How to Backup & Restore iPhone/iPad with iCloud Easily

Summary

How to backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud? And do you know how to restore your iPhone/iPad from iCloud? Read this guide to get the answer.

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May 05, 2015

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Download PhoneRescue on your computer to recover data from iCloud/iTunes easily after reading this guide on how to backup & restore iPhone/iPad with iCloud.

For almost every Apple user, they may occasionally encounter file accidentally lost, damaged, or device lost, etc. Some important information on iPhone/iPad like photos, contacts, music, messages will be missing. Therefore, the best way to safeguard your iPhone/iPad is to backup the data in advance.

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Besides iTunes backup, iCloud backup provides an easy and reliable backup solution for Apple users who want to back up their iOS devices. iCloud backup information includes your camera roll photos, videos, purchased music, movies, TV shows, apps data, contacts, wallpapers, etc. iCloud also allows you to manage your iPhone/iPad backup and choose documents you want to keep in the iCloud.

To know more about iCloud Backup information, view the post What Does iCloud Backup.

How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud Automatically

How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud Automatically

Part 1: How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud

iCloud will automatically backup iPhone/iPad data under Wi-Fi when they're plugged in, locked and connected to the power source. While, you can also choose to backup your iPhone/iPad to iCloud manually. Just follow us to learn the detailed info about how to backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud.

1. Automatically Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud

iCloud can automatically back up your data if you've gone through following steps. And once your iCloud backup storage service starts, it will automatically back up your camera roll, accounts, documents, and setting whenever and wherever your iPhone or iPad is plugged in, locked and connected to Wi-Fi.

Step 1. Tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.

Step 2. Turn on iCloud Backup if it's off.

2. Manually Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud

It's also possible to manually backup your iPhone/iPad to iCloud. Especially when you don't use the automatic backup feature, it's highly recommended to use the manual backup. Just follow these steps as below:

Step 1. Tap Settings & iCloud > Storage & Backup.

Step 2. Turn on iCloud Backup.

Step 3. Tap Back Up Now.

How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud Manually

How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud Manually

Before the backup is completed, iPhone/iPad will give you an estimated time, and there's a progress bar you can watch too. For the backup time, it largely depends on your Internet connection speed. Want to speed up iCloud backup? You can read this how to increase iCloud backup speed.

After you've finished the backup, if you want to know when your iPhone/iPad successfully backed up, just follow the first 2 steps. Then scroll down, you will find the last backup time of your iPhone/iPad at the bottom of Storage & Backup interface.

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Part 2: How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud

To use iCloud as your backup destination provides you a quick and easy way to restore a backup whenever and wherever. No matter you set up a new iOS device or want to restore data on an iPhone/iPad you already have, iCloud backup makes it easy. Let's begin the recovery process step by step.

Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Select Restore from iCloud Backup > Select the backup you created before.

How to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

How to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Once you've chosen, you will see a progress bar beneath showing how long it will take to download and install the iCloud backup. If you want to check whether the restore is complete, you can navigate Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.

Note: During the whole recovery process, the backup will load from Apple's servers, so you'll need to be connected online. And once you choose to restore iPhone or iPad from iCloud, all previous data on you iPhone,iPad will disappear and be replaced by the iCloud backup data.

Part 3: How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud with an iCloud Alternative

Restoring data from iCloud will erase the existed data on your iPhone or iPad, so we introduce you the third way to restore iPhone data from iCloud without losing any previously existed data. PhoneRescue is the way to go. It is a professional iOS data recovery tool made to recover your lost data from iPhone, iPad or iPod. PhoneRescue supports 3 recovering modes: Recover from an iOS device, Recover from iTunes Backup, and Recover from iCloud. Moreover, it allows you to preview the data in iCloud backup, and choose the selected items to recover.

Steps for Selectively Restoring iPhone/iPad from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Download and install PhoneRescue on your computer > Then run it.

Step 2. Choose Recover from the iCloud, and login to your Apple ID.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud with PhoneRescue

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud with PhoneRescue

Step 3. Choose the iCloud backup you need, and click download button next to the backup name. After the downloading finished, click Next.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud with PhoneRescue

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud with PhoneRescue

Step 4. Choose data types you want to restore > Click Start Scan. Preview them and Click Recover button to restore them to your Mac or PC computer.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud with PhoneRescue

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud with PhoneRescue

Once you get the data or files from iCloud backup to computer, you can use AnyTrans to transfer these data to iPhone iPad from computer again. It supports transferring more than 20 kinds of iOS contents, including Photos, Videos, Text Messages, Notes, Calendar, Music, Safari Bookmarks and other data, among computer, iTunes library and iDevices. Free Download AnyTrans to Give It a Try >

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