How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes

Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes

In many situations, you need to restore your iPhone. For instance, you delete your photos or messages accidently. At that time, you are worried and want to find the way to recover them. Restoring iTunes should always be a good choice for Apple users. But there are some occasions that you cannot restore iPhone from iTunes. Don't worry! This article introduces useful methods to have iOS restoring. Keep reading and find the answer.

Part 1: Restore iPhone/iPad with iTunes

How to make iPhone/iPad restore from iTunes on your computer? It is a frequently asked question for Apple users who have lost some data on iPhone or other Apple devices. And it is a chance for you to learn the solution that you can fix up the problem by yourself.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer

Make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes and launch it. After that, use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to computer.

Step 2. Find your device in iTunes

After connecting iTunes successfully, you can find your iPhone on the left panel. Click on the iPhone button, and then tap on "Summary" on the left list.

Step 3. Start the iTunes restoring

Click on "Restore Backup" button on the right part of the screen. Then you need to choose your iPhone and click "Restore" button to start iTunes restoring. And before it starts, you may need to enter your password to unlock the iTunes backup files.

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Start the iTunes Restoring

Part 2: How to Restore in Recovery mode

When your iPhone is in recovery mode, restoring from iTunes should not be your choice. The only way to restore iPhone in recovery mode is to use professional software, such as iPhone Data Recovery. It is an excellent data recovery tool, which not only offers iOS data backup & restore function, but also helps you fix iPhone from recovery mode, DFU mode, etc. to normal mode. If you want to restore your iPhone in recovery mode, it can help you with ease. Compared to restore from iTunes, the method is more flexibly. Thus, move on to see the detailed steps.

Step 1. Download and install the program

After installing it, launch this program on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to computer via USB. After that, it will automatically detect your iPhone.

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Step 2. Choose recover from iOS device

Choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode on the left side. Then click on the "Start Scan" button to start scanning for lost and deleted data on your iPhone.

Step 3. Choose data you want to restore

You can find your entire deleted files on the left and you are able to select the files on the left sidebar to preview in details. Then choose the file you want to restore and click on "Recover" button to start recovery.

Choose Data

Part 3: Restore from iTunes Backup

If you just think that iPhone Data Recovery is just a tool to help you recover files from your iOS devices, you are wrong. It has three different modes to satisfy all the situations. Apart from "Recover from iOS Device", another two modes are "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and "Recover from iCloud Backup File". When you have backed up your data to iTunes and now you want to restore from iTunes backup, it is a good choice for you. Restore from iTunes backup are quiet the same as the former part, it will be introduced simply in this part.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer

Launch your computer and connect iPhone to computer via USB cable. Make sure the computer is able to recognize the iPhone. And then you can find the iPhone connected to the program.

Step 2. Start scanning the iPhone

Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and then you can see all the devices on the right side. Select one you want to recover and click on "Start Scan" to enter into scanning mode.

Step 3. Restore from iTunes backup

After the scan, you can preview all the data on iPhone by clicking on the file on the left side. Then you are allowed to choose which file you want to recover. After that, click on "Recover" to retrieve the data from iTunes. If you've set iTunes backup password before, you have to enter the password.

Restore from iTunes Backup

Part 4: How to Backup with iTunes

If you want to start restoring from iTunes, the first thing you need to do is backing up your iPhone to iTunes. You can follow the steps below to make it.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer

Before you do that, make sure the iTunes in your computer is the latest version. Then launch it and plug iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Backup with iTunes

When the iPhone connects to computer successfully, your iPhone button will appear on iTunes and click on it. After that, all the files will be listed on the left bar. You just need to choose "This computer" and then click "Back Up Now" Under "Summary" > "Backups". And then the program will store an iOS backup for the current device accordingly.

Backup with iTunes


If you just lost some important files on iPhone, you can have an iTunes restoring to get the files back. Restoring from iTunes backup actually brings users much convenience when you have problem in using iOS devices. But if you do not want to lose the current data, you need to rely on a professional program like Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery to get back the iTunes backup selectively. At last, we hope this tutorial will help you a lot.

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