How to Download & Access the iCloud Backups

After creating the iCloud backups on your iOS device, your data files become safer because you can restore the lost data files by the iCloud backups. In addition, if you switch from iPhone to Android, you can also transfer iCloud contacts to Android, use iCloud Mail Account on Android devices,  export the iCloud contacts to Outlook directly. So, how can we download the iCloud for restoring? Let’s find out the most convenient method in this article.

Method 1. Download the iCloud backups directly

Step 1. Go to the official website of the iCloud via You can only do this on a computer instead of an iPad or something like that.
Step 2. Log in your iCloud with your iCloud account and password.

Step 3. After logging in, you can find all the available iCloud backups on the website.
Step 4. Then choose the one that you want, and click on it to download it on your computer.

PS: let’s figure out what is the difference between iCloud and iCloud Drive as well here.

Method 2. Download with the iCloud Control Panel

Step 1. Download the iCloud Control Panel on your computer.


Step 2. Launch the iCloud Control Panel, and then input the iCloud account and the relevant password to log in your iCloud. Step 3. Then you will see some different types of files on the primary window. Choose the specific one or ones that you want to download for restoring.


Method 3. Download & Access iCloud Backups with the dr.fone for iOS

The dr.fone Toolkit for iOS Data Recovery, which is now popular in the world, can help you to restore the iCloud backups on your computer or iOS device with ease. Compared to the above methods, to download with the Wondershare Dr.fone for iOS can save you a lot of time, since you are only required to click for several times. Now, let me show you the step-by-step tutorial in the following passages.

Step 1. Download and install the Dr.fone Toolkit for iOS on your computer.

Step 2. Launch the Dr.fone.

Step 3. Click on the “Recover from iCloud Backup Files” mode under the “Recover” on the primary window.

Step 4. Log in your iCloud with the correct password.

Step 5. Now, a list of iCloud backups are displayed on the primary window. You need to choose the one that you want to restore.

iCloud Backup List

Step 6. After choosing a specific iCloud backup file, you are asked to choose the detailed data files contained by the iCloud backup file. You can restore the contacts, messages, notes on your iOS device directly if you connect it to your computer. And you can also restore the call logs, photos, audios, videos and more on your computer.

Step 7. When you finish choosing the files, click on “Next”. And then click on “Scan” to bring out all the data files.

Step 8. After the scan process, you can preview all the data files before recovery. And in the meanwhile, you can check the ones that you like and uncheck the ones that you don’t like.

Access iCloud Backup

Step 9. Click on the “Restore to Device” or “Recover to Computer” button to start to restore the iCloud backup file.

By the way, dr.fone – Backup & Restore (iOS) is another professional tool to help you Restore Backup from iCloud to new iOS device simply.


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