How to Retrieve Photo from iCloud Backup

--Monday, Dec.12, 2016

Once we're running out of storage on iPhone/iPad/iPod, the first idea that comes across most people's minds is to delete unwanted photos in order to free up memory. However, you might inadvertently remove some that are originally meant to keep stored if you are distracted or not prudent enough. Luckily, if you've enabled iCloud on your iOS device, you can always retrieve photos from iCloud backup with ease. Don't know how yet? Better not miss this article. CHECK IT OUT!

Part 1: Steps to Selectively Extract Photos from iCloud Backup

You can always go to the iCloud.com and log in your account in order to download photos from iCloud. However, it takes so long and you can hardly check a bunch of photos and videos quickly. Therefore, the best bet is to use iPhone Data Recovery, which in fact allows users to preview and restore types of data from iCloud, such as Contacts, Messages, Photos, Videos, Notes, Reminders, Call history, WhatsApp data, etc.

Step 1. Log in iCloud Account

Download and install iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Then, launch it and select "Recover from iCloud Backup File" from the left panel. Now, you should sign in iCloud ID so as to access iCloud backup files. After enter your account and password, tap "→" icon or "Enter" key on keyboard to verify your account.

Note that backups were done on iOS 9 or later, users should install the iCloud Panel on PC in the first place.

Sign in iCloud Account

Step 2. Preview and Retrieve Photos

After logging in iCloud, choose an iCloud backup file to scan. You will them be prompted to select the type of data you'd like to download. If you just want to restore photos, just highlight "Camera Roll" option and tap "Next" to download photos from iCloud.

Note that if you choose all the types of data, it may take quite a while to finish downloading. Please wait!

Choose Photos to Download from iCloud

You can now see all the photos that live at iCloud backup file. Choose photos and videos which you intend to retrieve and click on "Recover to Computer" button. You can export those files to default route or select a place to store them. The process will be done in no time, and then you can view your memorable moments on computer.

Note that you can quickly select all photos and video by "right click" > "Check All".

Recover Photos from iCloud Backup

Part 2: How to Set up iCloud on iOS/Mac/Win?

Every account will initially get 5 GB of free storage once signing in iCloud. Once you activate iCloud service, iCloud will automatically back up your iOS device over Wi-Fi When the screen is off and the device is juicing up. With backups on iCloud, you can easily restore contents on a newly-purchased or currently-reset iOS device.

Note that it is nearly impossible to restore iOS 9 iCloud backup to an iOS 8 device, so please keep your iDevice up to date.

Set up iCloud on Different Devices:

On iPhone, iPad and iPod:

Step 1. Connect the device to Wi-Fi or a stable network.

Step 2. Head to "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update", and make sure that your device has been updated to the latest version.

Step 3. Go to "Settings" > "iCloud", and enter Apple ID.

Step 4. Scroll down and toggle on each app that you want to synced to iCloud.

On Mac:

Step 1. Go to Apple menu > "Software Update" and make sure your Mac is running the latest version of OS X.

Step 2. Head to "System Preferences" > "iCloud" > Sign in your Apple ID, and enable services that you like.

On Windows PC:

Step 1. Download and install iCloud Panel for windows.

Step 2. Enter Apple ID and password to log in.

Step 3. Activate services that you may need. Click Apply to finish the settings.

Step 4. Enable "iCloud Drive" and "Photos", iCloud will create new folders in Windows Explore as automatic downloads.

What is iCloud

Part 3: What is iCloud Photo Library?

iCloud Photo Library keeps your photos and videos up to date with iCloud. Better yet, every time when you make a few touches on photos or videos, changes will be updated to iCloud along the way.

You can moreover access your photos on your iPhone/iPad/iPod/Mac/Apple TV/iCloud.com any time as long as you log in you Apple ID. Also, it's accessible to download them to your computer.

Each photos and videos that sync with iCloud Photo Library at full resolution, which means that they will keep as same as you shoot them without being changed. You can simply enable this service on your iPhone/iPad/iPod by going to "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Photos" > toggle on "iCloud Photo Library".

What is iCloud Photo Library

Just as easy as a cakewalk, right? We'd be glad if this post works for you. If you want to have your photos and videos back to your iPhone/iPad/iPod, come have a try on iPhone Transfer, which can seamlessly and safely transfer your data like Photos, Video, Music, Movies, Contacts and so on back to iOS device with ease.

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