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How to Retrieve iCloud Backup Easily and Efficiently

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Heather Marston

May 19, 2016 (Updated: July 15, 2020锛

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Hey there! Yesterday I deleted some data on my iPhone 6 Plus to save up space for it. However I found some useful text messages were deleted without my attention! I back up my iPhone to iCloud via Wi-Fi every night. But I don鈥檛 know how to retrieve text messages from iCloud. Can anyone tell me some methods on how to retrieve messages from iCloud?聽鈥斺 Govind

Data lost situation, like Govind's, is not rare at all. Actually our important data on iOS devices could be lost for kinds of reasons. But everything becomes easy after Apple launched iCloud on October 12, 2011. Provided the iOS device is connected to a power source, a Wi-Fi network and locked device screen, it could be backed up to iCloud automatically. If you data on iOS devices is lost, you can retrieve it from iCloud.

And the article will show two methods on how to retrieve data from iCloud backup entirely or partially. Go on with it and find the most suitable method to solve your problem.

Part 1 Entirely Retrieve Backup from iCloud onto Your iOS Device

If you iOS device is replaced, lost, or damaged and you get a new one, or you wanna restore or reset the setting of your iOS device, to retrieve backup from iCloud entirely is exactly what you need. See the detailed operating steps.

  1. First go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap 鈥淓rase all content and settings鈥 to make your device back to its original state.
  2. Then, from the Apps & Data screen, tap 鈥淩estore from iCloud Backup鈥 and then sign in to iCloud.
  3. You will be presented with a list of available iCloud backups to choose from, and you can proceed to choose the appropriate backup.
  4. After using the iCloud backup to restore your data, you can restore all your previous apps, photos, contacts, calendar and other contents.

restore iphone from icloud backup

And for Govind, he can check his deleted messages on the restored iPhone 6 Plus now.

Part 2 Selectively Retrieve Data from iCloud Backup

But what to do if Govind only needs to retrieve messages from iCloud instead of restoring the whole backup? Or the existing iPhone data is important and he wants to聽keep them? Well, he need one iCloud backup extractor. Here we recommend聽iMyFone iTransor Lite iCloud data extractor. See its excellent features which will help you easily retrieve data in iCloud backup.

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Key Features:

  • Extracts data from iTunes backup or iPhone/iPad/iPod easily.
  • Backs up your iPhone completely or partialy. You can restore the backup to your iOS devices selectively using iMyFone iTransor Lite Pro.
  • Retrieves partial data in iCloud backup saves time hugely.
  • Extremely easy and user-friendly interface.
  • Retrieves data onto computer to avoid data overwriting on your iPhone.
  • Locates聽iCloud backup from different iOS devices.

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How to Selectively Retrieve Backup from iCloud with iMyFone iTransor Lite

With only three easy steps: select 鈥 preview - export, iMyFone iTransor Lite can retrieve needed data from iCloud backup. See the following procedures.

1 Select the Needed File Types

Launch iMyFone iTransor Lite and then click Extract Data from Backup from the left panel. Then click Download iCloud Backup to continue.

select data types

2 Log in iCloud Account and Choose iCloud backup

Then you need to log in your iCloud account. The program will find all the backups in the account and choose the one which you want to extract data from.

Choose a relevant iCloud backup

Once you click "Next", you need to choose the data type(s) that you want to extract from your iCloud backup. You can of course choose all the data types.

choose the data you would like to export

3 Preview and Export Data in iCloud Backup

After scan, preview the found data and select which ones are in need. Click on "Extract" and choose one folder to store the data on PC or Mac.

preview and select data from icloud backup

There are several methods to retrieve data from iCloud backup, you need to choose the one which suits your situation and purpose. The ease of access and the simplicity which is provided by iMyFone iTransor Lite iCloud data extractor聽makes data extract from iCloud backup so easy to complete. And remember that not only messages, but also聽photos,聽videos聽and data from third party apps are supported to retrieve from iCloud. Just download the Free Trial version to detect your data in iCloud backup now!

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