How to Restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus from iCloud with Ease

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

If you have mistakenly rest your iPhone X or iPhone 8/8 Plus to defaults, you can quickly restore it from iCloud backup if you have ever backed up with iCloud. In this post, we show you the detailed guide to restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus from iCloud backup with ease. What's more, we also offer you another method to restore iPhone X or iPhone 8/8 Plus with iTunes backup if haven't backed up your iPhone with iCloud. Read on and see how to make it.

How to restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus from iCloud backup

Restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus from iCloud is very convenient without using computer and iTunes as long as you have backed up your iPhone with iCloud regularly.

1. Turn on iPhone X/8/8 Plus again after resetting to defaults. If you have already set up your iPhone again, you need to go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings" to wipe data before you can use these steps to restore iPhone from iCloud.

2. Follow the onscreen setup steps until you reach the "Apps & Data" screen, then tap "Restore from iCloud Backup".

3. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password.

4. Choose the latest backup to restore your iPhone. Sign in to your Apple ID to restore apps and purchases if asked. If you can't remember your password, you can tap "Skip" this Step and sign in later.

5. Stay connected to a stable Wi-Fi or cellular network and wait for the restoring process to finish. When the restoring is done, all your apps, photos, music and other information will be back to your device.

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How to restore your device from an iTunes backup

If you are accustomed to using iTunes to back up your iPhone instead of iCloud, you can restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus from iTunes backup. Check following details.

1. Run iTunes on your computer that you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes.

2. Connect iPhone X or iPhone 8/8 Plus to your computer its original USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" on the device screen to if asked.

3. Click iPhone X/8/8 Plus device button when it appears in iTunes. If you have found the iTunes can't recognize your iPhone, link to learn what to do.

4. Choose "Restore Backup" in iTunes. Choose the latest backup to restore to iPhone.

5. Click "Restore" and wait for the process to finish. Enter the password for your encrypted backup if necessary.

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Bonus tips: How to back up iPhone X/8/8 Plus in a readable way

As we all know, if you choose iTunes or iCloud to back up your iPhone, you are unable to read and manage the backed up files because of data encryption limitation. However, when we sync music, photos, or videos from iPhone to the computer, we usually want to read or play the files, then, how to back up iPhone to the computer in a manageable way? Now, EaseUS MobiMover Free comes to help up to transfer contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, and audios from iPhone X/8/8 Plus or other iPhone devices to the computer with one-click in a readable and manageable way. For specific info, you can go to MobiMover Free online user tutorial page to get help.

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Step 1: Connect your new iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your computer with a USB cable. Tap Trust This Computer on your iPhone screen if a pop-up asks. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free and go to the 1-Click Transfer screen. Select the iDevice to PC to help you back up iPhone X or iPhone 8 to Window PC.

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Step 2: This one-click transfer mode enables you to export all the files on iPhone X or iPhone 8 with a single click. Or choose certain data types to back up as you like. 

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Step 3: MobiMover can save your iPhone backup on the desktop if you don't customize the storage path. If you want to keep it at anywhere else, you can click the Folder icon at the top-right corner to set the destination.

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Step 4: Now, click Transfer to begin to back up iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your computer without iTunes. Please don't disconnect your iPhone while transferring. Otherwise, you need to start it again. 

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