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Download iOS 9 iCloud backup data

Alexandra Malureanu

by Alexandra Malureanu

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

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.

  • Click Preferences > iCloud > tap on Access iCloud backups for iOS 9 and above.

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.

  • Sign in to iCloud by using the top bar 'Sign in' or tapping on the bottom left 'Add backups' button > Add.

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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

Got any feedback for us?

How did you find the entire process of downloading and extracting your iOS 9 iCloud backup data? Is there something you could advice us to make it better for you?

If you had an experience you think others might benefit from, we look forward to your comments below or your reviews on our or TrustPilot page.

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I want to know if i can only extract a whatsapp backup which is made from a total iphone backup. Or can i also extract just the whatsapp backup i made to icloud with whatsapp on a daily basis

Hi Rob, thanks for your question.

I am happy to tell you that you are able to extract just Whatsapp data from any complete iPhone backup. As long as you create a backup you will also be able extract the Whatsapp iCloud backup that is created by the app.

In short, as long as you have a backup of the Whatsapp data we can get it for you!

All you need to do is load your backup, and in the overview section click the 'Extract' link. You will be prompted to select data type (HTML is best if you have videos or pictures). Then, choose where you'd like the data to go. Finally, click 'Ok' and the software will quickly extract your data.

You can test the process with iTunes backups by downloading our free version of the software. If you create a free account you can also view your iCloud backups.

If you have any problems, just drop us a line. Happy extracting!

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