When it comes to restore an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus from backup, the most recommended ways to complete the job is restoring iPhone 8 from iCloud/iTunes. This article will show you detailed steps of how to make it, and also you an easier alternative method to selectively restore iPhone 8 without losing existing data.
Before starting, let’s know more about what is “Restore iPhone” mean. For newbies of iPhone, you may not clear what’s the difference between these two concepts of “Restore iPhone” and “Restore Backup”. Simply to say, “Restore iPhone” is a process to make the iPhone reset to factory settings that left with just the latest iOS and the Apple default apps, all data will be erased. “Restore Backup” means to restore the contents of an iPhone backup performed sometime in the past.
In most cases, we say “how to restore iPhone 8” means to say how to restore backup to iPhone 8 because nobody wants to erase an iPhone or lose all the data unless you want to sell or send it.
So, this tutorial aims to show you how to restore iPhone 8 from an iPhone backup. There’re two main conditions that you may want to restore an iPhone 8. The first one is that when you get a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you can get your old iDevice’s data to your new iPhone 8(Plus) by restoring a backup. The second is that you have an iPhone 8 backup and encountered data loss, unfortunately, then you may need to restore deleted data from the backup.
In this case, we write this article to show you how to restore iPhone 8 from a backup with iTunes, iCloud and an easier way.
Step 1 Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC computer > Connect your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to the computer via USB cable.
Step 2 Click the iPhone icon when it shows in iTunes > Click “Restore Backup”.
Step 3 Select one backup contains the data you want to restore and click “Restore” to start the process.
1. Wait for iTunes to complete the restoring process. Keep your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus connected until the process is complete.
2. If your iPhone backup is encrypted, you need to enter the password to unlock it. If you forgot the encryption backup password, you can move to this guide getting help.
You can also use iCloud to restore the old iPhone backup to your new iPhone 8/8 Plus and here is how to do it:
Step 1 Follow the prompts on the set-up screen for the new device until you get to the Apps & Data screen. Select “Restore from iCloud Backup.”
Step 2 Sign into iCloud with your Apple ID > Select a backup based on your needs.
Step 3 Stay connected to the network and wait patiently till the process is complete.
If your iPhone 8 is not a completely new iPhone and you want to restore deleted data from a backup, in this case, you need to reset your iPhone 8 as new at first, and then restore from iCloud backup. For detailed steps, please move here.
If you’re new to iPhone, you may not know that restoring data from backup with iTunes or iCloud, all the data in the backup will be restored and replace the current data on your iPhone 8. So, if you have new data on your iPhone 8 now, these two methods are not your best choice. Maybe you just want to only restore some items to your iPhone 8 and also keep the current data at the same time.
Fortunately for you, a better method – using PhoneRescue for iOS, which allows you to have more control over the restore process. It has a wide range of features like:
1. It allows you to access and view what you had backed up with iTunes or iCloud.
2. You can restore the whole backup, as well as selectively restore specific data like only some messages, several contacts, multiple photos, etc.
3. It won’t replace any current data on your iPhone 8, it’s perfect for you to restore old data yet not wipe the current data.
4. It supports to export up to 20+ different types of data from iTunes or iCloud backup, and also provides a way to recover deleted or lost data even without any backup.
5. It works well with Mac and Windows computer, and supports all modes of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. More than anything, this easy-to-use tool is 100% safe and clean.
Now, follow us to download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer prior, then use it to entirely & selectively restore iPhone 8 from backup.
Here take restore iPhone 8 from iTunes backup as an example, if you want to restore iPhone 8 from iCloud, you can move to this guide.
Step 1 Run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer, connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to the computer and select recover from iTunes Backup. Click the arrow button to the next step.
Step 2 Choose an iPhone backup and select the type of data you want to restore. Then click on OK.
Step 3 Preview and select the data you want to restore to your iPhone 8/8 Plus by clicking the button as we show. Also, you can extract data from the backup to your computer for other uses.
As you can see, using PhoneRescue for iOS to restore iPhone 8 from backup is the ultimate method. You don’t need to restore your iPhone 8/8 Plus to factory settings, and all the data on your device will keep intact.
With above 3 ways, you can easily restore your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus from iCloud & iTunes backup. To keep your existing data safe, or to restore what you really need, turn to Method 3 to restore your iPhone 8/8 Plus from backup.
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