How To Restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR From iTunes Backup [2 Ways]

Restore iPhone XS, XS Max, XR From iTunes Backup

Learn 2 Easiest Ways To Restore iPhone XS (Max)/XR From iTunes Backup!

Overview: Are you looking for easy solutions to restore iPhone XS, XS Max or XR from iTunes backup? Don’t have any idea? Just Relax! In this tutorial I will guide you through the two easiest ways to restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR from iTunes backup.

tipExpert Tip: One of the quick and best ways to restore iPhone XS/XS Max or iPhone XR from iTunes backup is to use iOS Data Backup & Restore software.

With iOS Data Backup and Restore Tool, one can:

  • Efficiently backup and restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR data.
  • Restore data from iTunes backup such as photos, videos, contacts, call logs, voice memos, notes, safari bookmarks, documents and much more.
  • Selectively backup and restore data from device, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  • Preview data and restore any files from the iTunes backup.
  • Support all models of iPhone, including iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, etc.
  • Fully compatible with iOS 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 and former versions.
  • 100% safe, secure and easy to operate.

Free Download Trial Version/Buy Now iOS Data Backup & Restore Tool To Restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR From iTunes Backup

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

So, let’s start with a practical scenario!

Restore a new iPhone XS Max with iTunes backup- does it work well?

I currently have a fully up to date iPhone 8 Plus. Probably going to get the iPhone XS Max and wonder how well the restore from an iTunes backup works? Does the phone work well afterwards? Does anyone actually do this much or just start a new phone from scratch.

I assume all settings, apps and what else is restored? Will photo’s be moved over? Health data is.

Thanks for your time.

Just like above example, there are several iPhone XS/XS Max and iPhone XR users out there want to know how to restore the device from iTunes backup and does it work properly.

We all know that how important it is to take a backup of our data in regular basis. If you own iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR, then it is highly recommended that you must backup your iOS device frequently.

You can back up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud. Since, there are few ways to back up an iPhone, users always wanted to learn – how to restore iPhone XS Max/XS/XR from iTunes backup?

Well, we have shown 2 ways to restore iPhone XS Max/XS/XR from iTunes backup. Simply continue reading the article and find out the solutions and their steps by yourself.

Also Read: Top 4 Ways To Transfer Data From Old iPhone To iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

Ways  To Restore iPhone XS Max/XS/XR From iTunes Backup

Basically, there are two conditions where users want to restore their iPhone from iTunes backup.

  • Condition 1: Restore iTunes Backup To New iPhone XS Max/XS/XR
  • Condition 2: Restore iTunes Backup To An iPhone Which Is In Use

So, let’s start with condition 1!

Condition 1: Restore iTunes Backup To New iPhone XS Max/XS/XR

If you have purchased a new iPhone and want to restore your iTunes backup of your old iPhone to new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, then here follow the steps:

Steps To Restore iTunes Backup of Old iPhone To New iPhone XS Max/XS/XR

Step 1: Turn ON your new iPhone XS, XS Max or XR. Follow the on screen steps until you reach “Apps & Data” screen. There tap on “Restore from iTunes Backup” and tap ‘Next’.

Restore iPhone From iTunes Backup

Step 2: Use lightning/USB cable to connect your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to computer in which you have earlier backed-up your old iPhone via iTunes.

Step 3: Launch iTunes on your computer and select your new iPhone icon under devices.

Step 4: Go to “Summary” tab and click on “Restore Backup”.

Restore iPhone From iTunes Backup

Step 5: Select a valid backup file. Look at the date and size of each backup file.

Step 6: Finally, click on “Restore” and wait for the restore process to get completed. If asked, then enter the password for your encrypted backup.

Note: Keep your iPhone XS Max/XS/XR connected to your computer after it restart and simply wait for it to sync with your computer. Once the sync finishes, you can then disconnect your iPhone and follow the rest of setup steps on your iOS device.

Also Read: How To Restore iPhone From iCloud Without Resetting

Condition 2: Restore iTunes Backup To iPhone XS Max/XS/XR Which Is In Use

For this condition, we will be providing 2 solutions that will help you to restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR from iTunes backup. They are as follows:

Solution 1: Restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR From iTunes Backup Via iTunes

For restoring iPhone XS Max/XS/XR from iTunes backup, you must have iTunes backup file.

So, first learn the steps to backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to iTunes:

  • Connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes.
  • Select your iPhone, go to “Summary” tab and click on “Backup Now”.

iOS 12 Backup iPhone to iTunes

  • Please ensure that you are creating the backup of your data on “This Computer” instead of iCloud.

Once you are sure that you have iTunes backup files, you can then follow the steps to restore iPhone from iTunes backup.

Steps To Restore iPhone XS Max/XS/XR From iTunes Backup Via iTunes

Note: This will replace the existing data on your iPhone with the iTunes Backup file.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your PC or Mac in which you have earlier backed-up your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR data. Make sure that you have latest version of iTunes.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to computer with the help of USB/lightning cable. If requested to enter your device passcode or to trust this computer, then simply follow the onscreen steps and agree the request.

Step 3: Select your iPhone XS Max/XS/XS icon as it appears in iTunes.

Step 4: Now, from the left panel, go to “Summary” tab.

Step 5: Under the Backup section, click on “Restore Backup”.

Restore iPhone From iTunes Backup

Step 6: Now select the most relevant backup file. Look at the date and size of each backup file.

Step 7: Finally, click on “Restore” and wait for the restore process to get completed. If asked, then enter the password for your encrypted backup.

Note: Keep your iPhone connected to your computer after it restart and simply wait for it to sync with your computer. Once the sync finishes, you can then disconnect your device.

Also Read: How To Transfer Files From iPhone To Mac or PC Wirelessly

Solution 2: Selectively Restore iPhone XS Max/XS/XR From iTunes Backup [Recommended]

If you want to selectively restore iPhone XS Max/XS/XR data from iTunes backup, then you have to take help of reliable third-party tool. Here I would recommend you to use iOS Data Backup & Restore software. This software will help you to restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR data from iTunes backup.

The best part about this software is that it is available for both Windows and Mac. It allows you to preview files within the preview screen of the software before restoring files from the iTunes backup.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

Beside that it does not replace/erase the existing data that is saved in your iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR.

Below follow the complete steps to restore iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR from iTunes backup with the help of iOS Data Backup & Restore software.

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Steps To Selectively Restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR From iTunes Backup

Step 1: Connect Your iOS Device To Computer

First of all download, install and launch iOS Backup & Restore software on your computer and then select the “Backup & Restore” module among the available options.

Next, connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer with the help of USB/Lightning cable. Then click on “Restore” option from the program.

Step 2: Analyse The Files From The iTunes Backup

From the left panel, click on “Restore From iTunes Backup”. The software will list all the iTunes backup files from the default iTunes backup file location. Select the iTunes backup file that you want to restore and then click on “View” or “Next” button located at the bottom of the program.

Step 3: Preview And Restore The Files From The iTunes Backup To iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch

iOS Backup & Restore will retrieve all data from the iTunes backup and it will show up in different file types categories.

You can now preview each file types and select the ones that you want back and then click on “Restore to Device” to restore the files from iTunes backup to you iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

Wrap Up

iTunes and iOS Data Backup & Restore software are both great software to help you restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR from iTunes backup. However, restoring from iTunes erases all existing data with the backup file, hence it is recommended that you must use third-party iOS Data Backup & Restore software to selectively restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR without deleting existing data.

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Max Field

Max Field is a founder of ios-datarecovery.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.

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