How to Retrieve Data from iCloud to PC

As Apple's cloud storage service, many iPhone/iPad/iPod users prefer to backup data by using iCloud since iCloud lets iOS users back up data without needing to connect to computer. Where is the iCloud backup and how to retrieve data from iCloud to PC? This guide will tell how you can download iCloud backup files and retrieve data like Photos, Contacts, Messages, Notes, etc. from iCloud.

Two Ways to Retrieve Data from iCloud to PC

There are two solutions to access your iCloud backup files on computer.

Way 1: Access Limited iCloud backup files on
Way 2: Retrieve All Data from iCloud backup to PC with iPhone Data Recovery (Recommended)

Way 1: Access Limited iCloud Backup Files on

By logging in iCloud official site, you can view what is on your iCloud backup. Whereas, you can view only several types of data including Contacts, Calendars, Photos, Reminders and Notes. For other types of data like WhatsApp (Tango/Viber) data, Messages (iMessages), Voice Memos, and more, Apple does not allow you to access them in iCloud.

In iCloud official site, you can download photos from iCloud to PC. Choose Photos that you want to download and click Download button.

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If you want to retrieve more data from iCloud to PC, please follow steps in way 2 to access iCloud backup files.

Way 2: Retrieve All Data from iCloud Backup to PC with iPhone Data Recovery (Recommended)

iPhone Data Recovery is a third-party software to help you recover data from iCloud backup with ease.

Step 1. Install and open iPhone Data Recovery on your computer

There are three recovery methods for you to retrieve data from iPhone, and the default one is "Recover Data from iOS Device". Switch to Recover Data from iCloud backup files.

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Step 2. Log in to iCloud account and select iCloud backup files to scan

Log in to your iCloud account, iPhone Data Recovery will display all backup files related to this account. Select the backup file that you will need to access and click Next button.

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Before scanning, you are allowed to select files that you want to download. Click Next button to start downloading and scanning iCloud backup files.

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Step 3. Preview iCloud backup files

All iCloud backup files are listed by categories after scanning. This iCloud backup downloading and retrieving software supports to find messages, contacts, call history, notes, videos, whatsapp/tango/viber data and others.

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Step 4. Choose files that you want to recover and click Recover button. These files will be recovered to your computer.

With several clicks, you can get all data back from iCloud backup and transfer data from iCloud to computer effortlessly. This iCloud backup extractor is extremely useful if your iPhone is broken, lost or stolen.

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