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How to Retrieve or Restore Photos from iCloud Backups

2016-07-18 15:16:17/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Recovery Topic/Follow @ AllenyGavin

It is known to all that iCloud make it possible for all iPhone users to share all crucial files between their iDevices, and keep them safe in the mobile digital life. However, almost all things will have some accidents, so even though Apple have spend lots of efforts to improve the iCloud's performance and stability, but when you tried to restore your iPhone settings from iCloud backup, you had found that not all of your photos were there. Then you wish to find a way to retrieve pictures from iCloud backups and put these photos back to your iPhone again.

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How to Restore Photos from iCloud Backups?

Generally speaking, to retrieve photos from iCloud backups, you need to restore your iDevice with the whole backup file. Therefore, it is inevitable that the contents & settings on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will be replaced by the iCloud backups. However, have you ever asked yourself is it worth to replace the existing data with your old backups? If not, then is it possible to restore photos from iCloud backups only? Fortunately, the answer is YES. With some standalone 3rd-party tools like iCloud Backup Extractor, you can retrieve pictures from iCloud backups selectively.

Now, let's have a brief look on the basic features of the powerful iCloud data recovery software:

- Recover data like photos, messages, call history, notes, calendars, etc. from iCloud backups with few clicks;
- Not only iCloud, you're also allowed to restore data from iTunes backup or iDevice directly;
- Preview files before restoring, so that you'll never restore a wrong file and waste time;
- No harm of the quality of the restoring photos. All restored data will be saved in the same quality as before;
- ...

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Steps on Restoring Photos/Pictures from iCloud Backups on PC/Mac

Step 1. According to the prompt onscreen guide to finish the installation process, then directly launch it.

launch icloud photo recovery

Step 2. Select the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup File" and login into your iCloud account. Then you'll see all your iCloud backups in the program. Find the backup file of your target photos located, and download the icloud backups to local disk.

download right icloud backup file

Step 3. When the backups have been downloaded, you can enter it and select "Photos" in the pop-up window, and hit "Next" button to begin scanning photos. And the whole scanning process may take you a few minutes. After that, you can preview the photos in the program, and tick the pictures you wish to restore.

choose file types for scanning

Step 4. When the scanning is finished, you can preview the detailed contents and tick your needed pictures, then click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

recover photos from icloud backup

The whole process of recovering photos from iCloud backups with this program is safe, convenient and fast, and even though it is not free, but here is the free trial version for your downloading.

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