How to Access & View iCloud Backup


How to see my iCloud backups? There are several ways to access iCloud backup, follow this article to get two typical methods.


Oct. 28, 2016


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AnyTrans – Smart iCloud Backup Viewer

AnyTrans is an iOS file transfer as well as an iPhone backup viewer. Download it to try its powerful features before we start this guide about how to access and view iCloud backup.

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Question: "Hi, so I recently backed up my iPhone to iCloud. I can see that there is data backed up but cannot access this data from my computer. Is there anyway to access my iCloud backup from a PC? Thank you!"

The iCloud service backs up your iPhone content in the cloud base (5GB for free), including contacts, messages, notes, etc. How to see the iCloud backup files? In this guide, we will introduce you two typical ways to access your iCloud backup from PC or Mac computer.

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Part 1. How to Access and View iCloud Backup AnyTrans

AnyTrans gives you access to iCloud backup files and allows you to selectively download individual items, such as, Photos, Calendar, Messages, Contacts, Voicemail, Call History and more from the iCloud backup to computer. This function works for iCloud backup files based on all iOS versions, even the latest iOS 10.3.

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans on your computer. Launch AnyTrans, and select iCloud Content on the homepage. Then log in iCloud with your Apple ID and password.

How to Access iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 1

How to Access iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Click the button at right to go to the category management page. Click iCloud Backup.

How to Access iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 2

How to Access iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Now you can access to your iCloud backups. There is a backup list on the left side, so you can select the iCloud backup with the content you want to view, and then download it.

How to Access iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Access iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 3

Step 4. Once the iCloud backup is downloaded, you can select the category of iOS content and view them, and you can also export them to PC/Mac computer as some format. In this post, we take Messages as an example.

How to Access iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 4

How to Access iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 4

AnyTrans also allows you to transfer photos, videos, music, ringtones, messages, contacts, notes, books and more from iPhone to computer as backup, and to another iDevice.

Part 2. How to Access iCloud Backup on PC/Mac via Web Browser

Apple allows you to access iCloud from your computer via any web browser. You can view the contacts, calendar, photos, notes, and more.

Step 1. Open the web browser and navigate to iCloud website.

Step 2. Log in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Now you can view the files in iCloud, and you can also click iCloud Drive to view the files in it.

How to Access iCloud Backup

How to Access iCloud Backup

Note : Apple doesn't give you much control on your iCloud backup; in other words, there is no Backup Lists for you to view all content in the backups like messages, call history, etc.

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The Bottom Line

AnyTrans can also backup your iPhone data to computer or iTunes, why not download and try it now? Any questions about this article is warmly welcomed. If this article is useful to you, don't forget to share it to your friends.

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