Everything You Need to Know About iPhone Restore

Have a question in mind like “What will happen if I restore my iPhone?”In this post, we will tell you all about restoring iPhone as well as how to restore an iPhone.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Jun. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 12, 2018
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When you face persistent problems on your iPhone, it is recommended that you restore it with iTunes. Restoring an iPhone can also come in handy when you want to sell your iPhone to someone and want to remove your iCloud ID and other private information from it. You may also want to know what does restore iPhone mean when you are locked out of your iPhone and iPhone displays restore it with iTunes messages on it. So, here in this post, we will tell you everything that you need to know about restoring iPhone.

What Does Restore iPhone Mean

Restoring is the ultimate version of resetting your device to its factory default settings, which deleted all the data and settings on the iPhone. After restoring the device, you will have options to set up the device as new or restore it from backup.

Every iPhone user is skeptical at first when someone tells them to restore their iPhone if they are encountering some problems with it. They usually ask, “What will happen if I restore my iPhone?” Actually, when you restore your iPhone, all the data on it will be deleted and the iPhone will be reverted back to its factory default condition. Any changes you made to it or any data that you had stored on it will be deleted.

This means anything that you had added to the iPhone or any customization that you had made to iPhone over the time will be deleted. Any media file like images, videos, music files as well as apps that you downloaded from App stores and other settings will also be removed.

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What Does Restore from Backup Do

As we mentioned before, after restoring iPhone, you’ll get options to set up the device as new or restore iPhone from backup. Then, what does restore from backup do?

Restoring an iPhone can cause data loss and you should always keep a backup of your data with iTunes or iCloud. If you had made a backup of your device, you will be able to get back the data you lose after restoring by restoring the backup data to your iPhone. Next, let’s see how to restore iPhone from backup.

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How to Restore iPhone from Backup

To restore from backup, here are the detailed steps:

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes on it.

Step 2 Select your device in iTunes when it is detected and then go to Summary tab and then click the “Restore iPhone” button.

How to Restore iPhone from Backup - Step 2

How to Restore iPhone from Backup – Step 2

Step 3 If you want to backup your device, click “Yes”.

Step 4 After the backup process is complete, press yes again to continue with the restore process.

Step 5 iTunes will restore your device and revert it to its factory default settings.

Step 6 Disconnect your iPhone from the computer when the restore is complete.

Step 7 Reconnect it to it again and restart iTunes.

Step 8 Right-click on your device name and then click “Restore backup”.

How to Restore iPhone from Backup -Step 8

How to Restore iPhone from Backup -Step 8

How to Selectively Restore iPhone from Backup

The traditional restoring operation will restore all the backup files to your iPhone. There must some useless data that you don’t need anymore. You just want to restore part of the backup files but can’t be allowed by iTunes. So, if you’re looking for a way to selectively restore specific items you really need to your iPhone, an iPhone data recovery PhoneRescue is right here to help you. With it, you can:

  1. Selectively restore specific data according to your need, several pictures, some contacts, specific videos, etc. In a word, what data to be restored is up to you.
  2. Compared with iTunes, it makes possible to preview backup details, you can check and preview the data before recovering that makes the recovery more accurate.
  3. Besides, this tool does great in iOS data recovery which can help you recover deleted content from iDevices directly, even without backup. Like photos, messages, contacts, and more.

Now, let’s see how to selectively restore iPhone data from backup with PhoneRescue.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer > Select Recover from iTunes Backup > Click the right arrow button.

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How to Selectively Restore iPhone from Backup - Step 1

How to Selectively Restore iPhone from Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Select a backup > Click the right arrow > Select only scan backup > Choose the data files you want to restore or just select All > Click on OK to scan the backup files.

How to Selectively Restore iPhone from Backup - Step 2

How to Selectively Restore iPhone from Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the specific data you need > Click the recover button to restore the selected data to your iPhone or to the computer as you need.

How to Selectively Restore iPhone from Backup - Step 3

How to Selectively Restore iPhone from Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Restoring iPhone is the best method to solve many problems that may trouble you like device getting slower, apps crashing, or if you forget the lock screen passcode. So, we tried to lift some of the doubts that users have on restoring iPhone. Hope the post helped you get clarity on iPhone restoring process. By the way, if you want to selectively restore iPhone from backup, you can download PhoneRescue for iOS to give it a try >

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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