There are two backups shown in the ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup in my laptop.
I want to restore the older backup from it using iTunes.

How can I select one of the backups and ask iTunes to restore the selected backup to iPhone?

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You should be able to right click on the phone in iTunes (it used to be on the sidebar, now I think the icon is on top) and select restore from backup. When you do that, a dialog box pops up with a drop down asking you to select which backup you want to use.

  • Yes it shows select the option then in dropping bar list it shows my iphone name and a button restore. if i select this will it give me options of backups stored in this computer?
    – anam
    Nov 18, 2015 at 15:31
  • No, those ARE the available options to restore from. If it's only showing you one, then that's the only one available to use.
    – Vitalydotn
    Nov 18, 2015 at 15:58

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