How to Restore iPhone 15/14/13/12 from iCloud Backup

When you have a new iPhone/iPad, you want to restore it from from iCloud backup to keep the previous files. This post will help you how to perform it and provides easier way to migrate iPhone data.


By Dylan / Updated on February 5, 2024

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iCloud is an official service provided by Apple to store your data to a personal virtual cloud and sync files among various Apple devices. When you have a new iPhone/iPad, backup the old device to iCloud and restore iPhone transfer iCloud backup is an easy way to switch to a new iPhone.

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This post covers the guide on how to restore old data to a new iPhone from iCloud backup and provides a bonus tip to restore certain data from backup without resetting.

How to restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

To restore iPhone 15/14/13 from iCloud, you need to backup the old device firstly. Make sure your iCloud have enough free storage space, and follow the guide below

• Backup iPhone to iCloud

1. Go to “Settings” app on your iPhone.

2. Tap “iCloud” > “iCloud Backup”.

3. Enable the iCloud backup.

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Once the iCloud backup is turned on, your iPhone will be automatically backed up when it is connected to Wi-Fi. And you can also tap “Back Up Now” to backup your iPhone immediately.

• Restore an iPhone from iCloud

This process needs to be done during the setup process. So if the iPhone isn’t brand-new, you need to erase all current content and setting. Go to “Settings” > “Reset” > “Erase All Content and Settings”.

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Here are the steps to restore from iCloud backup

Step 1. Power on the new device, and choose the region and language.

Step 2. Follow the setup guide. When it asks you to choose a way to transfer apps and data to this iPhone, tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

Step 3. Sign in with your Apple ID, and choose the latest backup files.

Wait for a while, the iCloud backup will be transferred to the new device. But sometimes, you may want to selectively restore photos, videos, other data without resetting, you can turn to the next part.

How to restore iPhone from old device without resetting

FoneTool is a professional iPhone/iPad backup software. With this tool, you can easily selective backup and restore photos, videos, music, and other data. More importantly, you won’t lose the previous data when you restore the backup, and you can perform this operation after setup.

• Selective backup and restore: FoneTool supports restoring photos, videos, messages, contacts, etc. to a new iPad/iPhone.

• No data loss: You don’t need to erase your iPhone before restoring a backup.

• Restore after setup: If you have done the setup process, or the device is not brand-new, FoneTool is the best choice.

• No Apple ID required: It don't ask your Apple ID, so you can transfer data between iPhones using different Apple IDs.

Now you can download the software and follow the guide below:

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone with the computer and click “Custom Backup” on the main interface.

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Step 2. Select the data your need. And you can click the icon to choose the specific items.

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Step 3. Choose backup storage at the lower place, then click the orange “Start Backup” button.

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Step 4. When the backup process is complete. Unplug the original device, and connect the target iPhone or iPad.

Step 5. On the Backup management, restore to the new device.

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Then wait for the restore process to get finished. The data will be sent to the new iPhone/iPad.

Bonus tip: Directly restore iPhone data to another iDevice

In addition, FoneTool comes with "iPhone to iPhone" Transfer feature enabling you to directly transfer all data from one iPhone/iPad to another. It is like one-click operation. If you want to keep all data from old device, it is the best way.  

1. Just connect both devices with a Windows PC, and run FoneTool. Go to "iPhone to iPhone" transfer. Then with just one click, your data will be transferred to the targeted device.

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Tip: FoneTool also supports creating a full iPhone backup on your computer, you can also create an iPhone backup firstly and restore it to another device.


Restoring iPhone from iCloud backup is a good way to quickly transfer data from an old device to the new iPhone. Hope this post can help you.

Besides, if iCloud can’t meet your requirement. FoneTool is a good alternative way. It helps you to selectively backup and restore photos, videos, music, contacts, messages from backup without settings. And it also helps you directly send iPhone data to the new iPhone/iPad.

Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.