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Did you ever get an elusive unknown iTunes error message while trying to restore iPhone from backup? We developed an alternative method to restore a recent iTunes backup to iPhone without the need for iTunes. It may help you avoid dreaded iTunes error messages and successfully restore your iPhone. Read on to find out how to restore iPhone from iTunes backup with CopyTrans Shelbee.

Restore iPhone from recent iTunes backup

  1. Download CopyTrans Shelbee from the following page: Download CopyTrans Shelbee

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Shelbee, please refer to Installation guide.

  3. Start CopyTrans Shelbee and connect the iPhone via the USB cable. Click “Restore”. how to restore your recent backup using Shebee

  4. Click the blue pencil symbol to select an iTunes backup entry. choose the file you want to restore your iPhone from

  5. A new window listing all backup entries in the default iTunes backup folder opens. Click the entry of your choice. choose the backup you want to restore to your iPhone

    NOTE: If you don’t see the Default iTunes Backup folder, you can browse to it by clicking “Browse”. Alternatively, to show the default backup folder in the popup, reset CopyTrans Shelbee’s settings. To do so, close the popup, click on the main window’s Options button > Settings, then click “Reset”. How to reset Shelbee settings

  6. Once you select the backup, CopyTrans Shelbee begins the restore operation. Stand-by for the process to complete. CopyTrans Shelbee restores the same iPhone content that was backed up with iTunes including messages, Camera Roll, notes, calendars, iOS settings and app documents. Learn more < iPhone restore in progress

  7. That’s all. Click “Done”. Restore of iPhone was successful

    You already gave CopyTrans Shelbee a go but the restore still failed? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Support team. We are happy to help you troubleshoot.

This is how to restore iPhone from a recent iTunes backup without even having to open iTunes.

YouTube tutorial: how to back up and restore iPhone without iTunes?

This video shows how to make a full-featured iPhone backup and restore on PC without iTunes:

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.