How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup

Just purchased the newest iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max and want to restore your iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud to get the data on your previous iPhone? Read on this guide to learn how to restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud backup with 2 different methods.

By iMobie | Posted on: Oct. 16, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 17, 2018
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iPhone XS, Apple’s newest flagship 5.8-inch iPhone, comes with plenty of surprises, such as super retina, intelligent A12 bionic, advanced Face ID, improved camera as well as other unparalleled innovations. It is definitely worth having one, especially for our Apple fans.

When switch from an old iPhone to the new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, one of the most important things we will need to do is to move some or all of the data from the old iPhone, like contacts, photos, notes, messages, etc. Whenever this time, iCloud would be the first that we think of, as it is the most convenient way to complete the job. So, here in this guide, we will take you through the process to restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud step-by-step.

PhoneRescue – iPhone Backup Extraction Tool

PhoneRescue for iOS can help you extract data from iCloud/iTunes backup in just 1 Click. Different from the traditional way, it allows you to check the iCloud backup files before restoring and select the data you want to restore to your iPhone.

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Method 1. How to Restore iPhone XS/iPhone XS Max from iCloud Backup

If you have already set up your iPhone XS, you will need to reset it (Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings) to access the Restore from iCloud Backup option. In addition, if you have stored some new contents on your device that isn’t included in your last iCloud backup, you are suggested to make a new backup.

Make sure that your iPhone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network and plugged into the charger. It is also worth reminding that this way will be a full restore, you can’t restore only wanted contents. If you just want to restore some of the important data from your old iPhone, you can move to Method 2 to make it.

Step 1 Power up your iPhone XS/iPhone XS Max and you will see the Hello screen > Follow the setup steps until you reach the Apps & Data screen > Tap on Restore from iCloud Backup option.

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup

How to Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup

Step 2 Sign in your iCloud account (Apple ID) > Choose the recent backup that contains the data you want to restore to your new iPhone > Enter any passwords required when prompted. The restoring time depends on your Wi-Fi speed and the size of the backup.

Method 2. How to Selectively Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup

Since the traditional iCloud restoring way has many limitations, such as can’t check the backup contents, can’t restore only needed files, have to erase all existing data, etc. many iPhone iPad users are prefer to try some reliable restore app like PhoneRescue for iOS to complete the job. And below are the reasons why so many iOS users prefer this way.

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Step 1 Open PhoneRescue for iOS and run it > Connect your iPhone XS to your computer via a USB cable > Click on Recover from iCloud mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right to continue.

Selectively Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 1

Selectively Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Sign in your iCloud account > Choose iCloud Backup option.

Selectively Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 2

Selectively Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Select one iCloud backup you want to recover from > Choose the data you want to restore > click “OK” button to proceed.

Selectively Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 3

Selectively Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and select the data you want to restore > Click “To iOS Device” icon to restore them to your iPhone XS. You can also click ”To Mac/PC” icon to store them to your computer for backup.

How to Selectively Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 4

How to Selectively Restore iPhone XS (Max) from iCloud Backup – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to restore iPhone XS/XS Max from iCloud. If you will meet other trouble while restoring iPhone XS from iCloud backup, feel free to leave them in the comment section and we will reply you soon. Lastly, if you find this guide useful, share it to help more iPhone XS (Max) users.

iMobie

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