One of the best ways to back up the photos on your device is via iCloud. You can set it up to do that automatically so that every photo you take will be included in the backup. If that’s what you have done, then it is very likely that the photos that are missing on your device maybe in one of your iCloud backups. It is also not uncommon to find that sometime iCloud can back up your iPhone database so there is still a good chance that even deleted photos may be on the backup.
In this article, we show you a simple way to gain access to an iCloud backup and recover your photos without restoring the device.
The Best to Recover iCloud Photos
If you don’t want to restore the iCloud backup, your next best option to recovering deleted photos or extract existing ones from an iCloud backup file is to use iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac. This is an iOS data recovery tool that is as easy to use as it is effective. It is designed to access an iCloud backup file and extract data from it in a few simple operations. Some of its highly useful features include the following.
- It can be used to extract or recover 22 different types of data from an iCloud backup file including photos, videos, text messages, iMessages, MMS, contacts and even third-party app data such as WhatsApp, Viber, Kik and more.
- It is also a good tool to extract data from an iTunes backup file or recover data directly from an iOS device.
- It comes with a preview function that makes selective data recovery very easy.
How to Use iMyFone D-Back to Recover iCloud Photos
Begin by installing the program on to your computer and then follow these very simple steps to recover the photos.
01 Launch the Program on Your Computer
From the main window, select “Recover from iCloud backup” and then click “Start” to begin. From the options presented, select “Photos” and then click “Next.”
02 Select an iCloud Backup File
Login to your iCloud account and then select the iCloud backup file with the photos you want to recover. Click “Next” to allow the program to scan the selected backup file.
03 Preview the Existing and Deleted Photos from iCloud
When the analysis is complete, all the existing and deleted photos on that backup file will be displayed on the next window. Preview and select the photos you want to recover and then click “Recover” to choose a location on your computer to save the files.
To extract existing photos, click on the drop down menu marked “Show all” and instead choose “Show only the existing files.”
To recover deleted and recoverable photos, choose “show only the deleted files”.