The reverse procedure of backup, to restore is to put information from a backup back onto the computer system.

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Restoring data from both an iCloud and iTunes backup

I backup my iPhone to iTunes manually about once a week, and backup to iCloud automatically every night, when I charge my iPhone. If I want to restore from an iTunes backup, then I just connect my ...
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Update iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 9.0.2 without iTunes

I want to upgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 9.0.2 without iTunes, because iTunes has an unsolved error during restore: Error 3194. I followed the link to try to fix error 3194, but the error ...
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iPad update/restore iOS 8.1 stuck at 10%; cannot exit recovery mode

I wanted to upgrade my iPad from iOS 7 to iOS 8.1. I downloaded an IPSW from ipswdownloader.com and tried updating by alt+clicking the update button. The update process stopped at around 10%. I tried ...
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Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
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Cannot format SSD to OS X Extended (Journaled) in order to restore

yesterday my computer stayed awake during all night, when I woke up it stopped working. I got many errors, one that says for example that I don't have enough space in my computer even though that when ...
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I backed up my Android device and I want to restore it on my iphone 5!

Can anybody please help me?! I want to restore a non apple device back up to my iphone 5 and I can't so please anybody's help would be great! I have a Samsung galaxy S7 edge and I got a iPhone 6s.
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Reseting and restoring iphone and still cant get rid off “other” [duplicate]

I have 17 GB of "other" in my 32 GB iPhone storage, which is actually quite a lot. I was trying to get rid of it by reseting the factory data and then restoring the iPhone, but the "other" is still ...
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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) into the Apple Store because it had been crashing recently. The first time I brought it in, they did a clean wipe of the hard drive and restored ...
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Error restoring encrypted disk using Disk Utility

I am trying to replace the hard drive in an old MBP-15 mid 2010 with a new SSD. The old disk is encrypted. I did that on my own two MBPs successfully, but both disks were not encrypted. The Mac is ...
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AppData file recovery

My iPhone 5c created a new backup and now I've lost all my messages, including ones from a deceased friend. The AppData folder has 2 previous backups in it, both from earlier times in the day that the ...
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iPhone could not be restored - error number -1

I posted an old iPhone 4 to my sister (I'm in Australia; she's in Thailand) which was working fine both before and after she received it. Recently it has started cutting off while being used - ...
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Does supervised device mode prevent restore on another computer in recovery mode?

I know this is a long post but please bear with me: I have an iPad Mini (A1429) / 7.0.6 which has been wiped, and set up as supervised and locked to my individual laptop with Apple Configurator 1.4.3 ...
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Will iCloud Remote Wipe of MacBook erase system restore on different hardware?

My 2012 MacBook Pro was stolen, but it had Find My Mac enabled through iCloud prior to that event. I have not issued a remote wipe with hopes that I'd be able to use Find My Mac to track it down. ...
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How can I downgrade the iOS on my Ipad 2nd Gen when iTunes says I am "not eligible? [duplicate]

My ipad 2nd generation is super sluggish and crashing a lot. It was suggested that I downgrade from the current release - which it runs on now - to iOS 7. I tried doing this through itunes and picking ...
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Most recent backup not available when attempting to restore iPhone

I am trying to access my most recent backup of my iPhone to restore my phone but can only see old backups available when I click on restore. The most recent backup is listed in preferences in iTunes ...
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Permissions on previous backup stopping me from restoring

I have acquired a new Macbook Pro, running El Capitan (10.11.4), I have a USB drive containing the TM backups of my previous Mac (running Yosemite 10.10.5). I have been reading about how to restore ...
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Why can't I install iOS 9.3?

I saw an update for my iOS 9.2.1 device to iOS 9.3. However, it said that the update cannot be verified, although it was downloaded. I even deleted all data and applications from the device, but I ...
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iPhone 3GS stuck in apple logo

My friend owns an old iPhone 3GS(I know it's vintage) that entered a boot loop a couple of days after it was jailbroken. So how I tried tackling the problem was by performing a restore through ...
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How can I back-up my OS X instance and Restore from mounted drive?

Synopsis I have been having trouble With my MacBook Pro (Mid '12, 15") I deployed tonnes of work Sunday evening/early hours Monday morning before I went to bed, leaving my MacBook running but ...
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Getting photos back onto device after upgrade from old iPad mini to iPad pro

Several weeks ago I traded in an old iPad mini for a new iPad Pro 9.7. They did a full backup in store to a new iCloud account then a restore to the new device. Everything seemed ok, apart from ...
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Restoring selected files from time machine backup of a different mac

Here's the situation so far: 20" Alum iMac 2007 HDD has died (3 days after I got a new Macbook Pro - coincidence, or suicide?) It had a time machine backup on a regular external drive I have ...
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iTunes is not showing device backups - can't restore backup

In iTunes (12.3 on Windows), clicking Edit > Preferences... > Device tab shows an empty list of backups even though there should be a bunch of them. I needed to get my phone replaced, so I backed ...
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iPhone backup data overwritten by mistake

I was updating my iPhone to iOS 7 and in the process I took a backup of my phone. After installing iOS 7 on my iPhone, I connected it to iTunes and instead of pressing Restore from backup, I pressed ...
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Restore deleted sidebar icons after moving user folder to another drive

I moved my user directory to another hard drive, as I am using an HDD (for Data) beside my SSD (for system). After that, all the sidebar icons in Finder got lost and now that are just folder icons. I ...
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iOS 9.1 - Can't clear “documents & data” and “other” with restore - can it be done?

I am trying to clear the 3+ GB of space occupied by other and documents and data on my iPhone 5S, running the new iOS 9.1 (13B5110e) Usually I would do this by restoring the phone through iTunes and ...
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How to Recover Old Version of File in El Capitan without Backups?

I know there are many softwares about recovering deleted files. I did not have version control in order in one system, and the file was replaced by an empty file. I would like to understand if there ...
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Restoring an iPhone that cannot be detected

I have iPhone 4 and my iOS is 4.10.01. I jailbroke it and installed a lot of applications. Being lazy to reinstall everything again every time after an upgrade, I decided to just leave it at iOS ...
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Can not restore my iPhone 5 because of restriction passcode

I was half asleep when I put a restriction passcode on for my child to play on it. I went to restore it so I have to turn off "find my phone " but I can't because of the restrictions. How can I ...
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How can we unlock an iPhone backup file if we don't know the password?

I've got a rather peculiar problem. My wife's iPhone got stolen and we bought a new one from the insurance money. When trying to restore the backup file to her new phone, iTunes asks for the password: ...
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OS X install USB key not detected

I've trying to reinstall a clean OS X Yosemite on a MacBook Pro (Mid 2013 model) for the past few days but had no success. I created a bootable USB drive using createmediainstall (as mentioned in: ...
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What does “slide to upgrade” do?

On iOS 9, after restoring from a backup, a screen comes up that says "slide to upgrade." This doesn't update your iOS firmware, right? I imagine it just prepares your backup for iOS 9. Is this ...
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How can I retrieve all my contacts from iCloud back up to my iPhone?

How can I retrieve all my contacts from iCloud back up to my iPhone?
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Restore iPod Touch without passcode or power button

How could I reset my 4th gen iPod Touch just using my computer and a cable? My power button doesn't work and I have the white screen of death. The only way to reset the device I've seen is to hold the ...
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Rescue light red Time Machine backups after El Capitan Update

Here is my story: Oct 2: I have Yosemite Installed and configured Time Capsule taking regular backups. Oct 3: I update Yosemite to El Capitan El Capitan installation halts at 14% for 2hrs I ...
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Restore home from Time Machine local snapshot

I was playing with a Makefile and because of a mistyped path ~/.... it created a ~ folder. Well, I had the brilliant idea to do: rm -rf ~ instead of rm -rf ./~. I have a snapshot on Time Machine ...
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After restoring my iPhone from an iCloud backup, all my photos are greyed out. How can I get them back?

The Problem I got a new iPhone 6 a while ago, and after restoring from an iCloud backup over wifi, all of the photos/videos in my Photos app show up grey. It's as if my phone knows the photos should ...
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How to restore Yosemite's keychain information

So basically I was able to backup and restore past version of my keychain with Yosemite but now the fun is to use those data on El Capitan. I should have made a backup after migrating to El Capitan ...
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Can I install any iOS version I wish by picking and choosing which firmware to restore?

I'm trying to downgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 as per this question. But every time I try, I always receive this error: The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible ...
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Setting up new iPhone 6 issues and major headaches

Old iPhone 5 16Gb all backed up on iCloud. Tried to set up my brand new iPhone 6 but turned out the last (manual) backup attempted on the 5 hadn't fully completed. Reinitiated a new mail backup on my ...
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It's possible to restore data deleted one month ago?

I ask if it's possible to resore some pictures taked last month an deleted from my iPad. More precisely, when I taked the pictures I wasn't connected to the internet.
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iPhone 4S linked to old Apple Id

I'm trying to clean my old iPhone for selling it. iCloud address is a different Apple Id from the one I'm using now. I can not see a way to reset the password for the old linked Apple id. What ...
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restoring ipod touch forces update

I have been trying to restore my 5th Generation Ipod touch from a backup which is stored on my computer. The restore process works fine, however after its' completion there is a white screen lock with ...
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iPhone 4S recovery error 29

My iPhone 4S keeps getting stuck on the boot logo. It has never been jailbroken. When I try to restore it in the latest version of iTunes I keep getting this: How can I resolve this?
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How to take backup of a partition from another partition

I have two partition one for Yosemite OS as Macintosh HD and another for El Capitan OS as El Capitan Now El-capitan part is not booting up and I have to take a data backup of El-Capitan from ...
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Since it's a “virtual drive” is Parallels Desktop unaffected by system restore on a MacBook (2009)?

I used a free trial of Parallels Desktop 11 on my 2009 MacBook and the trial expired before I deleted my files from Windows. I'm going to restore the computer to factory settings before selling it ...
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Can I update iOS on a locked phone?

Tim Cook's open letter about the FBI's attempts to access a locked iPhone 5c have me wondering a fairly simple question that I haven't found an answer for: Assumptions: I have an encrypted iPhone ...
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Backup and restore Keychain

I want to reinstall my system so I would have fresh Mac OS X. Is there a way how can I export/backup all content of my Keychain Access (all certificates and other things) and then after reinstall to ...
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I can't find Notes on iCloud

I had an iPhone 5c, backed up to the computer. Then I also backed up my new iPhone 6s Plus. Everything restored to my new iPhone except my Notes. I can't find them on iCloud, or on the computer ...
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Upgraded iPhone 4 to iOS 7 and restored from iTunes, but still being asked to restore or set up new

Using iTunes on OS X, I have first backed up my IPhone 4, and then have selected Update. When everything was complete, the phone restarted, then once I had entered my language and region, it gave me ...
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If I remove GarageBand and iMovie from my MacBook Air, can I restore them later?

I have just bought a new MacBook Air 13" (2013). It comes pre-installed with GarageBand and iMovie. I don't really need these applications and I want to save my disk space, so I was thinking about ...