Selectively Restore iTunes Backup to iPhone 8

Most iPhone users have a habit of regular backup with iTunes so as to keep iPhone data safe. If you have a new iPhone 8, you may consider restoring iTunes backup to it. For those who wanna a whole backup, just restore an iTunes backup entirely. If you just wanna restore iTunes backup to iPhone 8 selectively, please read on. This article will teach you how to.  Continue reading “Selectively Restore iTunes Backup to iPhone 8”

Solved! iCloud Backup Not Working

“Why won’t my iPhone backup to iCloud?”- Many iPhone users are having a problem enabling their iCloud backup. In this article, we will offer you some possible solutions to solve iCloud backup not working issue.

Solution 1. Reset Network Settings to Fix iCloud Backup not Working

Network is a of great importance if you want to back up your iPhone/iPad/iPod to iCloud. You can try reseting network settings to fix iCloud backup not working or the last backup could not completed problem. The most frequent issue encountered by many iOS users is the Wi-Fi issue.

Solution 2. Log out/Sign Back into iCloud to Fix iCloud Backup not Working

If the backup issue comes from iCloud, you may consider to log out and then log in iCloud again on your iOS device to check if the last backup could not completed problem still exist.

Step 1: Unlock your iDevice, and navigate to Settings> iCloud. Scroll down to the bottom and tap “Sign out”.
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Step 2: Tap Sign Out> Delete from My (iDevice)> Keep on My iPhone. Enter Apple ID Password and finally sign out your iCloud account.
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Step 3: Sign back in your iCloud and see whether the problem has been fixed or not.

Solution 3. Delete Some Existing iCloud Backup to Fix iCloud Backup not Working

Even though currently iCloud backup cannot work, but deleting some existing iCloud backup may fix this issue.

Go to Settings> iCloud> Storage> Manage Storage. Choose the device backup you don’t need, and then tap on “Delete Backup” at the bottom.
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Solution 4. Factory Reset iPhone to Fix iCloud Backup not Working

If nothing else has worked for you so far, then your last chance is to go thermonuclear on the problem by restoring your iOS device. Some might suggest to simply go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Also, you can use iTunes to restore your iPhone/iPad/iPod.
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Solution 5. Back up iPhone to iTunes to Fix the Last Backup Could not Completed

If you fail to make iCloud backup work for you, to fix iCloud backup not working, why not back up iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes instead?

When your iPhone icon shows up on the top left menu of iTunes, click it. And all the data of your iPhone will be listed on the left bar. Under Summary> Backups, choose “This computer” and then click “Back Up Now”. iTunes will begin to back up your iPhone.

Solution 6. Fix iCloud Backup not Working by Backing up iPhone to Computer

Except backing up data to iTunes, you also choose to back up iPhone to computer. iRefone is such the tool can help you do it easily. This software enables to back up data including messages, notes, contacts, photos, whatsapp, wechat and more. It supports to preview these data in the software so that you could selectively choose which data you need. What’s more, it allows you to backup data to computer in readable format.

How to Restore Data on Your iPhone from iTunes or iCloud Backup

This article shows you how to restore iPhone data from iTunes backup or iClould backup separately. 

It’s luck for iPhone users as if you lost your data suddenly, you can restore from the previous backup with iTunes or iCloud.

Part 1. Restore iPhone from the Previous Backup Using iTunes

Step 1: Once you have turned on your new iPhone device the first time or you have performed a factory reset on your iPhone, you will be able to see the “Hello” screen. Once you that message, just go ahead and press the Home button.

Step 2: Read and follow the instructions that appear on your screen until you reach the Apps and Data screen. Once you are on that screen where you can find the iTunes Backup message, just go ahead and tap on Next to continue.

Step 3: After that, go ahead and plug in your iPhone device to the computer you used to backup your data using your USB cable. Launch your iTunes program and then click on the iPhone device icon located on the left side of your screen.

Step 4: And then go ahead and click the Restore Backup button then select the desired backup.

Step 5: Patiently wait for iTunes to restore your iPhone device. Do not disconnect your iPhone from your computer until the process is complete.

Part 2. Recover iPhone from Previous Backup Using iCloud

There is another Apple’s official method on how you can backup and restore your iPhone from the previous backup. This is by using the iCloud backup system.

Step 1. Similar to the first step on how you restore your iPhone using your iTunes backup file, once you have turned on your iPhone device the first time, you will be able to see the “Hello” screen. Once you see that message, just go ahead and press your Home button.

Step 2. Read and follow all the instructions shown on your screen until you reach the Wi-Fi screen. Connect your iPhone device to a searched Wi-Fi connection. Make sure that the connection is stable to avoid any interruptions.
Step 3. Proceed to the other steps as well until you reach the Apps and Data screen. From there, just go ahead and tap on the Restore from the iCloud Backup button.

Step 4. After that, you will be needing to enter your iCloud credentials. Just go ahead and log in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password and then choose from any backup shown on your list.

Step 5. Wait until the restoring process on your iPhone device is complete. Make sure that there are no interruptions on your connection to avoid failure or going around in circles.

Editor’s Note: Using iTunes or iCloud to restore your iPhone, iTunes or iCloud will also just let you restore the whole backup file that you have as a backup and doing this will overwrite the other data on your iPhone device. In short, you will not be able to selective choose as to what you want to extract from your backup file.

Guys who have a better way to restore iPhone data, please leave your suggestions below.