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Can I Restore My iPhone From iCloud After Setting It up as a New Phone?

By Novak Bozovic / February 9, 2021

Even though backing up your iPhone is relatively straightforward (Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup), the same can't be said for restoring your iCloud data. For example, we're sure that many of you wonder if it's possible to restore your iPhone from iCloud after setting it up as a new phone? That's precisely what we'll answer in this article, so keep on reading. 

Before we jump in, here's helpful info. It's impossible to restore your iPhone from iCloud if you've already set it up as a new phone. However, that applies to iOS' built-in capabilities. To achieve that, you need to rely on a third-party solution. So, here's all you need to know. 

Here's How to Restore Your iPhone From iCloud – Without Resetting Your Device

It’s possible to restore your iPhone from iCloud without having to reset it. However, you'll need to use a third-party application for that purpose. With that said, make sure to go through the following steps. 

Note

The following method helps you restore specific files from your iCloud, which you can save to your iPhone or computer. It's not a full replacement for restoring your iPhone completely but comes in handy when trying to recover essential files and information. 

Wondershare Dr Fone Home Screen
Dr Fone Wondershare Restoring from iCloud
Extracting iCloud Backup for iPhone via Wondershare Dr Fone
Previewing iCloud Backup Data Wondershare Dr Fone

Here's How to Restore Your iPhone From iCloud – If You Want to Reset Your Device

If you want to follow the "official" way to restore your iPhone, you’ll need to reset your device first. That will cause your smartphone to greet you with a "Hello" screen, asking you to set it up from scratch. Here’s what you need to do. 

Note

Keep in mind that this method will first erase your iPhone’s contents. You can only use one Apple ID per iPhone, so don’t forget to save anything important you might have on your phone. 

Restoring iCloud Backup While Setting Up New iPhone
Image Credits: Apple.

As you can see, you don't have many options when it comes to restoring your iPhone from iCloud – if you've set it up as a new phone. Right now, you best bet is to erase it, and then start from scratch (while recovering your data from your existing iCloud backup).

Finally, if you have any questions or doubts, know that you can count on our team to assist. Just make sure to post your comment below. And also, thank you for reading!



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