How Can I Restore Photos From iCloud Backup?

I have backups from a previous iPhone in my iCloud backups. How can I see what files are in that backup? I have hundreds of photos that I want to transfer them from that backup to my PC. How can I do this? Thanks for your time!

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Photo App plays an important role in our daily life. Some people find their photos lost due to various reasons such as software update that doesn’t quite go as planned, water damaged, various attacked or just disappear from unknown reasons that are out of your control. It could drive us crazy if your precious photos and videos are deleted or lost by mistake. Don’t worry, the main purpose of this article is to introduce you the best way to restore photos from iCloud backup.

If you’ve synced your device to iCloud, you can retrieve images form iCloud backup by restoring. It is not a perfect option because you will lose all the current data on your iPhone. Furthermore, the progress can be time-consuming. Hence it’s necessary to turn to a professional and handy third-party tool for help. I would like to recommend iFonebox to you. Here we list some of its useful features so that you can know more about the program:

  • It’s very easy to use and totally safe
  • Support 17 kinds of data like texts, contacts, call logs, notes, reminders, messages in WeChat/WhatsApp/QQ etc.
  • It has a preview function so that you can view all the recoverable information
  • Can be used to extract documents from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch directly without changing present settings and data on device
  • Compatible with almost all kinds of iOS devices, including iPhone X
  • Selectively recovery

Before we start the instructions, you need to download the program to your computer. iFonebox has two available versions: Windows version and Mac version. Please make sure to install the right version for your computer. Once you have installed the program, next I will show you how to extract pictures from iCloud backup.

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Step one: Run iFonebox and enter your Apple ID

Run the program, then just click the “Recover from iCloud Backup” at the top right of the software. You’ll be asked to sign in with your Apple ID account and password correctly.

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Step two: Download data from iCloud backup

After you have selected an iCloud backup to download, it will start the downloading process. You can select all to download.

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Step three: Scan data

Click on “Photos” icon to start scanning automatically. It will take some time, you should wait patiently.

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Step four: Preview and download data

Now you can select the photos you want and click “Recover to pc”, then the instruction is accomplished.

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