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How to Restore iPhone X/8 without iCloud

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Brandon Eldred

June 29, 2018 (Updated: June 29, 2018)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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On several instances you may want to restore your iPhone X or iPhone 8 after a factory reset while setting up a new iPhone or simply try to fight a virus or malware attack that lead to deletion of your valuable iPhone data. To get your iPhone up and working again, you can now restore your iPhone X or iPhone 8 without iCloud backup or iCloud password. Don’t worry if you do not have a data backup on iCloud or have forgotten your tricky iCloud password, you don’t need them anymore.

Differences of Restoring iPhone X/8 without iCloud Backup and without iCloud Password  

While they both sound similar, they are two completely different situations. In case of restoring iPhone X/8 without iCloud backup, you’ll require a powerful tool to get back your iPhone data which was not backed up with iCloud (in some cases only limited data is backed up by iCloud). Whereas, in case of restoring iPhone X/8 without iCloud password, you will again require a powerful tool to restore your iPhone data simply because you’ve forgotten your iCloud password (your data is backed up with iCloud).

Part 1: Restore iPhone X/8 Data without iCloud Backup

In this section, we will tell you how to restore iPhone X/8 without iCloud.

Restore iPhone X/8 Data with iTunes

In case your data is not backed up with iCloud, you can restore iPhone X/8 data with iTunes. Follow these steps to restore iPhone X/8 iTunes instead of iCloud:

  1. Open the iTunes account using with you backed-up your iPhone X or iPhone 8 data.
  2. Connect your iPhone X/8 to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Once iTunes opens, pick your device from the list of visible iOS devices.
  4. Click “Restore Backup”.
  5. Based on relevance by date and size, pick the most relevant data.
  6. When the “Restore Backup” message box opens, click “Restore” and wait for restore time to get over. If prompted, enter the passcode for your encrypted backup.
  7. Do not remove your device after it restarts and wait for it to sync with your computer. You can disconnect the device once the sync task gets over.
  8. restore ipad from itunes backup

Alternative to Restore iPhone X/8 Data via Backup & Restore Tool

iMyFone D-Port Pro iOS Data Backup and Restore solution is an effective way to restore iPhone X/8 without iCloud. It is better than iTunes and allows you to selectively back up your data. The tool is compatible with iOS 11.4, iPhone X/ 8/8 Plus.

Top Features of iMyFone D-Port Pro Data Backup and Restore Tool:

With this incredible data backup and restore solution for iOS devices, you can:

  • Selectively backup messages and data from third-party apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat
  • Back up iPhone data without overwriting the already backups
  • Extract more than 20 types of data from iPhone

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Having iTunes Backup

Using iMyFone D-Port Pro Data Backup and Restore tool, you can easily restore your iTunes backup with a few simple steps. Here’s how you can restore iPhone X/8 iTunes backup using iMyFone D-Port Pro’s Restore Full Back-up and Restore Partial Backup features:

  1. Connect your iPhone X/8 to your PC using a USB cable.

    Pick “Restore Full Backup” option and follow the steps displayed on the screen. In case of a full backup restore, the existing data and settings on your iPhone X/8 will be overwritten and the program will warn you about the same.

  2. choose to restore a full backup

  3. Click “Next” to initiate the backup process.
  4. restore the full backup to device

  5. It may take a while to restore your iTunes backup. Please keep your device connected to the PC during the backup process.
  6. restoring the full backup

  7. Once the process is complete, you can view the restored data on your iPhone X/8.
  8. successfully restore the full backup

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Having No Backup at Present

Backup Your iPhone X/8 Now

If you do not have any backups, you can make one easily. In order to save time, you are allowed to only choose messages, WhatsApp messages or WeChat messages to backup. If you need a full backup, feel free to make a full backup. Here are the steps of backing up WeChat only.

  1. Go to “Back Up & Export from Device” in the left panel and choose “Back Up WeChat”.
  2. back up wechat data on device

  3. Then press “Back Up” to continue.
  4. backing up wechat

  5. Once the process completes, you will be notified that the WeChat data has been backed up successfully. So you can view and extract data from the backup, or restore your device from the backup later.
  6. successfully back up wechat

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Restore the Backup Quickly

Once you have owned one backup like the previous one, now you can restore the backup with ease.

  1. Go to “Restore Backup to Device” from the left panel.
  2. choose to restore a full backup

  3. Choose one backup made by iMyFone D-Port Pro and click “Next” to proceed.
  4. choose a Wechat backup

  5. After scanning, the program will show the backup content to you. That means you can preview and select what you need before restore. Just tap “Restore” to finish it.
  6. preview WeChat data

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Part 2: Restore iPhone X/8 System without iCloud Password

What Should Do before Restoring iPhone X/8 System without iCloud Password

What will you do if you are struggling to remember your iCloud password to restore your iPhone X or iPhone 8 but are unable to do so? Is it possible for you to restore iPhone 8 without iCloud password or iPhone X without iCloud password?

Well, first thing first, you’ll be required to reset your Apple iCloud password.

How to Reset Apple iCloud Password

Using your iPhone

  1. Open “Settings,” followed by “iCloud”.
  2. Click the email ID that will get displayed on the top of the screen.
  3. Then click “Forgot Apple ID or Password”.
  4. Enter your Apple ID.
  5. Answer the security questions.
  6. Enter your new password and hit “confirm”.
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Using the web

  1. Open Apple’s official website.
  2. Go to “Manage your Apple account”, followed by “Forgot Apple ID or Password”.
  3. Answer the security questions.
  4. Enter your new password and hit “confirm”.
  5. Once you have a new iCloud password, you can use it to restore your iPhone X/8 backup.
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Restore iPhone X/8 System via iOS System Recovery Tool

You can also restore your iPhone X/8 using iMyFone iOS System Recovery Tool. With this useful tool, you can fix different issues related to your iPhone and normalize it’s functioning.

With iMyFone iOS System Recovery Tool, you can:

  • Fix a stuck iPhone
  • Repair iPhone without data loss using the standard mode
  • Fix your iOS in recovery mode in just one-click

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Restore iPhone X/8 OS without Data Loss

Here’s how you can restore the normal functionality of your iPhone X/8 OS without losing any data:

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the PC and pick the “Standard Mode”. You will then be asked to enter Recovery mode or DFU to initiate the fixing process.
  2. interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

  3. Once your device has entered the Recovery mode or DFU mode, download the firmware. iMyFone iOS System Recovery program will automatically identify your device and suggest a firmware download option. Click “Download” to install the firmware.
  4. download firmware

  5. Once the firmware download is complete, click “Start to Fix” and the tool will begin repairing your iPhone or iPad.
  6. fixing ios issues

  7. Once the process is complete, try to start your iPhone or iPad. If the issue persists, retry the process.

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If you’re unable to restore iPhone X or iPhone 8 in the standard mode, try the advanced mode. However, this mode will erase your data. If you are sure that Find My iPhone is turned off, you will be able to restore your iOS system with the advanced mode.

Don’t panic if you are unable to restore your iPhone X or iPhone 8 device. With iMyFone’s wonderful tools you can restore iPhone X/8 without iCloud backup or without iCloud password also. You can make the most of the methods mentioned above to restore your iOS device to normal. If you have something to add or more questions for us, please share them in the comments section. We will get back to you with the relevant answers as soon as we can.

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