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iCloud Restore Failed After iOS 11/ 11.1 Update, How to Fix it

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Francisco Spearman

December 8, 2017 (Updated: December 14, 2017)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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iCloud can help to restore all the important file back to the device once you are done with upgrading your iPhone. More users are willing to restore from iCloud backup as it removes the need for connecting the device to a computer. However, with the launch of the iOS 11, 11.1, 11.2 recently, most of the people have complained that their iCloud restore failed. Here we have some simple solutions to help you get your files back.

Tip 1. Check WiFi Connection

It has been noticed that sometimes the files take extra long to restore. Most of the individuals think that something is wrong with their device, however, the real issue might be in the WiFi connection.

When you are planning to restore the files the first thing you have to check is your WiFi connection. Assure that it is strong and reliable because only then the files will be recovered in limited time. The speed of restore depends on the size of the files as well as the speed of your WiFi. You have to be patient if it is taking some extra time. do not make the mistake of disconnecting your phone because it might corrupt the files that you are trying to restore, and they might never get restored again. Stay near the WiFi and the functional power source during the process.

check wifi connection

Tip 2. Check iCloud Backups

When you are trying to restore the files, you might get the message that your last backup could not be completed. In this situation, the first thing you have to do is assure that your WiFi is connected to the device and the strength of the signals are strong. If there is nothing wrong with the WiFi then you should go to setting and tap on your name. Tap on iCloud and then Backup and select Back Up Now.

After following the process, the files will start to restore on your device once again. However, you are getting the similar notification repeatedly it would be better that you contact Apple Support for further assistance.

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Tip 3. Check Apple ID

One of the common issues that have been noticed with the iCloud backup is that people forget their login ID or password. iCloud gives you the option to skip this step and proceed so that you can sign in later when you remember the information.

On the other hand, you might get the message that to sign in with multiple IDs. Do not get confused in this situation. It has happened because you have used different Apple ID to make different purchases including the movies, songs or applications from the Apple store. So now you have to make sure that you mention all the Apple ID for the verification. This step has been taken to assure that only the owner of the device will get the backup.

It is important that you remember all the Apple IDs for this procedure. The best solution is to write down the ID and keep it safe. So that when you have to deal with such notifications you will not have to worry about losing the ID.

Tip 4. Check Remaining Storage on iPhone

One of the common mistake that most of the people make is that they do not check the remaining storage available on their phone. This is the reason that when they click on the restore option most of the time restore is failed. It is important that you assure there is enough data on your device that can easily manage the new and the restored files.

In case that you do not have enough data, you will have to make space for the files that you want to restore. It is advised that you remove all the junk files from your iPhone as well as the data that you do not need. In this way, you will not have to deal with memory issues when you want to restore the files.

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Tip 5. Utilize an iCloud Alternative: iPhone Backup & Restore Tool

iMyFone D-Port Pro is a recently introduced restore and backup tool. It has been developed with the latest technology for the best performance. It is the perfect alternative for iTunes that will allow you to selectively backup and restore all the files. The tool is compatible with the iOS 11 and latest iPhone X, iPhone 8.

iMyFone D-Port Pro Backup & Restore Tool

Key Features:

  • You can restore the whole data or restore specific files, like WhatsApp, messages, and chats separately.
  • There is no need to worry about overwriting the previous backup.
  • It is totally free to back up the whole data or specific data on your iOS devices.
  • Easily extract more than 18 different formats of data, like Messages, WhatsApp data,photos, videos, kik, viber, notes, voice memo, contacts, call history, etc .

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Here is how to restore iCloud backup to iPhone with iMyFone D-Port Pro.

Step 1Open up iMyFone D-Port Pro and click "Restore Backup to Device" option. All the backup files will be detected. Choose an iCloud backup from the backup list.

choose an icloud backup

Step 2If you don't find the iCloud backup that you need, log in your iCloud account and you will get the access to all the iClouds backup. Select the one that you want to restore and select the option of next to download the backup data.

log in to icloud

Step 3Once the downloading and scanning is done you can easily preview all the files that you want to restore.

preview icloud backup

Step 4Select the files that you want to restore to your device and select the option of restore. After few seconds you can view the files on your device.

restore icloud backup to device

While the iMyFone D-Port Pro is working to restore the files make sure that you do not disconnect your device.

If you are unable to restore the files in the first attempt, you should try again before thinking that something went wrong with your device. Use any of the above-mentioned methods that you are most comfortable with. If none of the solution work do not worry because iMyFone D-Port Pro will always help you to restore all the files back to your device.

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