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How to Restore iPhone from iPad Backup

Selena Lee

Mar 09, 2023 • Filed to: Backup & Restore Data • Proven solutions

Want to restore your iPhone from iPad backup? Don't worry. As long as you've synced your iPad with iTunes, your iPad data is safely saved in database in file system. You don't need to waste much time to restore iPhone from iPad backup file with iTunes, with a third-party restoring tool, you can restore iPhone with iPad backup file in 2 steps, no sweat.

2 Steps to Restore iPhone from iPad Backup File

First of all, your need to get the assistant tool here: Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery or Dr.Fone - Mac iPhone Data Recovery (newly supported iOS 9). This program is 100% reliable and effective. You can use it to restore your iPhone from any iPad backup, and preview the content in details before you restore, deciding which one you want. Besides iPad backup files, it also allows you to restore your iPhone with iPod touch backup or other iPhone backup.

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Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery

3 ways to recover data from iPhone SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS!

  • Recover contacts directly from iPhone,iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  • Retrieve contacts including numbers,names,emails,job titles,companies,etc.
  • Supports iPhone 6S,iPhone 6S Plus,iPhone SE and the latest iOS 9 fully!
  • Recover data lost due to deletion,device loss,jailbreak,iOS 9 upgrade,etc.
  • Selectively preview and recover any data you want.
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

Download the free trial version of this software below and install it on your Mac.


Next, let's try to restore iPhone SE,iPhone 6S Plus,iPhone 6S,iPhone 6 Plus/6/5/4S/4/3GS from iPad backup files in detailed steps together.

Step 1. Extract your iPad backup file

Run the program on your computer and find your iPad backup. Select it and click "Start Scan" to extract the content for preview.

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Now Dr.Fone is detected the backup file,it will take a few minutes.

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Step 2. Restore iPhone from iPad backup file

After extracting, you can preview all the contents of your iPad backup file. Mark those you want and click "Recover to Device" or "Recover to Computer" to save them on your computer for your iPhone restore.

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Now you can restore your iPhone from the recovered iPad backup file. It's not difficult. Just import it to your iTunes and move to your iPhone.

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