Restore iPhone and iPad from old backup

Learn how to find and restore iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from old backup. This way you can migrate all data (Messages, Mails, Photos & Videos, Contacts , calendars and documents) from old iOS device to new one. iCloud is the best way to restore old backup in iPad and iPhone.
Devices & OS : iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 4s, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7 or earlier versions.
How to find old backups in iCloud or iTunes
To view list of all backups in iCloud Settings -> iCloud -> Storage & Backup (here you can see list of all backups).
To view list of all backups in iTunes Devices -> Restore from Backup -> Choose Backup from your iOS device.
Single backup file have backup data for Calendars, contacts, personal settings and Text messages.
Now you have a backup of your old iPhone or iPad. You can proceed restore process with  2 ways.

  1. iCloud provides option to restore your device from old backup using WiFi.
  2. You can  restore your iOS device with iTunes  (lighting cable connected).


Method 1: Restore old backup in iOS device using iCloud

  1. On your iOS device, launch Settings App.
  2. Tap on iCloud.
  3. Tap on Storage & Backup.
  4. You can view list of all old backups. Find the right backup and restore old backup in iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod) from iCloud. iPhone choose backup

Method 2: Restore old backup in iPad and iPhone using iTunes

  1. Launch iTunes app in your computer (Mac or Windows).
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to computer using lighting cable.
  3. Connected iPhone or iPad will automatically appears in iTunes Device tab.
  4. Select and right click your device from the left side list and choose “Restore from Backup”iTunes restore from backup
  5. Press the Device drop down where you have to choose the old backup.
  6. Click the Restore button. iTunes restore from Backup Mac

If you face any  issues when you try to restore your Apple iOS device using iTunes or iCloud, inform us via comment.

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2 responses to Restore iPhone and iPad from old backup

We lost a file on our iPad "Notes" this week. It just disappeared while my wife was working on it This is the original iPad. It appears to backup every morning. However, I cannot find any older backup files than just the one from this morning. I had hoped to restore the backup from this past Wednesday. I have tried to find the older backups in both the iPad and also my iTunes file. I can only see the one backed up at 3:40 AM today.

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