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How to Restore iPhone from iTunes?

iTunes is always the first choice to backup iPhone for iPhone users. It can backup all the data on your iPhone and it doesn’t have the space limitation. Every time you sync your iPhone with your iTunes, it will make a backup file for you. The backup file will save in your computer and you can easily restore iPhone from iTunes backup file if you lost or deleted data from your iPhone accidentally.

In this article, we will show you two methods to restore iPhone from iTunes. The first one is directly restore your iPhone with iTunes backup file and the other one is restore iPhone from iTunes backup file with iPhone data recovery. The first method can only restore the whole backup file to your iPhone. You will lose the data you save on your iPhone after you make the iTunes backup file. The second method enables you selectively restore iPhone from iTunes backup. For example, you can only restore text messages or photos from iTunes backup file. So you don’t need to worry about wiping data from your iPhone. In this method, we need to use iPhone data recovery. It will help you to scan and restore iPhone from iTunes backup file easily.

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes

In this way, you can directly restore iPhone from iTunes backup file. After restoring, your iPhone will be overwritten by the backup file and your iPhone will return to the same as when you make the backup file. So if you want to recover some data that you lost or deleted, you can use this way. But, just like what I said above, this way will wipe all the data you save on your iPhone after you make the backup file. So before you restore iPhone with iTunes, think about it. If you don’t want to lose the data, directly go to the second method: How to selectively restore iPhone from iTunes backup file.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC

Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. Run iTunes and go to the summary section of your iPhone.

iTunes summary section of iPhone

Step 2. Restore iPhone from iTunes backup

Once you enter the summary section of your iPhone, you will see the option to restore your iPhone with iTunes backup files.

restore iphone from backup

Choose restore iPhone from backup file and find the iTunes backup files you would like to restore from. Then click “Restore” button to begin the restoring. Please don’t disconnect your iPhone with compute before the restoration is finished.

How to selectively restore iPhone from iTunes backup file using iPhone data recovery

If you don’t want to lose data on your iPhone now when you restore iPhone from iTunes, you need to use iPhone data recovery software. It can scan iTunes backup files on your computer and list all the data in it. So you can select the data you want to restore. Using this method, you won’t lose any data on your iPhone now and you can easily restore data from iTunes backup file.

Step 1. Run iPhone Data Recovery

Free download, install and run the recovery software on your computer. Choose the second option on the main interface “Recover from iTunes Backup File”. You will see all the iTunes backup files listed on the interface.

iTunes backup file list

Step 2. Scan iTunes Backup File

You need to choose the one you want to restore iPhone from and click “Scan” button. The software will begin to analyze your iTunes backup file. All the data in the iTunes backup file will be listed on the interface and classified by data type.

scan iTunes backup file

Step 3. Restore iPhone from iTunes

You can easily go the each section to preview the data you would like to restore. The select the data you want to restore and click “Recover” button. All the data you selected will be restored to your computer. You can check and use them as you want. This iPhone data recovery also enables you to restore iPhone from iCloud. If you want to do that, just download it and have a try.