How to Easily Download Backup from iCloud

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Daisy Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

As an iPhone user, it's highly recommended to backup our important data on iPhone regularly to prevent data loss. Apple officially provides us iCloud with a 5GB free storage space to backup contacts, notes, photos, calendar and more on our iOS devices. Most of the time, we don't need to access the backup files on iCloud. But in some specific situation, we have to download the backup from iCloud to our local computer, such as transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail. Follow this article and we'll show you how to download the backup from iCloud.

How to download a backup from iCloud

Step 1. Follow Settings > your Apple account on the top > iCloud, tap on the file types you'd like to backup to enable them always synced with your iCloud account.

Step 2. Open your web browser and go to, log in your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. When you enter the main interface, you'll see the file types supported by iCloud. Select the file types you'd like to export to computer.

Step 4. Choose the specific files and click the Settings gear icon in the bottom left corner and select Export to download the backup from iCloud.

It is a convenient and secure way to backup data from iPhone to iCloud and then downloads to the computer. However, with iCloud, you can only backup up to 5GB of data without any cost. If your free storage space reaches the limit, you may want to find a free alternative to iCloud to backup your iPhone files directly to a computer.

How to back up iPhone to computer directly without iCloud

EaseUS MobiMover Free, the first free iPhone data transfer software, enables all iPhone users to backup and download data from iPhone to computer directly without any limits. It supports all file types which supported by iCloud. With MobiMover, you can backup files in separated or in batches as you want. In addition, MobiMover also helps to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, manage your iPhone content from computer by deleting, editing, or adding items, and download videos from Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, and other popular video sites.

Here below are the steps to use EaseUS MobiMover to backup iPhone.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen if a pop-up appears. Open EaseUS MobiMover and select the "Phone to PC" pattern in the main interface. To back up your iPhone photos, contacts and other important apps data, click "Next" to start.

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Step 2. MobiMover will read and load all the iPhone files for you to preview. You can change the default location C:\Users\Owner\Desktop to other preferred locations in advance. Choose the apps you want to back up and click "Transfer".

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Step 3. MobiMover will start to back up iPhone files to your computer immediately. Don't suspend the USB connection while transferring. You can open the exported pictures and videos directly. The contacts and messages are saved as a .html file, you need to open it by a web browser and check details on the web page.

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No matter you'd like to download a backup from iCloud or download iPhone data directly to the computer with EaseUS MobiMover, your important data is now well saved on your computer and don't need to worry about data loss.