iOS Data Recovery: How to Restore iOS Data from iTunes & iCloud Backup

iOS iOS Data Recovery Last Updated : July 25, 2016

Take the best way to achieve iOS data recovery from iTunes and iCloud backup

Possibly, some accident situations happen on your iOS devices, lost, stolen, damaged and so on. Before those disasters are coming, you may have taken a backup of essential data like contacts, notes, photos to iTunes, iCloud or computer. Once you got a new device, what you do first is to recover iOS (10) data from backup. How to? For rookies who have trouble with iOS data recovery, we can make all clear, restoring from iTunes/iCloud backup or other backups.

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How to Recover iOS (10) Data?

Apple pushed out iTunes and iCloud for iDevices users to conveniently store and restore data of iPhone, iPad, iPod. It is not a hard task but deadly simple to recover iOS (10) data from iTunes and iCloud backup following the guides.

iOS Data Recovery from iTunes Backup

iOS Data Recovery from iTunes Backup

▪ Make sure you have copied all data of your device to iTunes and open it on computer.
▪ Plug in the new device to computer via a USB cable. A message asking you if trusting this computer will be shown on device screen. Tap trust to make the connection successful.
▪ Now, your device appears in iTunes. Click the iPhone, iPad, or iPod icon to enter device info page. If your iPhone is not connecting to iTunes, please check solutions here.
▪ Move to Backups section and click "Restore Backup…". Select the most appropriate backup by checking date and size. Confirm device name and click Restore to start iOS data recovery.

iOS Data Recovery from iCloud Backup

iOS Data Recovery from iCloud Backup

▪ To recover iOS data from iCloud backup is a bit complicated. First of all, you should remove all data from your device. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
▪ After that, you are required to perform setup process following onscreen steps. When you go to Apps & Data screen, select Restore from iCloud Backup option.
▪ Connect Wi-Fi and sign in iCloud with Apple ID. Choose the most relevant backup and iOS data recovery will start automatically.
Note: Please keep Wi-Fi connected unless the process is completely finished.

Restore Backup Media Files from Computer to iOS (10) Devices

We should alert you that iTunes only restore all backup contents at once so that you are not allowed to select certain items to recover, while iOS data recovery from iCloud backup requires an uninterrupted network and the data size should not exceed iCloud storage.
WinX MediaTrans, a well-developed file transfer program, concentrates on syncing media files between iDevice and computer. It allows you to select certain videos, songs to import from computer to iPhone, iPad, iPod at an extremely fast speed. Videos in any format will be converted to iOS (10) compatible formats during transfer and rotated from vertical to horizontal for a full-screen playback.

In turn, WinX MediaTrans can help you copy selectable photos, videos and music from iDevice to computer within a few clicks. Besides media file transfer and retrieval, it can also be a music editor to modify metadata of a song (including title, artist, album and year), create playlist, delete unwanted music. What's more, it can turn iDevice to be a portable USB drive to store any kinds of file, Word, Excel, PDF, PPT and more.

Check tutorials of media file recovery via WinX MediaTrans:
>>How to Add Music from Computer to iPhone
>>How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone

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