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  • You can use iTunes to restore your Apple iPhone 8 from a previous backup. In this example, we use iTunes v12.5.1.21.

    Note: Restoring from backup is different from performing a full software restore. Restoring from backup restores the settings, data and other information saved in a previous backup. Performing a full software restore will delete the contents of your device and restore it to the original factory settings.
  • 1. On the computer, start iTunes.
  • 2. Connect the iPhone 8 to the computer. In iTunes, select the iPhone 8.
  • 3. Click Restore Backup…
    Note: iTunes will not offer this option if no backups have been performed.
  • 4. Use the drop-down menu to select a backup, then click Restore.
  • 5. Wait while the backup is restored.
  • 6. Click OK.
  • 7. Wait while the iPhone is synced.
  • 8. The iPhone has been restored and it can be disconnected from the computer.