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Brief Tutorial on how to Access iCloud Backup File on PC


Updated on Dec 18, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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iCloud is a cloud service offered by Apple to help users store their data online or sync data across different devices. After syncing or backing up iOS data to iCloud, users can access and view it whenever they want. In this post, we will explain how to view iCloud backup files in detail.

Tip 1. How to View iCloud Backup Files via iCloud Website
Tip 2. How to View iCloud Backup Files by Restoring Backup to an iOS Device
Tip 3. How to View Backup Files via iCloud Alternative Tool

Tip 1. How to View iCloud Backup File on PC via iCloud Website

Pros: Easy to operate; no data loss.

Cons: It only applies to view Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

The first way to access the iCloud backup file is to visit iCloud website. First of all, make sure you have backed up your device to iCloud. If not, you can't view anything from the iCloud website. To access iOS backup on, you need to:

Step 1. Go to Settings > Tap on [your name] > Choose "iCloud" and enable the file types to sync to your iCloud storage.

Step 2. Open a browser on your computer and go to > Sign in with your iCloud account.

Step 3. In the main interface, you'll see all types of backup files, and then you can click to access certain data on your computer.

Note: As we mentioned earlier, this method only applies to view part of iOS files, but not contains messages, videos, audios, and more. Want to view more iOS data? Just jump to the next part to get this job done.

Tip 2.  How to View iCloud Backup Files by Restoring Backup to an iOS Device

Pros: It applies to view all files and settings. 

Cons: It will need to restore the backup to your device, which will erase everything from your iPhone.

Another way to access and view iCloud backup files is by restoring the iCloud backup file to iPhone. But this will erase your device and then get everything replaced by what's in the backup. 

Step 1. Erase all content and settings from your iPhone by going to your Settings on the iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the "General" and then tap "Reset"

Step 3. Tap "Erase All Content and Settings."

Erase Everything from iPhone

Step 4. Restore your iPhone from iCloud backup by setting up your device > Choose "Restore from iCloud Backup."

Step 5. Sign in with your iCloud account > Choose a backup file to restore.

Set up iPhone as new

Tip 3. How to View Backup Files via iCloud Alternative Tool

Pros: All kinds of files are supported for backing up and viewing; No storage space limit.

Cons: You'll need to download third-party software.

As a catch-all application, EaseUS MobiMover can help you do many things that iCloud can't. For example, iCloud only offers 5GB of storage for free, but EaseUS MobiMover offers unlimited storage (depending on the storage of your computer). For another example, iCloud only allows you to view 9 kinds of data online, but EaseUS MobiMover allows you to view all kinds of files. Besides, there are many other benefits you can gain from this powerful tool.  

  • Data transfer - It allows you to move data between iOS devices or transfer data from iOS device to computer or vice versa.
  • Video downloader - It supports downloading videos from over 1000 video-sharing websites.
  • iOS unlocker - It can help you wipe an iPad or iPhone without passcode.

Now you can download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and take a look at how to back up the iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover.

Step 1. Run EaseUS MobiMover and connect your device to the computer. Select the "Backup Manager" pattern in the main interface. Then, select "Backup" to continue.

how to back up iPhone files - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover will display all the iPhone files that are available for backing up. Just select all files by ticking the box next to the "Select All," and then click on "One-Click Backup" to proceed.

how to back up iPhone files - step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will start to back up iPhone files to your computer immediately. Don't suspend the USB connection while backing up.

how to back up iPhone files - step 3

Once you've made a backup, you can restore this backup to your device when you need it. But note that this will erase your device and get everything replaced by what's in the backup. If you do mind this, just try to use "Phone to PC" festure to back up your device instead.

In this way, you can backup iPhone directly to PC without iCloud. With EaseUS MobiMover, you can easily backup iPhone SMS to your computer. What's more, this tool is also able to sync files between iPad and iPhone or add files from computer to iOS devices.

The Bottom Line

That's all about our guide on how to access and view iCloud backup files on PC. By reading this guide, we hope you've accessed your iCloud backup successfully. If you think this guide is helpful to you, then you can share it with your friends who run into the same problem.

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