How to Restore iPhone X with/without Backup

Searching for a way to restore iPhone X? This guide will not only show you how to restore iPhone X from iCloud/iTunes backup, but also share you how to restore iPhone X without backup.

By Bella Miller | Posted: May. 03, 2018, Last Updated: May. 03, 2018
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As the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, iPhone X brings users plenty of surprises: new all-screen design, OLED screen, TrueDepth camera, Animoji feature, A11 bionic, etc. It’s really a nice choice to get an iPhone X in pocket. However, a large amount of iPhone X users are asking for help to restore iPhone X.

Since lots of iPhone X users are stuck on this problem, here in this guide we would like to share 5 different methods to restore iPhone X: restore iPhone X from iCloud backup, restore iPhone X from iTunes backup and even restore iPhone X without any backup. Just keep on.

Part 1. How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup

1. Make sure you have a recent iCloud 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.
2. It is worth mentioning that restore from iCloud backup will require you to erase all existing data on iPhone X. If you don’t want to lose any previous files on iPhone X, refer to Part 1.1 to make it.

Step 1 Turn on your iPhone X > Go to Settings > General > Reset > Tap Erase all content and settings option.

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup – Step 1

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Reach the Apps & Data screen and tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in to iCloud > Choose backup > Select the iCloud backup contains the data you want to restore.

1.1. How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data

To keep all existing data safe on your iPhone X while restoring from iCloud backup, you have no other choice but to get help from a reliable and professional iOS data recovery tool like PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery. It works as an iPhone backup extractor that allows you to check the iCloud backup details so that you can restore your iPhone X with a right iCloud backup.

Also, with it, you can only restore the files you really want instead of a full blind restore. In other words, you can preview the iCloud backup files and select the data you prefer most before restoring. More than anything, unlike traditional iCloud recovery way, it will not erase any previous data on your iPhone X. All you data and settings will remain 100% safe during the restoring process.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery on your Mac/PC > Connect your iPhone X to the computer via a USB cable.

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

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 2

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 2

Step 3 Enter your Apple ID and password > Click Right Arrow to proceed > Choose iCloud Backup option.

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 3

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 3

Step 4 Choose the backup contains the files you prefer and click Download > Choose the data categories you would like to restore, then click OK to download the backup.

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 4

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 4

Step 5 Preview and select the files you want to restore > Click To iOS Device or To Computer button to restore them now.

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 5

How to Restore iPhone X from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 5

Part 2. How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup

To restore iPhone X from iTunes backup, you must have made an iTunes backup before and the backup do contain the files you need. Also, you must clear that all your current data and settings on your iPhone X will be erased and replaced by the backup files. That’s to say, if the backup you choose to restore from doesn’t including the files you want, all data on your iPhone X will be erased and can’t be recovered any more.

If you’re unsure whether the iTunes backup contains the files you prefer, and don’t want to lose any existing data on your iPhone X while restoring from iTunes backup, just move to Part 2.1 to make it.

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC computer > Connect your iPhone X to the computer via USB cable.

Step 2 Click the iPhone icon when it shows in iTunes > Click “Restore Backup”.

How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup – Step 2

How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Select one backup contains the data you want to restore and click “Restore” to start the restoring process.

2.1. How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup without Losing Data

Just as mentioned above, if you can’t make sure the files you want are embedded in your iTunes backup, further data loss might occur after the restoring process. To help you locate the right iTunes back and check the backup you choose contains data you want to restore, we recommend this iPhone data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS.

It enables you to preview iTunes backup files and see if it contains the files you want. Moreover, different from common iTunes backup recovery way, there’s no data erase and replace needs. All your data will be kept safe while restoring from iTunes backup. Also, you can preview and extract certain data you prefer most to restore. Now, let’s check how to restore iPhone X from iTunes without losing data.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac/PC computer.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone X to the computer via its USB cable > Click Recover from iTunes Backup mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right.

How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup without Losing Data – Step 2

How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup without Losing Data – Step 2

Step 3 Choose the backup contains the files you want to restore and click Right Arrow > Check the file categories you prefer > Click OK button to scan the backup files.

How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup without Losing Data – Step 3

How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup without Losing Data – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and select the data you want to restore > Click To iOS Device button to restore the selected files to your iPhone/iPad now. Or you can click To Computer button to store them on your Mac/PC computer.

How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup without Losing Data – Step 4

How to Restore iPhone X from iTunes Backup without Losing Data – Step 4

Part 3. How to Restore iPhone X without Backup

If you have made no backup before, or the iTunes/iCloud backup you made before doesn’t contain the files you want to restore, there’s still a way to restore wanted files on iPhone X without any backup – PhoneRescue for iOS. PhoneRescue for iOS has been trusted by millions of iOS users for data recovery, as it has helped over 5,700,000 iPhone users recover files successfully.

Download Free Trial of PhoneRescue for iOS to scan your iPhone for free, and then follow the simple steps below to restore them to your iPhone X now.

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Step 1 Install and run PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery on your Mac/PC computer >Connect your iPhone X to the computer via USB cable > Click Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right to proceed.

How to Restore iPhone X without Backup – Step 1

How to Restore iPhone X without Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Check the file categories you want to restore to your iPhone X > Click OK to start the scanning process.

How to Restore iPhone X without Backup – Step 2

How to Restore iPhone X without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the files you want to restore > Click To iOS Device or To Computer button to get them back to iPhone’s correspond App or Mac/PC computer.

How to Restore iPhone X without Backup – Step 3

How to Restore iPhone X without Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to restore iPhone X. Just as you can see from above, restoring from iTunes and iCloud backup, all previous data will be erased and you have to ensure the backup does contain the files you want, or you will lose more important data.

To keep all existing data on iPhone X safe, we strongly suggest that you should try iOS data recovery tool to restore your iPhone X.

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.

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