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How Do I See What’s in My iCloud

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Gabriel Hammond

March 13, 2017 (Updated: November 16, 2020锛

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Are you wondering what exactly was included in your iCloud backup for latest iOS 14 or other iOS versions? Knowing what is in the backup is the first step to manage the backup. You can then decide to leave some things out in future backups in order to free up some space. In this article, we are going to show you three ways to see what's in your iCloud.

Tip 1. View Your iCloud Backup on Your iPhone

To view the contents of your iCloud backup on your iPhone, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: On your iPhone open the settings app.

Step 2: Scroll down to tap iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage.

Step 3: Tap on a backup to view the details on it. You can also choose the data to be included in future backups or even delete that particular backup.

Tip 2. View Your iCloud Backup Online

Alternatively, you can also go to www.icloud.com and sign in. You will see a list of different data types. Click on one of them to view the data.

Tip 3. View What Is Backed Up on iCloud with Backup Exporter

The two methods above are effective but you may not be able to see all the data in the iCloud backup file that way. For example, you are not able to see the detailed text messages and chat history. If you want to see everything in the backup, you may need an iCloud backup viewer that is specifically designed for that purpose. One of the best choice is iMyFone iTransor. Some of its features are listed as follow:

Key Features:

  • View what is in your backups, including your iCloud backups and iTunes backup, without restoring the backup to a device.
  • Extract 18 different types of data from your iCloud backup to your computer, where you can use it more freely.
  • View different iCloud backups in different iCloud accounts. You're not tied to a single account.
  • You can make and save backups almost anywhere on your computer for FREE.

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How to See What Is Backed Up on iCloud with iMyFone iTransor

Step 1. After launching iMyFone iTransor, select Export from Device & Backup on the left tab and click Export from Backup.

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You will see all the backup files listed on the next screen including full backups made by iMyFone iTransor, and iTunes backups. Click on the small link at the bottom that says Log in your iCloud account to download the backup you need. After logging in, follow the instruction on the screen and select one of the backup files you want to view and then click Next.

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Step 2. Then you need to choose the types of data that you want to view. You can select one types, multiple types or all the types of data on the screen. Then click Scan to proceed.

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Step 3. The program will immediately begin scanning the selected backup file. You will view details of the selected backup file as soon as the scan is completed. You can also choose an item or items you want to export and then click Export and select the format and location to export the selected items to your computer.

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Tip 4. View What Is Backed Up on iCloud by Restoring Backup

You can also just restore the iCloud backup to an iOS device to view the contents. Do the following:

(1) If you are using an old device, then go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to erase all the data and settings on the device.

(2) After erasing, or if you are using a new device, you will see a Hello screen.

(3) Follow the instructions on device screen until you see the App & Data screen, choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

(4) Input your iCloud credentials, then choose a backup to download.

(5) Sign in your iCloud ID again to restore your apps and purchases and stay connected with Wi-Fi.

Viewing the data in your backup without restoring is completely possible as long as you have the right tools. With iMyFone iTransor, you'll have full control over your backups, making it easy to store them anywhere, extract data from them, or view them without affecting the data on any of your devices. Download the FREE trial version right now and give it a shot!

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