Restore Lost Photos From iTunes After Update To iOS 8.3


“I just did the update iOS 8.3, and now my photos are all out of sorts on my iPhone 6 Plus! I have photos appearing in albums that they were NOT in prior to the update, and new folders with duplicate names that I did NOT create with pictures that do NOT belong in there! Even worse, I cannot delete these duplicate folders and files! I use iTunes to back up my iPhone 6. HELP! iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8.3, iPhoto issues”

Two problems this user was faced with: one is how to restore lost photos from iTunes backup after he updated iPhone 6 Plus to iOS 8.3, the other one is to delete photo folders synced from iTunes to his iPhone 6 Plus. The two problems are not so complicated that there are methods to fix them. Here, I will offer methods to solve the two issues one by one.

How to restore lost photos from iTunes after update to iOS 8.3?

It is always important and necessary to back up your iPhone or iPad when it comes to updating or downgrading your iOS operating system, for accidents always happen and when some data are lost when update to iOS 8.3, it is possible to restore lost data from your iTunes or iCloud backup. How? iFonebox can do you a favor.

As it is known that iFonebox is a powerful and professional iOS data recovery tool which is able to recover deleted data like contacts, messages, notes from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly. Plus, you can use iFonebox to extract and restore data from your iTunes or iCloud backup files when you fail to update or you want to downgrade iOS. Pretty convenient and functional.

If you want to use iFonebox to restore lost photos from iTunes backup after update to iOS 8.3, the first thing you need to do is to download and install iFonebox. Two versions are available: Windows version and Mac version. Next, follow the 3 simple steps to finish the whole process:

  • Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup.
  • Scan photos data from your iTunes backup.
  • Preview and select the photos you need to restore. After scanning, you can preview and choose the photos you need to recover, click Recover to PC and then all photos will be transferred to your PC.


Some people may ask that how those photos can be transferred to their iOS devices. Yes, when those photos are transferred to your PC, you can then create a folder and put all photos in it, then transfer this photo folder to your iOS devices via iTunes. Next, run iTunes, connect your iPhone 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.

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How to delete photo folders synced from iTunes to his iPhone 6 Plus?

This is the second problem this user get. Actually, it is quite easy to delete those folders synced from iTunes. Just create an empty folder and then sync the empty folder to your iPhone via iTunes, click Apply on iTunes interface and then, all folders that synced to your iPhone or iPad are deleted. Need more information, read the following article.

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