By Stephanie / Last update April 7, 2022

“How to restore notes from iCloud backup without resetting”


“My son played iPad which has the same Apple ID as my iPhone. He accidentally deleted all of the data on Notes by tapping “iCloud” > “Manage Storage” > “Notes” > “Delete data”. I have an iCloud backup, but I don’t want to reset my iPhone. How to restore notes from iCloud backup without resetting?”


iCloud makes it very simple to backup all of the content and keeps synchronization among iOS devices. Syncing iOS data to iCloud and iCloud backup are totally different. You could check the synced files on

However, when it comes to restoring data from an iCloud backup, Apple only provides a method by erasing all contents and settings on the iPhone. It may cause other important iPhone data loss not included in the backup and it's hard to recover iPhone data after erase. Many users want to find a way to restore iPhone from iCloud without resetting. Reading this article to get the method to restore iPhone data from iCloud.

Restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting via

Restoring an iPhone from an iCloud backup is not as simple as it should be with iCloud. It is up to us whether we want to restore the backup to a new device or restore some of the data on an iPhone that is currently in use.

You could access from a web browser to view the iPhone data synced to iCloud. This is one of the simplest methods for accessing and downloading iCloud files from your computer. However, there are a few drawbacks to this procedure.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to access certain types of files, such as attachments from WhatsApp, SMS, and MMS, iMessages, and memos. Besides, you could not recover permanently deleted iPhone data in this way.

Step 1. Go to on a desktop browser. Sign in with your Apple ID and passcode.

sign to icloud

Step 2. Inside the account, you could view the files synced to iCloud and save them.


Restore iPhone from iCloud with a factory reset (official way)

There is no other good way to restore iPhone from iCloud without resetting. Some third-party software has claimed that users could extract data from iCloud backup, but in users’ real experience, it actually works not well.

If you want to restore iPhone data from iCloud, it’s recommended to use the official way to restore iPhone from iCloud with factory reset.

Before restoring the iPhone from iCloud with factory reset, you need to confirm whether you have an iCloud backup including the data that you want to recover. Go to “Settings” > Your Name > “iCloud” > “Backup” to check the last time of iCloud backup. Restoring iPhone from iCloud can only be finished with the iOS setup. You need to erase all your existed data on your iPhone to set it up again.

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


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


Step 3. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and then select a backup from the list of iCloud backups available.

Step 4. Wait for the iCloud backup restore process to complete with keeping the network connection.

The easiest way to restore iPhone data without factory reset

If you accidentally deleted or lost iPhone data, you don’t have iCloud or iTunes backups or you don’t want to put your iPhone to factory reset to restore iPhone from iCloud backup. Here is the easiest way to restore iPhone data without backup, which doesn’t require users to reset their iPhones.

AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS is a kind of professional iPhone data recovery software to help users to recover lost iPhone data with simple operations. It could recover iPhone photos, videos, contacts, call history, notes, WeChat history, etc.

Highlights of AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS:
Support 10 kinds of iPhone data types.
Preview all iOS devices data before final recovery.
Selectively recover the iPhone data you want.
Compatible with iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch with iOS 10 or later.


Download Software iOS 10 and later
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Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a charging cable.


Step 2. Click the popup menu on your iPhone and trust the computer. Click “Scan Now” on the software.


Step 3. Wait for the scanning process to finish. And then you could select what you want to restore and then click “Recover” to save the data to your computer.


Wrap it up

After reading this tutorial, the question "how to restore iPhone from iCloud without resetting" could be solved. But it needs to know that it's difficult to restore the iphone from iCloud without a factory reset.  To restore iPhone from iCloud with reset requires you to erase all current iPhone data and it couldn't guarantee to recover the data you want because you can't view the detailed data from the iCloud backup.  

You could use the reliable iPhone data recovery tool-AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS to recover the lost iPhone data directly and quickly. In addition, making a regular iPhone backup is necessary to avoid iPhone data loss via iTunes/iCloud or iPhone backup freeware-AOMEI MBackupper, which supports selective and full backup and restore of important iPhone data on the computer.