How to restore iPhone from iCloud backup

Why use iPhone Backup Extractor
Recover missing files
  • Restore any file from iCloud backups
  • Recover files from encrypted backups
Protect your data
  • Create multiple local backups
  • Selectively extract files without restoring to older versions
Expert mode
  • Easily replace & edit backup files
  • Export to various file formats
What can be recovered
Call logs
App Data
Everything else
Before you get started, make sure your device is not creating an automatic backup while our software is recovering your files. Once you have access to your latest iCloud backups, you can recover and restore individual files, without restoring older iCloud backups. Let's get started.

  1. Download and install the latest iPhone Backup Extractor version;
  2. Purchase a license that suits you: Premium or Business. Learn more about each license on our website;
  3. Add your iCloud account;
  4. Choose the right device and download the right backup version;
  5. Preview files, photos, messages and chats before recovering them;
  6. Click extract and save your recovered files.

Read full instructions below.
You will need
A computer
An iCloud backup
iPhone Backup Extractor
How it works

1. Select the iCloud backup

Download and install the official version of iPhone Backup Extractor from our site. A Premium license is required for iCloud support.

If you want to recover or restore files from more than 5 devices you need a Business plan.

Click on the “+” button and add an iCloud account. User credentials are never stored, and the connection is secure and encrypted.

2. Download the iCloud backup

Selected a device, then a backup, and download it locally.

Unplug your device from a power source and disconnect it from WiFi to prevent it from overwriting backup files.

If you have an iPhone with a larger internal storage than the iCloud storage, iPhone Backup Extractor will download and recover or restore only what's been synced with a current or older iCloud backup.

3. Preview and extract

Once the backup has been downloaded go to “Overview” and check out which data categories are available. Use “Preview” mode for anything you’d like to preview first, such as messages, photos or Notes.

Use the “Expert mode” to recover individual files, databases, and to edit backup files - most useful in forensics. Use the “App view” mode to recover or restore files from installed apps.

Selected files are recovered and saved on your computer.

iCloud sign-in procedure
The data is downloaded from the iCloud
Download complete. Now the iCloud backup can be used as a local iTunes backup file.
iPhone Backup Extractor used in Overview Mode.
iPhone Backup Extractor used in Preview Mode
iPhone Backup Extractor used in App view mode
iPhone Backup Extractor used in Expert mode
The data can be retrieved in different formats.
Data extraction successful.

NOTE: If your iPhone is 2FA enabled, you will need to have access to your default trusted device, in order to be able to unlock the iCloud and save the data.

Use the free trial to extract four files from iTunes backups. Buy a Premium license to unlock all features and capabilities.
Supported iOS versions and devices

Works with all iOS devices iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5, 5C, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
All iOS's are covered iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7 and lower
All types of backups Encrypted backup, Corrupted backup, iCloud backup, 2FA iCloud backup

Data privacy and security Based in UK, we adhere fully to the strictest data privacy laws. Your data is 100% secure and confidential. Your credentials are under no circumstances stored on third-party servers or on our servers.

iPhone Backup extractor supports 2FA for iCloud logins, which we recommend you turn on, to ensure nobody else has access to your account and data. Beware of imitation software and keep your data and passwords safe!
Works with all iOS versions Privacy protection No local backup needed Virus, adware and spyware free
Want to learn more?

You are currently learning about extracting and recovering files from your iCloud backups. Can we suggest next steps? You could continue by finding out how to recover data from specific apps using local iTunes backups or how to regain access to your files by resetting your restrictions PIN.

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