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[Full Guide] How to Restore iPhone Easily with 6 Ways

Unfortunate scenarios like loss of data, or getting locked out of your iOS hampers the flow of work altogether. And if you do not want to get stuck in there, then the best way of overcoming such cases is by restoring your iPhone. Are you curious to know how you can do it? Stay tuned with us as we will provide you with 6 methods of restoring your iPhone with or without the needs of backup!

Part 1. How to Restore iPhone from Backup?

If you want to restore iPhone from iTunes/iCloud backup, then here are 3 easy ways for you to restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6S/6/5S/5 from backup.

1. Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

Restore your iPhone from iTunes Backup shown as follows.

Step 1: Launch iTunes over your PC/Mac. Now link your desired iOS Device followed by tapping on iPhone icon.

Step 2: Tap on Summary from the left panel and click on 'Restore Backup' under the 'Manually Backup and Restore'.

Step 3: Now, confirm the restoration from the pop-up.

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You may also be interested in restoring iPhone using custom IPSW with/without iTunes

2. Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

The other sorted way of restoring iPhone is by iCloud Backup. Follow the steps below to understand how.

Step 1: To restore iPhone from iCloud backup, clean away your existing data by going to 'Settings' > 'General' > 'Reset' > 'Erase All Contents and Settings'.

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Step 2: Now, switch on your device and wait to see the 'Apps & Data' screen. From there, tap on 'Restore from iCloud Backup' and sign in with iCloud credentials. Opt for the backup you want and you're done.

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3. Selectively Restore iPhone from iTunes/iCloud Backup

When you wish to selectively restore your iPhone from the iTunes/iCloud backup Tenorshare UltData is the ideal for executing that. This amazing tool works down with almost all the iOS devices and iOS versions and lets users selectively reverse their contents of data. With UltData, one can also get the opportunity to preview the data prior to recovering. It supports a range of 20+ data types inclusive of call logs, messages, audio etc.

Want to know how to restore your iPhone from the iCloud/iTunes backup, then make use of the below guide.

Restore from iTunes Backup: Run UltData software and link your iPhone with computer > Opt for "Recover from iTunes Backup File" from the program > Select the suitable backup file > Tap on "Start Scan" for a detailed scanning. Now, have a preview of the lost files and then tap on "Recover" to selectively restore iPhone from iTunes backup.

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Restore from iCloud backup: Connect your device with computer and launch UltData> tap on 'Recover from iCloud backup' > choose the backup file> select the files for restoring> click on 'Next' option> view the progress table> preview screen> tap on 'Recover' tab to restore iPhone from iCloud backup.

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Extra Tip: How to Restore iPhone without Backup?

If you have forgotten to maintain the backup of your iPhone, then in this case too, Tenorshare UltData can help you to conveniently restore data of your iPhone directly. With this powerful software, you can relocate a variety of data including call logs, audio, messages and other useful data types. This software swiftly works in almost all the iOS devices and latest iOS 12 OS.

Part 2. If You Want to Restore iPhone to Factory Settings

From here-on you can acquaint yourself with three ways through which you can restore iPhone to factory settings from iTunes or iCloud or without it.

1. Restore iPhone from iTunes

To restore iPhone from iTunes, simply load iTunes over your iPhone and connect your PC/Mac via USB cable. From the top left corner of the iTunes interface, click on device icon followed by 'Summary'. Select 'Restore [your device]' button and confirm.

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2. Restore iPhone from iCloud

To Restore iPhone to factory settings using iCloud, you need to take help of 'Find My iPhone' feature. Perform the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Visit official website of iCloud and sign in to your iCloud account. Tap on 'Find My iPhone from iCloud's screen and your iPhone will be located.

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Step 2: From the upper middle section, click on 'All devices' tab> select your locked iPhone featuring in the drop down menu.

Step 3: After selecting your iPhone, hit the 'Erase iPhone' button to easily restore your iPhone to factory settings.

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3. Restore iPhone without iTunes/iCloud

Tired of restoring your iPhone with age long, iTunes/iCloud then Tenorshare 4uKey is here to save your time and efforts. With 4uKey, one can speedily get rid of the Passwords/PIN/Face ID and restore iPhone without the need of iTunes/iCloud. This powerful mighty tool works in both the Mac/Windows computer and with supports the latest versions of iOS devices. Want to get started with this commendable tool? Learn the method of restoring iPhone without iTunes from below.

Step 1: To initiate the process of restoring your iPhone, you need to download 4uKey and install it over your PC Windows PC/Mac. Open the program later. Connect your iPhone with computer now and hit 'Start'.

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Step 2: Now, you will be redirected to a program for downloading the new firmware package for your iPhone. Simply, opt for a save path and click on 'Download'.

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Step 3: Once the firmware easily gets downloaded, the first step towards restoring your iPhone will be getting rid away from your iPhone passcode. For that, press the 'Unlock Now' button. After this, you can renew your iPhone by resetting all the Face ID, Touch ID and passcodes from your phone.

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In this article, we have given a detailed account on how to restore the iPhone in 6 possible ways. Accordingly, the user can opt for the one suitable to them. However, undoubtedly, Tenorshare UltData and 4uKey stands in par for giving excellent results. Do, let us know which method or way you found the most suitable one.

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