How to Restore iCloud Backup to New iPhone?
Q: I have recently lost my iPhone and now I want to restore all data to my new iPhone using iCloud. But I'm not sure whether this way requires me to first remove all data on the old device or not? Am I still able to restore iCloud backup to new iPhone even if the backup data has been deleted from the old device?
Actually, you can always transfer an iCloud backup to new iPhone no matter you have deleted the backup data on the old device or not.
And to restore iCloud backup to new iPhone, you have more than one way to go. Now, let's see how to transfer an iCloud backup to new iPhone in different ways.
To restore the iCloud backup to a new iPhone, you might need the help from a professional iCloud Backup Extractor, which allows you to recover selectively the iCloud backup files to your new iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/5s/SE, including the contacts, photos, videos, notes, calendars, music, apps and etc.
Here is how:
Download and run the installed software on your computer, then sign in your iCloud account with your Apple ID and passcodes.
Note: Please keep your iDevice unconnected with the computer during recovery, otherwise your iCloud backup files might be modified or updated.
Step 2. After that, you might see a list of iCloud backup files shown in categories. Select the right one of your iPhone and download it.
Step 3. After downloading, preview and select one or more items that you want to restore to your new iPhone, and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer. Then you might transfer your data to your new iPhone.
You might have known that if you have turned on the Auto Backup feature on your iPhone iCloud Settings, you will have a iCloud backup and you can restore the iCloud backup directly on your iOS device. But it will restore all the files from the iCloud backup and might cover the existing files that you still need. So it is suggested to restore your iPhone data with above method.
Here is how:
To restore iCloud backup files directly within your iPhone device, you can:
- Open your iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud;
- Sign in your iCloud account with your iCloud Apple ID and password;
- After that, select the backup that you would like to restore on your iPhone;
- Once the restoration is complete, the iCloud backup will be successfully restored on your iPhone immediately.