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How to Restore iPhone from iCloud Without Resetting

by  Edwin J. Parke  |  Tuesday September-18 2018  10:56:29

Apple offers a comprehensive solution to backup and restore data on your iPhone in iCloud. But the problem with iCloud is that the only way to restore the backup on the device is to reset the device. Resetting the device can cause data loss, especially if the data was not included in the latest iCloud backup.

Because of this problem, many iPhone users look for ways to restore the iPhone from an iCloud backup without resetting the device. In this article we provide you with lasting solutions to this problem. But before we offer the solutions, let’s share with you the official way to restore data from iCloud.

1. Official Way to restore from iCloud Backup

The following simple steps will help you restore an iCloud backup to your device;

Step 1: Begin by making sure that you have an iCloud backup. If you don’t go to Settings > iCloud turn on “iCloud Backup” and then tap on “Back up Now.”

Step 2: The next step is to erase the device. To do that, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. Tap on “Erase iPhone” .

Step 3: This will bring you to the Set up page. Here, select “Restore from iCloud Backup” and then sign into iCloud with your Apple ID. Select the latest backup and the restore process will begin.

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Disadvantages of Restoring from iCloud Backup

The above method of restoring am iCloud backup to your iPhone may be beneficial for a number of reasons but it also has its disadvantages. They include the following;
  • If the latest iCloud backup doesn’t contain all the data on the iPhone, restoring the iCloud backup may result in the loss of the new data on your device.
  • There is no way to preview the data in the iCloud backup. Because you can’t preview the data, you are also unable to selectively recover data.
  • The restore process may also take a long especially when the backup file is too large. This means you could end up spending hours waiting for the restore process to be completed.
  • It is also not uncommon for the iPhone to get stuck during the restore process. A lot of iPhone users have reported a number of problems during the process that can cause the device to be stuck.

2. How to restore iPhone from iCloud Without Resetting

The only way to restore an iPhone from iCloud without resetting the device and thereby losing new data is to use a third-party backup and restore tool. The best third-party tool to use in this case is iMyfone D-Port Pro. The program is designed to make it very easy for you to backup and restore data on your iPhone to your computer and also export data to your computer. You can also use it to restore data from both iCloud and iTunes backups with the major benefit that you can preview and selectively restore data from iCloud to your device.

To use D-Port Pro, download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Launch the program and on the main window, click on “Restore Backup to Device” and select the iCloud backup you need from the list. If it is not on the list, click on “Download iCloud backup.”

Step 2: Log in to your iCloud account to access the backups. Choose the one you need and then click “Next.”

Step 3: The program will scan the selected backup and display the data in the backup for you to preview. Click “Restore” and the program will immediately begin restoring the backup to the device.

3. iCloud Restore Not Working? Use a 3rd-Party Tool to fix it

If you experience a problem while restoring an iCloud backup to your device such as an iPhone getting stuck during the recovery process, you may want to utilize the services of a third-party tool to fix the device. One of the best tools to use is iOS System Recovery. It is ideal for fixing nearly all problems you may experience with the device including a device that is stuck on the restore progress bar.

To use it, install the program on to your computer and then follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Open iOS System Recovery and connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables.

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Step 2: The program will detect the firmware you need for the device. Simply, click “Download” to download the firmware.

Step 3: When the download is complete, the program will notify you and the device will restart in normal mode.

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