Brief Tutorial on how to Access iCloud Backup File on PC

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Daisy Updated on Jun 13, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

iCloud gives all Apple users a free use of 5GB online storage space. With the help of iCloud, you can sync files between iPhone and iPad or backup data to cloud storage and then restore your iOS devices after data loss from iCloud backup. Unfortunately, you are not allowed 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.

How to access iCloud backup file on PC via icloud.com

The first way to access 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:

1. Go to Settings > your name > iCloud and enable the file types to sync to your iCloud storage.

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

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.

Free iCloud alternative to backup iPhone directly to PC

EaseUS MobiMover Free, the free iCloud alternative, allows users to backup iPhone files directly to the computer without iCloud. This free iPhone data transfer software works perfectly to backup more than ten types of files from your device to the computer. Now let's take a look at how to backup iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover.

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