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How to Restore Disabled iPhone from iCloud Backup

2016-01-20 15:02:42 Posted by Abby Haines to iPhone Data Recovery

Summary:
This article introduces you two ways to restore disabled iPhone from iCloud backup. Try them to get back your data when iPhone is disabled due to certain reasons.

Is it possible to restore disabled iPhone?

iPhone can get disabled unexpectedly for various incidents, for example, dropped to the ground or into water, locked by a forgotten passcode, failed to start after iOS upgrade or jailbreak failure. When encountered such a troublesome situation, you are not allowed to use your iPhone as well as all your data on the device. It is disappointing! But don’t worry! The iCloud backup runs automatically in the background under following instances:

  • when your device is plugged in to the computer
  • locked or disabled
  • connected to Wi-Fi

The fact makes it is possible that you can restore disabled iPhone from iCloud backup and get back your data. In this page, we will show you, step by step, how to do this job in two ways. You can read on to learn the detailed guide.

How to erase and restore disabled iPhone with iCloud

Apple is known to allow up to six attempts for password entry before the iOS device automatically locks out and gets completely disabled. If you get your iPhone disabled or locked by a forgotten passcode, you can erase your device with iCloud to remove the passcode and then restore your data from iCloud backup. Here is what you need to do:

1. From another device, go to icloud.com/find.

2. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.

3. Click All Devices at the top of your browser window. 

4. Select the device you want to erase.

5. Click Erase [device] to erase your device and its passcode.

6. Now you can either restore from a backup or set up as new.

Restore disabled iPhone from iCloud backup with EaseUS iPhone data recovery tool

If you get your iPhone disabled due to some other reasons, for example, physically damaged, you will fail to restore your data from iCloud backup with the above method. Then how can you do? Here we recommend you EaseUS iPhone data recovery tool, a program allows you to download iCloud backup to PC. You can try it to extract disabled iPhone data from iCloud backup to your PC or Mac. Here is the detailed guide.      

Step 1. Launch EaseUS iPhone data recovery tool on your computer (Mac or PC), choose Recover from iCloud Backup, and then sign in with your Apple ID.

Choose Recover from iCloud Backup to restore disabled iPhone from iCloud backup

Step 2. Select the right iCloud backup you want to extract, click Scan to download it to your computer and search lost data.

Select the right iCloud backup from which you wan to restore your disabled iPhone

Step 3. After scan, you can choose the right file types and click the specific item to preview the detailed information. And then choose the data and files you want to restore. Finally, click Recover button to save them to your computer.

Preview and restore disabled iPhone data from iCloud backup