What Gets Restored from iCloud Backup

It is a tedious and tiring activity. It is beneficial but an important procedure that you would like to do it thoroughly and at regular intervals. The “it” here is the precarious restoration of an iOS device using an iCloud backup file.

Building a backup of your device using iCloud is very easy. The file assures you that all the relevant data is safe on Apple's Cloud service, and you can use the same to restore a device or use the same to setup a new device, or you simly want to extract valuable data from iCloud backup. Nonetheless, there is a catch here! Not everything is present in the backup file. You may need to figure out what exactly gets restored from iCloud backup and what doesn't an iCloud backup include.

1 What Exactly Gets Restored from iCloud Backup

Apple informs you during an iCloud backup that it creates a backup of accounts, documents, home configurations, settings, and health data. If you are curious about the things that an iCloud backup creates, then here is the list:

  • Text shortcuts
  • Signatures in Preview for Mac
  • Stocks
  • Weather
  • Wi-Fi settings
  • Favorites marked in maps
  • Searches in the map
  • iTunes wish list
  • Blocked numbers in phone and messages
  • Call history
  • Safari tabs
  • Safari history
  • Reading position in iBooks
  • Signatures in Mail
  • Favorites in Trailers app
  • Homekit devices and settings

Although these are non-essential things, iCloud further backs up purchased music, videos, TV shows, apps, books, device settings, app organization, SMS and MMS messages, visual voicemail, and ringtones.

2 What Doesn't an iCloud Backup Include

Well, not everything is present in an iCloud backup. According to Apple, the following is the list of the points that an iCloud backup does not include:

  • Date already stored in iCloud such as contacts, calendar, My Photo Stream, Notes, and Photo Library
  • Content stored in other cloud services such as Google and Exchange mails
  • Apple Pay settings and details
  • Touch ID information
  • App Store data and iCloud Music Library

3 Preview & Extract Valuable Data from iCloud Backup

The above information could severely startle many iPhone or other iOS device users. It is common for any individual to think that a backup will include everything contained on a device. However, with the information provided by Apple, there is quite a lot missing in a backup file. Moreover, there is no possibility to look at the content of a backup. It is here that iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac comes handy. With the help of the application, users can easily download selective content from an iCloud backup file.

The following are the essential features of the software, which make it a must-have for an iPhone user:

  1. Identifies over 22 different file formats of deleted or exsiting iOS content, such as photos, text messages, notes, voice memos, contacts, messages from WhatsApp/Kik/WeChat, etc;
  2. Provides 4 recovery modes: Smart recovery, recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup and iCloud backup;
  3. Shows preview of recoverable data before performing extraction;
  4. Fixes bugs in the iOS system such as iPhone stuck in recovery mode, iPhone black screen of death, iPhone white screen of death.

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Steps to extract sensitive data from iCloud backup using iMyfone D-Back

Step 1: Visit the iMyfone D-Back official site to download the trial version. The trial version will scan and show you the extractable files from iCloud. After finishing the installation, launch the program. From the main window of the software, select “Recover from iCloud Backup” option.

Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 2: Press the Start button and pick the file formats that you wish to recover. Press the Next button once done.

pick the file formats

Step 3: In the next screen, enter your iCloud account details.

enter your iCloud account

Step 4: The application will now show all the backup files within the account. Choose a backup file from which you wish to extract information and press the Next button.

 Choose a backup file

Step 5: After scanning the backup file, iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac will show all the extractable files in the preview screen. Mark all the necessary files and press the Recover button. Choose the destination and wait for the program to complete the extraction.

extract sensitive data from iCloud backup

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