How To Recover Photos From iCloud Backup Using A PC?

By | April 25, 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve owned an apple device, but I am trying to recover my photos on iCloud from when I did own one. I downloaded iCloud for windows but when I try to sign in it tells me I have to set up my apple id on an iOS device. Is there any way of getting my photos without using an iOS device? Any suggestion would be much appreciated!

restore pictures from icloud backup via a pc

If you’ve previously made an iTunes or iCloud backup, you can easily recover photos within the backup file. With iTunes or iCloud, you can back up all your existing iPhone data for free, as well as the deleted data from your device. However, you won’t be able to access the deleted data and therefore, you’ll be unable to recover them. Don’t be anxious. iFonebox is such a professional program that can help you directly view and restore pictures from iCloud backup using a pc, without restoring those files to your device from backup. The following are some of the features iFonebox has that make it an ideal choice.

  • Able to recover up to 17 types of data like contacts, notes, call logs, safari bookmarks, calendar events, text messages, WeChat data, WhatsApp data, etc.
  • It can be used to recover data from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
  • It can help you restore data directly from device if you don’t have a backup file
  • It’s highly effective and very easy to use
  • The preview function allows you to view all the recoverable data
  • Selectively recover data without iOS device and you don’t need to risk losing any current data

iCloud will back up not only the current photos but also the deleted one, iFonebox is capable of saving the backup file to your computer and scanning into it. That’s why you can choose the target data that you truly need. Furthermore, it is a great way to have an extra backup just in case you lose data. It is also a good way to free up some storage space on your device. At this point, iFonebox can do you a favor.

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 download images from iCloud backup without an iOS device.




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.

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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.

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Step four: Preview and download data

Now you can select the memos you want and click “Recover to pc”, then the instruction is accomplished.


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