Not Enough Space on iPhone to Restore from Backup? Tips You Need

Have you ever met such situation: after you updated iOS on iPhone and wanted to restore data from iTunes backup, but iTunes told you that there was not enough space available on iPhone to restore. What would you do? This post is going to tell you some tips you can try when meeting such issue.

Tip 1. Check Your iPhone Space

Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Usage” on your iPhone, and then you can see how much you have available versus used.

Tip 2. Delete Some Data or Settings

If you find that not enough storage for restoring all backup files, you can delete some less-used settings or some unimportant data to release more space. Or you can reset all settings if you have them backed up with iTunes. Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” and first choose “Reset Network Settings”. Then go back to the Reset menu and choose “Reset All Settings”.

Tip 3. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings

You can also restore iPhone to its original factory settings. Select iPhone from the sidebar in iTunes. Click the Summary tab and then the “Restore iPhone” button. Confirm the restore process.

Tip 4. Extract iPhone Data from iTunes Backup File

If you still cannot restore iPhone from backup with iTunes, try iTunes Data Recovery to extract the unreadable data from iTunes backup files and convert them to readable files on computer. By doing this, you will never lose your iPhone Data. iTunes Data Recovery works for iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. Here is how:

  1. Download and install iTunes Data Recovery on your computer. Mac users go to iTunes Data Recovery for Mac.
  2. Run this program and follow the easy-to-do instructions in the interface to extract iPhone data from iTunes backup files and then save them on your computer.



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