How to Restore Photos from iCloud

Summary

Want to restore photos from iCloud? Read this guide to get two ways to restore iPhone photos from iCloud in minutes.

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Mar. 14, 2016

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If you completely reply on iCloud to backup your iPhone photos, the only way to get back the lost photos from iPhone is restoring from iCloud. Basically, you can get the photos by restoring your iPhone from iCloud. The drawback is that the existing pictures and content will be replaced, and restoring is time wasting especially when you get a huge iCloud backup.

Besides the traditional restoring way, we also show you an alternative option to restore iPhone photos from iCloud backup: restore photos selectively with an iOS backup extractor.

Restore Photos from iCloud Backup

Restore Photos from iCloud Backup

Also Read: How to Increase iCloud Backup Speed >

Part 1: How to Restore Photos from iCloud with Restoring Your Device

Tap on Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Erase iPhone/iPad/iPod > Select Restore from iCloud > Pick up the backup you created before.

How to Restore Photos from iCloud by Restoring Device

How to Restore Photos from iCloud by Restoring Device

Important Note: Before erasing all the contents from your device, please ensure that you did back up your iPhone iPad iPod touch to iCloud with these steps: Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage > Device Name > Check the data of backup created.

You know that restoring your device means all the data on your iPhone iPad iPod touch will be replaced by the contents in the backup. What's more, you may lose more photos or other files and data during restoring your device with iCloud backup. Therefore, in this post we also offer you a totally new way that helps you restore photos from iCloud instead of other data in backup, and you won't lose any other date or files during restoring. Let's get it started!

Must Read: How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone iPad without Backup >

Part 2: How to Restore Photos from iCloud with iMobie PhoneRescue

Tools You Need

  • iMobie PhoneRescue – #1 iCloud backup extractor
  • A computer (Mac or PC)
  • Your Apple ID and its password

PhoneRescue is a professional iPhone data recovery as well as backup extractor, which is capable of restoring photos from iCloud by extracting the whole iCloud backup. With it, you can selectively restore ONLY photos from iCloud instead of whole restoring. Besides photos, you can also restore contacts, notes, messages, call history, and more from iCloud.

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Step 1: Make sure that you did back up your iPhone to iCloud by checking the backups on your iPhone iPad or iPod touch: Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage > Device Name > Check the date of backup created.

Step 2: Launch PhoneRescue on your computer, and choose Recover from the iCloud > Click right arrow to enter next screen > Sign in with your Apple ID.

How to Restore iPhone Photos from iCloud with PhoneRescue

How to Restore iPhone Photos from iCloud with PhoneRescue

Step 3: Choose a backup and click the Download option > After the downloading is finished, click the Next button.

How to Restore iPhone Photos from iCloud with PhoneRescue

How to Restore iPhone Photos from iCloud with PhoneRescue

Step 4. Choose Photos, Photo Videos, and Thumbnails to view the photos in iCloud. Select the photos you want to get from iCloud, and then click To Computer button to get them back to your computer.

How to Restore iPhone Photos from iCloud with PhoneRescue

How to Restore iPhone Photos from iCloud with PhoneRescue

Once you have kept these photos on computer, you can easily transfer them to device again with iTunes or AnyTrans.

Note:

- Restoring photos from iCloud is limited to that you have made backup with iCloud and this iCloud backup contains the pictures you want to restore.

- This method can be applied to restore iPhone iPad iPod touch photos from iCloud backup.

- If you haven't found the photos you want to restore from iCloud, you can use PhoneRescue to recover them on your device directly without any backup. How to make it, read this post: How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone iPad iPod touch >

The Bottom Line

After reading this post, you must have learned a new way to restore photos from iCloud without restoring your device or losing any previous file. More than anything, except restoring photos from iCloud, you also can use PhoneRescue to restore photos from iTunes backup and on your device directly without any backup. Furthermore, as many as 22 types of iOS contents are in PhoneRescue's supportable range, such as, photos, notes, call history, contacts, messages, reminders, etc.

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