Apple's iCloud provides an opportunity for users to upload content to the clouds backup server. It is possible to download the data from the cloud to any iOS device at any time and from any place. It is common for users to select important contacts, photos and sensitive documents and place it in the iCloud to retrieve the same whenever needed. Corrupted iOS, attack of a virus, or failure of jailbreak will result in the need for downloading crucial information from iCloud. We will introduce 2 ways to download content from iCloud.
1 How to Download Content from iCloud using iCloud.com
For our convenience, we are explaining about downloading pictures from iCloud.com through the Apple ID. You can emulate the same procedure for rest of the data.
Step 1: Open a browser on your Windows PC or Mac and head to the iCloud.com website.
Step 2: Sign into the account using your Apple ID and choose "Photos" application.
Step 3: You will be able to see the photos are available in the application, which you have uploaded using your iPhone or iPad. From the available list, choose a photo that you wish to download.
Step 4: Once the picture loads on the screen, you will notice the download arrow appearing at the upper right corner of the menu bar. You just need to press it to download the photo to your Mac or Windows PC.
You can repeat the process according to your requirement. The procedure is similar if you want to download any other file from iCloud.com website.
The above method is useful only if you have a few files to download from the account. Additionally, you cannot gain access to the entire content. Due to the limitations, it is impossible for you to retrieve all the data or the specific files that you wish to download. It is here that an iCloud data extractor comes handy.
2 Download 22+ Files from iCloud using iCloud Data Extractor
With the help of the data extractor, it is possible for you to retrieve content from iCloud.com with ease. The tool that you would be using is iMyfone D-Back or iMyfone D-Back for Mac, which is an established data retrieval tool for iOS devices. The software is capable of recognizing every file within the device, iCloud.com, and backups created in iTunes. The following are the additional features of the program that together help the program achieve the top spot among other data retrieval tools.
- Recognizes over 22 different file extensions such as photos, text messages, contacts, messages from WhatsApp, Kik, WeChat, voice memos etc.
- Displays preview of the extractable content.
- Supports almost all the iOS devices such as iPhone 7, iPhone 6S running on iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9 and iOS 10.
Steps to download data from iCloud using iMyfone D-Back
Step 1: Download the software from the official site. You can install the program by following the on-screen instructions. Once done, launch the application, and from the main screen, click "Recover from iCloud Backup" feature.
Step 2: Press the start button from the main screen. The program will now ask you to choose the file types that you wish to recover. You can click on the categories and press next at the bottom.
Step 3: iMyfone D-Back will ask you to enter iCloud account details. Key in the credentials to allow the program to search for available iCloud backup files.
Step 4: iMyfone D-Back will display the available files. Choose a relevant backup file and press next at the bottom to allow the software to download the content from the backup file to the computer.
Step 5: After finishing, you will be able to see the selected files in the preview screen of the program. You can then begin marking the files that you want to retrieve. Once done, press Recover button at the bottom.
Step 6: iMyfone D-Back or iMyfone D-Back for Mac will prompt you to choose a folder to save the files. Create one or navigate to an existing folder. Wait for the program to complete the action, after which you can browse the folder to view the downloaded files from iCloud backup.