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Where Is Apps and Data Screen on iPhone and How to Get to It?

By Carrie Murray, Monday, September 9, 2019

Question: I am trying to restore my iPhone from an iCloud backup but cannot find the apps and data screen to do that. Where is the Apps and Data screen on iPhone 7?

You may also wonder how to get to Apps and Data screen on iPhone or iPad. Like many other iOS device owners, you might have a faint memory of the Apps and Data screen that offers options to restore from iCloud or iTunes backups, but you just couldn't get to the screen again after searching through your device.

This post will show you how to find Apps and Data screen on iPhone 11, XS Max/XS/XR, 8/7/6 and more and restore your device from iCloud.

Where Is the Apps and Data Screen on iPhone/iPad?

Apps and Data screen is a step of the iOS setup assistant. When starting your new iPhone, iPad for the first time, you will be greeted by the "Hello" screen. Then you will have to select language, countries or regions, Wi-Fi, set up Face ID/Touch ID, and after all these steps, you'll get to the Apps and Data screen, where you can choose to:

Apps and Data Screen on iPhone

Apps and Data screen only appears in the initial setup of an iPhone/iPad, and that's why you can't find it anywhere on your device after setup. But no worry, you can still easily get to the Apps and Data screen after setup with the following steps.

How to Get to Apps and Data Screen after Setup

Step 1: On iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All content and Settings and type your passcode to confirm.

Erase All Content and Settings

Tip: This will delete everything from your iPhone/iPad, so ensure that the device has been backed up to iCloud or iTunes before you actually erase the device. (Tip: How to Restore Data from iCloud Backup without Reset)

Step 2: Your iPhone/iPad will start to erase everything from its internal storage and returns the device to factory-fresh state, after which the device needs to be set up again.

Step 3: When your iPhone reboots with the "Hello" screen, follow the setup assistant to join a network, set up screen lock until you get to the Apps and Data screen.

Hello Screen on iPhone

Step 4: Tap Restore from iCloud backup and sign in with your iCloud account to restore the backup. Tap Restore from iTunes backup and connect the iOS device to the computer that the device backed up with to restore the iTunes backup.

Restore from iCloud Backup

Step 5: Wait until the restore is complete and finish the rest of the setup process.

What If You Don't Want to Erase Your iPhone/iPad?

You may want to get to the Apps and Data screen to restore iPhone XI/XS/XR/X/8/7/6 from iCloud/iTunes so that the content of another device can be transferred to the iPhone, but to do that, you have to erase your iPhone first, which means the photos, songs or other files that are not included in the iTunes/iCloud backup will be missing from your device after restore.

So is there a way to move data to your iPhone without going to the Apps and Data screen? Of course. You can use DoTrans from FonePaw, an data migration tool that lets you freely move data from iPhone to iPhone/iPad, from iPhone to Android, from PC to iPhone or from Android to Android.

Connect Two iPhones

Transferring data with this tool is much more feasible than restoring from backup in the Apps & Data screen.

Step 1: Install DoTrans on your PC and run it.


Step 2: Connect your two iPhones(iPad) to the computer.

Step 3: Photos, contacts, songs, movies, videos, ringtones, etc. on your iPhones will show up.

Step 4: Select the content you want to move to your iPhone and click Export > your device's name to start the transfer.

Transfer Files Between Two iPhones

Get to Apps and Data Screen on New iPhone(iOS 11, iOS 12.4 or Later)

If you get a new iPhone 11, iPhone XS/XR/X, or iPhone 8/7, you can power on the new device and easily get to the Apps and Data Screen by manual setup. But one thing that worth noting: if you use Quick Start to set up your new device, you won't get to the Apps and Data screen but you can still restore iCloud backup to the new iPhone.

Step 1: Turn on your new iPhone. If you have an old iPhone running on iOS 11 or above next to the new device, you'll see the Quick Start pop-up.

Step 2: Tap Set Up Manually to go to the classic Apps & Data screen.

Set up iPhone Manually

Or you can tap Continue on your old iPhone to set up the new device with Quick Start, which can get you to the Transfer Your Data screen and allow you to transfer data from the old device to the new one with/without iCloud. Learn more about setting up a new iPhone with Quick Start.

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