How to Download iCloud Backup to PC/Mac Computer with Ease

How do I retrieve my backup from iCloud? Here in this post, you can find an iCloud backup on Mac and Windows with ease. Besides, you will get proven ways to download iPhone backup files from iCloud to PC/Mac, or new iPhone.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 16, 2021
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PhoneRescue for iOS – iCloud Backup Extractor

Free download the iOS data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS, you can easily access iCloud backup and selectively download iPhone files from iCloud to Mac/PC/new iPhone. It allows you to extract iTunes backup, too.

Apple allows users to back up iPhone, iPad, iPod via iCloud and provides 5GB of free storage space, which helps users to store iOS data on iCloud and sync across all Apple devices. If you accidentally deleted messages or other data on your iPhone, you can download an iCloud backup to get data back.

Therefore, if you want to retrieve backup from iCloud, view iCloud backups on computer, or just want to download iPhone backup from iCloud to computer and free up iCloud storage, here you are in the right place.

We will share some proven ways to download all data from iCloud backup, and you can choose to download to Mac, PC, or new iPhone. And, there are tips to get specific files from iCloud backup instead of restoring the whole contents in the backup.

How to Download iCloud Backup to PC/Mac Computer Easily

PhoneRescue for iOS is developed to help users recover deleted files on iPhone, iPad, iPod, and it also can be used as an iCloud and iTunes backup extractor. Whenever you need to download iPhone files from iCloud or iTunes backup, you can access backup files and retrieve them without reset.

Besides, no matter whether your iDevice is available or not, you can download iCloud backup to Mac or PC without device. Or, you can connect your new iPhone to get the iCloud backup to the new iPhone. Absolutely, PhoneRescue for iOS is fitted with the great features below to download iPhone backups:

PhoneRescue for iOS – Download iPhone Backups

  • Download iPhone backup files from iCloud wholly or selectively.
  • Supports 10 data types from iCloud – texts, notes, photos, etc.
  • Supports get iCloud backup on Mac or Windows PC.
  • Guarantees high safety for your personal data.

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Before starting our tutorial, please make sure that you did back up your iPhone iPad or iPod touch to iCloud. Check on your device with the following steps: Tap on Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage > Checking the created date of the backup.

Steps to Download iCloud Backup to PC/Mac:

1. Get the latest version of PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Launch it and select Recover from iCloud.

Recover Data from iCloud Via PhoneRescue

Recover Data from iCloud Via PhoneRescue

2. Sign in with your Apple ID > Select the backup you need > Take some minutes to download it > Click on Right Arrow to scan the backup.

Recover from iCloud Backup

Recover from iCloud Backup

3. After clicking the Arrow button, there will pop up a screen, which helps you choose one certain data, or several, or all, as you would like to. Here we take iCloud messages as an example.

Choose the Messages to Restore

Choose the Messages to Restore

4. Preview and select the items you need > Click on To Computer to download them to Mac/PC. You can connect another iPhone and click To iDevice to download iCloud backup to new phone.

Select Messages to Restore to Your iPhone

Select Messages to Restore to Your iPhone

  1. Downloading iCloud backup to Mac or PC is limited to that you have backed up your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to iCloud, and this backup contains what you want.
  2. If you fail to extract what you want from iCloud backup, you also can use PhoneRescue for iOS to scan your iDevice thoroughly and recover deleted or lost data on your device directly. After all, PhoneRescue for iOS supports recovering deleted files and data without any iTunes or iCloud backup.

Download iPhone Backup from iCloud to Mac/Windows

If you are using an iPhone but often need to work on a Windows computer. You must have a way to keep iPhone data synchronized with your windows computer. The iCloud control panel may be the tool you have been looking for.

Apple provides a Windows version of the iCloud control panel. Using this panel, you can sync photos, access iCloud Drive, and sync browser bookmarks. You also extract iCloud backups using the iCloud control panel:

  1. Download and install the iCloud Control Panel on your PC.
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  3. Now you can select certain data on your iCloud backup.

    Download iCloud Backup via iCloud Control Panel

    Download iCloud Backup via iCloud Control Panel

Although this method can easily download the iCloud backup to PC for free, it does not allow you to preview the backup file before downloading, nor can it be selectively downloaded.

Download iCloud Backup from iCloud Website for Windows/Mac

Since you can always check iCloud backup online. So you can access and download backups from And here are the steps to enter iCloud backup on Windows/Mac:

  1. Open a browser on Windows or Mac and enter
  2. Sign in to your iCloud account with Apple ID and password.
  3. Here, a list of all the data in the iCloud account will be displayed, you can download iCloud backup photos then.
  4. Just click and select the photos you want to download to PC/Mac, and click the download button on the top right corner of the screen.
How to Check iCloud Backup

How to Check iCloud Backup

How to Download iCloud Backup to New iPhone

If you got a new iPhone and want to download iCloud backup, you can use Restore from iCloud Backup when setting up your new iPhone. Here are the steps:

  1. When you start to activate your new device, a Hello screen will appear.
  2. Follow the on-screen steps to choose language and Wi-Fi network.
  3. Later, when you locate the Apps & Data screen, choose Restore from iCloud Backup.
  4. Sign in to your Apple ID and password.
  5. Choose one iCloud backup that you need to download.
  6. Follow the next on-screen steps to finish the new iPhone setup.

Further Reading: More Methods to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone after Setup >

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how can you download backups from iCloud to Mac/PC or new iPhone. Except for the iCloud backup extractor, PhoneRescue for iOS also can be used to recover deleted files and data from iTunes backup, even on the device directly without backup. Why not try this iPhone backup extractor right now?

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

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