Hello, I recently had my iPhone 5s stolen whilst abroad with a lot of precious pictures on it, however I cannot for the life of me work out how to access the backed up pictures from the iCloud backup. I have checked my iCloud account which assures me that the pictures are on the cloud, but how do I actually access them? Many thanks in advance!
When you turn on iCloud Photo Library, all of your photos and videos are securely stored in iCloud. You can go to Settings/Your Name/iCloud, sign in with the same Apple ID, and turn Photos syncing on. Otherwise you would have to restore from a backup. That would erase any data on your device. Actually, a professional third-party tool called iFonebox can exactly help you recover iCloud photos from lost iPhone with ease. Let’s take a look at its main features:
- It’s very easy to use and completely safe
- It’s apply to almost all kinds of iOS versions
- The free trial version can show you all the recoverable data in moments
- It can also give you a chance to recover data directly from your phone even if you don’t have a backup
- You can selectively to restore pictures from iCloud backup without restoring the whole backup file
- It enables you to download and parse the backup on your PC/ Mac without an iOS device
If you exceed your iCloud storage limit, photos and videos won’t upload to iCloud and your library won’t stay up to date across your devices. To continue using iCloud Photo Library, you should upgrade your storage plan or reduce the amount of storage that you’re using. In this respect, iFonebox is more practical, because the storage space depends on the available space on the Mac or PC. Furthermore, you can read the recovered photos on the computer at any time.
Before we start the instructions, you need to download the program to your computer. iFonebox has two available versions: Windows version and Mac version. Please make sure to install the right version for your computer. Once you have installed the program, next I will show you how to retrieve iCloud photos from the missing iPhone.
Step one: Run iFonebox and enter your Apple ID
Run the program, then just click the “Recover from iCloud Backup” at the top right of the software. You’ll be asked to sign in with your Apple ID account and password correctly.
Step two: Download data from iCloud backup
After you have selected an iCloud backup to download, it will start the downloading process. You can select all to download.
Step three: Scan data
Click on “Photos” icon to start scanning automatically. It will take some time, you should wait patiently.
Step four: Preview and download data
Now you can select the photos you want and click “Recover to pc”, then the instruction is accomplished.