Do you want to see what data is stored in iCloud? Normally, it is not easy to access an iCloud backup file and see what鈥檚 inside. But that doesn鈥檛 mean that it is impossible. This article will show you two effective ways to gain access to an iCloud backup and view the data on it.

1 Use iCloud.com

It is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to view the data on an iCloud backup. All you have to do is go to www.iCloud.com聽and sign in with your Apple ID. You can then simply click on any data type to view the content.

It is however worth noting that you may not be able to view all types of data. It may also not be possible to navigate this website on a mobile device. For best results use a browser on your computer or request the desktop site on your mobile device.

Use iCloud.com

2 View iCloud Backup using an iCloud Backup Viewer

If you want to see all the data on an iCloud backup, your best bet may be a third-party iCloud backup viewer like iMyFone D-Back iCloud Backup Viewer for Win or iCloud Backup Viewer for Mac. This powerful data recovery tool can give you unlimited access to the backup file, allowing you to see all of its contents and even selectively recover some of the data if that鈥檚 what you want to do. The following are some of it鈥檚 highly useful features.

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iMyFone D-Back iCloud Backup Viewer

  • It can be used to view, extract or recover up to 22 different types of data including videos, contacts, photos, call logs, messages and many more.
  • It is also ideal for viewing and extracting data from an iCloud backup file or iTunes backup file.
  • Its preview function makes selective data recovery possible and quite easy.
  • It is also ideal for recovery of data directly from an iOS device, making it useful even if you didn鈥檛 have a backup of the lost data.

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How to use iMyFone D-Back to View Content on an iCloud Backup

Download and install the program to your computer and then follow these very simple steps to use it to view the data on an iCloud backup.

Step 1: Open the program and then select 鈥淩ecover from iCloud Backup.鈥 Click 鈥淪tart鈥 to begin the process.

select Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 2: select the type of data you want to view. If you would rather see everything, be sure to check 鈥淪elect All鈥 and then click 鈥淣ext鈥 to continue.

select the type of data you want to view

Step 3: Sign in to your iCloud account and the from the list of iCloud backup fie, choose the relevant one. Click 鈥淣ext.鈥

Sign in to your iCloud account

Step 4: The program will analyze the data on the selected iCloud backup and display the results on the next page. You can click on a specific data type to view the files. If you need to save some data on to your computer, simply select the data in question and then click 鈥淩ecover鈥 to choose a destination folder.

view the files

Download the trial version of iMyFone D-Back iCloud Backup Viewer to view the content on your iCloud backup files.

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