Is There A Way To Restore Only Part Of iCloud Backup?

By | July 31, 2018

Old phone dead and I don’t know what has been backed up already in iTunes. New phone smaller capacity. When I restore from iTunes backup, can I only restore part of the backup? Like I don’t need all my pictures restored. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

choose data to recover from icloud backup

We all know that documents are only backed up in iCloud as part of your overall backup. And they can only be accessed from the backup by restoring the entire backup to your phone. It means that you cannot selectively restore just parts of a backup and all your existing data and settings on your device would be wiped out. This is extremely frustrating. Actually, you don’t have to worry too much. With a professional iOS backup extractor, restoring only part of iCloud backup won’t be a difficult task.

iFonebox is a powerful iOS data recovery tool which comes with a selectively recovery function. It enables you to extract various kinds of data directly from iTunes/iCloud backup without losing any current data, like contacts, notes, text messages, photos, videos, safari bookmarks, call records, reminders, calendar events, WeChat data, WhatsApp data, etc. Check the main features of this tool:

  • It is quite easy to use and highly effective
  • Three recovery modes: recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup, recover from iCloud backup
  • It allows users to preview data before recovery so that they can selectively recover the data they need
  • It’s compatible almost all kinds of iOS devices and iOS operating systems, including iPhone X and iOS 12
  • iFonebox promises that no information or data of any user has been or will be stored on its server after using it

Actually, you can use iFonebox to recover deleted information whether you have a backup or not. In addition to helping you choose data to recover from iCloud backup, it can also scan your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch directly and show you all the recoverable data. iFonebox has two available versions: Windows version and Mac version. Please make sure to install the right version for your computer. The following tutorial will show you how to selectively download documents form iCloud backup.





Step one: Run iFonebox and enter your Apple ID

Run the program, then just click the “Recover from iCloud Backup” at the top right of the software. You’ll be asked to sign in with your Apple ID account and password correctly.

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Step two: Download data from iCloud backup

After you have selected an iCloud backup to download, it will start the downloading process. You can select all to download.


Step three: Scan data

Take call history for example, click on “Call History” icon to start scanning automatically. It will take some time, you should wait patiently.

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Step four: Preview and download data

Now you can select the memos you want and click “Recover to pc”, then the instruction is accomplished.



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