How to Fix iCloud Restore Stuck

If your restoration from iCloud gets stuck for any reason, your iCloud backup data will not be restored on your iPhone. This post focuses on how you can fix this stuck iCloud restore feature and get your data to be successfully restored on your iOS device.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 17, 2022
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How to Restore iPhone from Backup Easily and Quickly

PhoneRescue for iOS allows you to restore iPhone backup files without data loss. You can preview and choose what you need to restore. Besides, it provides you repair tool to fix iPhone restore stuck issues.

My iPhone 13 Pro Max is stuck in restore progress: The restore in progress has been going for 18 hours, stuck on 100 MB, over 30 GB of storage available on my new iPhone 13 Pro Max; how do I get it to finish setting up?

When you got a new iPhone 13, you need to restore iPhone from backup to finish the iPhone setup progress. Usually, you can restore iTunes backup with a computer, or restore iCloud backup on iPhone. However, you may be stuck on Restore in Progress: An estimated [XX GB] will be required to finish restoring your apps and data, or iTunes restore stuck on estimating time remaining.

What to do if iPhone is stuck while restoring? When iCloud restore is stuck, you can either restart the restoration process or stop the current iCloud restoration and then do the process at a later time. Besides, keep reading and get more efficient ways to fix iPhone 13 restore in progress stuck.

Why Does my iPhone still Say Restore in Progress?

Restore from iCloud stuck error happen because additional storage is needed, iCloud System Status is not working for iCloud backup and iCloud Account & Sign in, WiFi connection is not stable, etc. If that happens to you, iPhone restore in progress takes hours and be stuck.

Read the methods below to get iPhone to finish restoring from iCloud backup, or stop restoring iPhone and restore backup with alternative ways.

How to Get iPhone to Finish Restoring from iCloud Backup

Restart the iPhone and Restore Once Again

The easiest way to get around a stuck iCloud backup process is to restart the process. You can do this by first ending the current restoration process and then restarting the process from the beginning. You are going to reboot your iPhone to do this.

Then, restore your iPhone from an iCloud backup once again. Or, you can also try other ways to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone.

Step 1. Reboot your iPhone so that the current restoration process gets interrupted. You can do this for various iPhone models as follows.

  • iPhone X and later: Press the Volume Up button and release it > Press the Volume Down button and release it > Press and hold down the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 8, 7, 6: Press and hold down both Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously > Release the buttons when the Apple logo appears.
  • iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 5 and earlier: Press and hold down both Home and Power buttons together > Release the buttons when you see the Apple logo on your screen.
Restart an iPhone

Restart an iPhone

Step 2. Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 3. Set up your phone and select Restore from iCloud Backup on the Apps & Data screen.

Step 4. Select your iCloud backup and it will be restored on your iPhone.

Choose Transfer Directly from iPhone

Choose Transfer Directly from iPhone

What Do you Do when iPhone is Stuck on Restore?

Except for restarting your iPhone and trying to restore backup again, you can get iPhone to finish restoring iPhone backup with PhoneRescue for iOS. It can not only fix restore stuck but also allow you to restore iTunes backup or iCloud backup easily. Because PhonRescue for iOS provides you data recovery tool, an iOS repair tool, and screen unlocker:

How to Restore iPhone from Backup Quickly

  • Restore iCloud backup selectively or wholly without erasing.
  • Restore iPhone backup from iTunes or another computer backup.
  • Fix iPhone won’t restore, iPhone stuck on preparing restore, etc.
  • Support all iPhone/iPad models, including iPhone 13, iPad Pro, etc.

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Here’s how to restore your iPhone from iCloud backup:

Step 1. Fix iPhone 13 Restore in Progress Stuck

  1. Get PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac/PC > Go to Device Rescuer panel and choose Repair iOS System.

    Choose the Repair iOS System Mode

    Choose the Repair iOS System Mode

  2. Choose repair mode. The Advanced Mode will not erase data.

    Select the Advanced Mode to Fix Your Bricked iPhone/iPad

    Select the Advanced Mode

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to put your iPhone in recovery mode > Click the Download button to get matching firmware.
  4. Then the tool will start the repairing process. Wait for a minute, you will get the iOS repairing completed page and iPhone restore stuck is fixed now.

Step 2. Restore iPhone from Backup

Back to the home page and choose Recover from Backup/Recover from iCloud under data recovery.

Choose Recover from Backup

Choose Recover from Backup

You can first view what data are included in your backup and choose to recover.

Choose Messages to Scan

Choose Messages to Scan

How to Stop Restoring iPhone

1. Stop a Stuck iCloud Recovery on iPhone

Apple does allow you to stop restoring from an iCloud backup if you decide you do not want to proceed with the process. This is a useful option to use when your iPhone’s iCloud restoration process is stuck somewhere.

The following shows how to stop a stuck iCloud restore on an iPhone.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app and tap on your name banner at the top.

Step 2. Tap on iCloud followed by iCloud Backup to view your backups.

Access iCloud Backup

Access iCloud Backup

Step 3. Select the option that says Stop Restoring iPhone to end the restoration process.

Stop Restoring iPhone

Stop Restoring iPhone

Step 4. Tap on Stop in the prompt as well to stop the process.

Your iCloud backup will no longer be installed on your iPhone.

2. What Happens if I Stop Restoring iPhone from iCloud?

iPhone doesn’t provide a data list that has been restored or not yet. So, if you stop the restoring process from iCloud, you will not have any idea as to what was restored or what wasn’t, and sometimes, you may lose data. So you need to note that there’s another iPhone backup on your computer or other external storage. Or you can move to the next method to try to fix iCloud restore stuck with an iOS repair tool.

How to Fix iCloud Restore Stuck with an iOS Repair Tool

AnyFix – iOS system recovery is a one-stop solution to fix various iOS/iPadOS/tvOS/iTunes issues. It’s designed by iMobie team, which is a professional team with 7-year experience & helped 100,000+ users.

When you’re facing the system problems like iPhone stuck on restoring from iCloud, iPhone won’t restore, iPhone won’t update/restart/turn off, other iPhone stuck issues, etc., AnyFix can help you with that and bring your device back to normal. iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV are also supported.

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Step 1: Go to AnyFix and Repair iPhone System

Launch it and tap on System Repair panel.

Tap on System Repair

Tap on System Repair

Step 2: Connect iPhone and Select One Category

Then you need to connect your device with computer > Choose iPhone Problems or iPad Problems from the interface below (Here we take iPhone Problems as an example.) > Tap Start Now button and continue.

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Step 3: Select one of the Repair Modes

AnyFix provides you three modes based on different situations. If you need to fix problems but don’t want to lose data, Standard Repair mode is recommended. And Standard Repair supports the most common system issues, like won’t charge, battery drain, etc.

Choose Standard Repair Mode

Choose Standard Repair Mode

Step 4: Download Firmware and Enter Recovery Mode

AnyFix will let download a matching firmware for your device and you need to put your device into recovery mode. Once the firmware downloaded, the interface below shows. Tap on Fix Now button.

Tap on Fix Now when Firmware Downloaded

Tap on Fix Now when Firmware Downloaded

Step 5: Repairing Process Begin and Wait to Complete

Then AnyFix will start to repair automatically. Wait a minute and it will show you the Repair Completed page as below.

How to Download iCloud Files from AnyTrans

To avoid iCloud restore stuck happen again, there’s another backup software you can use. AnyTrans allows you to manage iCloud backup without iPhone, and you can export iCloud content to computer with one click. No worry about iCloud restore stuck. Besides, with AnyTrans, you can migrate data from an old phone (Android/iPhone) to the new iPhone, transferring data seamlessly. What’s more, it lets you manage iPhone data with ease after setup.

Now, you can download AnyTrans on your computer and restore an iCloud backup easily.

Choose iCloud Manager and Log In

Choose iCloud Manager and Log In

The Bottom Line

An iCloud backup restoration process could get stuck for various reasons. Regardless, there are multiple ways to get around it as shown above. These methods should hopefully fix the issue and let you restore your backup without any problems on your iPhone. And, PhoneRescue for iOS enables you to fix iPhone restore stuck and restore iPhone from iCloud or iTunes backup easily. Now free download it and have a try!

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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