How to Restore iCloud Backup to iPhone 12

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 12.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 23, 2021

When it comes to restoring 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 iCloud backups to an iPhone. Besides the default way to restore iCloud backups. There is another way to restore the iPhone from iCloud without iPhone resetting. And a bonus tip that can help export iCloud backups easily.

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.

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 anymore. So here we highly recommend that you must back up your iPhone before restoring iCloud backups.

Let’s take a look at how to restore iCloud backups on the iPhone directly.

Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Scroll down the screen and tap Reset > Choose the 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 that contains the data you need to restore.

Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

How to Restore iPhone from iCloud without Losing Data

Since the traditional way to restore an 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 tool to complete the job without existing data erasing. In this part, a professional extraction tool is recommended. Keep on reading and figure out how to restore iCloud backups to an iPhone without any data erasing.

PhoneRescue for iOS – One of the best iPhone data recovery tools. With PhoneRescue for iOS, all your existing data will be kept safe. Unlike the traditional iCloud way, you can preview your iCloud backup file 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 the iCloud mode.

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Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Choose Recover from iCloud on the Homepage

Choose Recover from iCloud on the Homepage

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

Click iCloud Backup to View

Click iCloud Backup to View

Step 3. Choose the backup that 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 the right arrow on the bottom right > Preview and select the files you want to restore > Click the 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 Export iPhone 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 an iCloud backup to a new iPhone. And AnyTrans is just the one that can help you easily complete the job. It supports direct accessing data stored in the iCloud backup.

Besides, it enables you to transfer data 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 for iOS can help you make it. Let’s go through its detailed steps to download iPhone data from iCloud backup now.

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans on your Mac/PC.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Launch it and connect your iPhone to the computer via its USB cable > Choose iCloud Manager from the left panel > Enter your Apple ID and password to log into your iCloud account.

Sign in iCloud Account in AnyTrans

Sign in iCloud Account in AnyTrans

Step 3. Here you can choose one category to view and download, or you can directly choose Content to PC to transfer all data from iCloud backup to computer.

Export iCloud Backups via AnyTrans

Export iCloud Backups via AnyTrans

Step 4. Here we take Contacts as an example. Select the contacts you want to export > Click Download to Computer button > Choose Export as Google CSV format/as Outlook CSV format/as .vcf format.

Choose the Contacts to Export

Choose the Contacts to Export

After the downloading process completes, click view files to check. With AnyTrans, all your data can 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 >

Bonus Tip. How to Restore iCloud Backup to iPhone in One Click

PhoneTrans can easily restore iCloud backups to an iPhone with great ease. As a professional data transfer tool, PhoneTrans can keep its high efficiency on data restore to make sure every new phone can work as the old time. How to restore iCloud backups to an iPhone with PhoneTrans, let’s figure it out.

Step 1. Download PhoneTrans and install it on your computer. Also, connect your iPhone to the computer.

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Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Choose Phone Restore on the left side and choose the iCloud Data on the right panel. Click on Start Transfer to go on.

Choose the iCloud Data Icon under the Phone Restore Option

Choose the iCloud Data Icon under the Phone Restore Option

Step 3. Follow the instruction and log into your iCloud account. Choose the data you want to restore from iCloud backups.

Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup to iPhone via PhoneTrans

Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup to iPhone via PhoneTrans

Minutes later, PhoneTrans will complete the iCloud data transfer from iCloud backup to your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

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

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