How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup


How to retrieve photos from iCloud? Read this post to get two iCloud backup extracting tools to recover photos from iCloud to iPhone/iPad/ iPod touch without erasing your device.


Sept 03, 2016


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PhoneRescue – Easily Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone/Mac/PC

PhoneRescue - Top iOS Data Recovery Software

Download PhoneRescue to access/view iCloud data and retrieve them from backup to iPhone/Mac/PC without restoring your device.

Through our survey, over 79% iPhone users rely iPhone / iTunes / iCloud to store their important personal data. In order to help you extract useful photos, messages, notes and more from your backup, we composed this 2016 iPhone Backup Extractor Software Review for your reference.

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You may lose or delete some important iPhone/iPad photos because of some reasons, which may be iOS upgrade issue, jailbreak fail, factory reset, device broken/stolen, or just mistakenly deleting. No matter what the reason, fortunately, if you have backed up your device to iCloud frequently, you always have the chance to recover your lost photos.

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Normally, to get back deleted photos from iCloud backup, you have to restore your iPhone or iPad/iPod touch with the whole backup, and all the data on your device will be replaced by the contents in the iCloud backup, which most of us don’t want. So, in this post we offer you two new ways to recover photos from iCloud without restoring and erasing. In addition, you can selectively download any photos you like to your computer, or your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

Tools You Could Have a Try to Get Photos from iCloud to iPhone

1. View iCloud photos and extract them to Mac/PC - PhoneRescue

PhoneRescue is an award-winning data recovery software for both Android and iOS devices. To selectively recover photos from iCloud backup instead of getting back all the contents in the backup, you can definitely rely on PhoneRescue - iOS data recovery.

Related Tutorial: How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup to Mac/PC

2. Retrieve photos from iCloud to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch – AnyTrans

AnyTrans is an all-in-one iOS content manager. It provides free trial version that you can use to transfer iCloud photos to computer or iOS devices. However, you couldn’t use it to preview iCloud photos until downloading them to your computer.

Related Tutorial: How to Download iCloud Photos to iPhone

How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup with PhoneRescue

Please ensure that you have backed up your iPhone to iCloud by checking on your iPhone with steps below: Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage > Device Name > Check the date of the backup created.

With this data recovery, you just need three 3 steps to retrieve photos from iCloud backup to iPhone easily.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue to your computer, install and run it.

Step 2. Choose "Recover from iCloud" and click "Next" to login iCloud account.

How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup - Step 2

How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup - Step 2

Step 3. Select one iCloud backup > Click "Download". Then it would pop up a screen to enable you choose the exact data you would like to recover. So check Photos option and click OK button to download the backup. It would take you some times to download the whole backup on iCloud server. After downloading, select one iCloud backup and click "Next" to analyze/access content in it.

How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup – Step 3

How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup - Step 3

Step 4. Select Photos on the left side to preview all Camera Roll photos in iCloud backup. Now you can select your wanted pictures and click "To Computer" to export them to computer, and then download the iCloud photos to iPhone.

How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup – Step 4

How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup - Step 4

After recovering lost or deleted iPhone/iPad photos by extracting them from iCloud to computer, you can use iTunes or iPhone data transfer tool to get them to your iOS device.

The Bottom Line

If there are some important photos in iTunes backup instead of iCloud, you can also use PhoneRescue and AnyTrans to extract them. And, actually you can extract more than photos from iTunes or iCloud. For example, PhoneRescue enable you get 15+ types of files from iTunes or iCloud backup, such as contacts, messages, photos, WhatsApp, notes, etc. So why not have a try and download PhoneRescue now?

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