How to Access and View iCloud Backup (iOS 11 Included)

iCloud is a great service provided by Apple. However, we have limited access to iCloud backup. Do you know that actually it is possible to access and view data in iCloud on your PC or Mac? As a matter of fact, there are several ways to access and view iCloud data. In this guide, we will explain two great ways to help you access and view data in your iCloud Backup.

2 Ways to Access and View iCloud Backup

Note

As for iCloud backup made for latest iOS 11, the methods also work.

1. Access iCloud File on Mac or PC through iCloud.com

Follow these very simple steps to access and view iCloud Backup files via iCloud.com.

Step 1: On any browser, go to https://www.icloud.com/ and sign in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.

Step 2: You should see a list of available data types. Click on the data type to view its contents.

Access iCloud file on Mac or PC through iCloud.com

This method is effective in helping you view and access backup data but it does have its drawbacks. You are only able to see limited content in your backup file. It is difficult to access data such as MMS messages, text messages, iMessages, apps and voice memos.

2. Access and Extract 18+ Types of Data in iCloud Backup

With a third party tool such as iMyFone D-Port iCloud Data Extractor, you are able to extract more than 20 different types of files from your iCloud backup. As an iOS data extractor, iMyFone D-Port helps you extract existing data from iCloud or iTunes backups. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS. It has other incredible features such as these listed below;

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  • Extract messages, videos, call history, WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik data and more from iCloud backup which you cannot view from iCloud.com.
  • Extract 18+ types of iTunes backup to computer for your future use.
  • Export data from iPod touch/iPad/iPhone with pretty easy steps.
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Steps to Access iCloud Backup File Using iMyFone D-Port

iMyFone D-Port is a special program that helps to easily access iCloud backup files without having your device at hand. You can access an iCloud backup file in the following guide.

Step 1: Select Extract Data from Backup

Run iMyFone D-Port on your computer and then choose “Extract Data from Backup”. Click “Download iCloud Backup”.

Click “Download iCloud Backup”

Step 2: Sign in to Your iCloud Account

Sign in to your iCloud account with your username and password.

Sign in to your iCloud account

Step 3: Pick the iCloud Backup File to Scan

From the backup files presented, choose the one you want to access and then click “Next” to select the types of files you want to access.

choose the backupfile to Scan

Step 4: Check through and View the Data

Once the download is completed, the results will be displayed in the next window, choose the data you want to access and then click “Extract” to save them to your computer.

Check through and view the data

iMyFone D-Port enables you to access and better manage your iCloud backup. Download the free trial version of iMyFone D-Port iCloud Data Extractor software to selectively view and extract data from iCloud backup. And don't worry, D-Port supports the latest iOS 11 now.

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