iCloud Recovery on a Mac: How to Recover iCloud Data on your Mac [Full Guide]

This article will provide detailed steps about how to perform iCloud recovery on a Mac with or without software. Install the powerful data recovery software EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to rescue your iCloud data ASAP.

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iCloud provides the convenience of storing and synchronizing photos, videos, documents, and more on every Apple device. However, the stored data getting lost or deleted from the iCloud can be frustrating. This guide will show you how to perform iCloud recovery on a Mac with or without software.

Method 1. iCloud Recovery Software on a Mac [Free Download]

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac provides an "iCloud Recovery" tab, which greatly saves users' time in searching for the desired data in their iCloud accounts, as it finds specific file types directly in the iCloud data and displays all the recoverable files extremely fast through high-end scanning technology.

iCloud recovery with the help of EaseUS software has obvious advantages:

  • You can recover deleted photos after 30 days using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.
  • Instead of finding the data you want to recover from a specific path, you can directly select the file type, e.g., look only for lost/deleted pictures, which effectively saves time.

Click to download this powerful software now and learn further information in the following parts.


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The EaseUS Mac data recovery tool can help you recover permanently deleted files from iCloud under different situations, regardless of whether file formats are.


iCloud Photo Recovery:

You can perform permanently deleted photo recovery on a Mac with the EaseUS software with a user-friendly interface 30 days after your photos were deleted.


iCloud Drive Files Recovery:

It can recover recently deleted iCloud Drive files on a Mac, including photos, videos, documents, emails, etc., without navigating to the iCloud web to find the 'Recently Deleted' folder.


Notes Recovery from iCloud:

You can recover deleted notes on a Mac with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac even after 30 days, even if the notes were not been uploaded on iCloud, this software can scan the Mac hard drive to locate them.


Contacts Recovery from iCloud:

The EaseUS Mac data recovery software helps you restore contacts from iCloud to Mac quickly and safely. Filter the specific contacts file type, and this software will show you all the recoverable contacts on your Mac.


Install this professional data recovery software on your Mac, and refer to the steps below to perform iCloud recovery:

Step 1. Choose iCloud Recovery

Select the iCloud tab from the left list, choose the "Recover data from iCloud account" option to recover your photos, and click "Next" to log in to your iCloud account.

Choose iCloud Recovery

Step 2. Choose the "Photos" category

EaseUS software will quickly scan all the recoverable data from your iCloud account. Check the "Photos" category, and click the "Next" button.

Choose the Photos category

Step 3. Recover photos from iCloud

Select the photos you want to restore, click the eye icon to preview the details, and then click the "Recover" button to get them back.

Recover photos from iCloud

Step 4. Save recovered photos

Choose a safe storage location on your Mac hard drive to save the recovered photos. You can also save the recovered photos to your cloud drives, such as DropBox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, etc.

Save recovered photos

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Method 2. Recover Deleted Data from iCloud.com [with 2 Fixes]

Apart from using the software to perform iCloud data recovery on a Mac, you can conduct iCloud recovery from iCloud.com web. Here are two ways to recover your iCloud data:

  1. Fix 1. Recover deleted Photos from iCloud.com Manually
  2. Fix 2. Recover Deleted Files from the Recently Deleted Folder

We also provide the detailed steps of each fix to ensure you can restore your data without worry!

Fix 1. Recover Deleted Photos from iCloud.com Manually

Step 1. Go to the official web of iCloud and log in to your iCloud account.

go to iCloud.com

Step 2. Select the "Photos" app icon in the iCloud Support app module.

log in iCloud web

This method can also be applied to other programs, and in this article, we will use iCloud Photos as an example.

Step 3. Choose the photo you want in the Photos folder, and click the download icon to save it on your Mac.

Download photos from iCloud.com

Step 4. To recover deleted photos from iCloud Photos, you should choose the "Recently Deleted" folder, select the deleted photo you want to restore and click "Recover" to get it back.

recover deleted photos iCloud.com

The Recently Deleted folder only stores photos that have been deleted in the last 30 days, and you can see how much time it has left at the bottom of the photo. So if you can't find the deleted photos, consider using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to recover the permanently deleted photos.

Fix 2. Recover Deleted Files from the Recently Deleted Folder

Here's how to recover deleted files from the iCloud Drive Recently Deleted folder:

Step 1. Locate the "iCloud Drive" tab and navigate to the "Recently Deleted" folder to find the deleted files.

recover recently deleted files from iCloud Drive

Step 2. Select the files you want and click "Restore" to get them back. Save them on your Mac.

Method 3. Use the Data Recovery Feature on iCloud.com

This method can recover files deleted from both iCloud Drive and other apps within the last 30 days:

Step 1. Navigate to iCloud.com, and scroll down until you see the "Data Recovery" module.

Step 2. Choose the data type you want to restore and click "Restore".

iCloud Data Recovery

Final Words

You can perform iCloud recovery on a Mac with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac or on the website, including iCloud photos, videos, notes, contacts, etc. The EaseUS data recovery tool can break through many of the limitations of iCloud recovery, such as recovering photos and other files that were deleted for more than 30 days, and it can quickly scan the Mac disk to locate some data that is not stored on iCloud Drive.

iCloud Recovery on a Mac FAQs

Here are questions people frequently ask when they search for how to perform iCloud recovery on a Mac. Take a look:

1. How can I recover iCloud data?

You can install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and go to the "iCloud Recovery" tab in the sidebar to recover your iCloud data. Or you can navigate to iCloud Drive on iCloud.com and click "Recently Deleted" in the sidebar. Click "Recover All", or select each file you want to recover, then click "Recover".

2. How do I log into my Apple iCloud account?

Go to iCloud.com, then sign in with your Apple ID in any of the following ways:

  • In Safari: Use Face ID or Touch ID (if you're already signed in to a device that supports these features).
  • In other browsers: Enter your Apple ID and password.

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