Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8:00 am PT or 11:00 am ET tomorrow (June 30th). Apple usually releases an iOS software update at 10 am PT, so it will be the first time Apple will be releasing an iOS software update two hours ahead of the usual schedule.I am not sure whether you would choose to update to the latest iOS 8.4 version
but one thing I need to remind you to make sure is that you must have a backup for your iDevice in case of data loss during the updating. It would be great if you can have multiple backups.
Photos in your iPhone means a lot to you, for it records precious moment for family and friends and thus you cannot afford losing the iPhone photos. However, there has never been such a thing of faultless iOS updating nor a guarantee that photos losing never happens. Worse still, lost photos can never be retrieved from iPhone, for photo lost in the process of updating are overwritten and wiped out and there is no way to recover at all.
You still have an alternative provided that you have created backup for your iPhone
with iTunes that is to recover lost photos from iTunes backup file. To avoid data overriding and erasing, I would like to suggest recovering lost photo during iOS 8.4 updating from iTunes backup file with third party software like iFonebox.
What can iFonebox help you?
As professional iOS data recovery software, iFonebox can recover Contacts, Notes, Messages, WhatsApp, Calendar, Reminder, Voice Memo and Photos etc from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as well as iTunes/iCloud backup file.
You can download a free trial version to have a try before deciding to pay for the license. There are Windows version and Mac version of iFonebox, please choose the right version.
How to recover lost iPhone photos caused by updating to iOS 8.4?
To show you how to recover lost iPhone photos after updating to iOS 8.4 in detailes, I would like to demonstrate step by step with the Mac version of iFonebox.
Step 1: Install and run the full version of iFonebox and click to choose the recovery mode of “Recover from iTunes Backup”. You will be brought to an interface asking you to choose a backup file. Click to choose one, the most recent one is recommended.
Note: If you cannot find the backup file for your device, it is probably your device hasn’t been synced to iTunes, or your backup files is located somewhere else. Hit “Select more” to select your backup file from other locations.
Step 2: Choose photos to recover by clicking on the icon for iPhone photos.
Step 3: Preview all the exported photos before recovering to decide and select whichever to recover to your computer.