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How to Recover Photos from iCloud on iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR

Updated on Nov 15, 2018 by Jean to iPhone Data Recovery

Summary:
How to recover photos from iCloud on iPhone S/XS/XS Max/XR? On this page, we are going to compare two ways of iCloud photo recovery on an iOS device, and finally, pick up the best solution by yourself.

If you back up your iPhone shots, recordings, and videos regularly, you'll have a copy to use in case one day the files get lost, deleted or the device is replaced or damaged. Apple users can double protect any type of data from losing permanently by making a backup in iCloud and another in iTunes. But the question is if you use the iCloud backup method, you won't be able to find a list of your backups on your iOS device, let alone to restore.

Usually, there are two options to access iCloud photos on a PC or Mac and retrieve some. Here on this page, we are going to compare two ways of iCloud photo recovery on an iOS device, especially the newest iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR, and finally, pick up the best solution by yourself.

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The upcoming two ways are supposed to recover old or deleted photos on the iCloud storage from a previous iPhone to the new. Nevertheless, the results are very different.

Option 1. Recover photos from iCloud backup via Settings

Pre-reading notice - by selecting an iCloud backup version where the desired photos were backed up, you will lose the contents that were created after the select date, since the process will ERASE all the current data and settings on your iDevice.

The most straightforward way to restore an iCloud backup is within iOS settings. Following is the path where you can locate the backups that contain your wanted photos and perform a full recovery.

Step 1. On your new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap on "Erase All Contents and Settings."

recover photos from icloud backup in settings

Step 2. This will take you back to the set-up screen where you need to set-up your device as new. Follow the Set-up assistant's instructions and select "Restore from iCloud Backup." Sign in to your iCloud Account.

Step 3. Select the latest backup and keep the device connected to a Wi-Fi network until the process is complete.

recover photos from icloud backup in settings

Option 2. Recover photos from iCloud backup via iPhone backup extractor

The other way to retrieve photos from iCloud on your iPhone is to download EaseUS MobiSaver, which works as an iPhone backup extractor, helps to list the iCloud backups in categories (photos, videos, contacts, messages, or notes), and enables you to view and recover. Most importantly, you don't need to worry about losing something new.

Follow the simple procedure to extract photos from iCloud backup on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR:

Step 1. Download and install

EaseUS MobiSaver supports both Windows and Mac OS X/macOS, so you can choose the right version to install according to your own needs.

Step 2. Login in iCloud

Launch EaseUS MobiSaver. Among the three recovery options, choose "Recover from iCloud" and click "Scan". You need to enter your Apple ID and password.

login in icloud by entering apple id and password

Step 3. Scan iCloud backups and recover

After the scan is complete, all the files that were found by EaseUS MobiSaver will be displayed on the left side in well-organized categories. You can find the iCloud photos quickly by choosing the "Photos/Videos" category. The software also allows you to preview the recoverable files one by one. At last, just click "Recover" and specify a location to save them on your computer.

preview and recover icloud photos