Top 3 Ways to Download iCloud Backup on iOS 10/9 Devices

Nowadays, iPhone can automatically sync data to iCloud over WiFi connections. The trouble here is that current available files might be replaced or lost if we retrieve files from iCloud backups on iOS 10/9 devices. In the meantime, iCloud doesn't allow to selectively recover files as you want. However, what could we do if we just want to selectively recover or download data from iCloud backup? Is there any way I could handle if i want to check out the photos, contacts or messages which cannot be viewed directly from iCloud backup? Fortunately, here come best 3 ways to extract data from iCloud backup. Let's have a look at how it works.

3 Ways to Download iCloud Backup on iOS 10/9.3/9.2/9.1/9

Before starting the tutorial, please make sure that you have already backed up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iCloud. Now follow the guide on how to download photos/messages/videos/contacts from iCloud backup on iOS 10/9/8 devices (including iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5, iPad 4/3/2/1, iPad mini 3/2/1, iPad air 2/1, new smaller iPad Pro, iPad Pro and iPod touch 6/5/4/3/2/1) with steps below:

Method 1: Browse iCloud Backup via iCloud.com
Method 2: Download iCloud Backup via iCloud Control Panel
Method 3: Access iCloud Backup via Tenorshare UltData

Browse iCloud Backup via iCloud.com

Generally, there are 3 major ways that iCloud users are able to get the backed up data. The first solution to extract iCloud files on Windows/Mac, is via iCloud website (https://www.icloud.com/).

Sign into the iCloud website with your Apple ID and password. Then you can access and extract the photos/contacts/message/mails and keynote documents in iCloud as the picture shown below.

browse icloud backup

Download iCloud Backup via iCloud Control Panel

The second way to download iCloud backup to PC is to install iCloud Control Panel. The iCloud Control Panel gives you the ability to sync your photos, images, videos and other multimedia formats from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch over the iCloud and to your PC.

  • Step 1: Download and install iCloud Control Panel from the official Apple website.
  • Step 2: After the completion of installation, you can sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Step 3: Then you can access iCloud backup as the picture shown below.
download icloud backup

Access iCloud Backup via Tenorshare UltData

Although iCloud has backup file on PC, you cannot preview them as they are encrypted. While Tenorshare UltData, a professional iPhone data recovery tool, can show all these files on PC and with this software, you can access your iCloud backups and help save and restore files to your iOS 10/9 in iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5, new smaller iPad Pro, iPad and iPod touch.

UltData is the top iCloud backup extractor for iOS 10/9/8/7, which provides an easy way to access the files backed up in iCloud. Meanwhile, it supports more than 22 file types including Contacts, Messages, Photos, WhatsApp Messages, etc.

Take the detailed tutorial below steps by steps.


Step1: Download, install and launch Tenorshare UltData on your PC.

Step2: Select "Recover from iCloud backup files" and login in iCloud with your Apple ID and password.

 sign in icloud

Step3: All your iCloud backups will be shown. Choose one you'd like to recover, then click "Next " to download to proceed.

 select icloud backup

Step 4: Then you can preview all the backup files, select the file types you want to recover, and click "Next" to start downloading. After that, your selected data will be recovered to your computers.

preview icloud data

In just a few clicks, you can easily free download iCloud backup on iOS 10.3/10.2/10.1/10/9.3/9.2/9.1/9 iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. For more tips about iOS 9 data recovery, you are free to view our official website for help.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Data Follow @Jerry Cook