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 the 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
As for iCloud backup made for the latest iOS (iOS 11.2), 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.
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, third-party apps, voice memos and more.
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 18 different types of files from your iCloud backup. As an iOS data extractor, iMyFone D-Port helps you extract data from iCloud or iTunes backups, as well as the existing data on iOS devices. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS. It has other incredible features such as these listed below;
iMyFone D-Port iCloud Data Extractor (iOS 11.2 Supported)
- Extract messages, Safari, call history, WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik, Viber data and more from iCloud backup which you cannot view from iCloud.com.
- Extract 18+ types data of iTunes backup to computer for your future use without restoring your iPhone.
- Export data from iPod touch/iPad/iPhone with pretty easy steps.
- You can use the pro version of iMyFone D-Port to backup, restore and export your iOS data easily.
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".
Step 2 Sign in to Your iCloud Account
Sign in to your iCloud account with your username and password. No need to worry about your personal account information since iMyFone will not record the details.
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.
Step 4 Check 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.
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. Don't worry, D-Port supports the latest iOS (iOS 11.2) now.
If you want to selectively restore the iCloud backup to your iPhone, you can use the pro version of D-Port which is iMyFone D-Port Pro. It is a flexible backup and restore tool that allows you to restore particular data from your iCloud backup, such as Messages, WeChat data, WhatsApp data and more types of data will be supported in the future updates.
Know more about how to restore Messages to iPhone, please click here. The steps for the other types of data are similar as Messages.