How To Download Photos From iCloud Backups Without Erasing The Device?

Hello. I had an iPhone stolen several months ago while traveling. Upon returning home I purchased a new iPhone. My son pointed out that the old data is still available on iCloud. But I don’t want to erase my new iPad and & iPhone by restoring the old backups. How do I just download my old photos onto my laptop?

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Want to download only photos from old iCloud backup but wouldn’t like to download all the old stuff you had backed up in iCloud? You may have a bunch of new stuff on your new phone that you don’t want to get rid of just to have those old photos back. It’s an all or none situation! Don’t be overwhelmed, there’s a way to simply select and download photos from backup without erasing the device if you turn to iFonebox for help.

As a specialized and reliable iOS data recovery software, iFonebox is aimed at restoring/extracting up to 17 kinds of data like contacts, texts, notes, videos, voice memos, WeChat messages, WhatsApp conversations and so on. If your iPhone has been backed up in iCloud, iFonebox is capable exploring into the backup and extracting the photos you really want from the iCloud backup without restoring the device.

Here are some other features of the program:

  • Variety of working modes: recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup, recover from iCloud backup
  • Quite easy to use, highly effective and safe
  • Available for all kinds of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
  • It has a preview function: see what is stored in backup
  • Selectively restoration: choose the specific data you really want

iFonebox is completely compatible with all iOS versions including the iOS 11. Please make sure to download and install the correct version. Saving images from iCloud backup without removing all the new stuff on your device can be done in a few simple steps. Next I will show you the detailed instructions.

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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.


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 images you want and click “Recover to pc”, then the instruction is accomplished.

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