How to | set up and re­store with iCloud

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1 Re­store from iCloud

If you’ve got into the habit of back­ing up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud, you can safely re­set your de­vice and re­store the data at a later date, which might re­solve prob­lems. How­ever, you can also use your backup to trans­fer ev­ery­thing to a brand new de­vice if you’re up­grad­ing. Tap through the set-up screens and when you get to Set Up iPad (or iPhone), sim­ply tap 'Re­store from iCloud Backup'.

2 Sign in to iCloud

Nat­u­rally your iOS de­vice doesn’t know who you are yet, so en­ter your Ap­ple ID and pass­word. These must be the same as the ones you used on the de­vice from which the backup orig­i­nates, or iOS won’t be able to find your stored data. You’re ef­fec­tively set­ting up iCloud on a new de­vice at this point (even if it’s been used on it be­fore) so you’ll need to agree to the terms and con­di­tions again.

3 Re­store your data

iCloud can store mul­ti­ple back­ups, al­low­ing you to roll back de­vices to var­i­ous states. The setup process will show you the most re­cent backup from each de­vice, but if you want to roll back fur­ther, tap the link be­low the list to dig deeper into your history. When you’ve found the backup you want, tap it and wait for the data to down­load from Ap­ple’s servers and in­stall on your de­vice.

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