3 Methods to Recover iCloud Backup

Any technology can sometimes malfunction, and even the best iPhone or iPad can have issues. Perhaps your Bluetooth connection is no longer working, or your iPhone is no longer tracking your location in Maps. Maybe some apps always crash when you launch them on your iPad!

In any case, sometimes it is necessary to restore your iPhone or iPad to get everything working properly again.

However, when you restore your iPhone, all your data is lost. So you have definitely backed up your data to iCloud. But how do you get them back?

Here are 3 effective ways to restore your iCloud backup.

What data can you recover from iCloud backup?

iCloud offers Apple users 5 GB of free storage. You can still pay for more storage. iCloud can back up different types of data:

  • From communication apps like Mail, Contacts, Messages, iMessages, WhatsApp conversations.
  • Photos, videos, notes, and reminders.
  • Web browser data and social network passwords (from the keychain).

How to recover data from iCloud backup?

Before recovering your iCloud data, you will first need to know how to back up data to the Apple service from your iOS device. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to settings and click on your name, then click on iCloud.
  • Then click on “iCloud Backup”.
  • Finally, check “iCloud Backup” to activate it.how to backup data on iCloud

Note: You need to charge your iPhone and connect it to a Wi-Fi network for iCloud backup to trigger.

To recover an iCloud backup, you will need to reset your iPhone (or iPad) and then set it up as a new device. Here’s how to do it:

  • First, reset your iPhone by going to Settings> General>> Reset> Erase all content and settings.
  • Then follow the setup procedures when your iPhone restarts to  “Apps & Data”.
  • Finally, select “Restore from iCloud”

Note: You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network to restore iCloud data.recover iCloud backup with phonerescue

Easily Recover iPhone Data via iCloud Backup

In this method, you will use PhoneRescue software for iOS to recover iCloud data easily, without needing to reset your iPhone. PhoneRescue can recover data from iTunes backup, iCloud backup, and even recover data deleted by mistake from your iDevice.

PhoneRescue for iOS also has other advantages:

  • You can select the type of data to recover, and restore only the selected data;
  • One can choose which backup to restore;
  • You can preview the contents of the backup data;
  • Simplicity of operation in just a few clicks.

Here’s how to perform an iCloud backup restore with PhoneRescue:

  • First of all, install PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC or Mac then launch it, and then connect your iPhone via its USB cable.
  • After that, select “Recover from iCloud” and then click “Next”.
  • Then sign in to your iCloud account using your credentials.
  • Once connected, select the type of data to recover.
  • Finally, click on the ” Recover” button at the bottom right.


To recover an iCloud backup, you will need to set up your iOS device again i.e. reset it. But if you are using PhoneRescue for iOS, you will not only be able to recover data from iCloud but also view and select the data to be recovered as per your choice.

Try this tool to restore your iCloud data with ease!

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