How to Restore iPhone from Old Backup Using iTunes or iCloud in 2023

🗓️ November 29, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

The Last tutorial is on find last all backups taken in Mac or PC via iTunes/Finder On Mac or Save directly to iCloud. Now here I explained about the alternate options for using old backup for restore iPhone or iPad. Note: iTunes officially removed by apple, Now iTunes Replaced with Finder on Mac. The process is equally the same for Backup & Restore iPhone using Finder on Mac running macOS Catalina or Later. Check out my Video and Stricle to explain more in detail.

All Old Backup Saved in Windows System and Mac System File on PC and Mac accordingly. But it is hard to understand which backup is old and latest. Also, we can check all old and recent backup on iTunes for PC and Finder on Mac.

You need to check at two places, First is find on Mac or PC system and Second is finding on iCloud.

5 Restore completed using itunes or icloud

Find Old backups and restore iPhone from old backup in alternate methods

Vidoe Guide on Taking and Manage Backups, Restore Latest Backup

Quickly get snap-on find old iPhone backups in iCloud on Mac Before Restore

  • Latest macOS Catalina: Apple logo > System Preferences > Apple ID > iCloud > Manage. [Check Above Video in the Article]
  • macOS High Sierra or Earlier See iCloud backups On Mac, Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > iCloud > Manage
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6 Find all backup on iCloud

Offline Backup on Mac Using iTunes and Finder

  • On Finder: Open Finder on Mac, Connect iPhone to Mac > Click on an iOS device name from sidebar > Click on Manage Backup. [Check Above Video in the Article]
  • On iTunes, Open iTunes on Mac > iTunes Preferences > Devices > List of All devices backups>

1 FInd iTnes Preferences for fild old backup using iTunes

Restore iPhone from old backups, From iCloud or iTunes

Restore iPhone from Previous backup iCloud

Without the use of iTunes or Mac, You have only one option that is iCloud.

Restore options; you will get only while you set up the new device on clean install iOS, Setup on the new device, or completely erase all the settings and content from settings.

Step 1: Follow the welcome Hello screen, Insert new SIM, Connect your WiFi network and other on-screen instructions.

Step 2: Enter your Apple ID Login details, Apple ID & Password.

Step 3: Apps & Data screen, choose Restore from iCloud Backup

7 Get iCloud backup restore option in iPhone

Step 4: Now, Screen will fetch all old saved backups from iCloud. Choose what you want to restore.

8 See the list of all Backup on iPhone in iCloud

Restore Backup from iTunes/Finder

iOS users can use Apple Software to Backup and Restore the data to the iPhone and iPad. Till now iTunes is used for all types of activity, But iTunes is dropped by apple, Use Finder to restore and Backup process same like iTunes. Watch the video that explains how to Sync, Backup and Restore iPhone/iPad using Finder on Mac.

Connect your iPhone to iTunes via lightning cable,

iTunes Methods: two options for restoring past backups from iCloud or Saved backup on Mac or PC.

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Restore or import backup on New iPhone

Your First screen like in below, the Welcome screen with “Restore from this backup: iPhone,” Click on continue.

2 restore old backup in new iPhone

Wait for restore, Don’t unplug your iPhone or iPad from iTunes until the whole process completed.

Restore previous Date or Days backup to iPhone via iTunes

Step 1: Connect iPhone/ iPad to iTunes via lightning cable.

Step 2: Go to the summary page, Under the Backups section.

3 restore iphone using itunes from old backup

Step 3: Click on Restore Backup.. button.

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

Find your latest backup and Old days backup from drop down. Here you can see two backups taken by me. You have more than you can see a list of all in this screen.

Start, Restore old backup by a single click on “Restore.”

Wait for restore process, until complete process.

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Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

1 Comment
  1. I am trying to restore an iphone from an older back up but apple says that only three back ups are stored on the cloud ie the 4th one always drops off – are you certain you get iCloud back ups going back further than 3 dates? tks

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