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Restoring a new iPhone with an iCloud backup after initially setting up as a new iPhone.


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I just purchased a new iPhone5s. Because I had some connectivity issues with initial set-up, I chose to set it up as a new iPhone vs. syncing with a recent iCloud backup. Now that my connectivity problems are solved, how do I now sync my new iPhone wth an iCloud backup?


Well-known member
Sep 12, 2008
Provided that the iCloud backup is still available on your iCloud account, just reset your phone.

Settings-general-reset-erase all contents and settings

Once the phone wipes, you'll see the menu from the reboot to start adding your Apple account info which will eventually ask if you want to restore a backup.