Three Ways to Download iPhone Backups to Computer

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Daisy Updated on Jun 27, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

iPhone has become an irreplaceable part of our daily life. When using iPhone, we will receive, create or save a lot of crucial data on the device, such as contacts, notes, messages, photos and so on. To prevent data loss, it is necessary and essential to backup iPhone data regularly. iCloud is the official tool provided by Apple to sync and backup data to cloud storage. But what if you want to download iPhone backups from iCloud to your local computer? In this article, we will introduce you the way to download iCloud backup files to computer.

Download iCloud backup files to computer from

1. Go to Settings > your name > iCloud, enable the file types you'd like to backup to iCloud

2. Open a browser on your computer and go to, sign in with your iCloud account

3. In the main interface, you can access backup files like Contacts, Calendar, Photos, and Notes

4. Click one of the file types and then download all data to your computer

Download iCloud backup files to computer via iCloud Drive

In addition to download iPhone backups from, you can also access backup data via iCloud Control Panel.

1. Download and install iCloud for Windows on your computer. Sign in iCloud with your Apple ID.

2. Select the files you'd like to sync between your iOS devices.

3. Go to Settings > your name > iCloud, find the file types like photos and then choose to import to your computer.

4. The downloaded files will save on This PC > iCloud photos folder on your Windows computer.

Free alternative to iCloud to backup iPhone directly to computer

EaseUS MobiMover Free is a free alternative to iCloud which can help iPhone users to backup data directly to the computer. Unlike iCloud backup, you don't need to sync data to cloud storage, and this freeware allows you to backup files from iPhone to the PC, sync files between two iOS devices or transfer files from laptop to iPhone. It is compatible with all the file types that supported by iCloud. Follow the steps below to see how to backup iPhone directly to the computer.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7/8/10 with a USB cable. Tap Trust on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free and go to the main screen to choose iDevice to PC to back up iPhone files in one click.

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Step 2: You can use MobiMover to back up iPhone photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more as the image shows below. You can transfer these all at one time or respectively export a specified data type.

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Step 3: Except for the flexibility to choose data to back up, MobiMover also supports you to customize the storage path for iPhone backup. You can click the Folder icon under the computer symbol to make it done.

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Step 4: After all the steps above, click Transfer to back up iPhone files to your PC right now. MobiMover will copy the iPhone files in a readable and accessible way so you can view, edit, or delete the data based on your own need.

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Now you know how to backup and download iPhone backups from iCloud or backup iPhone directly to the computer with EaseUS MobiMover. What's more, MobiMover enables you to export a certain iPhone data to the computer, such as backup iPhone SMS to your computer.