Find and Restore Old Backup in iPhone, iPad, iCloud Mac, iTunes [How to]

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Using find and Restore old backup in iPhone and iPad from list of old backup in iCloud, you can transfer all data from old iPhone or broken iOS iDevice.

Find and restore the old backup in iPhone and iPad, is the way to migrate all the data (Mail, Message, Contacts, Calendars, Photos/Videos, documents) from your OLD or broken iOS device to New (iPhone X Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, 7 Plus) or any version of the iOS device. iCloud is the best ways to restore from old backup on your iPhone and iPad. Here you will get step by step guide on how to find and restore the past but the latest backup in iPhone and iPad. this process doesn’t need to Check iTunes Backup Location Mac, iTunes search the latest backup taken by date.


This tips on Find and restore old iPhone and iPad works on Older iOS 7, iOS 8/ 9, iOS 10, iOS 11, iOS 12 or later iOS. And iPhone version iPhone 7, 7Plus, 6S/ 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X/ X Plus.

Apple users are looking for old backups and trying to delete for release Gigabytes of space from iCloud or from Mac/ PC. This tips explained to you how we can do?

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Here’s are the steps for find and restore old backup in iPhone and iPad

Ways to find old backup in iCloud Mac or iTunes

Method 1: Find in iCloud: Old Backup History On Mac

To see or find the list of all backups in iCloud On Mac, Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > iCloud > Manage > Backup (List of old Backups).

6 List of Backups in iCloud

Method 2: Find on iTunes,

Open iTunes on Mac, Go to the iTunes > Preferences > Devices > See all backups saved on Mac by iTunes.

1 Find all iPhone backups saved on iTunes for Mac

We can delete unwanted older backup by right click on it.

These backups made of Contacts, Colanders, text messages, Media files, and personal settings.

Now you have the latest backup of old iPhone, iPad on iCloud or iTunes. So you can take restore process with two options.

  1. Using Wi-Fi, iCloud give the option to restore the backup on your iOS device. From your Device.
  2. Using Lighting cable, iTunes automatically restore your backup when your device connected with your Mac or Windows machine.

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Ways to Restore old backup in iPhone and iPad – iOS 12/iOS 8/7/6 and older

Method 1: Restore old Backup on your iPhone and iPad using iCloud

This option is only useful while we setup new iPhone or Restore after the Factory Reset (Erased all contents and Settings). The exact way to restore iPhone without iTunes 

Step 1: Follow the on-screen guide, Enter Apple ID login credentials.

Step 2: Next, App & Data screen > Restore from iCloud Backup. Find you backup on date wise that you wish to restore.


You can see all the backups taken before this days. , You did successfully find and restore the old backup in iPhone and iPad from iCloud.

8 list of old backups on iCloud and restore it

Method 2: Restore old backup on your iPhone and iPad using iTunes

Step 1:

Open iTunes on your Mac or Windows

Step 2:

Connect your iPhone and iPad with iTunes using lighting cable. (can’t showing or connect in iTunes steps [error])

Step 3:

Your connected devices will automatically appear in device tab option.

Step 4:

Right Pane, Choose Summary > Tap on Restore iPhone/ iPad from Backup

3 restore iphone using itunes

Step 5:

Tap on device drop down, from there you have to choose last backup (latest backup).

Step 6:

Tap on the restore button. You done successfully find and restore the old backup in iPhone and iPad from iCloud. Below the screen is for iPhone backup viewer.

4 Find old backup saved on Mac using iTUnes and Restore it

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Conclusion: in this article, we have seen how to find the latest backup in your iCloud account and iTunes (on your Mac). As you prefer the way, you can also restore the backup to your iPhone and iPad from iCloud and iTunes as of given in above steps. Don’t miss to comment any problem on Find and restore old backup in iPhone and iPad.

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