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How to Fix iTunes Cannot Restore Because Backup Session Failed

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Francisco Spearman

March 9, 2018 (Updated: March 9, 2018)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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Have you ever tried restoring content through iTunes? There are so many ways to restore backup and iTunes backup is one of the popular options. However, you may have encountered different kinds of problems when you are restoring consent through iTunes.  Here, we are going to help you see the possible fixes when your backup session fails while restoring content through iTunes.

Let us see some of the possible fixes you can use.

Tip 1. Check windows security settings

Sometimes it may so happen that owing to some error in the Windows PC, the backup may never complete. You may have to update, disable, uninstall or even configure the security software on your Windows PC.

You can either choose to reset the lockdown folder or even take backup on another device. Further, try to delete unwanted content and see if the backup session works this time around.

Tip 2. Delete unnecessary content

If you have a lot of unwanted content on your PC, you may find difficulties while creating a backup. So, you should delete all the junk files from the computer and then takes a new backup again.

Tip 3. Rename old backup files

Sometimes, the old backup files may have the same name to the new one and this might be the causes of the problem. So, you should make it a point to rename either of the backup files and make it easier to spot the new ones.

Tip 4. Reset iTunes lockdown folder

You should make it a point to quit iTunes and then remove any iOS devices which is attached to the computer.

Head to C:\Progream data\Apple\Lockdown and then select all the files present in there and delete them. This may sometimes fix this issue.

These are some of the possible ways by which this problem can be fixed. However, if none of it works. It is better to look for an alternate way by which you can solve this problem. Let us see that.

Tip 5. Better way to backup and restore content without iTunes

One of the best software which you can use for such trouble is iMyFone D-Port Pro Backup & Restore Tool . You can fully or selectively back up the content and choose the data types as you want without overwriting the previous backup files. In addition to that, you can export as many as 20 types of data from your iPhone or from the backup as well.

Backup iPhone A with D-Port pro

If you are looking to make a full backup, here are the steps to follow.

Step 1. Download iMyFone D-Port Pro on your system and run it.  

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Step 2. Now choose ‘Back Up and Export from Device’ option present in the left panel, then click on ‘Make a full backup’.

make a full backup of iphone A

Step 3. On the screen that follows, click on ‘Back up’ to proceed.  Make sure not to disconnect the device during the whole process.

connect device to computer

Step 4. When the process is done, you will get the notification that the device has been successfully backed up. You can then view and even extract data from the backup.

backup process has finished

Restore the backup to iPhone B

When you have once created a backup with the help of this software, we will now see how to restore this backup to iPhone B.  

Step 1. Click on “Restore the Backup to Device” of D-Port Pro. If your device is not connected to the system,  you will be prompted to do so and you should adhere to the on screen instructions. Then you will find a lot of different backup files which are present for your device.

restore the backup to device

Step 2. When you choose the backup, you will be told to connect your device to computer. Then click ‘Next’ to begin the process.

connect the device to computer

Step 3. It will take some time for the backup to be fully restored. Do not at any point during this process disconnect the device.

restoring the backup to device

Step 4. When the process is done, you can view the restored data on the iPhone B.

view the data on device

So, with these easy and simple steps, you can avoid the problem of iTunes backup failure as this software will both create a backup and restore the content sans any hassles for you.

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