How to Restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting and Erasing

Summary

How to restore iPhone from iCloud without resetting and erasing all content and settings on your deivce? Read this post to get the answer.

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Jun. 07, 2016

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Download PhoneRescue to view data on your iPhone backup after reading this post about how to restore iPhone from iCloud without resetting.

If you want to restore iPhone from iCloud backup, for any reason, you have to reset your iPhone and erase all data and settings before restoring, according to Apple official site. The downside of this Apple rule is that some data on your iPhone may be mistakenly replaced by backup data and finally lost. So is there any method that we can use to restore iPhone from iCloud without resetting.

How to Restore from iCloud without Resetting

Actually, you can’t change this rule. However, before restoring, you can have a look at what are stored on your iCloud backup and then choose whether it’s worth restoring. iCloud.com enables you to see a part of data that you synced to iCloud, but not the whole backup that you created with iCloud. So below we give you another way.

How to View and Extract Data on iCloud Backup

For people using iOS 8.4.1 and earlier, there are some iCloud backup extractors like PhoneRescue you can use to view content on backup. And below we offer one example of using PhoneRescue to view content on iCloud. Let’s download PhoneRescue to computer and follow the below steps to access iCloud backup.

Step 1. Run PhoneRescue on your computer and click Recover from iCloud. If you want to restore data to from iCloud to your iPhone directly, you need to connect with your iPhone. And then click right arrow to enter next step.

Restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting – Step 1

Restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting – Step 1

Step 2. Login with your iCloud account, and select a backup to download. After the backup is downloaded, go to next page.

Restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting – Step 2

Restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting – Step 2

Step 3. View and select files you want to restore to your iPhone, and recover them to iPhone or computer by clicking To iDevice or To Computer button.

Restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting – Step 3

Restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting – Step 3

The Bottom Line

If you eventually decided to restore iPhone from iCloud, you’d better backup iPhone again to a computer to avoid data loss. And then download PhoneRescue on your computer, and start getting what you like from iCloud backup. If you have some problems when using iCloud, just post them on the comment section to discuss.

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