How to Easily Restore iPhone from Backup

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Simple Way to Restore iPhone from Backup

Summary: Losing important files from your iPhone is no longer a big disaster. This passage tells you how to easily restore iPhone from backup created in different ways.

You might have created an iPhone backup from iTunes or iCloud to store your personal data in order to save the storage space of your iOS device, or in case of data lost. No matter what reasons, when you need to access your files on backup, you might need to restore it to view the files you want, or import the data to your new iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus, or restore personal data when you factory reset your iDevice and etc. Here in this article you are luckily offered the way to restore iPhone data from iTunes backup, iCloud backup or even without backup. Just check it out.

Part 1. Restore iPhone Data from iTunes Backup

Part 2. Recover Selectively iPhone Files from iTunes Backup

Part 3. Restore Selectively iPhone Data from iCloud Backup

Part 4. Restore iPhone Data without Backup

Part 1. Restore iPhone Data from iTunes Backup

If you have synced your iPhone data with iTunes, you might restore all your iPhone data from iTunes backup on iTunes, including the contents like contacts, calendars, notes, text messages, and settings. But please note this method is more suitable for users who needs to restore all data from iTunes backup for this operation will make the restored files cover the previous files on your device.

Follow the below guide:

- Link your iPhone to the computer via the USB cord and open iTunes on the computer.

- Click Device icon on the top panel and go to Summary tab.

restore iphone from backup

- Tick out the box of automatically backup to this computer and then hit the Restore Backup option to continue.

- On the promo dialogue, hit the Restore option to continue the process.

restore iphone from backup

By the way, if you have set iPhone backup encryption, you need to enter the password to grant the permission.

Part 2. Recover Selectively iPhone Files from iTunes Backup

If you don't need to recover the whole iTunes backup files on your iOS device or you are afraid the restored files from iTunes backup cover the existing files you need, you can totally rely on the iTunes Backup Extractor - Coolmuster iOS Rescuer. With this powerful program, you are allowed to select the contents you need or the whole files to recover from iTunes backup for your iPhone/iPad/iPod, including the contacts, notes, calendars, photos, videos, music and etc.

Here is how:

Step 1. Download and run the installed program on your computer, and connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable. Select the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode and you will see a backup list for different device that you have ever synced with iTunes on this computer.

connect iphone to pc

Step 2. Select the right backup of your device and click "StartScan" button to extract all contents in this iTunes backup. Then you will see different content folders shown on the left panel.

Step 3. Visit any folder and preview the details, then select one or more items you want and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

select iphone files to recover from itunes backup

Note: Please do not connect your iPhone to iTunes to sync your device data after data lost, or the original iTunes backup might be overwritten.

Part 3. Restore Selectively iPhone Data from iCloud Backup

If you have an iCloud backup, you can follow this guide to restore your iPhone data from iCloud backup. It is recommended to restore your iCloud backup with iCloud Backup Extractor, which allows you selectively recover your iCloud backup files you need instead of the whole iCloud backup files to save your iPhone storage space and avoid to cover the data you actually need with the unneeded files.

Steps to use this software:

Step 1. Download and install the program on your computer, and run it. Then log in the iCloud account with your Apple ID and passwords.

Note: Please don't connect your iDevice to computer during recovery, or your iCloud backup files might be modified or updated.

log in icloud account to recover iphone videos

Step 2. Then the program will scan and show automatically your backup on the interface. Select an iCloud backup of your iDevice and download it.

scan icloud backup to restore iphone data

Step 3. Preview and select one or more items you want from iCloud backup and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer. Thus you have successfully restore your iPhone data from iCloud backup.

 select iphone videos from icloud backup to recover

Part 4. Restore iPhone Data without Backup

If you have made no iTunes backup or iCloud backup, it is still a piece of cake. You can directly recover data from the device itself as long as you get this powerful Coolmuster iOS Data Rescuer software at hand. Actually, this recovery tool allows you to effortlessly restore iPhone data from iTunes backup and directly from the device itself. Various devices can be perfectly supported, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps and many more. Below are the free trial versions of this software, why not just download it and give it a try by yourself?

Steps to use this software:

- Open the installed software on the computer and then link iPhone to the computer via the USB cord.

- Then this software will detect your device and show you different recovery modes are arranged on the main interface.

- Choose the Recover from iOS Device mode and hit the StartScan option to continue the process.

recover iphone data on idevice directly

- Now, all files will be detected and displayed on the main interface for your inference.

- Enter the right file tab to preview more detailed file information and tick out the wanted files.

- Finally, hit the Recover option to restore lost data from iPhone in one click.

recover iphone data without backup

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