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How to Restore iPhone from iTunes/iCloud Backup and without Backup

2014-03-21 14:46:42 / Updated by Jerry Cook to Apple Devices
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Part I. Help! Lost iPhone Contacts, Photos, SMS, Notes...

Losing the data from your iPhone can happen for lots of reasons, including:

Part II. How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

Fortunately, Apple iTunes offers you capability of backing up iPhone data. During a sync, iTunes not only syncs managed information and media, but also creates or updates an iPhone backup. The main function of the backup is to permit you to restore personal data to your iPhone.

If you encounter the situation above, and need to restore iPhone from backup, all you need to do is download a third-party program and you will be off soon. Why need third-party software? Surely, iTunes have a built-in function to restore iPhone from Backup. However, it is not so nice since it can't backup contents selectively and spends you too much time. Or your iPhone become stolen or damaged, you can't connect your iPhone with iTunes and can't accomplish iPhone restore with iTunes, too.

To quickly and effectively restore iPhone, you need the assistance of iPhone Data Recovery which can even help you restore iPhone 5 from iTunes backup or iCloud backup. It works well with iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and other previous versions. It also has Mac version with which you can restore iPhone from backup for Mac. For Mac user, how to restore iPhone from backup on Mac follows the same steps.

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Step 1: Select iPhone Backup File you want to restore

Select "Rescover Data from iTunes Backup File", your backup file appears with your iPhone's name, sync date and serial number. Click "Start Scan".

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Step 2: Restore iPhone Photos, Messages, Contacts, Calendar from Backup

After Scanning, all your iPhone files are able to preview. Select the file type and tick the files on the left. And then click "Recover".

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Part III. How to Restore iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S from iCloud Backup

Another tool iCloud can backup your iPhone data with Cloud service. iPhone Data Recovery can restore iPhone data from iCloud backup without overwriting data. Well, let's use this software to restore iPhone from iCloud backup together.

Step 1: Select iPhone Backup File you want to restore

Select "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File", and you will get the interface like below. Enter your Apple ID and password.

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Step 2: Select and Download iCloud Backup

Select you backup file and click "Next" to download this backup file.

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Step 3: Restore iPhone Photos, Messages, Contacts, Calendar

Preview and select your lost data within iCloud backup. Navigate a folder on your computer to save the restored files, and click "Save"to confirm.

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Restore iPhone files from backup is much simpler than you thought. Moreover, it is effective. So, try it now to restore your iPhone contacts, notes, photos, videos, messages, calendar, etc.

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