By Penny / Last update May 17, 2022

Is there any way to restore data from iCloud to a new iPhone?


Recently, I purchased another iPhone and I want to restore data from the old one to the new one. Luckily, there’s an iCloud backup available for me. So is there any way to restore data from iCloud to a new iPhone without formatting it? Or is it possible to transfer a part of data from iCloud onto another iOS device?

-A user from Mac Forums

There’s no doubt that iCloud makes it possible to back up all the content and sync automatically between iOS devices. However, there is a point that deserves your attention. That is iOS data synchronicity to iCloud and iCloud backup are not the same thing. If you turn on iCloud, you could view your synced files like photos, videos, and other data on after signing into your Apple ID.

But how to restore new iPhone from iCloud backup? In the following section, you could assist this user in resolving the issue using the methods listed below.

How to restore data from iCloud to new iPhone?

How do I restore a new iPhone from iCloud if I need to transfer some necessary data?” At the moment, users usually want to find feasible solutions. For instance, did you make iCloud backups? If you did, method 1 could help you out. If you have not, you could try method 2. Please choose a pin-pointed solution as much as possible.

Method 1. Restore data from iCloud backup to new iPhone

Before restoring a new iPhone from iCloud backup, you have to meet two prerequisites at the same time. First, there’s a recent iCloud backup that involves the data you would like to transfer. Please see the notes for instructions on how to create an iCloud backup. If not, maybe method 2 is more suitable for you. Second, you have another new iOS device.

 Tap “Settings” >“Your Name”> “iCloud” > “iCloud Backup” and confirm “iCloud Backup” is accessible but do not click “Backup Now”.
If you turn on the iCloud, these data will be synced and updated automatically on

Step 1. Click “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” > “Erase all contents and settings”.


Step 2. Your iPhone will restart and be configured. When comes to the “Apps & Data” screen, tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”.


Step 3. Sign in to iCloud with your iCloud account and then select a backup from a list of iCloud backups.  

Method 2. Restore data from old iPhone to new iPhone with the third-party free iPhone backup software

Fortunately, a new iPhone does not have to erase the existing data. Generally speaking, you automatically get 5 GB of free iCloud storage for your photos, videos, and more. But if you want to make more space available in iCloud, you need to upgrade your iCloud+ plan or reduce the size of your backup. What’s more, the speed of backup is greatly influenced by file size and internet speed.

Therefore, as a free iPhone backup software, AOMEI MBackupper could help you transfer data without iCloud or iTunes backup at a fast speed. Here are two transfer methods. Both plan A and plan B is ok. It’s up to you.

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Tips: This software supports all iPhone models including the newest iPhone 13/12/11/iPhone SE 2020 and works well with the latest iOS 15/14.

Plan A: Transfer all data from iPhone to iPhone

AOMEI MBackupper makes it easy to transfer data between iPhones with simple clicks. It can transfer photos, contacts, memos, calendars, and other data. Please refer to the following steps.

Step 1. Download and install AMOEI MBackupper on your PC, then launch it and connect two iPhones to your computer.

Step 2. Click “iPhone to iPhone Transfer”.


Step 3. Enable backup encryption to encrypt data in the source device, then tap “Start Transfer”. It will take some minutes to overwrite the corresponding data. Please wait patiently.


Plan B: Transfer selective data from iPhone to iPhone

Plan B needs two steps: back up data on the old iPhone and restore the data to the new iPhone. You can preview and choose the necessary files before the data transfer. Meanwhile, there’s no need to transfer data with iCloud backup. Please pay attention to this notice.

✌Backup Data on Old iPhone

Step 1. Download and install AMOEI MBackupper on your PC, then run it and plug in your old iPhone.

Step 2. Click Custom Backup and select the data you want to backup.


Step 3. Choose the storage path and tap “Start Backup”.


✌Transfer Data to New iPhone

Step 1. Connect your new iPhone to your PC, then click “Back” in the Backup Management interface.


Step 2. Tap “Expand” > “Advanced” > “Restore”.


Step 3. You can click the icon to preview and select the necessary data that will be restored to your new iPhone. Then click “Start Restore”.


Wrapping up

That’s all for how to restore data from iCloud to new iPhone. If you have made regular iCloud backups before, you could restore the new iPhone from iCloud backup. But if you prefer to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes backup, AOMEI MBackupper can help you tackle this issue without data erasing.

Besides this, if you just need to recover the lost or deleted data, AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS could help you to recover within a few simple clicks. You can also preview all data before iPhone data recovery and select necessary photos, videos, or other files. Hope this post could give you some inspiration.