How do I restore my iPhone from backup after setup?
I had to erase my iPhone temporarily and restore from backup, which I did before resetting the iPhone. During the setup process, I couldn’t be able to restore from the recent backup. I then finish the setup process. Then, the question is - how can I restore my iPhone from backup after setup?
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Can you restore iPhone from backup after setup?
When you have got a new iPhone or factory reset your iPhone for troubleshooting, you can restore backup to your iPhone so that you won’t lose anything. However, Just like the scenario shown above, or you may keep on setting up your iPhone and forget to restore the backup to your iPhone.
When you finish the setup task, you may find it difficult to restore backup. Then, here comes the question - how can you restore iPhone from backup after setup?
You may get upset because you are not allowed to restore iPhone from backup after setup directly unless you have an assist of a third-party tool. But please do not quit this guide, optionally, to make the restore process possible, you need firstly to restore iPhone to factory settings, and then restore iPhone from iCloud/iTunes backup during the setup process.
Without erasing iPhone, if you are looking for a tool to do you a favor, just try the one mentioned in the third part to restore iPhone from backup after setup in a better and faster way.
How to restore iPhone from iCloud/iTunes backup after setup
If you have chosen to erase iPhone to factory settings, you can follow the steps below to reset iPhone to factory settings and restore iPhone from backup depending on the backup tools you are using.
How to restore iPhone to factory settings
Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > Choose General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Tap Erase All Content and Settings. Then, input your passcode to confirm.
Restore iPhone from iCloud backup after setup
If you have the latest iCloud backup for your iPhone, follow the steps below to know how to restore iPhone from iCloud backup after initial setup.
Step 1. Set up your iPhone again like you used to do > Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
Step 2. When you are greeted with the App & Data page > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in with your iCloud account and password > Choose the latest backup to restore.
Restore iPhone from iTunes backup after setup
iTunes assists you in managing media files and backing up your iOS devices on your computer. If you've made an iTunes backup, the steps below will show you how to restore your iPhone from the most recent backup in iTunes.
Step 1. Set up your iPhone until you see Apps & Data screen > Choose Restore from Mac or PC.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > Run the latest iTunes on your computer > Click the phone icon > Under Settings bar, choose Summary > Click Restore Backup.
Step 3. Finally, choose the latest iTunes backup to restore to your iPhone.
Warm tip: Quick fixes to restore iTunes backup not working If you find restore iTunes backup not working or iTunes restore backup greyed out during the process, you can try the following troubleshoots.
• Make sure the iPhone is recognized by iTunes.
• Restart iPhone and iTunes.
• Update iOS and iTunes version
• Restore iTunes backup with a third-party tool mentioned in the next part.
FoneTool: A better way to transfer all data to iPhone after setup
Do not waste time erasing iPhone and setting up it again, FoneTool, the professional iOS data backup & transfer tool provides you with a better way to restore iPhone from backup after setup.
👍 Transfer all data to new iPhone after setup. It enables you to backup or transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup with no data loss.
👍 Simple UI and operations. The user-friendly design and interface help you handle the tool in a few seconds. The entire operation is as simple as ABC.
👍 No Apple ID limitations. Different from iCloud or iTunes, FoneTool enables you to change Apple ID without losing data on iPhone.
👍 Wide compatibility. FoneTool is widely compatible with models of iPhone, including the latest iPhone 14 series, as well as iPad and iPod.
How to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone
You can utilize the iPhone to iPhone transfer function in FoneTool to fully backup your old iPhone and restore iPhone from backup after setup.
Step 1. Launch in FoneTool > Connect both of your iPhones to a computer > You may need to tap Trust on your iPhone.
Step 2. Click Phone Transfer > Get to iPhone to iPhone option and click Start Transfer.
Note: If you have only one Apple Lightning to USB cable, you can also try Full Backup function in Phone Backup page to create a full iPhone backup and then restore to your new iPhone.
Step 3. The source and target iPhone will be listed. You can enable Backup encryption to encrypt the data in your source iPhone.
Step 4. Click Start Transfer to begin the transfer > Wait for the transfer to complete, and the target iPhone will be restarted automatically.
Restore iPhone from iTunes backup after setup
FoneTool also enables you to restore iPhone from iTunes backup. If you have successfully backed up your iPhone via iTunes but fail to restore the backup to iPhone, you can rely on FoneTool to make it.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer > Launch FoneTool and click the Menu icon from the upper-right corner > Click Import Backup Files to choose your iTunes backup.
Generally, your iTunes backup is saved in C:\Users\[PC name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\ MobileSync.
Step 2. After confirming your iTunes backup version, click Restore from this page to continue > Finally, click Start Restore to begin the task.
That’s all for the instructions to restore iPhone from backup after setup. You can choose to restore iCloud/iTunes backup after erasing it or utilize FoneTool to restore backup in a simpler way. If this guide is helpful, please share it with others.
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