Three Ways to Download iCloud Backup to PC

Do you need to make a copy of the data in your iCloud account? This can be a good way to keep the data safe in case of data loss for different reasons such as accidental deletion, upgrading to the latest iOS 11.3 and so on. Making a copy of the data on your iCloud account can be done in a few ways and this article will show you how to download iCloud backup without device using a third-party tool and how to access data in iCloud via the iCloud services offered by Apple.

1. Download 22+ Types of Data from iCloud Backup to PC

iMyFone D-Back iCloud Data Extractor is a professional extractor that extracts various types of data from iCloud backups or iTunes backups. With it, you can easily download iCloud backup without device on PC. Recognized by Cult of Mac, Make Use Of and other authoritative technology websites, D-Back is the hall of fame in iPhone data recovery and retrieving.

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iMyFone D-Back iCloud Data Extractor (iOS 11.3 Supported)

  • It supports downloading file types such as text messages, notes, videos, WhatsApp messages, Viber messages, Kik messages and more from iCloud backup.
  • It allows you to preview files before downloading iCloud backup to PC.
  • It supports download iCloud backups for different iOS devices or different iCloud ID.
  • It is compatible with iOS 11/10/9/8/7, including the latest iOS 11.3.

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How to Download iCloud Backup to PC with iMyFone D-Back

With iMyFone D-Back, you can easily download iCloud backup to PC, even your device is at hand. Follow the steps:.

Step 1: Choose Data Types You Need and Log in iCloud Account

Open iMyFone D-Back program, hit on Recover from iCloud Backup option then click on Start button. D-Back will ask you choose what you want to copy from iCloud backup. Sign in your iCloud account. Don't you worry, iMyFone won't, and cannot keep your iCloud details.

Choose recover from iCloud backup

Step 2: Choose iCloud Backup to Download and Scan Files

The program will display all the backup files in the iCloud account. Pick on the one you want to make a copy from and click on Next button to download the iCloud backup and scan the data in it.

Select files and Scan

Step 3: Preview Files and Download Backup from iCloud to Computer

When scanning is complete, go through the results and select the files you want to save to PC. Click Recover to choose a location on your PC to save these files.

Preview files and Recover

You can view the video guide to learn how to access iCloud backup on PC.

Note
Besides downloading iCloud backup to PC, iMyFone D-Back also makes iPhone data recovery easy. Whether you're entirely new to computing or an expert, using it is a simple, intuitive process. In fact, once you tell D-Back the type of files you'd like to recover, there's nothing complicated you need to do to complete the process. Just sit back, relax, and let the application get back the data you need.

2. Two Ways to Access Data Stored in iCloud

Many users might not know the difference between data in iCloud and iCloud backup. They are different, even wide apart sometimes. See the following explanation.

Difference between The data in iCloud and iCloud backup

Generally, the data stored in iCloud is same with the current data on your device if your choose to sync the data with iCloud from Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > APPS USING ICLOUD. If you make changes to the data on your device, then the changes will sync to iCloud in real time, also. Data in iCloud backup is in the status when the backup is complete. Then it won’t be changed, unless you make a new backup and iCloud will add the new data since last backup incrementally to the backup.

If you want to access the data stored in iCloud on PC, there are two ways can easily help you do this. Read on and choose the one which is best for you.

Download iCloud Data to PC from iCloud.com

  • Step 1: On your Mac or PC, begin by signing in to iCloud.com.
  • Step 2: You can access some data from this website such as notes, contacts, and calendars.
  • Step 3: Click on the data you want to copy to download it.

Download iCloud Backup to PC using iCloud .com

Download iCloud Data to PC using iCloud Drive

Besides using iCloud.com to download your documents from iCloud, you can also use iCloud Control Panel to access iCloud data:

  • Step 1: Download the tool from Apple official website. Sign in iCloud control panel using your Apple ID and passcode after installation.
  • Step 2: Choose the data or features you want to keep up to date across your iOS devices.

Download iCloud Backup to PC using iCloud Control Panel

Step 3: To access data such as photos and videos using iCloud Control Panel, please tap Settings > iCloud > Photos in iOS 8 or later device, then choose Download and Keep Originals and import the photos to your computer.

Step 4: The uploaded photos will be saved in This PC > iCloud Photos folder on your Windows computer.

 iCloud Control Panel

Note: If you have enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iOS devices, your photos in the All Photos folder instead of My Photo Stream and videos will be uploaded to iCloud at full resolution automatically. Know more details about iCloud control panel.

Pros

  • It is easy to download data from iCloud.
  • Reaching for your personal data is easy, safe and effective.
  • It can upload data like photos, notes and contacts from your computer.

Cons

  • It requires that you upgrade your account to be able to use iCloud drive to check your files.
  • You can only access iwork files and not PDF and other documents.
  • Documents created by third-party apps cannot be copied.
  • It does not support access to some file types like call history, SMS, iMessage, photo stream, whatsApp attachments and more.
  • You cannot preview files before recovering them.

Download iMyFone D-Back iCloud Data Extractor Windows version or iMyFone D-Back iCloud Data Extractor Mac version now to access different types of data including messages, WhatsApp messages, WeChat, photo, video, notes and more from an iCloud backup. It is compatible with iOS 11.3 now.

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  • Gregory Gary

    I’m using a really old iPhone 4 will I still be alright to use the imyphone on such an old phone.

    • Hello Gregory, thanks a lot for your comment. No worry, iMyfone D-Back is also compatible with iPhone 4. You can download the free trail to have a try!