How to Restore Photos from iPhone Backup to iPhone XS/XR

Just switched to a new iPhone XS or iPhone XR and want to restore your photos from backup to the device? Read on this guide to see how to restore photos from iPhone backup to iPhone XS/XR quickly, 3 simple methods are offered here.

By iMobie | Posted on: Oct. 19, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 19, 2018
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PhoneRescue – iPhone Backup Extraction Tool

PhoneRescue for iOS can help you extract data from iCloud and iTunes backup in just 1 Click. Different from the traditional way, it allows you to restore only photos and enables you to select the photos you prefer to restore to your iPhone.

Just Free Download it now to restore photos from iPhone backup to iPhone XS/XR easily.

iPhone XS (Max) and iPhone XR are the new generations of iPhone. Those two are basically identical: same dual camera, same fastest A12 bionic, same camera sensor and ISP, etc. And the process of restoring from iPhone backup is also the same.

In the following guide, we would like to share you detailed steps to restore photos from iPhone backup (both iTunes and iCloud backup) to iPhone XS/XR. Besides the traditional way, better choices to selectively restore photos from iTunes and iCloud backup without full restore will also be provided here.

Method 1 and Method 3 are the traditional ways to restore photos from iPhone backup. Both the two traditional ways offer no way for you to restore only photos, totally full restore. You can neither check nor select your photos before the restore process.

In addition, it will erase all the data and info on your iPhone XS/XR. If you have already stored some information on your new device, those two traditional ways are not recommended. Actually, you can move to Method 2 or Method 4 to finish the task effortlessly, without worrying about so many limitations.

Method 1. How to Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR

Step 1 Open iTunes on your computer (make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes) > Connect your iPhone XS/XR to your computer via its USB cable.

Step 2 Click on the Device icon when it appears in iTunes > Click Restore Backup as the screenshot shows.

How to Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 2

How to Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 2

Step 3 Select the backup you prefer > Click on the Restore button to confirm and wait for the process to complete.

How to Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 3

How to Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 3

Method 2. How to Selectively Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR

Actually, to restore photos from iTunes backup, you have better choice now than ever before. A lot of iPhone and iPad users are prefer to use PhoneRescue for iOS to do the job. Not just because PhoneRescue supports checking the photos in advance, but also because it enables restoring photos selectively. It makes the restoration more accurate and flexible.

More importantly, unlike traditional iTunes way, it won’t wipe any data on device. All your existing files and settings will be kept 100% secure. Besides selectively restoring photos from iTunes backup without losing data, it also supports restoring messages, contacts, notes, videos, calendar as well as other up to 31 iOS file types. Now, let’s go through its detailed steps to selectively restore photos from iTunes backup to iPhone XS or iPhone XR.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (or directly click the Download button below) > Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.

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Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2 Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode > Click on Right Arrow to continue.

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 2

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 2

Step 3 Choose the backup contains the photos you want and click Right Arrow > Uncheck Select All button and check the Photos category only > Click on OK button to start the scan process.

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 3

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 3

Step 4 Select the photos you prefer > Click To Device button restore the selected photos to your iPhone XS/XR directly.

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 4

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iTunes Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 4

Method 3. How to Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR

If you already set up your iPhone XS/XR, you need to erase all of its content (Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings) before starting these steps to restore from your iCloud backup.

Step 1 Power up your iPhone XS/iPhone XR 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.

Step 2 Sign in your iCloud account (Apple ID) > Choose the backup that contains the photos you want > Enter any passwords required when prompted.

How to Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR

How to Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR

Method 4. How to Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR

As wen mentioned above, the traditional way doesn’t support preview the backup files details. That’s to say, if you choose a wrong backup when you’re not sure whether the photos is included, you’ll lose everything on your iPhone XS/XR and can’t restore wanted photos either. Also, you may have to repeat the process again and again until you restore from a right backup.

In this case, if there is a way allow you to preview and ensure your wanted photos have been included in the iCloud backup, that is a better choice. And, if it also enables you to select the most wanted photos to restore, it will be the best. And PhoneRescue for iOS is just the one that can do all these for you. Different from traditional iCloud way, it doesn’t have requirement to erase anything on your device. It has been trusted by millions of iOS users for iPhone backup restoring and lost data recovering. Let’s check how to selectively restore photos from iCloud backup to iPhone XS/XR.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS firstly (you can directly click the Download button below) > Open it > Connect your iPhone XS to your computer via its USB cable.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2 Choose Recover from iCloud mode > Click on Right Arrow on the bottom right corner to continue.

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 2

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 2

Step 3 Sign in your iCloud account (Apple ID) > Click on iCloud Backup option.

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 3

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 3

Step 4 Select the iCloud backup you want to restore from and click Download button > Uncheck Select All box and check Photos only > click “OK” button.

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 4

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 4

Step 5 Select the photos you need > Click “To Device” icon to restore them to your iPhone XS. Also, you can click the ”To Mac/PC” to store them to your computer for a backup.

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 5

How to Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone XS/XR – Step 5

The Bottom Line

As you can see from above, to restore photos from iPhone backup to iPhone XS/iPhone XR you have many choices. You can weight the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and then pick out the one you trust. If you find this guide useful, share it to help more iPhone XS and iPhone XR users who are bothered by the same problem.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.