Do you need to restore your iPhone but don't know how? Or are some of the features on your device having problems and you are unable to restore the device?  These are just the common reasons why you may need to manually restore the device.

There are several ways you can restore your iPhone manually and in this article, we are going to look at some of the most effective.

Regardless of the reason why you need to manually restore the iPhone, the following are the most effective ways to do it.

Way 1. Manually Restore iPhone via iTunes

If you back up your iPhone on your computer, follow these simple steps to restore the iPhone via iTunes.

Step 1: If you are using a Mac running macOS Catalina 10.15, open Finder. On a Mac running earlier versions of macOS, or PC open iTunes.

Step 2: Now connect the iPhone to the computer and enter the passcode when prompted or "Trust this Computer".

Step 3: When the device appears in iTunes or the Finder window, select it to continue.

Step 4: Click "Select Backup" and then choose the most relevant backup depending on the date.

Step 5: Click "Restore" and then wait for the process to be completed. If the backup is encrypted, you may need to enter the password before you can restore it.

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Way 2. Manually Restore iPhone via iCloud

You can also easily manually restore the iPhone via iCloud. The process is very simple, just follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Turn on the iPhone and if it is your first time setting up the device, you should see the Hello screen. If the device has already been set up, you may need to erase all contents and settings before you can restore the backup. To do that, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Contents and Settings.

Step 2: Once on the setup screen, follow the on-screen instructions until you get to the "Apps and Data" screen. Here, tap on "Restore from iCloud Backup".

Step 3: Sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID and then select the most relevant backup from the options on the screen. If the device warns you that the latest version of the software is required, take a moment to update the iOS.

Step 4: Once you have selected the backup, keep the device connected to Wi-Fi until the restore process is complete.

restore iphone from icloud backup

Way 3. Manually Restore iPhone via Specialized Software

You may also be able to use iMyFone Fixppo, a specialized third-party program to restore the iPhone. One of the biggest advantages of using Fixppo over iTunes or iCloud is the fact that it will not affect the data on your device.

It is also a very easy-to-use solution that can repair all iOS-related issues. The program has numerous useful features including the following:

  • It allows the users to repair the device in just a few seconds with 3 simple steps.
  • It can avoid the errors like iTunes restore errors or stuck on iCloud restore.
  • It supports all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS software including iOS 16.
  • It uses the most advanced technology to ensure a 100% success rate.
  • It will also not affect any of the data on the device.
  • A lot of media sites have recommended it.

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To use Fixppo to manually restore the iPhone, download and install the program on to your computer and then follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Open Fixppo and select "Standard Mode". Connect the iOS device to the computer using USB cables and unlock it.

 connect your device to your computer

If the program is unable to detect the device, follow the on-screen instructions to put it in DFU/recovery mode.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 2: You will then be presented with various versions of firmware compatible with the device. Select one and then click "Download".

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3: Once the download is complete, simply click "Start" and the program will begin to repair the device. Keep the device connected until the process is complete.

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As you can see, Fixppo is a multi-functional, highly useful tool for repairing iOS software. The fact that it can be used to bypass all kinds of iTunes issues is an added advantage. It is, therefore, a must-have solution for most iOS device users as you never know when the device can malfunction. Download a free trial version of the program now.

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Tip. Review of the 3 Methods

Here's a brief review of how the three ways to manually restore an iPhone.

via iTunes Restore via iCloud Restore via iMyFone Fixppo
Success Rate 70% 70% 100%
Difficulty Complex Complex Easy
Required Time Long Long Short
Data Loss after Fixing Yes Yes No
What Issues Can Be Fixed Some software issues Some software issues All system/software issues


You can use one of the solutions above to manually restore an iPhone. Select a solution that is best suited to your situation and then follow the steps above to implement it. Let us know in the comments section below if you experience any issues and we'll do our best to help.