iCloud Cannot Restore Backup to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X? How to Fix

“I am trying to restore an iCloud backup and each time I get an error message saying, “Cannot Restore from Backup.” Is anyone else experiencing this problem and is there any way to bypass it.

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Although more common with iTunes than with iCloud, error codes when attempting to restore your device from a previous backup are nothing new. The causes can range from a corrupt backup to an incompatible one or maybe the Apple servers are just busy. Either way, we have a few solutions that may come in handy when you face this problem. We will also share with you an easier way to restore an iCloud backup that won’t come with any error codes attached.

1. Update Your iOS

Before you can do anything else, ask yourself this; is your iPhone’s iOS updated? If not take a moment to do that right now. You may find that after updating to the latest OS, your device will no longer experience issues when updating via iCloud. Follow these simple steps to update your iPhone.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to a Wi-Fi network and a power source

Step 2: Tap Settings > General > Software Update

Step 3: Tap “Download and Install” and tap “Install.” Enter your passcode when asked.

Update Your iOS

2. Try iTunes

If you are having issues with an iCloud restore, you can try using iTunes. Simply backup the device to iTunes and then restore it from the latest backup.

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3. Check Your Wi-Fi Connection

You need a functioning Wi-Fi network to restore your iPhone (including iPhone 8/X) via iCloud. Therefore, the first thing you should check is the network connection. You can try connecting to another Wi-Fi network before trying to restore the iCloud back up again. Make sure the network is active then it is more possible to restore your iPhone successfully.

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4. Try an iCloud Alternative to Restore Backup Selectively

If you are still having problems restoring your device, you may want to try a backup and restore tool like iMyFone D-Port Pro that will allow you to easily restore your iCloud backup. It does more than just restore data. It is also useful when backing up data. Some of its most useful features include the following.

iPhone Backup & Restore Tool

Key Features:

  • It allows you to restore only Messages, WhatsApp or WeChat data from iCloud backup as opposed to all the data.
  • You can also restore iTunes/iMyFone backup selectively without affecting all the other data on the device.
  • It allows you to backup only Messages, WhatsApp or WeChat data from your iPhone.
  • Allows users to export nearly 20 different types of data from your iPhone, an iTunes or iCloud backup.

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How to Use D-Port Pro to Restore an iCloud Backup

The following is a simple step by step tutorial to help you use D-Port Pro to restore an iCloud Backup to your device. Begin by downloading the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps to do it.

Step 1: Download and install the program to your computer and then launch the program. Launch the program and the choose “Download iCloud Backup” from the main window.

Download iCloud Backup

Step 2: Log in to iCloud to see the iCloud backups in your iCloud account. Select the one you’d like to restore and then choose the types of data you want to restore (this will significantly reduce the time it takes to download the file).

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Step 3: Click “Next” and the program will begin downloading the iCloud backup file. It will then proceed to scan the backup for the selected types of data.

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Step 4: Preview the data displayed in the next window and click “Restore” to restore the data to your iPhone.

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