How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

This article aims at providing guide and solutions to people who want to use iTunes to restore their iPhones to factory settings, restore their iPhones from iTunes backup, or just want to fix this issue: iTunes stuck on preparing iPhone for restore. Read on to get the one for you.

Part 1: Use iTunes to Restore Your iPhone to Factory Settings

You need to get the prepare work below done first if you want to use iTunes to restore your iPhone to factory settings:

1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
2. Backup data on your iPhone if you have important data on it.
3. Disable Find My iPhone, and turn off WiFi to prevent auto sync in iCloud.

Steps to restore your iPhone to factory settings

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer, and then run iTunes.

Step 2. When your iPhone is recognized by iTunes, click on the device's name on the left menu.

Step 3.Now, you can see the option of "Restore iPhone..." in the Summary window.

Steps to restore your iPhone to factory settings

Part 2: Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

To restore iPhone from iTunes backup, there are two ways. The commonest way is using iTunes to restore the backup entirely to your iPhone, while the other way is selectively restore whatever you want from the backup without iTunes. Let's check how to do it below.

Restore iPhone from iTunes backup entirely

If you don't have anything important on your iPhone, this way is a great option. You can restore the whole backup data to your iPhone completely.

Just connect your iPhone to the computer at first. Then run iTunes and click the device's name on the left menu. You can see the Summary window displaying on the right. Find the "Restore Backup..." button and click it. Then choose the backup file you want to restore and begin restoring.

Restore iPhone from iTunes backup entirely

Note: You also can right click the device's name on the left side and choose "Restore Backup...". It's the same way as you do according to the steps above.

Selectively restore iPhone from iTunes backup without using iTunes

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Steps to restore iPhone from iTunes backup without iTunes

Step 1. Download and install dr.fone

Step 2. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and select the iTunes backup file that you want to restore. Then click on the "Start Scan" button to get it extracted.

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Step 3. Preview extracted data and tick the items you want to recover with one click.

Selectively restore iPhone from iTunes backup without using iTunes

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