HT4859: iCloud: Backup and restore overviewLearn about iCloud: Backup and restore overview
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to sfrehling)
You have to erase all content & settings and then choose restore from iCloud backup during the setup assistant. Restoring the backup will revert all data and settings to those contained in the backup; you can't choose to restore content selectively (such as only your contacts and calendar. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to randers4)
Wow, what a flexible and convenient process! Among the 10's of thousands of Apple employees you would think there would be 1 that could grasp the essence of the problem and construct a solution.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 10:54 PM (in response to randers4)
I erased all content and settings. When rebooted it only gave me the option of Start new iPhone and Restore from iTunes. It did not give me the restore from iCloud option. any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to dx55v)
When you started Setup Assistant, did you enter the Apple ID that contains the iCloud backup? Also, did you enable iCloud backups during the setup?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2014 6:13 PM (in response to sfrehling)
You will need to connect to a PC/Mac to start the RESTORE process. Once it is done you will then be able to restore iPhone from iCloud.
Make sure you have your iPhone plugged into your Computer (via iTunes) or you are on a WiFi network otherwise, it won't complete the reset until you are connected.
Once iTunes detects the phone, select RESTORE.
During the reset, "everything" is erased, settings are set back to factory defaults and iOS is reinstalled.
When the phone restarts, set it up as new and follow the prompts or restore from your most recent backup within iTunes or from iCloud.
Then reinstall all of your apps, music, setup iCloud to sync your Contacts, Reminders, Calendar, Notes, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2014 6:52 PM (in response to tofesofie)
Er, in my December 8, 2012, comment (Wow, what a flexible and convenient process! Among the 10's of thousands of Apple employees you would think there would be 1 that could grasp the essence of the problem and construct a solution.), I should have mentioned that a coherently written solution would be required also.