan Now”.


Step 3. All the detected data will be listed.  Select the data you need, then click “Recover”.


To sum up

Several useful ways to conduct iPhone 8 data recovery have been shown above. You can simply restore iPhone 8 lost data in a few steps by using powerful software.

Once faced with data loss on iPhone 8, the first course of action would be to check if you have a backup or not. Then follow the methods in this article that fits your situation and perform data recovery on iPhone 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, etc.

To avoid any data loss again one day, it is highly recommended to keep your data timely backed up using iTunes, iCloud, or a much better choice: FoneTool, which can help you with its features "Full Backup", "Photos Backup", and "Custom Backup". 

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.