2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2012 8:56 PM by Vishnu
cicada_squid Level 1 (0 points)

Dear All,


My iCloud account has a backup for my previous iPhone4 which has been lost about a month ago. I have purchased a new iPhone4S and have completed set up from scratch (without restoring from iCloud). I have this new phone running for a while now, but would like to find out if it is possible to only restore part of the iCloud data I hold. I beleive that I must reset my existing iPhone4S to completely restore my iCloud data which I have, but would like to avoid resetting my existing iPhone. I only hope to restore my Photos and purchased Music if possible.

So I guess the question is if I am able to restore partial data from iCloud to a running iPhone devise.


Please advice if anybody knows the solution to this.


Thank you

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,576 points)

    I believe you can only use your back up files for a recently restored or new phone and can't selectively recover data from your back up.

  • Vishnu Level 1 (0 points)

    The worlds most advanced iOS does not allow you to recover from the iCloud backup, with out resetting the Device, Also you can not selectively recover from the iCloud. This is the basic need, I didn't how people call it most advanced iOS.

    Also I bought additional space for this very reason.. Wasted my valuable time for backup / recovery.. Waste of time and money .. I regret :(