How to Restore iPhone or iPad without Computer

Want to restore your iPhone iPad, but have no available computer by your side? Don’t worry. In this guide, we will show you how to restore iPhone or iPad without computer.

By Bella Miller | Last Updated: Dec. 10, 2019

When your iPhone or iPad isn’t working or becomes unresponsive due to some system errors, like stuck on white Apple logo, continuous reboot loop, or black screen, restoring iPhone iPad might be just what you need to get everything back to normal.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without Computer

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without Computer

When it comes to restore an iPhone iPad, iTunes can be the most common way. But it needs to be done on a computer. Then how can you restore your iPhone iPad if you have no available computer? Worry not. In the following guide, we will show you how to restore iPhone/iPad without computer.

PhoneRescue – iPhone Restore Tool

Different from iTunes and iCloud, PhoneRescue for iOS helps users restore their iPhone iPad without wiping anything. More than anything, it allows you to selectively restore the files you prefer to your device. Just give it a try to restore your iPhone or iPad now.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without Computer

Method 1. How to Restore iPhone/iPad without Computer via Settings

If you want to do is restore your iPhone or iPad to its factory settings, reset all settings and delete all the content, you can do it in Settings on iPhone iPad. And here are detailed steps.

Step 1 Open “Settings” on your device > Tap on “General” > Scroll down the screen and choose “Reset”.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without Computer via Settings

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without Computer via Settings

Step 2 Choose “Reset All Content and Settings” and enter your password > Tap on “Erase iPhone” to confirm.

Method 2. How to Restore iPhone/iPad without Computer via iCloud

If you just get a new iPhone iPad or want to restore iPhone iPad from a previous backup, then you can try iCloud to complete the job. But it only restores the backup that you made with iCloud.

Before starting, make sure that you have the latest iOS version, and have a recent backup to restore from (Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage (or Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage), then tap a device listed under Backups to see the date and size of its latest backup).

  1. If you can’t restore the iCloud backup, or even don’t see any backup to be there, check this guide to fix the error and try again, How to Fix: iPhone/iPad Won’t Restore from iCloud >
  2. If your device has been set up already, you have to erase all existing data firstly by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 1 Reach to the Apps & Data screen > Tap Restore from iCloud Backup.

Restore iPhone/iPad without Computer via iCloud

Restore iPhone/iPad without Computer via iCloud

Step 2 Sign in to iCloud (Apple ID) > Proceed to “Choose backup” > Choose the iCloud backup contains the files you want to restore. Do not disconnect and wait for a progress bar to appear and complete.

Bonus Tip: How to Restore from iTunes/iCloud Backup without Erasing Data

Since both the traditional iTunes and iCloud ways need users to erase all existing data on device before restoring, lots of iOS users are seeking another way to finish the backup-restoring job. And PhoneRescue for iOS is one of the first choices.

Not just because it doesn’t require users to wipe anything before restoring, but also because it remedies the defects of iTunes and iCloud: It allows previewing the backup files details so that you can choose the right backup to restore from; It supports recovering types selectively restoring the files that you wanted most; It supports restoring certain files, there’s no blindly full restore. Now, let’s check how to restore from iCloud backup without Erasing data.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS firstly, or you can directly click the Download button below > Run PhoneRescue for iOS > Connect your iPhone 11/XS/Xr/X/8/7/6s to your computer via its USB cable.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2 Choose Recover from iCloud mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right corner to continue.

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 2

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Sign in your iCloud account (Apple ID) > Click on iCloud Backup option.

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 3

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Select the iCloud backup you want to restore from > Check the file types you want to restore > click “OK” button to proceed.

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 4

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 4

Step 5 Select the data you need > Click “To Device” icon to restore them to your iPhone 11/XS/Xr/X/8/7/6s. Also, you can click the ”To Mac/PC” to store them to your computer for a backup.

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 5

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 5

If you would prefer to restore from your iTunes backup without erasing, simply check the guide below,
How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data >

The Bottom Line

You can go through this guide firstly, and then choose one of two methods to restore your device, according to your needs. If you will meet other problems while restoring iPhone or iPad without computer, feel free to leave your comment in the section below and we will reply to you soon. Lastly, if you find this guide useful, share it to help other iPhone iPad users.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.