How to View & Restore iCloud Backup Files

Apple users can get a lot of convenience from iCloud. For example, they can create backup files directly by iCloud, which is quick and safe. What they need to do is to connect their Apple devices to WIFI, so that they can back up almost everything they want. All the data that can be backed up are listed below for your perusal.

  • 1. iMessage, SMS messages and MMS messages
  • 2. Photos and videos stored on the Camera Roll
  • 3. Purchased media files like audios, videos, books, etc
  • 4. Ringtones & voice messages
  • 5. Apps and settings
  • 6. Other data

But the question comes that what should we do if we want to view the iCloud backup files and download iCloud backup content. Don't worry! Here you will see a simple solution to this question.

The backup files that stored are safe than you can imagine. And you are allowed to get access to them by signing into your iCloud account on the official site. However, you can only view a part of the backup files instead of all of them. You can view the calendar, contacts, reminders, notes, and Numbers and Keynote documents. But you are not able to have access to the photos, audios, videos, ringtones, visual voice messages, text messages, iMessage, MMS messages, and apps, etc. In order to view this kind of data, you may need a third party software.

If you have deleted some important data files on your Apple device by mistake, and you happen to have an ideal backup file on the iCloud. Then you will probably want to restore the backup file so that you can retrieve the important data. In this case, I would like to introduce an application to you, which names the iSkysoft Phone Transfer. There are two versions of it, both for the Mac users and the Windows users.

The iSkysoft Phone Transfer can enable you to get access to the iCloud backup files and get back the data you lose with ease. There are different modes of backup, including “from phone transfer backup“, “from iTunes backup” and “from iCloud backup“. And the interface of it is intuitive and friendly, so you can learn to use it soon after you pick it up.

Features of Phone Transfer in detail are as follows:


  • 1. It enables you to transfer data from one phone to another phone, and the phones it is compatible with are including the Apple phones and the Android phones.
  • 2. It is able to restore data from backup files easily.
  • 3. It helps you to create backup files of the data on your phone in one click, and save them on your computer.
  • 4. It can download iCloud backup files without hassle.
  • 5. You are allowed to erase your phone with this application.
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Now, here is an understandable step-by-step tutorial for you to restore iCloud Backup Files if you want to give it a try.

Step 1. Download and install

Download and install the iSkysoft Phone Transfer on your computer.

Step 2. Run the iSkysoft Phone Transfer

Connect your phone to your computer. Double click on the start icon to run the captioned software, and then you will see the primary window of it. Choose the “Restore from Backups” mode on it and then choose the “from iCloud backup file“.

iSkysoft Phone Transfer

Step 3. Get access to the iCloud backup files

Sign into your iCloud account by the correct ID and password. After that, you are already allowed to view iCloud backup files directly on the primary window.


Step 4. Download the iCloud backup file

Choose one of the backup files and download it, so that you can restore the data to your phone.

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