How to Recover Photos from iCloud

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We lose valuable photos on iPhone for various reasons. The reasons for data loss could be an accidental deletion, a virus attack, device getting broken, jailbreak failure, or iOS 11 upgrade. That's why we need to create backups. Apple provides iCloud service for us to make a backup. That's really convenient for us to back up the photos. If you unfortunately lose some photos and have created frequent backups to your iCloud account, then you have 3 perfect methods to recover photos from iCloud in a few simple steps.

1 Recover Photos from (Recent Deleted Folder)

If you have recently deleted photos from your iCloud account, you still have an opportunity to get them back by logging to your account. Select Photos in your account and choose Albums at the top of the menu bar. You will notice that you have the feature "Recently Deleted." Click the option to see the images deleted recently. From the available pictures, you can mark the files that you need to get back and hit the "Recover" button.

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2 Recover Deleted Photos from iCloud Photo Stream

Go to "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings" to reset your iPhone as a new one. After that, turn on your device and follow the instructions to you reach the Apps & Data screen. Click Restore from iCloud Backup and select the iCloud backup according to the backup time and the data size. Generally, you can definitely restore photos from iCloud Photo Stream through this way as long as you have backed up your photos with iCloud.

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    This way will help to restore your deleted photos, however, all the data and settings will be erased or overwritten. Thus it's better to back up your iPhone in advance before restoring from iCloud backup. And do remember not to disconnect the Wifi connection during the restoring process.

3 Selectively Recover Photos from iCloud

First of all, we would like to introduce a useful tool iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery. It quickly recognizes data and assists in retrieving them from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can retrieve the data using four different methods: Smart recovery, Recover from iOS device, Recover from iTunes backup, Recover from iCloud backup.The application is a lightweight application, thus consuming less memory, and functions efficiently in the retrieval of any data.

The characteristics that make the program the leading utility software are:

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Key Features:

  • With over 22 different file format recognition, you can easily recover not only photos, but also contacts, text messages, videos, voice memos etcs from iCloud backup, iTunes backup or without backup.
  • The free trial version of this program is available to view deleted and existing data on iPhone.
  • Recommended by, iMyFone D-Back excels in the field of data retrieval for all the iOS devices.
  • It allows you to preview the recoverable content before recovery.
  • It supports almost all iOS devices, such as iPad, iPhone X/8(Plus)7/6s(Plus)/6(Plus, and iPod touch runs iOS 11.2/11.1/11, etc.

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Steps to recover photos from iCloud using iMyFone D-Back

Step 1: Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup" option

Download the trial version of the software package. You have to launch it after installing the executable file. Once done, from the primary window of the program, choose "Recover from iCloud Backup" option.

choose Recover from iCloud Backup option

Step 2: Select the file type

Click the start button that you see on the main screen. The program will then prompt you to select the file type that you wish to recover. In the following screen, choose photo and app photo as the retrievable file format. Then, click the "Next" button at the bottom of the screen.

photo and app photo as the retrievable file format

Step 3: Login into your iCloud account

iMyFone D-Back will prompt you to enter iCloud account credentials. Log into the account using your username and password. Please note that the program does not record any of your login credentials.

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Step 4: Pick a relevant iCloud backup file

The program will search for available iCloud backup files and list them in order. From the last, you need to pick a relevant file of the most recent update and click "Next" at the bottom.

Note: It will show your iCloud backup made for iOS 11.

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Step 5: Recover Photos from iCloud

iMyFone D-Back will download the selected file to the computer. After downloading, it will display all the photos present in the backup file in its preview window. From the same window, you can pick the images that you wish to retrieve to your computer. You can even look for deleted files by choosing "show only deleted files" option. Click "Recover" button so that you can store the photos to your computer.

recover photos from iCloud using iMyfone D-Back

iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery will prompt you to choose a path or a folder on your computer where you wish to save the recoverable images. You can create a new folder or navigate to an existing one and wait for the program to complete the saving process. Once done, you can browse the folder to look at the deleted images or all the selective photographs extracted from your iCloud backup file.

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4Selectively Restore iPhone from iCloud/iTunes Backup

It is easy to recover deleted data on iPhone through the way of restoring from iTunes/iCloud backup, but you cannot choose specific data to restore, which means that all the data and content will be restored at the same time. if you wish to restore specific data to your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch rather than to computer, iMyFone D-Port Pro backup and restore tool is an ideal tool to do it.

You can selectively back up certain types of data, then restore the partial backup to your iOS device. The whole process is time-saving and will not overwritte your previous backup. It is a better iTunes/iCloud alternative to backup and restore iPhone data.

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If you were unable to get back all the pictures, it is the time that you choose data recovery programs for iPhone. Then please don't forget iMyFone D-Back. It supports iOS 11, also. You can just download the free trial version to have a try. It will not let you down.