How to Do Partial iPhone Restore

"Hi, is there any way to partially restore iPhone? I only need to restore my messages and WhatsApp messages in my iTunes backup not my whole backup. Any suggestions please!"

Many users have enquired about partial iPhone restore. Plenty of iPhone users generally use iTunes in order to backup their iPhone and restore from backup. Since iTunes doesn't support partial restoring of iPhone, a lot of the users find it a little inconvenient when they want to restore a specific app or some apps. On that account we will now introduce an iTunes alternative that will support iPhone partial restore function and you will be able to flexibly restore your iPhone backup.

Tool You'll Need to Do Partial iPhone Restore

To make partial iPhone restore possible without any complication, you just need iMyFone D-Port Pro. It is a flexible backup and restore tool that provides users the flexibility to save or restore their data fully or partially. This is the most recommended tool that is fully compatible with iOS 11.2 and the latest iPhone series i.e. iPhone 8/8 Plus/X.

iPhone Backup & Restore Tool (iOS 11.2 Supported)

Key Features:

  • Restore a whole iTunes, iCloud or iMyFone backup or just restore certain types of data in the backup.
  • Restore WeChat, WhatsApp, messages backup without affecting the other data on your iPhone.
  • Backup your whole iPhone or just backup the WhatsApp, WeChat or messages on your iPhone.
  • Extract 16 types of data from your iCloud/iTunes/iMyFone backup or iOS devices.

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1. Partial iPhone Restore from iTunes Backup

Here is the guide on how to partially restore iPhone from your iTunes backup using iMyFone D-Port Pro.

Step 1 – Download the iMyFone D-Port Pro from its official website and launch the software post installation. Now, connect your iPhone via a lightening cord to the computer and hit on the "Restore Backup to Device" tab available in the menu panel on the left.

choose to restore a backup

Step 2 – Right after it, the software will automatically detect all the backups, including your iTunes Backups, which were made by you on your computer and will load them up in a Chart. Select the iTunes Backup file from which you wish to selectively restore iPhone and hit "Next". Then you need click "Restore Partial Backup" and "Next" to proceed.

click restore a partial backup

Step 3 – From the upcoming interface, you will be asked to choose the data types that you wish to restore. Select the desired data types and hit on "Next".

choose data type

Step 4 – All your selected data will then be loaded on the software window for your preview. Once you are done previewing your data, hit on "Restore". Wait for some time which depends on the size your data and it is done.

preview data in backup

2. Partial iPhone Restore from iCloud backup

If you want to restore partial backup from iCloud, you can also use iMyFone D-Port Pro. Here are the steps you can follow:

Step 1 – Post installing the iMyFone D-Port Pro from its official website, launch the software on your computer and connect your iPhone to it using a USB cable. Hit on the "Restore Backup to Device" tab on the left menu panel.

Step 2 – Now, wait for the software to automatically detect and load all the backups, including your iTunes & iCloud Backups. If you are unable to find your preferred iCloud backup on the list of backups, hit on "Download iCloud Backup" link provided at the bottom of the window.

click download iCloud backup

Next, punch in your iCloud username and password in the respective fields and log into your iCloud account to partially restore iPhone from your iCloud Backup. You will be able to see all the backups in your iCloud account.

iCloud backup list

Step 3 – You'll now be asked to select the desired data types that you wish to restore to your iPhone. Hit "Next" after making your selection. (More data types will be supported in the next version.)

select data type

Step 4 – From the next upcoming interface, you will be able to preview the data you've selected in a categorized manner. Once you are done previewing your data, hit on "Restore".

preview data in iCloud backup

3. Restore WhatsApp, Messages, WeChat Backup Separately

iMyFone D-Port Pro can also be used to backup various iOS devices. You can make a separate backup like WhatsApp backup, Messages backup and WeChat Backup using this tool. These backups can be restored more quickly and will not take large space on your computer. Besides, the previous backup you made using iMyFone D-Port Pro will not be overwritten by the new backup. Unlike iTunes, you can store all the backups made by iTunes on your computer. Therefore once you want to restore the backup, you just need take several steps and wait for a short while for the data to be transferred to your device.

Step 1 – Launch the iMyFone D-Port Pro post installing it from its official website. Now, connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable and hit the "Restore Backup to Device" tab on the left menu panel.

Step 2 – Next, the list of your entire backup files (including WhatsApp, Messages, WeChat backups) will be loaded on the screen. Choose the preferred backup file like Message from the list and hit on "Next".

click download iCloud backup

Similarly, if you wish to restore WhatsApp or WeChat data, select their respective backup files and proceed to the next step.

Then just click "Next" on the next screen.

choose a message backup

Step 3 – The software will now scan your backup file and list its entire data on the screen. Preview your messages extracted from the backup file and hit "Restore". That's about it, within a while all your messages will be restored to your iPhone.

preview messages in backup

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Conclusion

All in all, the tool is not only capable of restoring backups fully or partially from the backup files made with this software but also is efficient enough to partially restore iPhone from the iTunes or iCloud Backup files. We now hope that you have got the solution for your query and can partially restore your iPhone with ease via the recommended tool iMyFone D-Port Pro.