iTunes 11: How to "restore from backup"?

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    madog

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    Previously in iTunes one could right click an iPhone in the sidebar and "restore from backup" which allowed you to manually pick a backup to restore from. In iTunes 11 there is a button for it in the main window when a device is selected, but it's grayed out for me even though my iCloud has several gigs worth of backups.

    Any ideas?
     
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    hellomoto4

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    In the top right of iTunes, click on the pertinent device, and under Backups, you will see Restore Backup...
     
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    madog

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    Yeah, that button was just greyed out so I couldn't use it, even though my iCloud is full of backups. I ultimately restored the phone last night, but it only let's me restore from the backup it did after the restore.

    Even from the phone going into settings and iCloud>Storage and Backup>Manage Storage>My iPhone, the Camera Roll says there's 4GB of data backed up. I don't quite understand why (I have not ever used Photo Stream) I'm not able to restore it in anyway.
     
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    Menel

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    You restore from iCloud on the phone itself, not using iTunes.

    Reset all data in settings. When the phone comes back up, it will prompt you to restore from iCloud.
     

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