How do I restore my bricked iPhone 4S after iOS 9.3.2 upgrade. Was working fine before. What needs to happen? Any help or suggestion would be appreciated.

By Wasim2810 from Apple Community

After iOS 9.3.2 update, many iPhone users have encountered the problem of restoring iPhone. Some users are not able to restore iPhone after the update just like the user mentioned above, and some users will lose amount of data after restoring iPhone with the backup after updating to iOS 9.3.2. If the user finds out that his/her iPhone is bricked, and never gets recognized to iTunes, he/she ought to try the device on another computer. If the bricked iPhone still can’t be restored, the user will need to send it to the Apple Store to get it fixed. But users still have ways to get the data from iPhone, the post will show users how to restore iPhone after iOS 9.3.2 update.

Part 1. How to Restore iPhone After iOS 9.3.2 Update

When iTunes doesn’t work, you may need the help of the third-party software. The iPhone data recovery software can provide some help on this issue, and it enables users to retrieve lost data from iPhone. Leawo iOS Data Recovery, a multifunctional data recovery program for iOS devices, will help users to restore iPhone 4S after iOS 7 update. Leawo iOS Data Recovery enables users to recover 6 kinds of deleted files from iOS devices directly, and extract 12 kinds of files from iTunes backup. It also helps users backup iPhone, iPad and iPod touch files to computer with no efforts.

You can check out the following guidance about how to restore iPhone with Leawo iOS Data Recovery, and you are allowed to free download the software to have a try. Note that the trial version will stop at the preview window.The guidance below will include three solutions: restore iPhone from iPhone directly, restore iPhone from iTunes backup, and restore iPhone from iCloud backup.

Download Windows Version
Download Mac Version

1.Recover iPhone from iPhone Directly

Step 1. Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery and choose Recover from iOS Device.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable, then click the “Start”button.
Step 3. After the software scan your iPhone, select the files you want to restore. Then click “Recover” button.
Step 4. Click “Open” button in the pop-up dialog to choose a target folder on computer to save the files. Then click “Go” button to restore iPhone from iPhone directly.

2. Restore iPhone from iTunes backup

Step 1. Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery and choose Recover from iTunes Backup.
Step 2. Select the iPhone backup and click “Scan” button at the right bottom to scan iTunes backup.
Step 3. After the software scan your iTunes backup, select the data you want to recover. Then click “Recover” button.
Step 4. Click “Open” button in the pop-up dialog to choose a target folder on computer. Then click “Go” button to restore iPhone from iTunes backup.

3. Restore iPhone from iCloud backup

Step 1.Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery and select Recover from iCloud Backup.
Step 2.Enter your Apple ID and log in. Then Select the iPhone backup and click Download.
Step 3. After downloading the backup, select the category and choose the files. Then click “Recover” button.
Step 4. Click “Open” button in the pop-up dialog to choose a target folder on computer. Then click “Go” button to retrieve lost data from iCloud backup.

Part 2. How to Backup iPhone before updating to iOS 9.3.2

In order to avoid the data loss after the update, you can backup your iPhone to iTunes, iCloud or computer before updating. The update will erase all your data on your device, so you’d better back up your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud in order not to lose the important data during the update. The following guidance will show you how to backup iPhone before updating to iOS 9.3.2.

1.Backup iPhone to iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using an USB cable. Then launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click device button to the left of the iTunes Store button in the top right corner in iTunes. Then click “Summary” in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Click “Back Up Now” in the right part, iTunes will begin to back up your device.
Backup iPhone to iTunes

2.Backup iPhone to iCloud

Step 1. Click Settings, then tap on iCloud.
Step 2. Tap Storage &.Backup
Step 3. Tap Back Up Now.

3.Backup iPhone to computer

Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable. Click the name of iPhone and choose files you want to backup in the left sidebar. Then contents will show up in the right part.

Step 2. Press “Ctrl” and click to choose certain files, then click the transfer button in the right bottom of the interface to back up the files. Or right-click the files you want to backup, and choose to “Transfer to > My Computer”.

Step 3. In the dialog of transfer settings, choose the location on the computer to put the iPhone backups. Check “Save to Folder” and click “Change” to choose the target folder. Then click “Transfer Now” to start the iPhone backup.

Leawo iOS Data Recovery doesn’t only provide help on the data recovery of iPhone, but also can be helpful for other iOS devices, for example, you are able to recover deleted iMessages from iPad with the help of Leawo iOS Data Recovery. If you are interested in this powerful software, don’t hesitate to check it out.