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How to Restore from iCloud Backup without Reset?

Apple's iCloud offers an official and easy way for iOS device users to backup data on iPhone, iPad and iPod in case of data lost. However, restoring data from iCloud is not as easy as backing up contents to iCloud, which is because you are required to reset your iDevice when restoring from iCloud backup with the official way on iOS device directly. This means if the iCloud backup does not contain all the files on your device, it will also result in data lost, too.

See Also: How to Backup iOS Files with iCloud or iTunes

So this article here is going to show you another safe way to restore iDevice from iCloud backup without reset, which will not delete the existing files on your device and allows you to preview and select the files from iCloud backup to restore.

Part 1. Official Way to Restore from iCloud Backup on iOS Device Directly

First of all, please be noted that the official way to restore iOS device will reset your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Anyway, you can refer to this guide if needed. The following is the instruction to restore from iCloud backup on iOS device directly.

Step 1. Make sure you have an iCloud backup on your device, if not, just create one.

For iOS 10.2 or later users, you can go to Settings > log in with your Apple ID > iCloud > tap on Back Up Now.

For iOS 10.2 or earlier users, please go to Settings > iCloud > turn on iCloud Backup feature > tap on Back Up Now.

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Step 2. Reset your iOS device.

Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. Then tap Erase iPhone option on pop-up window to confirm your action.

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Step 3. restore from iCloud backup.

On the window of "Set up your iPhone", select the Restore from iCloud Backup option. Then sign into iCloud with you Apple ID and password and choose a iCloud backup from the list to start restoring iDevice from iCloud backup.

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Thus all the process will be complete in a while and your iDevice will be reset and restored from iCloud backup.

See Also: How to Fix A Stuck iCloud Backup Restore?

Part 2. Selectively Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod from iCloud Backup without Reset

If you don't want to reset your iOS device, you can also restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod from iCloud backup with the help of a professional 3rd-party recovery tool - iCloud Data Recovery.

With this tool, you can restore any model of iPhone, iPad or iPod from iCloud backup without reset, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/SE, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc. Besides, you can preview and select the contents from iCloud backup you want for restoration, including contacts, photos, music, videos, calendars and so on.

Now, just download the program as below in Mac or Windows version on your computer for free.

Here is how to restore from iCloud backup without reset:

Step 1. Launch the program after downloading and installing, and switch to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode. Then you are required to log into iCloud with your Apple ID and passcodes.

choose the right recovery mode

Step 2. On the list of iCloud backup files, select one iCloud backup and click the "Download" button to download and scan the files from the iCloud backup.

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Step 3. Then all the files from the selected iCloud backup will be found and shown in category, including music, photos, messages, contacts, etc. You can visit any file folder to preview and tick the files you want to restore, and them click "Recover" button to save them on computer without reset.

restore from icloud backup without reset

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