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This short guide explains how to restore your iPhone calendar from an iPhone backup:

NOTE: 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

Recover calendars from iOS backup with iTunes

  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 calendars from iOS backup without iTunes to iPhone

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 on the green pencil button. Choose the backup to restore from

  3. From the pop-up, 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.

Restore calendars from iCloud backup

If you have calendars on your iCloud backup, you can extract them with CopyTrans Backup Extractor on your PC. You don’t even need your iPhone for that!

  1. Download CopyTrans Backup Extractor by clicking the button below and then install the software.
  2. Download CopyTrans Backup Extractor

  3. Then launch the application and choose to “log in to iCloud for more backups”.

    Log in to iCloud with CopyTrans Backup Extractor

  4. You will be asked to enter your iCloud credentials. Put in your Apple ID and password.

    Enter Apple ID and password to access iCloud backups

  5. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you will also be sent a verification code. Please enter it as well.

    enter the verification code

  6. Wait while CopyTrans Backup Extractor searches for your iCloud backups…

    ctbe is searching for iCloud backups

  7. Done! Your iCloud backups will now be shown alongside with the backups on your PC. The cloud backups are marked with the cloud icon. You can now extract them to your PC.

    find iCloud backups with CopyTrans Backup Extractor

  8. Click on the backup that contains your calendars.
  9. Select ‘Calendars’.
  10. Select a folder (like Desktop) for extraction. Wait until the calendars are extracted. And that’s it! If you click on “Go to folder”, you can see extracted calendars.
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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.