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’s inside. But that doesn’t 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 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.
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’s what you want to do. The following are some of it’s highly useful features.
- 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’t have a backup of the lost data.
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 “Recover from iCloud Backup.” Click “Start” to begin the process.
Step 2: select the type of data you want to view. If you would rather see everything, be sure to check “Select All” and then click “Next” to continue.
Step 3: Sign in to your iCloud account and the from the list of iCloud backup fie, choose the relevant one. Click “Next.”
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 “Recover” to choose a destination folder.
Download the trial version of iMyFone D-Back iCloud Backup Viewer to view the content on your iCloud backup files.