Here is the contents that an iPhone user emailed us: “ The device was running iOS 8.2. The backup was performed at that time. The device was then downgraded to 8.1.3. iTunes refused to do the restore due to the backup being from 8.2.”
It is easy and convenient to restore an iTunes backup to your iPhone or iPad when update to iOS 8.2, but things seems not so smooth when you want to restore a backup for your iPhone after downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1.3. Before downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1.3, it is necessary to backup your data so as not to lose some data. But the problem is: after downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1.3, you cannot restore the backup for iOS 8.2 to your iPhone with iOS 8.1.3. So how to recover data from iTunes backup after downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1.3?
In order to recover data from iTunes after downgrade to iOS 8.1.3, you need a third party software to help you. A third party software, also named as iOS data recovery software, like iFonebox, Dr Fone for iOS, FoneLab, can not only recover deleted data like contacts, messages, notes, calendars and more from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly, but to extract and restore data from your iTunes or iCloud backup. Plus, some such software like iFonebox and Dr Fone supports to recover notes and contacts to your iPhone or iPad directly. One more point, with such iOS data recovery tools, you cannot import all data from iTunes to your iPhone with a lower version. Here, I will introduce how to recover contacts, notes, photos and videos to your iPhone after downgrade to iOS 8.1.3.
How to recover contacts and notes to your iPhone after downgrade to iOS 8.1.3?
- Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. Remember to connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer with USB cable.
- Scan contacts and notes from iTunes backup.
- Preview and select the contacts and notes to recover. Click Recover to Device and the whole process is finished.
This is the whole process to recover contacts and notes to your iPhone after downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1.3.
How to recover photos and videos from iTunes backup to your iPhone after downgrade to iOS 8.1.3?
To recover photos and videos to your iPhone is much more complicated. Still you have to install iFonebox and then, use iFonebox to extract all photos and videos, transfer them to your PC. This process is much more similar with the above mentioned process.
Next, after you transfer all photos and videos to your computer, put all those in an empty folder, then launch iTunes. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer. Choose your device in the iTunes option panel. Then choose Photos and sync photos to your iPhone. You can choose the folder from the local files in your computer.