Even if Apple has devised its products to be infallible, there are times when iPhones or iPads malfunction. You might notice certain signs such as LTE or Wi-Fi connection not working; your device is unable to track location or things are developing glitches. In such cases, you might seek to restore the device from a backup that will get it working smoothly again.
Backing up your device
It is as important to back up your mobile devices as it is to backup computers. Hence, you need to ensure that the iPad or iPhone you use has a backup schedule regularized. You could set it to backup data every 24 hours, which it would do via the iCloud. You could also program it to backup when you connect to your computer or when you open iTunes. The regimen you follow to back up your device is up to you, but you need to ensure that backup of data on your mobile device happens regularly.
If you wish to restore your iPhone, it is best to erase all the content and present settings on the device. You would have lost all data that is not synced with iCloud or not backed up already. After you have ensured that you have all the data that you need, you can then opt to reset your device.
Restore data with the iCloud
When you wish to restore the data on your iPhone or iPad from iCloud, here are the steps to follow:
- When the Hello screen comes, press Home button.
- Select the language, country or region and Wi-Fi network.
- Enable location services and set up Touch ID.
- Come onto Apps and Data screen where you will find the option to restore data from iCloud backup.
- Here you would be prompted to enter the ID and password for your Apple device.
- After you agree to the terms and conditions you can then select the backup source you wish to use. You can also see the backups that are available or stored on iCloud.
For those who are trying to fix a problem with their device, it might be prudent to opt for an older backup. Ensure that you have the new data collected and saved somewhere from where you can access it later.
When the backup is restoring the data on your device from iCloud, it will take a while. Hence, you could allow the operation to take place and meanwhile complete other tasks you might have at hand.
Restoring data with iTunes
You have the option to backup data from your device onto iTunes and this can be stored as backups on a computer as well. When you are trying to get back up from iTunes, you need to manually disable the function of Find My iPhone. Once this is done, the following steps help you get backup from iTunes:
- Connect your device to the computer where you have the backup data.
- Here you need to launch iTunes.
- The device icon will feature on the upper left corner of iTunes.
- Device summary will appear on the menu.
- When you have kept this box ticked for backing up data on the computer, you will be able to find the backup data.
- When you get the option to restore backup data, you will be able to access the data that was backed up the last time you connected to the computer.
Indeed, it can be frustrating when your device malfunctions, slows down, hangs often and so forth. This could also be due to several applications that take up too much memory space on your phone or tablet. In order to ensure a smooth-running of your device, you could opt to remove applications that are large in size and are not used much. You could also clear out the cached data from time to time to ensure smooth functioning of your device. Again, when you have backed up old data, you could erase some of the unnecessary data to free up memory space on your device.
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