Are you wondering what exactly was included in your latest iCloud backup? 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.
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.
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.
3 See What’s in Your iCloud Backup Using an iCloud Backup Viewer Software
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 D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac. Some of its features are listed as follow:
- It can be used to view up to 22 different types of data in any iCloud Backup file.
- You can also use it to restore some of the data in the backup in case you lost it somehow.
- It is quite easy to use and compatible with all iOS devices.
How to View What’s in Your iCloud Backup Using iMyFone D-Back
Download and install the program on your computer, launch it and then follow these very simple steps to view the data in the backup.
Step 1: from the main window, select “Recover from iCloud Backup.” Click “Start” and from the next window select the file types you want to check. You can select all data types if you want. Click “Next” to continue.
Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account and then select the iCloud backup file you want to view. Click “Next.”
Step 3: The program will take some time to scan the backup file. Once the scanning process is complete. You can see all the data in that iCloud backup file on the results page. Click on a file to preview it. If you need to extract any of the data, simply select it and then click “Recover” to save them to PC.