Question: Hi there, last week I backup some travel photos and videos from my phone to iCloud due to insufficient space on my iPhone. Now I want to extract and download them from my iCloud but it seems like I need to restore the whole thing only I will be able to view them. Can you help? Thanks in advance.
-Mary, iPhone 7, iOS 10.2
Apple allows their users to backup their phone data such as photos, safari bookmarks, mail etc via iCloud and offers you 5GB free storage space. But, you are unable to access your iCloud data unless you restore the whole content of backup, like the user mention above. This is why she is seeking our advice how to extract photos and videos from iCloud backup specifically. Thus, is that possible to view photos and videos from iCloud only without retrieve the whole backup?
Absolutely YES! Eventually you need a professional iCloud backup extractor. Here in this guide, we will introduce you a powerful program – iFonebox, which able to help you to download photos and videos from iCloud only but not the whole content of backup. Keep reading.
A brief introduction of iFonebox:
- Built up with 3 types of recovery modes: Recover from iOS device; Recover from iTunes Backup File; Recover from iCloud Backup File
- Data recovery tool that allows you to recover as much as 16 types of data from iOS device.
- Supports extract and retrieve data from iTunes and iCloud backup files selectively.
- Restore lost data when iPhone screen broken, stuck on Apple logo, water damaged, factory reset etc.
How To Extract Photos and Videos From iCloud Backup?
Preparation to extract only photos and videos from iCloud backup:
- Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
- USB cable
- Windows Computer/Mac
- iFonebox download and installation.
iFonebox is supporting both Windows version and Mac version. What you need to do right now is to select the right version and download. You can download this software absolutely free.
Run the software and sign in iCloud. Launch iFonebox and connect your phone via USB cable. Select “Recover from iCloud backup file” as the recovery mode. You are required to log in your apple ID and password before begin. PS: please turn off two step verification in order to access your iCloud backup.
Download, extract and scan iCloud Backup File. Select the backup files you want to recover and then click “Download”. You may only select “Photos” to download during this recovery to reduce the download time. Next, tap on “Photos” icon under “Media Data” from downloaded backup files and click start scan.
View Photos and Videos. After scanning, Preview and select the photos and videos you want to extract and click “Recover to PC” on the bottom right of the interface and you will found your backup photos and videos on your PC.
In summary, it is convenient and easy if you want to download photos and videos from iCloud backup by using iFonebox. You can just download and view your photos and videos without restoring the whole backup and wipe all your current data on your phone.
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