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How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup

“Can I retrieve photos from iCloud backup? I accidentally deleted some important photos from my iPhone 7 Plus. I know I have iCloud backup in my account. But I don’t want to restore my iPhone with it. How can I recover photos from iCloud backup? Thank you very much!”
Asked by Zoe

If you want to get back photos from iCloud backup directly, the only way is to use iPhone Data Recovery program. This iCloud photo recovery software can download and scan iCloud backup to recover photos from your iCloud backup easily. You can select and preview the pictures before recovering them from your iCloud backup. In this article, I will show you how to retrieve photos from iCloud backup with details.

Now let’s begin to get back photos from iCloud backup.

Step 1. Download and Scan iCloud Backup

Free download, install and run iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer. Select “Recover Data from iCloud Backup” option on the main interface.


Log in your iCloud account on the interface and you will see all the iCloud backup files in your account. You need to select the iCloud backup which includes the photos you want to get back and double click it. This program will begin to download this iCloud backup to computer. After downloading, iPhone Data Recovery program will begin to scan your iCloud backup deeply and find all the data in it.

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This program will list all the data on the interface with a data menu on the left side. You can use it to find any photo in your iCloud backup file and preview them. You can retrieve any of them from your iCloud backup to computer.

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Step 2. Retrieve Photos from iCloud

Click “Photos” in the data menu, you will see all the photos in your iCloud backup. You can select any photos that you want to recover. You can preview the photos and pictures easily on the interface. After selecting all the photos you want to get back, you can click “Recover” button. This program will retrieve photos from iCloud backup to computer as soon as possible.

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Now you can easily recover photos from iCloud backup. Thanks to this iPhone Data Recovery. You can not only recover photos from iCloud but also recover messages, contacts, videos, call history, notes, reminders, calendars, voice memos, voicemail, safari bookmarks, Whatsapp messages and other data in your iCloud backup.

Of course, to help iPhone/iPad users get back accidentally deleted photos, Apple brings the “Recently Deleted” folder for iOS users. You can find your recently deleted photos in that folder within 30 days. You can also restore your iPhone with backup file to get back the photos you want. However, this will wipe all new data on your iPhone. This iPhone Data Recovery is the only way to retrieve photos from iCloud backup.