How to View iCloud Backup Photos on PC/Mac

Summary

Want to view iCloud backup photos but don’t know how? This guide will show you how to view iCloud backup photos without effort.

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Aug. 15, 2017

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Recently, a lot of users emailed us asking how to backup photos to iCloud. To solve this problem, we added a bonus tip to this post. Click here to know how to backup photos to iCloud.

If you have a few gigabytes of photos, iCloud is surely the best place to store them. You can choose to enable photo sync so that photos on every device are synced or directly backup photos to iCloud for future using.

Most people know how to view iCloud photos online and view iCloud photos on iPhone/iPad, but you know iCloud doesn't allow users to view data stored in backup, have you ever wondered if there is one way to view iCloud backup photos?

iCloud not allowing users to view iCloud backup data doesn't mean that it is impossible to access iCloud backup photos. Next we will show you how to view iCloud backup photos step by step.

Tools We Need to View iCloud Backup Photos

- An iCloud Backup,

- A Computer (PC/Mac),

- PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery.

PhoneRescue is a professional data recovery for both iOS and Android, which is 100% safe without virus. As for PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery, it can also work as a backup extractor to help you extract files from iCloud or iTunes backup without restoring iPhone iPad within four steps. Let's now get down to business and see how to use PhoneRescue to view iCloud backup photos.

When recovering data with PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery, it could help you retrieve deleted lost data from iTunes backup, iCloud and even iOS device itself. If you mistakenly deleted photos without any backups, please refer to this post: How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone without Backup >

How to View iCloud Backup Photos with PhoneRescue

Step 1.Free download PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery and install it on your computer. Launch it and select Recover from iCloud mode, click the Arrow button to continue. Log in your iCloud account.

How to View iCloud Backup Photos - Step 1

How to View iCloud Backup Photos - Step 1

Step 2. Select a backup, then click Download..

How to View iCloud Backup Photos - Step 2

How to View iCloud Backup Photos - Step 2

Step 3. Select Photos and uncheck other boxes, click OK.

How to View iCloud Backup Photos - Step 3

How to View iCloud Backup Photos - Step 3

Step 4. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery would now start to download iCloud backup photos. After downloading, you can access iCloud backup photos.

How to View iCloud Backup Photos - Step 4

How to View iCloud Backup Photos - Step 4

After exporting photos from iCloud backup to computer, you can easily sync photos from computer to iPhone or iPad, here are two guides that could help you transfer photos from computer to iDevices without losing previous photos: How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone and How Can I Export Photos from Mac to iPhone.

After viewing iCloud backup photos, you might have noticed that iCloud hasn't backed up all photos. Frankly, it is a normal issue as photos that's already stored in iCloud can't be backed up. What Does iCloud Back Up >

Bonus Tip: How to Backup Photos to iCloud

Frankly, backing up photos to iCloud is a wide topic which involves backing photos to iCloud and saving photos to iCloud backup. Please refer to the methods below and select the method catering to your needs.

Method 1. Backup Photos to iCloud from iDevice via iCloud Photo Library or Photo Stream

Step 1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos.

Step 2. Switch the tab next to iCloud Photo Library or Upload to My Photo Stream to your right.

Step 3. Connect your device to WiFi, your photos would be automatically uploaded to iCloud photo library or My Photo Stream.

Backup Photos to iCloud via iCloud Photo Library or Photo Stream

Backup Photos to iCloud via iCloud Photo Library or Photo Stream

Method 2. Backup Photos to iCloud via iCloud Backup

Step 1. Go to Settings on your device > [your name] > iCloud.

Step 2. Click Backup > Backup Now.

Your photos would be saved in iCloud backup soon, please be patient.

Backup Photos to iCloud via iCloud Backup

Backup Photos to iCloud via iCloud Backup

The Bottom Line

With the help of PhoneRescue, you can easily figure out the problem of how to view iCloud backup photos. Absolutely, viewing iCloud backup photos is just a drop in the ocean compared to what PhoneRescue can do for you like recovering data without backup, extracting data from iTunes, or accessing to iCloud drive, etc. Take a tour with PhoneRescue >

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