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Ultimate Guide: How to Recover iCloud Backup to iPhone

iCloud securely stores your photos, videos, documents, music, apps, and more — and keeps them updated across all your devices. So you always have access to what you want, wherever you want it. ---- Apple

Apple iCloud is a great option to backup your iOS devices's data, you can backup all your important stuff like photos, videos, Notes, etc. It automatically backs up your data daily as long as your devices connected to WiFi and plugged in the charger, so you can restore the backup to your devices when needed or set up a new device, easily and safe. The only thing bad I can figure out is that the limited storage, Apple only offers 5GB free storage to every iCloud user, of course, you can choose to upgrade with monthly payments, only $0.99 per month to 50GB, and other more options for you.

iCloud on the one hand can help us save space for our idevice itself, on the other hand, with iCloud photo Library and iCloud Drive, we can share our photos, videos, and other files between all our idevice like iPad iPod and Mac so that we are able to access them anytime and anywhere. If you unfortunately lost your data on your iPhone for some reason, broken, wet, accidently deleted, stolen, etc. No worry, you can simply recover needed data from iCloud backup. And this tutorial is here to introduce you 3 ways to help you easily make it. Check details below.

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Recover Data from iCloud Backup to iPhone directly

If you need to restore all contents on iCloud or need to set up a new iPhone, this method may be the best option.


Step 1. Connected your iPhone to WiFi network, you can now setup your device. On Apps & Data, tap on "Restore from iCloud backup". If it is not a new device, you can reset your iPhone first before restoring iCloud backup.

Step 2. Next sign in the cloud account by using your username and password.

Step 3. Lastly tap on the "Choose Backup" and choose the backup you want from the backup list to restore iCloud data to your iPhone.

Step 4. At this stage your iPhone need to be connected to Wi-Fi. Your device will now be erased so that you can now setup your device. On Apps & Data, tap on "Restore from iCloud backup".

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Restore iCloud Backup to iPhone via iPhone Data Transfer tool.

Syncios iPhone Data Transfer - A very user-friendly data transfer tool, which enables you transfer SMS, Call logs, Contacts, Photos, Music, Video, Notes, Apps between iOS and Android devices. And the most important thing is this program will also help you download your iCloud backup contents to your idevices. Simply download and install the compatible version on your computer.


Step 1Download and Install Syncios iPhone Data Transfer

Launch the iCloud-to-iPhone-Transfer program after installed successfully. You can see four modules on the program homapage: Phone to Phone Transfer, Restore from iCloud, Backup to PC & Restore from PC and Restore Phone from iTunes. Select "Restore from iCloud" module on the homepage.

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Step 2Log in Your iCloud Account and Download Backup.

 

Then you need to log in your iCloud account. Please make sure you have entered the correct Apple ID and passcode. Then Syncios will show a list of your iCloud backup. Just select the proper one for your iPhone and click "Download".

The downloading process will take you only a few seconds. After it is done, please click "view or scan the downloaded iCloud backup" on the bottom of the download window.

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Step 3 Choose Contents to Transfer to iPhone

 

Then all data from your iCloud backup file will be displayed in categories on the window. Connect your iPhone to Syncios.

Now you are able to select Contacts, SMS, Call logs, DCIM photos and Bookmarks to restore. Clicking on the "Start Copy" button to transfer selected data back to your iPhone.

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Restore iCloud Backup to iPhone via iPhone Data Recovery tool.

This iPhone Data Recovery software is built with 3 recovery modes that allows you to restore data from iCloud backup, iTunes backup, and even lost data. It supports selectively recovering files from iCloud and preview what has been scanned. Moreover, you will be able to extract the whole backup file to your computer without resetting your device.


Step 1 Choose Recover mode from homepage


After successfully downloaded and installed on your computer. Launch it, select "Recover from iCloud backup file" module on the homepage.

After that you need to sign in your iCloud account. This software is completely safe and secure, hence you don't have to be skeptical about your account privacy.

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Step 2Download and Extract iCloud Backup File.


You will see a list of the backup files after logged in your iCloud account. Click on the one that you want to restore and the "Download" button, it may takes a while. After the download is complete, you can click on the "Scan Downloaded" button to get ready for restoring.

Next time you can directly access the downloaded iCloud backup file and don't have to re-download unless you deleted the file.

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Step 3 Preview Files and Restore

 

Next, you need to go through the files that have been recovered. Click on each file type and see what has been restored. After that, click on the files you want to restore on your computer and the "Recover" button. From there you will have to define the location and name to save your restored files. Complete the process by clicking on the "Save" icon.

Currently, Syncios iPhone Recovery only supportes recovering Contacts and Notes to devices directly, we will continue to support more types of data, and you can recover the data to your computer.

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Three solutions comparison

Solutions Key Features
Apple iCloud Recovery Recover all data from iCloud backup to iPhone, which needs to be reseted first or set up a new device, cannot preview the data
iPhone Data Transfer Recover limited types of data and support restoring data to iPhone directly, do not need to reset iPhone first, cannot preview the data
iPhone Data Recovery Support previewing the data and selectively recover data to iPhone and computer, 3 modes of iOS data recovery, do not need to reset iPhone first

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