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How to Restore iCloud Backup?

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Having a backup of your data and information on your iCloud storage and information comes handy if you ever lose your iOS device or you need to format it. And, whenever you wish to, you can easily restore a backup from your iCloud storage to your iOS by following the below mentioned steps:

Steps to Restore iCloud Backup

1.) On your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), tap on the Settings app icon and go to General and then Software Update option. If you see any newer software version available for your iOS device, follow the on-screen prompts to download and install it.

2.) Next, tap on the Settings app and go to Your Name > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage (or Settings) > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage option. Then tap on a device from the list to identify the date and size of the recent backup.

NOTE: Make sure that you have the latest backup to restore from.

3.) After that, go to the Settings application and select General option. Under General section, tap on the Reset option, and then on “Erase all content and settings”.

4.) Next, tap on the Restore from iCloud Backup option located under Apps & Data screen. Then, log into your iCloud account.

5.) Then, select Choose backup option and choose from the list of available backups in iCloud which you wish to restore. Wait until the restoration of your backup gets completed. Once completed, you can start using your iOS device.

NOTE: If you are looking to set up a new iOS device from an iCloud backup, follow the instructions provided below.

1.) Start your iOS device and go to the option – Apps & Data screen.

2.) Under Apps & Data section, tap on the Restore from iCloud Backup option and log into your iCloud account.

3.) Then, simply tap Choose backup option and select the iCloud backup from the list you wish to restore. Once done, your new device is ready to use with an iCloud backup.

So, this is how you can restore an iCloud backup to your old or new iOS device.

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