Backup & Restore

How to Backup and Restore iPhone

Whether you are switching to a new iPhone or you are saving the data to prevent future data loss. Such situations would require you to backup and restore iPhone. Sometimes accidental data losses occur and cause so much inconvenience to you. Unless you have a backup, you can't recover the data to a new iPhone (if the old one got damaged) and hence the need for backup and restore of iPhone arises.

In this article we are going to explain various ways to backup and restore iPhone to ease off your burden. Keep reading to know more!

The Official Ways to Backup Your iPhone Data

1. Backup with iTunes

  • Run latest iTunes on your PC and connect your iPhone to it.
  • Click the device icon at the top left and browse 'Summary' > 'Back Up Now' > 'Done'.
backup with itunes

2. Backup with iCloud

  • Setup your iCloud account and turn it on your iPhone.
  • Visit 'Settings' > [your name] > 'iCloud' > 'iCloud Backup' > turn on iCloud backup and tap 'Back Up Now'.
backup with icloud

The Official Ways to Restore iPhone Data

1. Restore from iTunes backup

Backup and restore of iPhone gets complete with this –

  • Launch iTunes on the same computer you have used to backup data now and connect the iPhone.
  • Click on iPhone name on iTunes > 'Summary' > 'Restore Backup' > choose the recent iTunes backup file > 'Restore'.
restore from itunes backup

2. Restore from iCloud Backup

Here is the process for backup restoring on iPhone using iCloud –

  • On your new iPhone go to the 'Hello' screen till you reach the Wi-Fi window. Turn in Wi-Fi and visit the 'Apps & Data' screen.
  • Choose 'Restore from iCloud Backup' > login to the previously used iCloud account > pick the recent backup you made > 'Restore' to confirm.
restore from icloud  backup

A one-stop solution for Backup and Restore

Though, iCloud and iTunes are reliable ways of backup and restore iPhone, there are certain limitations with them. The amount of data you recover, choice of data to recover as well as the restriction for using the same iCloud to backup and restore your iPhone. To overcome this trouble, you can go for Tenorshare iCareFone. This tool helps you selectively backup and restore data, while keeping your old data safe on your computer in a readable format. There is no limitation on the quantity of data and the times you can backup or restore using iCareFone. This program acts as the best file manager and helps you share notes, apps, photos, contacts etc. to other devices and computer as well.

Powerful iOS File Manager to Transfer & Backup iDevices
  • Free backup everything you need on iPhone/iPad/iPod
  • Selectively restore files without erasing current data
  • Transfer music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS without limitation
  • Save your device from common iOS problems and bring a better performance
  • Fully compatible with iOS 12 and iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

Comparing the Methods

Here is a comparison table for iCareFone, iCloud, and iTunes so that you get a complete and clear picture of the three methods and choose wisely. Have a look before you proceed to backup and restore iPhone


Tenorshare iCareFone



Time taken to restore and backup

Quick to backup and restore

Time consuming

Time consuming

Space available for backup

Unlimited, there is no restriction for space


5GB of free space, beyond that you need to purchase space.

Wi-Fi connectivity required

No need of Wi-Fi connection to backup and restore

Not Required

Strong Wi-Fi connection required

Ease of operation

Very easy to use

Bit lengthy process


Selective backup & Restore

You can selectively backup and restore data

Can't do

Can't do

Overwriting old data

No data loss, as old data is not overwritten

Data gets overwritten

Data gets overwritten

Junk File Handling

It can delete junk files and remove annoying Ads

Not supported

Not supported

Detailed guide to backup and restore iPhone Tenorshare iFoneCare –

#1: Backup

Step 1: Install and run Tenorshare iCareFone on your Mac/Windows system and connect your iPhone using a USB cable. Hit on the 'Backup & Restore' tab thereafter.

icarefone interface

Step 2: On the next window, choose the 'Select All' option and tap the 'Backup' button. Wait a while for the backup process to take effect.

icarefone backup

Step 3: Wait for backup completion now and upon that, you can choose 'View Backup Data' or 'View Backup List' if you want.

backup complete

#2: Restore

Step 1: Connect the iOS device you want to restore data to, after relaunching iCarFone and choosing 'Backup & Restore'. Select a backup and then click on 'View'.

icarefone restore

Step 2:  Preview data from the left panel and click on 'Restore to device'. You are sorted now.

preview and restore backup


From the above article, we conclude that, when it comes to securely backing up and restoring iPhone, there is nothing to match up with iCareFone. Selective data recovery, protection from spam and annoying Ads or no data loss, the features are par excellence. For safe keeping of your backup data, choosing iCareFone will always be at the top spot.

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