How to Access iCloud Backup on iPhone, Mac, and PC

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Most of the Apple users know what is the iCloud backup and are accustomed to using iCloud to back up iPhone or iPad, but have you ever wanted to know where are the iCloud backup files on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows? And how to access your iCloud backup files to view or even delete iCloud backup when you have run out of the free 5GB space? No worry, read guides below to get complete answers. What's more, a free iCloud alternative to back up iPhone or iPad - EaseUS MobiMover Free is introduced in the last part, check the information if you need. 

Access iCloud backup on iPhone/iPad

Here is how to access iCloud backup on iPhone and iPad

For users with iPhone and iPad with iOS 10.3.2 or later:

Go to Settings> [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage.

For users with iPhone and iPad with iOS 10.2 or earlier:

go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage.

Access iCloud Backup on Windows and Mac

For Mac users:

Go to Apple menu > System Preferences > click iCloud > Manage.

For Windows users have downloaded iCloud control center:

Window 10: Choose Start menu > All Programs. Click iCloud > iCloud.

Windows 8.1: Go to the Start screen > click the down arrow in the lower-left corner>click iCloud app > Manage.

Windows 8: Go to the Start screen > click the iCloud > Manage.

Windows 7: Choose Start menu > All Programs > iCloud > iCloud > Manage.

View and delete iCloud backup on iPhone and iPad

After finding the iCloud backup file on iPhone and iPad, we can do more further operations, like iCloud backup viewing, editing, and deletion. For deleting iCloud backup on Mac and Windows, you can learn from how to delete iCloud backup on Mac and Windows PC

Step 1: On iOS 10.3.2 or later: go to Settings > your name> iCloud > iCloud Storage. On iOS 10.2 or earlier: go to Settings > iCloud > Storage.

Step 2: Tap Manage Storage, and you can find three kinds of iCloud backup categories: PHOTOS, BACKUPS and DOCUMENTS & DATA.

Step 3: Tap BACKUPS to choose a backup. Choose data to back up in the backup lists directly delete the backup by tapping Delete Backup. 

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How to back up iPhone/iPad with a free iCloud alternative 

Using iCloud to back up iPhone or iPad is quite convenient, but the space limitation is its biggest weakness. Each Apple users just get 5 GB for free at the beginning you set up iCloud, and you have to pay for extra space every month. But if you don't have an iCloud purchase plan, we highly suggest you use this free iPhone transfer software, EaseUS MobiMover to transfer iPhone or iPad data to the computer (Mac or PC) for backup with simple one-click. MobiMover supports managing almost all the iOS data, like contacts, messages, notes, music, videos, photos, voicemails, voice memos, and Safari bookmarks & history. For experience MobiMover properly, please make sure your iDevice is running iOS 8 or later.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC with a USB cable. You need to tap "Trust This Computer" on the device screen if a pop-up appears. Start EaseUS MobiMover and select the "Phone to PC" mode in the main interface. Now you can head to back up your connected iDevice data by clicking "Next".

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to back up everything from your iPhone/iPad to the PC in a readable way. Here, you can customize a location to keep the transferred data on your computer, otherwise, it will keep on your computer desktop by default. Choose the apps you want to back up and click "Transfer".

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Step 3. MobiMover will work on transferring the selected files from iPhone/iPad to the designated place. When it completes, you can go to the path, find the backup folder and open it. If the exported data is saved as a .html file on your computer, you need to open it with a browser and view details on the web page.

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