How to Restore iPhone from iCloud – iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6

Want to restore iPhone from iCloud but don’t know how? Read on this guide to see how to restore iPhone from iCloud backup easily, supports iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4 and even the latest iPhone XS (Max) and iPhone XR.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Oct. 16, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 17, 2018
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When it comes to restore a new iPhone, or recover files on an old iPhone, one of the most recommended ways to complete the job is restoring from iCloud. So, in this article, we will show you how to restore iPhone from iCloud backup, supports iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4. Also, sharing you another way to restore iPhone from iCloud without resetting or erasing.

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 preview the backup files before restoring and select the data you prefer to restore to your iPhone. Free Download it now to restore iPhone from iCloud backup easily.

Part 1. Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup with Resetting

The restoring time depends on your network speed and the size of the backup. If you get a huge backup to restore, it would require a lot of your time to finish the entire process.

Also, it is worth reminding that restoring from iCloud will erase all current data and settings on your device, and the erased data can’t be recovered any more. So, you’d better be 100% sure that the iCloud backup you choose to restore from does contain all your important files. If you can’t be sure or don’t want to lose anything while restoring, move to Part 2 to restore iPhone from iCloud without data loss.

Step 1 Go to Settings > General > Scroll down the screen and tap Reset > Choose Erase All Content and Settings > Enter your password.

How to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup with Resetting – Step 1

How to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup with Resetting – Step 1

Step 2 Tap Restore from iCloud Backup on the Apps & Data screen > Sign in to iCloud > Proceed to Choose backup and choose the one contains the data you need to restore.

Part 2. How to Restore iPhone from iCloud without Losing Data

Since the traditional way to restore iPhone from iCloud will erase all contents and settings on iPhone and can’t check the backup files, plenty of iPhone users are prefer to use this reliable and efficient iPhone backup extraction and data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS to complete the job without existing data erasing.

With PhoneRescue for iOS, all your existing data will be kept safe. Unlike traditional iCloud way, you can preview your iCloud backup files details to locate the right one to restore. It also enables you to selectively restore the files you really want, but not a blind full restore. It saves storage space on your iPhone at the same time. More than anything, just 3 simple steps and a few minutes are needed to finish the whole process. Now, let’s check how to restore iPhone from iCloud without losing data.

Step 1 Go to the download page of PhoneRescue and choose PhoneRescue for iOS to download it on your Mac/PC > Run it > Connect your iPhone to the computer via its USB cable > Click Recover from iCloud mode.

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How to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup without Losing Data – Step 1

How to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup without Losing Data – Step 1

Step 2 Log into your iCloud account > Choose iCloud Backup option.

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

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

Step 3  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 from iCloud Backup without Losing Data – Step 3

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

Step 4 After it completes, check it and click right arrow on the bottom right > Preview and select the files you want to restore > Click To Device button to restore them to your device now.

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

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

Also Read: How to Backup & Restore iPhone iPad with/without iTunes >

Part 3. How to Transfer Data from iCloud Backup Directly

Actually, if you have made an iCloud backup in advance, you can also try another simpler way to directly transfer your data from iCloud backup to new iPhone. And AnyTrans is just the one that can help you easily complete the job. It supports direct accessing data stored in iCloud backup.

AnyTrans not only enables you to transfer data from iCloud to iPhone, but also from iTunes to iPhone, from iPhone to iPhone, from computer to iPhone, and vice versa. In addition, it even supports moving files from Android to iPhone. Whatever you want to transfer, and wherever you want to move to, AnyTrans can help you make it. Let’s go through its detailed steps now.

Step 1 Download and install AnyTrans on your Mac/PC > Launch it > Connect your iPhone to the computer via its USB cable > Choose iCloud mode > Enter your Apple ID and password to log into your iCloud account.

How to Transfer Data from iCloud Backup – Step 1

How to Transfer Data from iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Go to the category page > Click on iCloud Backup.

How to Transfer Data from iCloud Backup – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Choose the backup contains the data you prefer and click Download.

How to Transfer Data from iCloud Backup – Step 3

How to Transfer Data from iCloud Backup – Step 3

Step 4. After downloading process completes, click View to select the data you want to transfer > Click To Computer button to transfer your data from iCloud backup.

How to Transfer Data from iCloud Backup – Step 4

How to Transfer Data from iCloud Backup – Step 4

Now, all your data should be stored on your computer. You can move them from your computer to iPhone by check this guide: How to Transfer Data from Computer to iPhone in 1 Click >

The Bottom Line

With above 2 methods, you may have successfully restored iPhone from iCloud backup. At last, if you have set up your new iPhone before restoring, to keep your existing data safe, turn to Method 2 to restore your new iPhone from iCloud.

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.