So, you've just gotten a new iPhone and know the only way to get your old device's data to the new one will involve restoring a backup. You create a backup of the latest data on your device either on iCloud or iTunes which you intend to restore to the new iPhone 8. The following article describes 3 ways you can restore your backup to the new iPhone 8. But even more importantly, we will share with you a comprehensive new way to restore data to a new iPhone.
How to Restore iPhone 8 Entirely or Selectively
1. Restore iPhone Backup to a New iPhone 8 via iTunes
Restoring the data from an old iPhone to a new one via iTunes is very easy. To begin with, check to make sure that you have a latest backup of the old iPhone and then follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and then connect the new iPhone 8 to the computer using USB cables.
Step 2: Select the iPhone when it appears in iTunes and then click "Restore Backup".
Step 3: Select the latest backup and then click "Restore" and wait for iTunes to complete the process. Keep the device connected until the process is complete.
2. Restore iPhone Backup to New iPhone 8 via iCloud
You could also choose to restore the old iPhone's backup to the new iPhone 8 via iCloud. Here's how to do it.
Step 1: Follow the prompts on the set-up screen for the new device until you get to the Apps & Data screen. Select "Restore from iCloud Backup."
Step 2: Sign in to iCloud and then choose the most relevant backup based on the date and size of the backup.
Step 3: Stay connected to the Wi-Fi network until the process is complete.
While the above two processes are effective in the transfer of data from an old iPhone to another, they do have a few shortcomings. To begin with, the whole process whether you are using iTunes or iCloud can take quite a while, almost an hour. It is also impossible to specify the data you would like to transfer to the new device; you can only restore the entire backup.
3. Restore iPhone Backup to iPhone 8 Using iMyFone iTransor
Fortunately for you, there is a better solution that can allow users to have more control over the restore process. This solution is iMyFone iTransor, a backup and restore tool that is designed to back up or restore your data selecively. The following are its main features;
- It can be used to backup and restore just your Messages, WhatsApp and WeChat data.
- It allows users to restore Messages, WhatsApp and WeChat data from iTunes, iCloud, iMyFone without overwriting the other data.
- Supports to export up to 20 different types of data from an iOS device, an iTunes or iCloud Backup.
How to Restore iPhone Backup to iPhone 8 Selectively
To begin, download and install the program to your computer and then follow these very simple steps to restore an iPhone backup to a new device.
Step 1: Launch the program and from the "Restore Backup to Device" tab choose the backup you want to restore from. You can choose an iTunes backup or log into your iCloud account to download an iCloud backup. You can also backup your data on iPhone using iMyFone iTransor and choose it.
Step 2: Once you have chosen an iTunes backup, select "Restore Full Backup" or "Restore Partial Backup."
If you select to restore backup partially, you will be asked to select the type of data and the program will scan the backup for the type of data you've selected.
Then click Preview & Restore or Directly Restore to preceed.
Step 3: If what you select is Preview & Restore, you'll be able to view the selected data before restore. Once the scan is finished, simply click Merge & Replace or Fully Replace and the process will automatically begin. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process finishes.