3 Restore your device to a previous iCloud backup
So, how to fix this problem when iTunes cannot restore backup to iPhone
There are two approaches to deal with the iTunes backup problem – either youfix the issue by putting the iOS device on recovery mode or choose to restoreiPhone with backup by using alternative methods. You can use a software thathelps recover iPhone backup from iTunes or restore iPhone with iCloud.But, before moving on to the methods to fix iPhone unable to restore by usingiTunes, make sure you do the following and then try once again to restore youriPhone by using iTunes: * Restart both your iPhone and computer * Update your iTunes to the latest version * Update the iOS * Check your USB cable, if its working fine * Ensure you are entering the right passcodeIf this doesn’t work, try the below methods to fix iPhone not restoring withiTunes: 1. Put your iPhone on Recovery mode to restore with iTunes 2. Restore iPhone backup without using iTunes 3. Try the alternate backup – iCloud to restore iPhone 4. Delete existing corrupt backup file in iTunes
Method 2: Restore iPhone backup without using iTunes
When putting your iOS device on Recovery Mode doesn’t work, restore youriPhone by using Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone. The software restores lostdata from iTunes backup on to iPhone and iPad. With it, you have theflexibility to keep your existing data intact on your iPhone and restore onlywhat you want.You can easily recover lost and deleted Contacts, Safari bookmarks, CameraRoll, Photo Stream, Call History, Voice Memos, WhatsApp, WeChat, Tangomessages, Notes, etc.Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone is safe and supports the latest iOS. Makesure, your iTunes is updated before using it. Try the demo version to see thesoftware in action:Steps to restore backup to iPhone with iTunes * Download and launch Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone software on your Mac or computer * Select Recover from iTunes Backup * Select what you want to recover. Click Next. * List of your iTunes backup files appear. Select the relevant iTunes backup * All the found files in the backup are listed. You can Preview each. if you don’t see all your data, click Deep Scan at the bottom left. * Click Save. Select the location to save the recovered files of iTunes backup. you can save on your iPhone or computer.
Method 3: Use alternate backup – iCloud to restore iPhone
If iTunes is creating problem in restoring your iPhone, restore backup withthe help of iCloud.iCloud automatically backs up your iPhone data over Wi-Fi, when you have turnon iCloud backup.Steps to restore backup to iPhone via iCloud * On your iPhone go to Settings > General > Reset * Tap Erase All Content and Settings * On the Apps & Data screen, select Restore from iCloud Backup * Sign in to your iCloud account using Apple ID * Select the latest backup. Tap Next > Agree and wait till the restore process ends
How to back up your iPhone to iCloud
Make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi. It’ll make your experience faster and,even better, it won’t drain your data. To connect to Wi-Fi: 1. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi 2. Turn on Wi-Fi. Your device will automatically search for available networks near you. 3. Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network you want to join.For a smoother transfer, make sure your software is updated. Tap Settings >General > Software Update.
Create an iCloud backup:
1. Open the Settings app and tap [your name] at the top. If you don’t see your name, tap Sign in to your iPhone. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you’ll need to create one to access Apple services like iCloud, the App Store, iMessage, and more. 2. On the next screen, tap iCloud and then turn on everything you want to save. 3. Tap iCloud Backup to turn it on. If you receive a message about disabling iTunes backup, tap Ok. 4. Tap Back Up Now. Make sure to stay connected to Wi-Fi.If you’re concerned about storage space, go back to iCloud> Manage Storage.
How to restore iOS devices from an iCloud backup
1. Make sure you have the most recent software update on your iOS device. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. If there is a new update available, tap Download and Install. 2. Check to see the last time you backed up your device before you restore it. Go to Settings > [Your name] > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups. 3. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap Erase All Content and Settings. 4. On the Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup, then sign in to iCloud. 5. Select Choose Backup and then choose from the list of backups in iCloud.
Backing up using iCloud
Backing up your iPad using iCloud is the easiest method. Here’s how to do itfor yourself. * Make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. * Open the Settings app, press your name, then tap iCloud. * Scroll down to iCloud Backup, then tap Back Up Now.If you’re unsure as to whether the backup is complete, you can head toSettings, then tap iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage, then tap on thedevice on the list.
Restore from an iCloud backup
Here’s how to restore your device from an iCloud backup from before youupdated to iOS 12. * On the Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup and sign in to iCloud. * Tap Choose Backup and choose the backup you made before installing iPadOS. * Make sure you select the right backup — if you’ve had your device for more than a day, you may have another backup from when you were already on iPadOS.
Restore from an iTunes backup
Did you make an iTunes backup instead? Here’s how to restore from an iTunesbackup. * Tap Restore from iTunes Backup on the Apps & Data screen. * Open iTunes on your computer, make sure your device is connected through a cable, then tap Trust This Computer. * Select your device in iTunes, then press Summary and hit the Restore Backup button. * Pick the backup from when your device was still running iOS 12. * Keep your iPad connected to your computer until after it finishes syncing.
Restore Your iPhone from an iCloud Backup:
1. Open the Settings app. 2. Scroll down to General and tap it. 3. Tap Reset at the bottom of the menu. 4. Tap Erase all Content and Settings. Once your content and settings have been erased, your iPhone willautomatically ask you if you’d like to restore your iPhone from an iCloudbackup or restore your iPhone from a local backup. Make your selection basedon which backup is most recent, but definitely before the malware, then followthe on-screen instructions and in a few short minutes your iPhone should beback online and good to go.
3. Restore your device to a previous iCloud backup
In the event that the above procedure is ineffective, it’s time to dive a bitdeeper. Assuming you’ve been using iCloud’s backup function, you can restoreyour device to a previous backup state. Any faulty software should be expungedif you perform these steps.Navigate to the Settings menu and select General.Scroll to the bottom of the General menu and select Reset.Select Erase All Content and Settings.If you’d like to perform a last-minute backup to iCloud before proceeding,select Backup Then Erase. Otherwise, select Erase Now. Follow the subsequentseries of prompts and confirmations, entering your passcode as needed, tocomplete the procedure.When your iPhone displays the Apps & Data screen, select Restore from iCloudBackup. You’ll be prompted to sign into iCloud, and after you do so, you’ll beable to select which iCloud backup you’d like to use.
Restore Your iOS Device
If all the above solution does not work, then you can also restore yourdevice. Best way of doing this is: * Create a backup of your device settings * After creating backup perform a factory reset * Now restore your device