iCloud Backup
1.1 iCloud Backup
1.2 iCloud Backup for Android
1.3 What Does iCloud Backup
1.4 Download iCloud Backup
1.5 View iCloud Backup
1.6 Clear Up iCloud Backup
1.7 iCloud Backup Recovery
1.8 iCloud Backup Not Working
1.9 iCloud Backup Could Not Be Completed
1.10 Cannot Restore from iCloud Backup
1.11 iCloud Backup Not Showing Up
1.12 Enabling iCloud Backup Problem
1.13 How Long iCloud Backup Take

3 Useful Methods to Access iCloud Backup

iPhone users who use iCloud to backup data have such a question, how to access iCloud backup? If you like to use iCloud to back up your iOS device, you can see there is data backed up but it is difficult to view iCloud backup on your device. Fortunately, Apple supports you to view iCloud backup online, but it is limited. You can also access your iCloud backup with the help of some apps. And in what follows, we will introduce three possible methods for you to solve how to access iCloud backup. Just start reading!

How to Access iCloud Backup

Part 1: The Best Method to Access iCloud Backup Easily

The best method we strongly recommend to you is using FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery to view and access iCloud backup. FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery is one of the best recovery software which can safely and easily recover lost data from iPhone, iTunes and iCloud. And it supports all models of iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Except recovering data, you can also use this software to scan and preview lost iOS data before recovery. What’s more, it supports you restore and export lost data from iTunes backup. You can also download and view iCloud backup as you want. If you want to know how to access iCloud backup easily with Aiseesoft FoneLab Data Recovery, just read the next detailed steps.

Step 1Download iPhone Data Recovery

If you want to use Aiseesoft FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery, you need to go to Aiseesoft official website and download it firstly. Then install it on your computer according the guide it gives to you. You can also free download this software and try it free.

Step 2Log in iCloud Account

After you installed this software on your computer successfully, you are able to open up the application. And then choose Recover from iCloud Backup File which is the third option you can select in left list. Next sign in your iCloud with Apple ID and password.


Step 3Download iCloud backup

After logging in your iCloud account, all backup files will be listed in the interface. What you need to do is scanning and selecting the one you want, and then click on Download button which is at the right of the selected files.


Step 4Start to view iCloud backup

When the backup file is downloaded successfully, you can choose file type in the left list of the interface. For example, you can tick the Cameral Roll, Photo Stream or Photo Library, and then scan and view those iCloud photos. If you want to keep photos or other files on your computer, just click on Recover button which is in the right corner of interface to download them.


Part 2: How to View iCloud Backup Online

If you don’t want to download any software on your computer, you can view iCloud backup online. Apple allows you to view iCloud backup by logging iCloud official site. It really is a convenient, easy and safe way for you to access your iCloud backup. But in this way, you can only check parts of data, including contacts, mail, calendar, note, reminders, Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents. If the data you want to access in what we mentioned, you can simply use this way. If not, maybe you can try other ways. As for other files and settings, such as apps, text messages, iMessages and more, you are not allowed to access them in iCloud online. In what follows is the detailed steps you can follow to view iCloud backup online.

Step 1Open a web browser on your computer and then navigate to iCloud website (https://www.icloud.com/).

Step 2Log in your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password (forget and reset Apple ID?).

Step 3Now all of the backup files will be list on the window. You can simply click them to view iCloud backup.


Part 3: How to Access iCloud Backup by Restoring iOS Device

The third way of how to access iCloud backup is restoring your iOS device. Although this way is complex, and some users may think it is stupid to view iCloud backup file by restoring iOS device, it still is a possible way you can use to access your iCloud backup. If you have an old iPhone, you can use this way on your old iPhone as a test. But this way can’t restore all your data, and may lost some files. So it is not very recommended to view iCloud backup on your iPhone in this way. You can try the two ways we list above. If you have no ways to view iCloud backup, maybe you can try. And here is the guide of how to access iCloud backup by restoring iOS device.

Step 1Go to Settings and then tap on General.

Step 2In General page, scroll down to find Reset and tap on it. In Reset page, choose Eraser All Content and Settings.

Step 3Enter your password and then tap on Eraser iPhone to confirm your action. And then your iPhone will be set to factory default.


Step 4Now you need to follow the set up prompts to set your iPhone. And here you need to choose Restore from iCloud backup.

Step 5Sign in with your iCloud Apple ID and password, you can see all your backups. Choose one of them which you want to view and restore your iPhone.



It is advised to back up your iOS device before you view iCloud backup by restoring iOS device. So that you can avoid losing your import data by mistake.


You may find it possible to view iCloud backup with these methods we recommend in this article. You can choose the most suitable one according your needs. If you like this article and think it helpful, just share it with your friends. Hope you can enjoy!

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June 15, 2018 11:00 / Posted by to Data Backup

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