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Restore iPhone From Backup

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If you’ve recently decided to get a new iPhone or you need to reset your iPhone, the best thing you can do is to restore your settings from a previous backup. The thing is, restoring your iPhone from a backup is not always as straightforward as some people think, so we’ve decided to create an easy guide for you to be able to restore your iPhone from a backup. 

How To Restore Your iPhone From Backup

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How To Restore Your iPhone Using iCloud

If you’re planning to restore your iPhone using iCloud, then here are the steps you’ll follow:

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Log In To iCloud

First, you’ll need to log in into your iCloud account. Once logged in, click on the gear icon located in the top right corner of the screen and select Settings.

Then scroll down until you find “Account”. Click on it and enter your password.

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Choose What You Want To Back Up

Now you’ll see a list of apps installed on your iPhone. Select them and press Done.

Now you’ll see another list of apps which haven’t been backed up yet. Select those apps and press Done again.

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Wait For The Restoring Process To Complete

Now wait patiently while the process finishes. When it’s finished, you’ll receive a message saying that your iPhone has successfully been restored.

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How To Restore Your iPhone Using iTunes

If you’re planning on restoring your iPhone using iTunes, then here are the instructions you’ll follow:

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Plug In iPhone

Connect Your Computer To Your iPhone

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Open iTunes

Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer.

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Confirm

A window will pop up asking you to confirm that you want to restore your iPhone. Click on Yes.

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Progress Bar

A progress bar will appear showing you the percentage of the restoration process.

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Confirmation Message

After the restoration process is complete, you’ll receive a confirmation message.

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Disconnect

Finally, disconnect your iPhone from your computer.

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Restoring iPhone – The Quick Method

The quickest method to restore your iPhone from a previous backup is by using the “backup” function. Here’s how you do that:

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Settings

Go to settings on your old iPhone

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Backup

Select backup

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3

Wait

Wait for the backup to complete

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Load Up

Load up your new iPhone and click “restore from backup”

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Restore

You can restore old settings from previous backups at any time by selecting backup from your settings and following the instructions

iPhone Data Recovery Software

If you’ve lost or deleted some important data from your iPhone, then you might be wondering whether there is another way to recover it.

Fortunately, there is an iPhone data recovery tool called iMyFone Finder. This program allows you to scan your iPhone for lost or deleted contacts, messages, call logs, notes, videos, images, etc.

It can even help you retrieve text messages sent to your iPhone from other devices like Android phones, Blackberry phones and Windows phones. 

The Bottom Line

Restoring your settings for your iPhone from a previous backup can be extremely useful, and we hope this guide has helped you to do this.

Andrew is one of three co-founders of BGFG, the parent company of PC Guide. A keen gamer and PC enthusiast, Andrew dabbles in a bit of writing sometimes - when he gets the chance to!