How to Restore iPhone X/8 from iPhone 5/6/7/8/X Backup

People who use mobile phones are always encouraged to back up their data regularly. This is aimed at helping you retrieve important data in case the phone experiences a malfunction, gets damaged or gets lost. These are all common scenarios you do not want to find yourself in. For iPhone users, you may have various options for backup. However, restoring the data on your gadget can sometimes be tricky. Luckily, we are going to show you how to restore iPhone X/8 from other iPhone 5/6 (+)/7 (+)/8 (+)/X backups.

Part 1: Restore iPhone X/8 from iPhone Backup via iTunes

Situations that Users May Need iTunes to Restore iPhone X/8 from Backup

  • If you have a new iPhone X/8
  • When your gadget experiences data loss and you have saved the data with iTunes

Pros and Cons of using iTunes to Restore iPhone X/8


  • It is free to use
  • Quick and easy access to your data


  • You are not allowed to view your backup content before restoring
  • To backup, you must have an internet connection
  • Slow to transfer large files
  • In case you lose the passcode, you may be unable to access your files

Steps on How to Restore iPhone X/8 from Backup via iTunes

Step 1: Start the iTunes application on the computer you used as back up.

Step 2: Attach your iPhone to a computer using a compatible cable.

Step 3: You will receive a message that asks for a passcode to allow the gadget to trust the PC. Simply enter the right passcode.

Step 4: Select your gadget once it is detected and appears in iTunes.

Step 5: Tap on Restore Backup in the iTunes app.

Step 6: Choose the most recent data.

Step 7: Touch Restore.

Step 8: Ensure that your device is still attached to the PC even after it restarts and leave it to sync with your computer. After this process is complete, disconnect your iPhone from your computer.  

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Part 2: Restore iPhone X/8 from iPhone Backup via iCloud

Situations that Users May Need  iCloud to Restore iPhone X/8 from Backup

  • When you buy a new iPhone X/8 and you want to get your old data to your new iDevice.
  • When your device encounters data loss or it is damaged.  

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using iCloud to Restore iPhone X/8


  • You do not require a cable to restore iPhone X from backup
  • iCloud is free to get
  • You get 5 GB free storage  


  • You must have internet connection
  • Not all file formats can be saved and restored from this backup
  • You have to buy more storage space once the 5 GB storage is full

Steps on How to Restore iPhone X/8 from Backup via iCloud

Step 1: Switch on your iPhone. If you already set up your device, you need to erase all of its content before you can use these steps to restore from your backup.


Step 2: Follow the setup steps on your screen till you reach the Apps and Data section.

Step 3: Touch on Restore from iCloud. 

Step 4: Log in to the iCloud app using your exact Apple ID. 

Step 5: Pick a backup. You can do this by looking at the size and date of each backup file and choose the most recent or relevant. If your iOS version is old and you receive a message stating that a newer version is required, simply follow the steps on your screen to update it.

Step 6: If asked to log in to your Apple account in order to restore your applications or purchases, simply use the exact Apple ID you used. You can skip and sign in later if you do not remember the ID used to buy the apps.

Step 7: Maintain your internet connection as the process completes. This can take up to some time to finish.

Step 8: Finish the setup process and start using your iPhone.

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Part 3: Alternative to Restore iPhone X/8 from iPhone Backup

Situations that Users Do not Want to Use iTunes or iCloud Backups

  • When you do not have time to wait for the entire process to finish
  • When you do not have a strong internet connection
  • If you want to view your backup content before restoring

In case you do not want to restore iPhone 8 from iTunes or iCloud backups, you can use iMyFone D-Port Pro for iOS to restore iPhone X from backup. It is a great backup and restore software that allows you to restore your iPhone easily, conveniently and fast.  

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Main Features of iMyFone D-Port Pro

  • Back up all your data and settings on your iPhone
  • Back up only messages, WhatsApp and WeChat
  • Export data from iOS device
  • Preview your data in backup files
  • Extract your data from backup files or your device directly
  • Selectively restore device from iTunes/iCloud/iMyFone backup  

How to Restore iPhone X/8 from Backup with Backup & Restore Tool

Steps on how to restore iPhone X/8 from iTunes backup

Step 1: Launch the iMyFone D-Port Pro software.

choose to restore a full backup

Step 2: Select Restore Full Backup or partially restore. Click Next if you are sure about the backup you need to restore.

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Step 3: After restoring successfully, view the data restored on your iPhone.

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Steps on how to restore iPhone X/8 from iCloud backup

Step 1: Sign in to your iCloud account. View and choose the backup you want to restore from your iCloud account. Click on Next to choose the data type you want to restore. Tap Next to download the iCloud backup and to initiate a scan of the data in the backup.

choose Download iCloud Backup

Step 2: After the scan is complete, the program will show the data in the backup for a preview.

preview data in iCloud backup

Step 3: After previewing and ensuring what you want to restore, click on Restore and the software will restore your data.

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How to Restore iPhone X/8 with No Available Backup

Make an available backup immediately

Step 1: Launch the iMyFone D-Port Pro. Select Backup and Export from Device from the left panel of your iMyFone D-Port Pro software.

Step 2: Click on Make a Full Backup. 

make a full backup of iOS device

Step 3: Click on Back Up on the next screen. This will initiate the backup process. Ensure that your iPhone 8 is connected to computer for this process to be successful.

backing up device

Step 4: You will receive a notification that the process is complete.

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Restore the backup just made before

Step 1: Connect your device to the internet and launch the iMyFone D-Port Pro.

Step 2: Select Restore Full Backup and follow the steps on your screen.

Step 3: Click Next to start the restoration process.

Step 4: Wait for the procedure to complete as it may take some time to completely restore your data. 

Step 5: You will receive a notification that the process is successful. 

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Note: This program allows to only make a backup of your important data like WhatsApp data, messages, and WeChat data. Of course you can restore them to iPhone X or 8.

If you want to restore your iPhone X/8 from backup, you can use the above methods. iMyFone D-Port Pro is by far the best option when it comes to restoring your iPhone data from backups, for example, restoring iPhone X from iPhone 6 backup, restoring iPhone 8 from iPhone 6 backup, and restore iPhone X from iPhone 7 backup. The process is pretty the same for restoring your backup from all the iPhones. Feel free to leave your comments here.   

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