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How to Restore iCloud Backup

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Athryn Mitchell

Mobile phone analyst, Editor-in-Chief of TransPhone. Find more on her Fackbook or Google+.

As an iPhone user, you are likely to be trapped into such troubles: be unable to perform any action due to forgetting password on iPhone screen (In this case, you are required to set your iDevice into Recovery Mode first.), or the device is stuck in the Recovery Mode for something wrong with the update. Anyway, when your iPhone is in the Recovery Mode, whether acted by yourself or not, you will be freaked out. Fortunately, as such a successful corporation focusing on user experience, Apple is so considerate to offer the solution - with iTunes and iCloud, you can easily reset your iPhone and restore iCloud backup to your phone.

Step 1 Reset your phone in the Recovery Mode
When your device is in the Recovery Mode, the iTunes logo and USB cable appear on the screen.
Recovery Mode
Install iTunes to your computer and then connect your phone to the PC via USB cable. After your iPhone is detected by iTunes, click the "Restore" button to put your iPhone into factory settings.
Recovery Mode Alert
Step 2 Restore your iDevice
When you finish the files syncing with iTunes, you will see the interface below. Select "Restore iPhone" to finish the original settings and then tap on the "Restore" icon to enter the next stage.
Restore in Recovery Mode
Restore and Update
Step 3 Retrieve data from iCloud backup
After resetting your device, you are asked to do some basic settings to the phone when turning it on. Then, you will see the following screen. Tap on the "Restore from iCloud Backup" and then sign in your iCloud account to restore data to your device.
Restore iCloud Backup
Follow the steps above, your phone data will be back to your iOS device. But I have to remind you that this approach is based on one premise: all you iPhone information has been backed up to iCloud. Therefore, it is necessary for you to do some backup constantly.
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