Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben
“Can anyone tell me how to restore iPhone from iCloud Without Resetting? I just want to extract some data from my iCloud backup file.”
Last updated Jan 30th, 2019 by Ian McEwan
Have you ever restore iCloud backup to get back lost data on your iPhone/iPad? Or, just want to merge data from iCloud to your new iOS device? With 5GB of free storage, iCloud seems to be the first choice of most iOS users to back up, restore or recover data wirelessly. You simply go to Settings > General > Reset, and tap “Erase All Content and Settings.” on your iPhone/iPad, choose the most relevant backup file to restore after tapping “Restore from iCloud Backup” and signing in to iCloud on the Apps & Data screen.
But frankly, don’t you feel it’s a little bit inconvenient to restore from iCloud backup?
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When you tap “Erase All Content and Settings”, you should know that all the existing data will be erased on your iPhone/iPad. As we all know, restoring iPhone from iCloud backup can only retrieve the data that has already backed up to iCloud. If the iCloud backup file is not up-to-date, some activities taken on your phone since the last backup will be wiped out and gone forever when restoring data from iCloud backup. This shortcomings that I encountered dramatically reduce the comfortability of using it.
Besides, you cannot retrieve specific data from iCloud backup and cannot view the content in the backup package. The only way you can get the data from iCloud backup is to restore the whole package.
If unfortunately, you choose a backup that doesn’t contain the data you want. You have to do the whole process all over again to find the data you want until you choose the right backup file.
If you want to restore iPhone from iCloud without resetting, a powerful tool called DataKit iOS Data Recovery will perfectly solve the problem.
It can not only extract specific data like messages, contacts, call history, photos, music, calendar, WhatsApp, Kik, and LINE, etc. from iCloud backup, but also allow us to preview what’s in the backup before restoring it.
Simply put, it can meet all your requirements for an iPhone data recovery tool. Can’t wait to see how it works? Please follow the steps below.
Step 1. Download, install and launch DataKit iOS Data Recovery on your PC.
Step 2. Select “iPhone Data Recovery” module, then click “Recover from iCloud Backup File”.
Step 3. Have your Apple ID and password ready to Sign in to iCloud.
DataKit iOS Data Recovery never keeps your account details, so your privacy is well protected.
Step 4. Choose one backup then click Download. Then, from the pop-up windows, choose the data types you want to recover by ticking the box in front of each data type. Then click Next.
If you want to choose all the data types, just tick the box in front of Select all at the bottom of the interface.
It starts to download the iCloud backup file. The time depends on the network and size of the backup file. Please be patient and wait.
Usually, it will show several backups, please carefully choose the one you think is most relevant.
Please don’t connect the device to prevent iCloud files from being modified.
Step 5. After scanning, you can see the data from the backup file. Choose what you want to restore by ticking the box then click Recover. The data will be restored soon.
With the above introduction, I believe that you must know how to restore iPhone from iCloud backup without resetting. With the help of DataKit iOS Data Recovery, losing data on your iPhone is not a terrible thing anymore. You can recover it easily and quickly without worrying about your current data on your phone will be written. What’s more, the operation is so easy that even newbies can learn how to restore iPhone from iCloud backup easily.
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Considering flaws of restoring from iCloud backup directly, some iPhone users turn to iCloud.com when recovering data. You can go to website www.icloud.com and enter in your Apple ID and password.
iCloud.com is another option to restore your iPhone data, but the data on it is not as complete as an iCloud backup. You can only access data types like Mail, Contacts, and Photos etc and download it to your desktop. If you need your WhatsApp, Kik or LINE messages, I’m afraid that iCloud.com cannot help you.
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