Take a good look at your iPhone 4S and you may find that the iPhone retains the exterior design of its predecessor. Well, iPhone 4S differs from iPhone 4 in its improved hardware specifications and software updates, with the adding of a voice recognition system known as Siri. Siri helps us do a lot of things such as making phone calls, open photos stream, however, there is still a lot that Siri cannot do, including one we care most – restore iPhone 4S from previous backup.
Your iPhone can be restored from iCloud when setting up a new device, or after erasing all data from a device using Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings.
You will be prompted by Setup Assistant by a new iPhone to set up as a new phone or restore from backup. And then you need to follow the steps below.
These done, your iPhone will reboot, all your previous settings will be back in place.
Asking iTunes Data Recovery to restore iPhone 4S from backup may be the best choice. You only need the iPhone 4S backup files that stored in your computer hard drive C. You'll have the iPhone 4S backup once you backed up iPhone or synched iPhone 4S with iTunes. Thus we could restore iPhone 4S from backup without iTunes then.
Download iTunes Data Recovery Software:
When you run iTunes Data Recovery on your computer, in the main interface you will see a backup file list. Your iPhone 4S backup files will be automatically found by the program. Select the one that you want to restore, and then click "Start Scan".
After scanning, you will find all the files stored on your iPhone 4S displayed on a list. Select the files you need to restore and then click "Recover" to restore iPhone 4S from iTunes backup including photos, contacts, notes, call history and more.
At last we need to select a path to save the recovered iPhone 4S files.
In addition, if you're running Mac OS, you could restore iPhone 4S from backup on Mac with iTunes Data Recovery for Mac, the Mac version of this tool that supports Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 and more.
It is strongly suggested that we regularly backup iPhone 4S, so that we can restore iPhone 4S from old backup when lose data from iPhone 4S. Here's how.
Before the backup, make sure that Sync with iTunes is disabled if you have iCloud backup turned on. You can also click here to find another way to backup iPhone 4S.
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