4 Ways to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup

BoeyUpdated by Boey Wong / Feb 22, 2021 10:00

There are so many circumstances that you will encounter in which you want to recover deleted photos on iPhone, such as iPhone stolen, accidentally deletion, and device water damaged.

Photos loss is an awful thing that drives you crazy, you regret having this happen. The photos with your friends, your lovers, and your families are so important to you. If it is possible to travel in a spacecraft in the speed of light, go back to the moment when you lost photos to save them, you definitely want to do it.

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Fortunately, Apple allows you to backup iPhone photos by uploading them to your iCloud Account every time when you device is plugged in, locked,or connected to WLAN.

So before you start to recover photos, please make sure that your iCloud photo backup exists. To confirm that, you can go to Settings > iCloud, check if the Backup option and iCloud Photo Library /My Photo Stream are on, and you can see the last Backup date in the Backup option.

However, how to access iCloud photos?


Guide List

1. Restore Photos from iCloud Backup

Generally speaking, restoring photos from iCloud is extremely easy, all you have to do is to reset iPhone first, select to Restore iPhone from iCloud, then sign in with your AppleID, your iPhone will be returned to the time that you created the backup, which means all your iPhone datagenerated after the latest sync with iCloud will vanish.

Reset iPhone

That is certainly not a good option for you to recover iCloud Backup Photos. For those in majority, they simply just want to know how to recover photos from iCloud partially.

In a way that you can preview and download iCloud photos selectively.

2. How to Retrieve Pictures from iCloud with FoneLab for iOS

So today, I am going to show you how to get photos from iCloud with our FoneLab for iOS.

FoneLab for iOS is an easy and reliable iPhone Data Recovery that let you recover iPhone, iPad& iPod Data with couple clicks. It supports to retrieve 19 different lost data types - contact, text message, photos, note and more. You can recover data with FoneLab for iOS from most iPhone, iPad&iPod models such as iPhone 8/8Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4S/4/3GS/, iPad Pro, iPad 4/3/2/Air, iPod Touch 5...

FoneLab for iOS
FoneLab for iOS

With FoneLab for iOS, you will recover the lost/deleted iPhone data including photos, contacts, videos, files, WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat, WeChat and more data from your iCloud or iTunes backup or device.

  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before recovery.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.

You may also be interested in: How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone

Before we getting start to extract iPhone photos from iCloud Backup, please make sure that FoneLab for iOS is installed on your computer. FoneLab for iOS is available on both Windows and Mac OS.

In addition, you can recover iMessages, photos, contacts, call history and more on iPhone, iPad and iPod, and restore text messages from icloud.

Now let's get down to business.

Step 1 Launch FoneLab for iOS on your computer, select iPhone Data Recovery > Recover from iCloud Backup File, and then sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID.

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Step 2 After the verifying of your account, all iCloud backups will be listed in a table with Name, Latest Backup Data and Download Button. Just click to download the Backup version that you need.

Step 3 When the download procession finish, click to Start Scan, after minutes, all data will be listed by data type. Click over Media on the left, you will see all photos and videos displayed in thumbnail, pick up those pictures that you want to recover and click over Recover at the bottom. Photos will be retrieved to your computer.

Now you have downloaded iCloud photos to computer. You can import them to your iPhone with iTunes and FoneTrans for iOS. See Two Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer.

Haven't found photos that you need?

You hadn't sync your device with iCloud when you have the photos, which lead to the result that iCloud Backup doesn't contain those photos. You'd better check the latest Backup Date.

Or you can try another way if you have used iTunes to backup iPhone photos on computer.

3. How to Retrieve Pictures from iTunes with FoneLab for iOS

Besides having good performance of recovering photos from iCloud, FoneLab for iOS recovers data from iPhone, iPad and iPod directly and from iTunes Backup.

Step 1 Choose Recover from iTunes Backup Files, and then choose the backup, which might contains the photos you want to scan.

Step 2 Choose Photos from the left panel, and then check the items you want to get back.

Step 3 Click Recover button on the bottom.

Choose itunes backup

4. Recover Photos from iPhone without iCloud Backup

What if you don't have a backup file at all?

You are allowed to restore iPhone photos and more other types of data from device directly. You should connect your device to the computer with USB cable, and then let theprogram to scan it.

Step 1 Choose Recover from iOS Device on the interface, and then click Start Scan when the porgram detects your device.

recover from iphone device with fonelab

Step 2 Select Photos on the left when it is done, tick the photos you want to get back. You can preview one by one to confirm which you want.

Step 3Click Recover on the bottom to get them back.

As you can see, FoneLab for iOS enables you to recover iPhone data easily.

In addition, it also helps you fix iOS system problems or backup iPhone data with a few clicks.

If you don not have any backup files, please check how to recover deleted photos from iPhone without backup.

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