How to Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes

This post aims at telling you how to restore iPhone from backup without iTunes. If you are wondering how to restore iPhone, this post is exactly what you need.

By Gigi Albert | Posted: May. 15, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 05, 2018
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To prevent important files from losing, most of you often back up them on iTunes. iTunes is really a good tool provided by Apple to help you restore iPhone data from a backup. But there are always different reasons stopping you from restoring iPhone from backup with iTunes successfully. Such as:

  1. The Error message prompts on iTunes. When you recover your iPhone data with iTunes, the recovering might stop suddenly with the error message prompts like iTunes Error 8364 and iTunes Error 3169.
  2. iTunes running slowly and slowing down your system. iTunes is running slowly on many computers, particularly on Windows and it will slow down your system and takes away from performance in other applications.

When you are in trouble with above situations, you may want to quit restoring your iPhone from backup with iTunes and think how to restore iPhone from backup without iTunes. Then you’re going to search for some other tools to take the place of iTunes. No matter which situation you belongs to, you really needn’t be upset about it.

This post is going to show you two methods, which ensure that you can restore your iPhone from backup without iTunes. If you have backed up your iPhone on iCloud, please take Method 1, if you haven’t, please take Method 2.

Method 1. How to Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes – iCloud

If you don’t want to restore your iPhone from backup with iTunes, iCloud will be your first choice. Being familiar with iTunes, iCloud also can be used to restore the backup. But restoring iPhone backup with iCloud is not as easy as backing it on iCloud. There’s no restore button on your iPhone, so you have to reset your iPhone. However, resetting will make your current data on iPhone erasing. If you don’t want to lose your iPhone data, you can move to Method 2. If you don’t care, you can restore your iPhone from iCloud backup, please follow these steps.

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

Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes - iCloud - Step 1

Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes – iCloud – Step 1

Step 2 Follow the onscreen setup steps until reaching App & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud backup > Sign in to iCloud > Choose the one contains the data you need to restore.

Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes - iCloud - Step 2

Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes – iCloud – Step 2

Method 2. How to Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes – An Easy Way

iTunes and iCloud are the only two ways that Apple offers to users to restore the backup. Without iTunes and iCloud, is there any other way we can use to restore iPhone from backup to an iPhone? There’s always a way to solve it, such as a 100% secure iOS data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS, which can help you recover iPhone from backup without iTunes. The following are features of PhoneRescue for iOS.

  1. Without data loss and supports previewing. Compared with directly recovering from iTunes or iCloud, PhoneRescue will not erase your current data and supports previewing and selecting data before recovering, which can not only save your time but also can accurately recover what you want.
  2. Widest coverage of files. PhoneRescue for iOS is the world’s ONLY software that recovers data & files up to 31 types, including photos, messages, contacts, videos, calendars, notes etc.
  3. Easy operation and high efficiency. It’s easy to operate, with just several steps, you can restore what you want.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Open and run it > Connect your iPhone to the computer > Tap Recover from iTunes Backup > Click the Right Arrow button to continue.

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Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes - An Easy Way - Step 1

Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes – An Easy Way – Step 1

Step 2 Select the backup contains the file you want to restore > Click Right Arrow > Check the file categories you prefer > Click OK button to scan the backup files.

Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes - An Easy Way - Step 2

Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes – An Easy Way – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select data you want to restore > Click To Device or To Computer.

Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes - An Easy Way - Step 3

Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes – An Easy Way – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to restore iPhone from backup without iTunes. Hope this guide will give you a hand when you crying for restoring iPhone from backup without iTunes. Moreover, PhoneRescue has iOS repair tools, which can help you repair your iPhone when it stuck on white Apple logo, unable to start iOS or in recovery mode, etc. With so many useful functions, why not download it to have a try?

Gigi Albert

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

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