Accidents happen from time to time. When you delete your Contacts, Notes, Reminders, Messages, or Photos by mistake, or you simply lose them with no good reason at all which always cause panic. iPhone plays important role in our life so do the data on the iPhone. So the first problem we need to work out is to recover the lost data. If you have synced your iPhone to iCloud, you can choose to recover from iCloud backup file, especially when you don’t have an iTunes backup file.
There are two different ways for you to choose to recover the lost data from iCloud backup.
Option 1: Restore iPhone directly from iCloud
Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If a newer version of iOS is available, follow the onscreen instructions to download and install it.
Step 2: Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, then tap a device listed under Backups to see the date and size of its latest backup, if you is running iOS 8 on your iPhone. Make sure you have a recent backup to restore from.
Step 3: Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap “Erase all content and settings.”
Step 4: In the Setup Assistant, proceed to “Set up your device,” tap Restore from a Backup, and then sign in to iCloud.
Step 5: Proceed to “Choose backup,” then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.
The restoring may take a while depending on how many staff included in the backup file.
Option 2: Restore the lost data selectively from iCloud backup with iFonebox
You can firstly download a trial version of iFonebox to have a try but you need to pay for the license of the full version, or you can only analyze and scan the iPhone data.
As you can see from the solution above, you need to erase all the content and settings before restoring you iPhone from the iCloud backup file.
This mean all the content generated between the time when you lose your data and when you restore the data will be erased either. So the best solution is to recover the lost data only. iFonebox, as specialized IOS data recovery software, can achieve so. Let’s get down to the details.
You can download a free trial version before you decide to pay the full version with registration code.
Step 1: Install and run the full version of iFonebox, and choose the recovery mode by hitting “Recover from iCloud Backup” on the launching interface. And you will be brought to an interface asking for you to sign in with your Apple ID. Remember the Apple ID must be the one involved with iCloud.
Step 2: Choose an iCloud backup from the list of backup files, you’d better choose the most recent one.
Step 3: Download the iCloud backup file, this may take some time, depending how large your backup file is.
Step 4: Choose the data type you have lost and want to recover, or if you want to export all the data supported by iFonebox to your computer for convenient reading or record keeping, you can choose to click “Recover All” to your computer.
Step 5: Preview all the exported data before recovering to computer. If you have chosen to recover all the data, what you need is to locate a destination folder.