How to Restore Your iPhone from an iCloud Backup

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Restore Your iPhone from an iCloud Backup
Before I resolve your query, let me guess why are you here because there are many reasons to read this article right now. Maybe you want to restore the backup or transfer all your data to a new device or restore some of the content on an iPhone which is already in use. Whatever be your reason, we’re going to tell you how to restore iPhone from iCloud backup.

 

iCloud is a remote server backup solution in iOS devices to save private data, such as videos, music, photos as a centralized system.

Backing up all of the content on iOS devices by iCloud is hassle free. But restoring iPhone from iCloud backup is not as easy as it should be with iCloud.

So, in this article, we’re going to share the method to restore iPhone from iCloud backup.

Okay, wait!

Before I tell you how to restore iCloud backup to a new iPhone or an iPhone in use, you need to check out an iCloud backup file which you are going to restore on your device.

To backup iPhone to iCloud, go to iPhone Settings > Your Name > iCloud > tap on Backup Now.

For iPhone users having iOS 10.2 or earlier versions, go to Settings > Scroll down and tap on iCloud > Turn on iCloud Back and then tap on Backup Now.

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How to restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

How to restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

In this method, you have to reset your iPhone to restore it from an iCloud backup.

Before you reset your iPhone, make sure you have a recent backup which you can check by going to Settings > (your name) > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups.

After you’ve made sure you have the latest backup available, here’s how to reset your iPhone and restore it from an iCloud backup:

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset.

Step 2: Tap Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 3: When the iPhone powers on again, follow the on-screen instruction to start setting up the device.

Step 4: Go through the setup pages until you get to the “Apps & Data” screen.

Step 5: Now tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

Step 6: Proceed to sign in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

Step 7: Choose backup and then select the one you need from the list.

After selecting backup, you’ll see a progress bar on your screen. Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection to restore quickly.

How to restore a new iPhone from iCloud

The procedure is almost the same as the previous one. Follow the steps below to fill your new iPhone with your data.

Step 1: Turn on your brand new iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 2: Tap through the setup pages until you find “App & Data” screen.

Step 3: Tap on “Restore from iCloud Backup.”

Step 4: Sign in to your iCloud account.

Step 5: Proceed to choose backup and then select the backup file you want to restore.

How to restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting

Many of you also want to restore data from iCloud account without resetting the device, right? Might be you have lost just a section of your data like a few messages or photos or videos, and you would rather not erase everything from your device just to get back a few lost data.

Well, there is no official way of restoring from an iCloud backup without resetting your iPhone, but there’s a way to get back your data if you’ve just accidentally deleted or lost something you need.

How to restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting

Step 1: Open the browser on your computer and go to icloud.com.

Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account.

Now you can access all your synced files.

Well, this is not the best option to retrieve lost data because it has some downsides.

First one is if your iPhone has synced with iCloud, there’s a chance the file is already missing from iCloud as well.

Second is you won’t be able to access any app-specific data.

Final Words

Restoring an iPhone from an iCloud backup is the easiest way to return your device to a previously saved state that includes apps, settings and other device data.

I hope the above methods will help you to restore iPhone from iCloud without any hassle. Feel free to ask if you find any difficulty.