I tried restoring a backup I created from my iPhone (it had more than 20Gb free out of 64Gb) but when I wanted to restore this backup I found out the backup iTunes created was 61.5Gb, so whenever I try restoring it says not enough storage. Any way I could restore data still? I know I have 22Gb of photos, if it could help. I have tried to factory reset my phone so I can choose the "restore from itunes backup" option, and still I had the same problem.


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That backup is awfully larger than it should be. I dont think you'll be able to restore it on that size, you'll need a 128GB model for the update to work since most OS sizes are between 8GB - 4GB of that base memory. Thats why you are having problems.

  • that's the problem that it's unexpectedly large, my factory restored iphone only has 55Gb of free storage. I'm asking if there is any way I could selectively restore data, or just remove the pictures from the itunes backup before attempting to restore. Commented Aug 21, 2018 at 9:15
  • @RedaDrissi you can't select them once you've backed up already Commented Aug 21, 2018 at 9:24
  • The iTunes backup is compressed and you can't select it. iCloud backups are much smaller. Commented Aug 21, 2018 at 9:25
  • so you mean there is no solution to recover the data in that backup? Commented Aug 21, 2018 at 9:30
  • Not other than restoring it on an iPhone or iPad with a larger size memory, which would be 128gb or 256gb Commented Aug 21, 2018 at 9:47

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