Alexandra Malureanu
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iPhone Backup Extractor v6 recovers data from iOS 9 iCloud backups

Apple's iOS 9 update has a smaller installation footprint allowing users to upgrade more easily. To bring things into perspective, iOS 8 asked for at least 4.58GB of free space on an iPhone in order to update, whereas iOS 9 requires only 1.3GB. That got Apple the fastest iOS adoption rate for its iOS 9, with 50% adoption rate in under five days. available data

But iOS 9 comes with a few challenges and Apple still makes it hard to download or access a specific file type from an iCloud backup. Not to mention that their platform is currently showing only iOS 8 backups. Why's that you might ask? With the introduction of iOS 9, Apple has changed their iCloud backups format, and they currently store all iOS 9 iCloud backup data in their CloudKit format. We have seen this change since the iOS 9 Betas and we are pleased to offer you the iPhone Backup Extractor v6 now with both old iCloud backups format and new CloudKit iOS 9 iCloud backup support.

iPhone Backup Extractor v6's most powerful features:

  • iOS 9 iCloud support, including 2FA
  • Access iOS 9 iCloud backups iPhone Backup Extractor

    We still support legacy iOS iCloud formats from iOS 8 or 7.

  • Photo Stream support
  • Added just a week ago, recovering lost Photo Stream pictures support is becoming our most recent customer success story. Read our guide on how to use Photo Stream recovery and get My Photo Stream photos back.

  • Specific Application data recovery. Both from iCloud and iTunes backups.
  • We recently improved our text messaging app data recovery. Snapcat, Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp and more are just a few clicks away.

  • We continue to recover your Restrictions PIN on iOS 9 iCloud and iTunes backups
  • Recover iOS 9 Restrictions passcode
  • Recently improved recovery for deleted SMS text messages and deleted notes.

Download and recover iOS 9 iCloud videos, photos, text messages and more

  1. Download and install iPhone Backup Extractor for Mac OS X or Windows PC
  2. We recommend you activate the Premium Edition to unlock all limitations and enjoy full access to your iCloud backup data. Note that the Lite and Basic Edition will only let you see your available iCloud backup, its size and date, but not the actual data. Buy the Premium Edition for iCloud backup access! The Business edition of the IPBE can be used for up to 20 iCloud devices. If you need to use the iPhone Backup Extractor for more than 20 iCloud devices, please contact us here.

  3. Click Preferences > iCloud > tap on Access iCloud backups for iOS 9 and above.
  4. You can access Preferences by tapping the bottom left 'Add backups' button on Windows or the '+' on Mac OS X. Or, via the top navigation menu under the 'File' tab.

  5. Sign in to iCloud by using the top bar 'Sign in' or tapping on the bottom left 'Add backups' button > Add.
  6. Your iCloud username and password will be needed. Click 'Remember password' if you plan to return and would appreciate easier access to your data. Note that for avoiding conflicts of data, you need to ensure your iCloud backup is not updating during this process. Simply make sure your device is not charging or USB connected. Apple tends to do daily iCloud backups of your iDevice data if connected over Wi-Fi, to the Internet, plugged into a power source or locked.

  7. Explore your iCloud backup data by tapping on the left pane 'Devices' list and selecting the iCloud backup corresponding to the device you want to recover. iPhone Backup Extractor should automatically take you to your iCloud backup, however if there are more than one devices under your iCloud account you will then need to pick the backup corresponding to the device you want to recover. *An iCloud backup always contains the last 3 stored snapshots, which are the incremental backups for faster downloading.
  8. You will then be given 3 tab options of exploring your iCloud data: Categories, Individual Files and Full Backup.

    • If you are interested in recovering only a specific data category like Photos, Videos, WhatsApp, SMS or more, then we recommend you use 'Categories' and just tick away > Download. Keep in mind that depending on the size of your backup and type of data, sometimes, downloading Photos or Videos might take longer than downloading iCloud notes for example. Just bear with us, we'll make it run faster very soon.
    • If you are more tech-savvy and know specifics of that only file you want, then you should use 'Individual files', however note that loading all the individual files it might take longer, depending on the size of your backup.
    • If you are interested in downloading your entire backup, then 'Full Backup' is certainly the choice you need to make. Be aware that this last option will download you all your backup files.

  9. Download is complete > OK > View and Extract your downloaded iCloud data just as you'd view and extract any normal offline iTunes backup. Use Overview, Expert Mode and App View per your needs.

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