How to Restore iPhone From Backup

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben
How to Restore iPhone

Restoring iPhone from backup benefits us in some respects, like recovering deleted data which were backed up in iCloud formerly, or transferring data from a stolen or broken device to a new one etc. We may make a detailed inquiry about how to restore iPhone from backup. Generally, there are 2 ways to do so: restore iPhone from iCloud backup and iTunes backup.

Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Before we conduct this process, we have to make sure that we have the iCloud backup file to restore. To perform iCloud backup, go to “Setting”> “iCloud”> “Backup” and turn on it. Typically, there are three methods to restore your iPhone from iCloud:

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  • Step 1: On your computer, log on to with your Apple ID and password.
  • Step 2: When all the backup files are presented, you can access them by clicking on them.

Disadvantage: Some data cannot be recovered in this way, like WhatsApp attachment, SMS, MMS, iMessages, voice memos and photo stream.

Restore iPhone from iCloud with Resetting

  • Step 1: Set up your iPhone as a new one. Go to “Settings” >“General” >“Reset”>“Erase All Contents and Settings.” Thereafter your phone will restart automatically.
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  • Step 2: When you see the “Hello” interface, press the Home button. Subsequently, follow those instructions step by step and connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Step 3: When it reached App&Data screen, tap “Restore from iCloud Backup” and log on with your Apple ID.
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  • Step 4: Select the backup file you want according to the date and size and tap “Restore”.
  • Step 5: When “Restore Completed” emerges, your phone is downloading the data in the background.

To check whether the process is done or not, please go to “Setting”> “iCloud”>“Storage & Backup”.

The drawbacks of this solution are that data generated after the backup date will be lost. And we cannot selectively restore the files and have to deal with them entirely.

Fortunately, there’s still a pleasant way to restore our devices. That is to selectively restore iPhone from iCloud without resetting. As the title implies, we can be free of all concerns mentioned above.

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Selective Restore Your iPhone Photos, Contacts, Messages,etc. With/ Without iCloud Backup efficiently.

Above all, I would like to introduce you a program called iMyfone D-Back iCloud data extractor or iCloud data extractor for Mac which exerts a crucial role in this solution. iMyfone D-Back serves as a recovery instrument for iPhone, which makes it possible to selective recover our data from iCloud backup without reset. Here are the simple steps to operate.

  • Step 1: On your computer, download the program from the official website and install it.
  • Step 2: Run it. And then, click “Recover from iCloud Backup” and “Start” button subsequently on the screen.
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  • Step 3: Enter your Apple ID and password. The application will present all the available backup files to you. Select the targeted backup file to recover. Click “Next” to download the backup files.
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  • Step 4: After the completion of the download, you can review the contents of the files. When you’re sure that it’s the files you want, select the files and click “Recover” to save them to your computer. Afterwards, we can read these recovered contents in the corresponding folder.
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With the help of iMyfone D-Back, retrieving data we want from backup files becomes more effective and easier, when compared with the first two solutions.For more information, Click Here to learn more about How to Restore from iCloud Backup without Reset(Restore iPhone/iPad)

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

Like iCloud backup, provided that we have backed up our data with iTunes before, we can recover them from iTunes. Here are 2 ways to restore our iPhones from iTunes. One is an official way to restore from iTunes backup. The other is to selectively restore with a third-party software. The official way will require us to erase all existing data on our devices after restoring, while the other one will not.

Official way to restore from iTunes

  • Step 1: Connect your phone to the computer in which the backup files are saved. And open iTunes.
  • Step 2: Click the device icon in the left corner in the iTunes interface and then click “Summary” beneath the device icon.
  • Step 3: And then click “Restore Backup”.
  • Step 4: Choose a backup you want to restore from.

Up to now, the process has been done. The official way of restoring from iTunes shares the equal disadvantages of restoring from iCloud with resetting. So we highly suggest using the second method to restore your iPhone from iTunes.

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Selective Restore Your iPhone Photos, Contacts, Messages,etc. With/ Without iTunes Backup efficiently.

Amazingly, iMyfone D-Back also works on helping us restore from iTunes backup selectively. It’s the same software we introduced just now. The steps change slightly.

  • Step 1: Install and launch the program on your computer. In this time, we need to click “Recover from iTunes Backup” and “Start” to move on.
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  • Step 2: Select the backup file you need to restore and click on the “Scan” button.
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  • Step 3: After iMyfone D-Back accomplishes the scanning process, all the files will be displayed. You can preview them by clicking on the file types. And then, you can mark the targeted files and click “Recover” to restore them.
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iMyfone D-Back is a perfect recovery tool for iPhone users. It provides us more security in restoring our iOS devices than the official ways because it allows us to preview the backup files and selectively recover our files without resetting our phone.


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