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How to Transfer Data from iTunes/iCloud Backup to iPhone 8

Many iPhone users like to backup their data to iTunes or iCloud before they decide to change the iPhone. iPhone 8 is coming this Fall and when you get the new device, you will need to move all the data from iTunes or iCloud backup to iPhone 8. However, many iPhone users have access to backup data, but they do not know how to transfer backup data. Generally speaking, we can backup data directly, but the transferred backup data can not be implemented directly on the phone. So, what do you do when you need to transfer data from iTunes/iCloud backup to iPhone 8?

In this article, we will show you some methods to transfer data from iTunes/iCloud backup to iPhone 8. What you need to do is to confirm that you have iTunes or iCloud backup of your old iPhone.

Transfer Data by Restoring iTunes Backup to iPhone 8

Actually, iTunes provide the method for you to transfer data to the new iPhone 8. Follow these steps to choose a backup and synchronize the data to your iPhone 8.

(1) Turn on your iPhone 8 and follow the steps until you see the Apps & Data screen.

(2) Tap Restore from iTunes Backup and then tap next.

(3) Connect the iPhone 8 to the computer with a USB cable.

(4) Open iTunes and click the iPhone icon, and then choose Restore Backup.

(5)Choose the backup you wish to sync and click the Restore button and wait for the process to be finished.

Transfer Data by Restoring iCloud Backup to iPhone 8

With the advent of cloud storage, Apple activated a file saving and recovery system in iCloud that lets users revert to recent backup files without first connecting to a host computer. To restore iCloud backup to iPhone 8, a viable backup needs to be available in iCloud.

You can begin the process of setting up your new iPhone from an iCloud backup. This is only possible through the iOS Setup Assistant, which is only available during the initial set up.

(1) Complete the initial steps in iOS Setup Assistant for language, country and so forth.

(2) Make sure to check Restore from iCloud Backup from the setup menu.

(3) Sign into the same Apple ID that you stored your iCloud backup on.

(4) Simply tap on the desired backup from the list to restore your iPhone.

(5)The new iPhone 8 will begin restoring all data, such as apps, contacts, music and so forth. This can sometimes be a lengthy process that takes 20 minutes or longer, so you need to make sure your iPhone 8 is always plugged in.

If you followed the steps above, you should have successfully transferred your data from the old iTunes or iCloud backup to your new iPhone. However, iTunes or iCloud can’t cover all of the cases as iTunes can only recover the entire backup and iCloud is only capable of recovering limited file types. In one word, the methods provided by Apple are inflexible. And it is the reason that third party app comes into help.

Transfer Data from iTunes/iCloud Backup to iPhone 8 by iRefone

iRefone is the iOS data recovery and transfer tool which help you to recover and transfer data from iPhone/iPad/iPod. It supports to recover and transfer data like messages, notes, contacts, call history, whatsapp, wechat and more. It enables you to extract and access data in iTunes and iCloud backup selectively and makes the files readable and you can select the data to be extracted on your computer.

Below we will show you how to transfer data from iTunes/iCloud backup yo iPhone 8 by iRefone.

Step 1: Run iRefone and choose the mode of “Recover from iTunes Backup” or “Recover from iCloud Backup”. If the source was the iTunes backup you just need to select one; if you want to restore an iCloud Backup, you will have to log in to the iCloud account directly from the software.

Step 2: Then it will need you to choose the data you need to preview and access in iTunes or iCloud backup. Just click on the icon of the data you need.

Step 3:Then you could choose the data selectively to transfer to your new iPhone 8.

Note: iRefone now only supports to transfer messages, notes and contacts directly to your iPhone 8. It supports to save your other data to your computer as you need.
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