I just wiped out some of my iPod content when syncing and would like to restore my iPod from a previous backup. I am not sure how to do this. I clicked on the restore button and it tells me it is going to reset my iPod Touch to factory settings. How do I tell it to restore to a previous backup?
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Sometimes, it does happen that your files on iPod Touch may be accidentally lost and we all know it is never a pleasant experience. Thanks to the convenient tools Apple offers to users – iCloud and iTunes, to restore iPod from backup is accessible and we can get lost iPod Touch data again in no time.
Here we take a look at three ways on how to restore iPod backup from iCloud and iTunes to help finding your lost data.
Way 1. Restore iPod from iCloud Backup
iCloud backup is easy to made automatically. If you turn on iCloud backup in Settings > iCloud > Backup, connect your iPod Touch to a power source and a Wi-Fi network, lock your iPod Touch screen and your iCloud have enough space for backup, iCloud will make the backup automatically! So how to restore iPod from iCloud backup exactly? See the steps below.
Go to Settings > General > Reset to Erase All Content and Settings.
Follow the onscreen setup steps until you reach the Apps & Data screen, then tap Restore from iCloud Backup.
Sign in your iCloud Account and choose a backup to start the transfer.
Stay connected and wait for a progress bar to appear and complete. It might need a few minutes to an hour to complete.
After finish all the steps, you can check your lost data on your iPod Touch with the iCloud backup.
Way 2. Using iTunes restore iPod Backup
If you have backed your iPod Touch with iTunes on your computer, you can also recover your lost data by restoring iTunes backup. the following steps show how to restore iPod iTunes.
Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.
Click on the iPhone icon on the upper left corner to go to Settings panel. Then click Summary.
Select Restore Backup… and look at the date and size of each backup to pick the most relevant.
Click Restore and wait for the restore time to finish.
After the restoring process, your iPod Touch will be filled with the data in the iTunes backup and you can check for the lost ones.
But the two ways have the same disadvantages. You cannot read the data in backup before restoring. And both iCloud and iTunes backup cannot be selectively restored, you will have to restore the whole backup to get what you need, even maybe just one picture.
Is there any way to selectively restore iPod from backup? Go on with the third way to get the final verdict.
Way 3. Restore iPod from Backup Selectively
If what you need is just partial data in iCloud or iTunes backup, or you want to keep the current data on your iPod Touch during restoring backup, you can choose one iOS backup data extractor to make that. And iMyfone D-Back for Mac/iMyfone D-Back for Windows, is what you exactly need.
iMyfone D-Back iOS Backup Data Extractor
- Selectively restore data from iCloud/iTunes backup, or recover data from iPod Touch directly.
- Restore data such as notes, contacts, iMessage, WhatsApp, Kik, WeChat History, and more.
- Preview the data in iTunes/iCloud backup so that you will get what you exactly need.
- Not only restore backup for iPod Touch, also work for almost all iPhone/iPad models.
Steps to Restore iPod from backup via iMyfone D-Back
With steps below, you can easily restore iPod Touch backup.Here we take Recover from iTunes backup for example, and you can also restore iPod from iCloud backup with similar steps.
Step 1: Choose Recover from iTunes Backup
Run the iMyfone D-Back program on your computer then get to "Recover from iTunes Backup" tab. Click the “Start” button. Then choose file types you want to restore.
Step 2: Select the Backup file and Scan It
Next, iMyfone D-Back will find all the iTunes backup to view. Identify the backup file that you want to restore then select it. Thereafter click the “Scan” button.
Step 3: Preview Data in Backup then Restore
After the program is through with scanning for the files, it displays a list of files that can be restored. Look at the data in every category to find the one that you want to recover. Mark on them then hit the “Recover” button to save them on your computer.
And now, you have three ways to restore iPod touch from backup. And apparently, iMyfone D-Back (for Windows/Mac)with bigger flexibility and more functions to help you recover lost iOS data. It also offers the free trial version for both Windows and Mac use to preview their data in backup. What are you waiting? Just download and have a try!