How Do I View Photos From an iCloud Backup Without Restoring iPhone?


I have a problem because I just updated my iPhone 6 to iOS 8.4 and went through the “restore from Backup” procedure but while my phone was loading the previous pictures in my PhotoStream, I interrupted it not knowing that I could not continue at a later stage once I’ve done that. Now my problem is I do not want to restore my iPhone again because I just finished restoring from backup all he apps and their contents etc, but I cannot see the photos that I’ve backed up on iCloud but I need them. When I log onto iCloud Storage, I can see that 3.6Gb of my iCloud space is allocated to Photos but that’s under Backups. I was wondering if there was another way of viewing photos from iCloud without another restore because it’s a very dreadful process and I do not want to go through it again. Help. 

Quite a long post extracted from Apple community. In short, this iPhone 6 user needs to view his photos from iCloud backup but he did not want to restore his iPhone from iCloud again, for it is too complicated. So the question is: how to view photos from iCloud backup without restoring iPhone? Actually, it is not quite difficult to extract photos from iCloud backup if you are under the help from iFonebox. What is iFonebox? 

As is known that iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery which is able to recover deleted data like contacts, notes, WhatsApp messages and more from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Plus, iFonebox is a great helper to extract and restore lost photos from your iTunes or iCloud backup as well as other data from iPhone. Pretty powerful. Hence, you can use iFonebox to view and extract those photos from iCloud backup without restoring iPhone. Next, I will show you how to do it.

How to view photos from an iCloud backup without restoring iPhone?

Certainly, you need to download and install iFonebox firstly. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version. Before that, you can install Free Trial Version (Win and Mac) in advance. Now, please refer to the simple steps as follows:

  1. Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode. Just sign in with your Apple ID and password, then download the iCloud backup file you need.
  2. Scan photos from downloaded iCloud backup file.
  3. Preview and select photos from iCloud backup. After scanning, you can pick out those photos in iCloud backup, then, click Recover to PC and all photos will be in your computer. You can view them anytime, anywhere.


Notes: you have to make sure that your Apple ID has been activated.

With iFonebox, it is quite convenient and functional to extract and view photos from iCloud backup without restoring iPhone. Just have a try.

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