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How to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup File for Windows/Mac?

It can be a real pain when you upgrade your iPhone to a newer version and can't figure out a way to transfer the data between two different iDevices; or you simply lose some important files on you iPhone and don't know how to restore them... Don't worry, you still have a chance to get them back. We know that people always backup their iPhone data with iCloud or iTunes, so when you found something important is lost or deleted, why don't you try to retrieve them from iCloud or iTunes backup? Not a bad idea, right? So in this article we are going to explain how to restore your iPhone data from iCloud backup in the simplest and most efficient way possible. You can follow the below steps to reach your goal easily.

See Also: How to Restore Photos from iCloud Backups

Backup your iPhone data with iCloud could be a good habit in the daily using of your iPhone. But if you don't know how to do it, here is also some tips for you:

- Before thinking about restoring your data, you need to back them up first! Simply head to Settings, scroll your way down and choose iCloud. Here you will notice a list of many apps which you can choose whether or not to sync like Mails, Contacts, Calendars,... When you're prepared, head down and click on "Storage & Backup". Look at the bottom of your device, and you'll see "Back Up to iCloud" button. Go ahead and turn that on. After that, just click OK for the popped up notification. Now, you can run iCloud and click "Back Up Now". It will then go ahead and start to back up everything on the device in iCloud.

- In order to avoid losing the precious data on your iPhone, you're strongly recommended here to transfer files or data from iPhone 6/5S/5S/4S/4 to personal PC or Mac for backup.

Now, you can start the whole process of recovering iPhone data from iCoud backup easily.

Part 1. How to Recover iPhone from iCloud Backup Directly?

Part 2. How to Restore iPhone Data from iCloud with iCloud Backup Extractor? (Recommended)

How to Directly Restore/Retrieve iPhone Data from iCloud Backup File?

If the iPhone data is lost due to upgrading or formatting, then you can restore the backed up data as follow:

- When your iPhone is finished booting up, you'll have to go over the setup process. Here, you can choose "Restore from iCloud Backup" instead of "Set up as new iPhone" and click Next to continue.
- Here, you'll be asked to log in to iCloud. After you've logged in and agreed with the Terms and Conditions, you will be presented with a list of Backups saved on iCloud. Just choose the one you need and click restore to finish the process. Normally it will take about 3 minutes to complete.

How to Retrieve from iCloud Backup with 3rd-Party Tool?

If you only need to restore specific files from iCloud backup, then you can ask help to 3rd-party program.

There are so many data recovery software for iPhone have provide users with the function of restoring iPhone data from iCloud backup selectively or in a batch. So more and more users are tending to use a 3rd-party program to help them reach the goal easily - iCloud Data Recovery. With this program you can easily restore your iPhone data from iCloud selectively or in a batch as you like. (Here you can also learn how to recover data from iPhone directly.)

Here is a simple tutorial for your reference:

1st click - Directly launch the program and select "Recover from iCloud backup file", then download the iCloud backups to your local disk in the program directly.

choose the right recovery mode

2nd click - Click the backup file and select the file types you wish to restore, then click "Next" button to conduct a deeply scanning on the file. Then files like photos, messages, contacts, etc. will be found and displayed in the program in the form of category.

download icloud backup to pc

3rd click - Preview and tick the files you wish to restore, and them click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

preview and recover selected data from icloud

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