How Can I Restore from iCloud Backup without Reset?

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How to Restore from iCloud Backup without Reset?

How to restore from iCloud backup without reset? Syncing iOS data to iCloud should be one of the most common ways offered by Apple to backup contents on iPhone, iPad or iPod. However, when you need to restore data from iCloud backup, Apple only offers the way to restore from iCloud backup with resetting all data and settings on iDevice, and resetting iOS device usually cause data lost if the latest iCloud backup does not contain all the files you need on your device. So is there any other way to restore from iCloud backup without reset? The answer is Yes.

Part 1. Disadvantage of Restoring and Resetting from iCloud Backup

Part 2. Official Way to Recover from iCloud Backup with Reset

Part 3. How to Selectively Restore from iCloud Backup without Reset

Part 1. Disadvantage of Restoring and Resetting from iCloud Backup

Before restoring iPhone, iPad, iPod from iCloud backup, there are some shortages of restoring iCloud backup with the way Apple offers you need to consider.

- It may result in data lost. If the latest iCloud backup does not contain all the files you need on your device, including the new contents on your iPhone/iPad/iPod, you will lose the new contents after the iCloud backup files rewrite the existing data on your device.

- It does not allow you to preview and select the contents from iCloud backup you want to recover. You don't have the choice to preview and selectively recover data from iCloud backup, but directly restore the whole iCloud backup into your device. And you will not know if the iCloud backup contains the contents you want until the whole process is complete.

- It may take a long time to finish the restoring process. Sometimes the iCloud backup file is too large and contains too much data, such as videos and photos, so it will take a long time to restore from iCloud backup, even a few hours. What's worse, after restoration, if you don't need the files from iCloud backup, you have to delete them by yourself again for saving more storage space.

- Sometimes your iPhone may get stuck in restore process. If there are something wrong with your operation of restoring or something goes wrong on your device, there is a chance of iPhone stuck in restoring process.

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Part 2. Official Way to Recover from iCloud Backup with Reset

Firstly, you can learn the official way to restore iDevice from iCloud, which will reset iPhone, iPad or iPod. You can do this directly on your device with the guide as below.

Step 1. Check if you have an iCloud backup on your iOS device. If not, please create one.

On iDevice with iOS 10.2 or later, visit Settings > sign in with Apple ID > iCloud > tap on Back Up Now to create an iCloud backup at once.

On iDevice with iOS 10.2 or earlier, please go to Settings > iCloud > turn on iCloud Backup option > tap on Back Up Now.

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Step 2. Before restoring, you are required to reset your iOS device. To do so, please go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. Then tap Erase iPhone option on new pop-up window to begin erasing iDevice.

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Step 3. After resetting, you might start to restore from iCloud backup. After resetting, you will be brought to the window of "Set up your iPhone", just select the Restore from iCloud Backup option, sign into iCloud with Apple ID and password, and choose the latest iCloud backup from the list to start restoring from iCloud backup with reset.

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After that, just wait for the end of the process. And how long it will take depends on how much of the iCloud backup size. After the resetting and restoring, you can check if the iCloud backup contains all the files you need.

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Part 3. How to Selectively Restore from iCloud Backup without Reset

If you want to preview and select the contents you want from iCloud backup, or if you are worried to have data lost after resetting, or if you don't want to wait too long during restoration and waste time to delete unwanted files after restoration from iCloud backup or any other reason, then you will be glad to have the iCloud Backup Extractor tool on your hand.

This iCloud Backup Extractor tool for iPhone/iPad/iPod can meet all your need. With it, you can freely preview and select the contents you want from iCloud backup without the worry to delete the existing data on your device immediately, including contacts, photos, messages, videos, music and etc. on iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/5s, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc.

Below are the free trail of the software in Mac and Windows version, why not have a try?

Here is steps to recover from iCloud backup without reset:

Step 1. Run the installed iCloud Backup Extractor tool on your computer, switch to the Recover from iCloud Backup File mode, and sign in to your iCloud account with Apple ID and passwords.

Note: Please don't connect your device to computer during the recovery in order not to update or modify the iCloud backup file.

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Step 2. Then all the iCloud backup files from the iCloud account will be automatically detected and shown by the program. Just select one and click "Download" button to download it.

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Step 3. After downloading, you might preview and select one or more items for recovery by ticking them out. Then click the Recover button to restore from iCloud backup without reset and save them on the computer.

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