After updating your iPhone or iPad to the latest iOS 11 or iOS 11.1, you may have lost some data or got some issues. Luckily you created backup with your iPhone iPad before, so you can restore from the backup to get back your saved settings and data.
Actually, it’s easy to perform a restore from backup. But some iOS users may be still not clear about the whole process to restore. As a result, they may fail to restore from iTunes or iCloud. Therefore, in this post, we offer 3 methods with step-by-step tutorials for people to easily restore from backup and get back their lost iPhone data and settings.
iTunes makes it simple to restore your device from backup and you can follow the below steps to make it. If your backup is an encrypted backup, your encryption backup password will be needed. If you forgot it, you need to recover iTunes backup password in advance.
Before we start, please make sure you have a recent iCloud backup to restore.
Step 1. Go to Apps & Data on your iPhone and choose “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
Step 2. Sign in your iCloud account if asked.
Step 3. After log into your iCloud, you will see a list of available backups, then choose one you want to restore.
Note: Please bear in mind that restoring from iTunes/iCloud require you to erase your device. And if your device is already used for a long time and has many newly-created data, the two methods are not recommended.
You may have noticed that if you want to restore from iTunes or iCloud, you have to erase all content and data on your device. It means that you will lose the data that you created after your last backup. So how to restore without erasing your iPhone iPad?
You may need one iPhone backup extractor like iOS Data Recovery. This kind of program is able to view your backup contents without resetting, and extract any of your contacts, messages and other files from the backup file to your iOS device and computer.
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