How to Set up New iPhone from iCloud/iTunes Backup

If you just bought a new iPhone then this guide is to help you to know how to set up your new iPhone from backup. We are providing you the detailed steps for the setup and activation of your new iPhone.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Sep. 14, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2018
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Apple Inc. keeps on releasing new iPhone with unique and interactive features. The Apple Inc. has such a fan following that as soon as they release a new iPhone, the users decide to buy the latest model. Buying a new iPhone is easy but the transfer process of data from the old iPhone to a new one is quite complicated. Fortunately, Apple offers you an option right in between the activation process to set up a new iPhone from backup. You simply need to restore the backup from iCloud or iTunes and you will have all your data in your new iPhone without going through a hefty process.

In this guide, we will focus on the topic- how to set up a new iPhone from backup. And we are offering you 2 ways to set up new Phone from iCloud and iTunes backup.

This guide is about how to restore iPhone from backup when activating new iPhone. And you will know how to set up new iPhone from a backup stored on the cloud server.

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Part 1: How to Set Up a New iPhone from iTunes Backup

The iTunes is most likely synced up with iPhone data. But before you are switching to the new iPhone, ensure that you create a backup of your old iPhone data.

The step by step guide on how to set up new iPhone from backup is given below:

Step 1. Switch on your new iPhone and you will see Hello displayed in the screen. Slide to the right side to continue to the next screen.

Step 2. Now, choose a language and select in your country or region. Next, you have to choose the Wi-Fi network or cellular network for the setup.

Step 3. Enable or disable the Location Services and in the Touch ID screen, set your fingerprint and then create a 4 or 6 digit passcode if you want to. For the users who have the new iPhone X or iPhone XS (Max)/XR, they can set their Face ID instead of the Touch ID and then create the passcode.

Step 4. In the next screen, you will see the Apps & Data along with the option to transfer data from your old backup to the new iPhone. Select the iTunes backup and sign in with your Apple ID and password. After that connect your iPhone with computer and launch iTunes. Then in iTunes menu, tap on Summary and click on Restore option. Then choose the backup file and wait until the data is backed up.

 How to Set Up a New iPhone from iTunes Backup-Step 4

How to Set Up a New iPhone from iTunes Backup-Step 4

Step 5. Now, set up the iCloud Drive, Apple Pay, and iCloud Keychain. In the Siri setup screen, press and hold the Home button and complete the setup or skip the step and turn Siri on later.

 How to Set Up a New iPhone from iTunes Backup-Step 5

How to Set Up a New iPhone from iTunes Backup-Step 5

Step 6. Decide whether you want to send Diagnostic information to Apple or not and then choose between the Standard or Zoomed display resolution and tap on continue and you will get to the Home screen of your new iPhone.

How to Set Up a New iPhone from iTunes Backup-Step 6

How to Set Up a New iPhone from iTunes Backup-Step 6

Part 2: How to Set Up New iPhone from iCloud Backup

Same as the iTunes, the iCloud also backup the iPhone data similarly and allows the users to get their old iPhone data to their new iPhone. To set up a new iPhone from backup, you can follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone and slide right to start the setup. Choose the language, the country, and region.

Step 2. Now connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network or cellular network.

Step 3. Select whether you want to enable or disable the Location Services. In the next screen set the Touch ID or Face ID if you have the latest iPhone X. Then further create a passcode if you want to.

Step 4. Choose the iCloud backup in the Apps & Data screen to restore your old iPhone data to the new one and then enter your Apple ID. Agree to the iCloud Terms and Conditions and choose the backup file and wait until the backup is restored.

How to Set Up New iPhone from iCloud Backup-Step 4

How to Set Up New iPhone from iCloud Backup-Step 4

Step 5. After the backup is restored you will have to agree on the Terms and Conditions again and then choose if you want to use iCloud or not. It is better if you choose to use the iCloud so that your new iPhone data will be backed up on iCloud.

Step 6. Complete the iCloud setup and then choose if you want to use Siri or not.  Also, set up the iCloud Keychain and choose if you want to send Diagnostics automatically or not.

Step 7. In the next screen, choose the Standard or Zoomed display and tap on Continue to enter the Home screen of your new iPhone.

Conclusion

Thus, now you know how to set up a new iPhone from backup. As you go through the process, you will realize that it is quite easy to set up the new iPhone. And as you have restored all the old data you had to your new iPhone, enjoy the all-new features of iPhone with your old content.

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.