How to Backup iPhone to iCloud

By Emily Watson, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Backing up iPhone to iCloud is a lot easier than you think. You basically only have to have an Apple ID, set up iCloud, and then flip a switch in settings to enable automatic backups. To do this, Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > iCloud Backup > On. To manually backup iPhone to iCloud, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup, turn on iCloud Backup and tap Back Up Now.

However, though creating an iCloud backup is easy, the main challenge lies in extracting the content of that particular backup and using it. Many iPhone users say that "I can see that there is iCloud backup but cannot access this data from my PC. Where is the iCloud backup file located, and is there any way to extract iCloud backup files?"

When you login to iCloud.com, you'll notice that you will not have access to all the files backed up to iCloud. If you want to extract iCloud backup quickly and precisely, then you certainly need FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery. It helps recover iPhone data from iCloud backup and it can extract your photos, videos, calendar data, SMS, recordings, voicemails, notes, application data and more. It lets you extract and download iCloud backup files in only 3 steps.

Free download the trial version of the program below and have a try.

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Tips: Please choose the version of the program according to the system of your computer.

Download, extract and access iCloud backup files in only 3 steps

1. Log in your iCloud account

Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" after running the program. Then, enter your Apple ID and the password to log in your iCloud account first, so that you can see the backup files in your account.

Recover iPhone Files from iCloud Backup

2. Download and scan iCloud backup

Once you've logged in, you can see a list of all backup files for iOS devices in your account. Then you can choose any one you want to access and click to download it. The downloading will take you a little while. After that, the program will scan it automatically.

Download the Backup Files from iCloud

3. Access and recover iCloud backup files

When the scan stops, you can check all contents in the iCloud backup in detail as shown below. You can tick any item you want and save it to your computer by using the button of "Recover" at the lower-right corner.

Restore Camera Roll from iCloud

It's very easy to extract iOS 10, iOS 9 or earlier data from iCloud backup with FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery. This iPhone backup extractor and viewer can detect all iCloud backup files. Moreover, it never keeps a record of your iCloud account and never leaks your iCloud data. So feel free to download it on your computer and have a try.

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