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This short guide explains how to restore your iPhone calendar from an iPhone backup made by iTunes.

If you want to keep a safe backup of your iPhone calendar instead, use the following method:

How to back up iPhone calendar to your computer

To recover your iPhone Calendar events:

  1. Open iTunes and connect your iPhone.

  2. Wait until your iPhone shows up in iTunes and then click on the phone symbol on top. iphone icon in itunes main window

  3. Click “Restore Backup…” from the “Summary” tab. restore backup button in itunes

  4. You may have several backup entries to choose from. Select the backup and click “Restore”. restore iphone with itunes prompt

  5. Note: Make sure to select a backup file that has been created before you lost your iPhone calendars.

  6. Keep in mind that restoring your iPhone calendars via iTunes will replace the current contents on your iPhone with the contents from the iOS backup file. This means that all your notes, contacts, messages etc. will be put back to the state they were when you performed the iOS backup. If you want to avoid overwriting your data, you can restore just calendars from your backup with CopyTrans Shelbee. iphone restore in progress

  7. Once the restore is complete, you will have your iPhone calendars recovered.


  • The steps above depict how to use an iPhone backup created by iTunes to recover a previous state of your iPhone calendars

  • This will restore your iPhone calendars in the state in which they existed on your iPhone at the time the iPhone backup file was created

  • Restoring an iPhone via the iTunes backup file, will also recover other data you might have previously deleted such as messages, contacts, apps, etc.

  • Restoring your iPhone calendars in the way described will also remove iPhone multimedia tracks such as songs, videos and podcasts and will replace them with the tracks currently existing in your iTunes library

  • Finally the process will also delete pictures stored outside of the Camera Roll on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

Recover iPhone calendars without iTunes

Only a single iPhone backup copy is kept by iTunes. This means that each time iTunes backs up the iPhone – intendedly or not – it automatically overwrites the content stored in the old backup. To avoid the risk, bypass iTunes and restore the previous backup directly with CopyTrans Shelbee. Download CopyTrans Shelbee

  1. Start CopyTrans Shelbee and connect the iPhone. Choose “Full restore”. Select "Full restore"

  2. Click the green pencil button. Choose the backup to restore from

  3. From the popup, select the backup containing your calendar content and begin the restore. Select a backup

NOTE: If you want to avoid overwriting your data, you can restore just calendars from your backup with CopyTrans Shelbee.

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