How to Recover Deleted iPhone Backup with 2 Simple Methods

Sometimes you may delete iTunes backup for freeing more memory, but later find some precious files in the deleted backup desperately in need. How to recover deleted iPhone backup? Here we will introduce you 2 methods to recover your deleted iPhone backup.

By Gigi Albert | Posted on: May. 09, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 26, 2018

Q: Hi! I had backed up my iPhone but accidentally deleted the backup somehow before restoring it to my updated iPhone. When I tried to recover the backup to my iPhone, I find that my iPhone backup is not there to select. These data mean so much to me, is there any way I can restore the deleted backup?

–A question from Apple communities

Sometimes you may lose your important iPhone backup due to some reasons like mistaken delete, computer crash or iTunes quit unexpectedly while using it. Whatever the reasons, you definitely want to recover the deleted iPhone backup. To help you make it, we collect 2 simple methods in this guide for you to try. Now you can read it to get these methods.

Method 1 How to Recover Deleted iPhone Backup with iCloud

If you have backed up your iPhone to iCloud, you can easily restore iPhone from iCloud. But before restoring, it is worth reminding that the iCloud restore process will erase everything from your iPhone, and these erased data can not be recovered anymore. Therefore, you’d better be sure that the iCloud backup you choose not contains the important files. If you are not sure, you can directly move to Method 2 to recover deleted iPhone backup without erasing.

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Step 1 Go to Settings > General > Tap Reset > Choose Erase All Content and Settings > Enter your password.

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with iCloud – Step 1

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with iCloud – Step 1

Step 2 When the iPhone powers on again, follow the on-screen instruction to set up the device. When you get to App & Data screen > Click “Restore from iCloud Backup” > Sign in to iCloud > Choose the one contains the data you need to restore.

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with iCloud – Step 2

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with iCloud – Step 2

Method 2 How to Recover Deleted iPhone Backup without Erasing

As you can see, restoring from iCloud will erase all contents on your iPhone. Therefore many users would like to use an award-winning data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS to help them to complete the job without erasing data. With PhoneRescue for iOS, you can easily recover your lost iPhone backup data from iCloud backup without erasing. And it brings you more benefits like:

Before starting to recover, you should know some info: PhoneRescue for iOS can only find the data that not have been overwritten, so you should stop using your iPhone or put it in Airplane Mode.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on the computer, connect your device to the computer > Click Recover from iCloud mode.

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How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with PhoneRescue for iOS - Step 1

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 1

Step 2 Log into your iCloud account > Choose the iCloud Backup option.

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with PhoneRescue for iOS - Step 2

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 2

Step 3 Choose the backup contains the files you prefer to recover and click Download > Choose the type of data you would like to restore, then click OK to download the backup.

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with PhoneRescue for iOS - Step 3

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 3

Step 4 PhoneRescue for iOS would show you all items, including the lost one. You can choose what you want and click To Device or To Computer.

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with PhoneRescue for iOS - Step 4

How to Recover Lost iPhone Backup with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 4

The Bottom Line

Through the guide we mentioned above, you must have known how to recover deleted iPhone backup. Once you delete your iPhone backup accidentally, iMobie PhoneRescue will help you get it back in minutes. Moreover, it has “60 Days Money Back Guarantee” and “Lifetime Free Upgrade Guarantee”. Why not download and use it to recover your deleted iPhone backup now?

Gigi Albert

Member of iMobie team, a professional editor, is interested in solving iOS & Android related problems by writing various tutorials.