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Brief Tutorial on how to Access iCloud Backup File on PC

Daisy updated on Oct 13, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

iCloud gives all Apple users 5GB online storage for free. With the help of iCloud, you can sync files between iOS devices or backup data to cloud storage and then restore your iOS devices after data loss from iCloud backup. Apart from the convenience, it also has some limits when it comes to data backup. The most obvious is that it doesn't allow you to view iCloud backup directly on your computer. So if you're wondering how to access the iCloud backup file on PC, please follow this guide below will tell you how to solve the problem.

PAGE CONTENT:
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.com. iCloud allows you to sync Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote from your iPhone and iPad to its cloud storage. You have to enable the data on your iOS device to be synced with your iCloud account in the first step. Otherwise, you won't have any related content on icloud.com. To access iOS backup on icloud.com, 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 icloud.com > 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 can be applied to access and view some of iOS files. If you want to view files like messages, videos, audios, and more, you can refer to the method in Part 2.

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. To do this, you will need to erase your device first and then restore your device from an iCloud backup. Before you proceed, don't forget to make a copy of your iPhone files if you don't want to lose everything. 

Step 1. Erase all content and settings from your iPhone by going to your Settings on the iPhone > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Erase Everything from iPhone

Step 2. Restore your iPhone from iCloud backup by setting up your device > Choose "Restore from iCloud Backup" > 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 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 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. 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.

how to back up iPhone files - step 1

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".

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 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.

how to back up iPhone files - step 3

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.