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How to Download iCloud Backup to Computer?

iCloud is not foreign to all iOS device users, which serves as a perfect backup location for iPhone/iPad/iPod users to backup their important files in one click. For example, iPhone users can easily back up contacts from iPhone to iCloud in case of sudden data losses without the help of computers. But sometimes you may need to download the iCloud backup to the computer for some particular reasons.

If unfortunately your iPhone was stolen, and you can't get back your stolen iPhone even after several attempts to track and find your iPhone, then you will need to download the iCloud backup files to your computer to get full access to your files even if your iPhone device is not at your hand.

Now, let's see how to download iCloud backup to computer. Three different ways are introduced for your reference.

Way 1. Download iCloud Backup from iCloud.com

Way 2. Download iCloud Backup via iCloud Control Panel

Way 3. How to Easily Download iCloud Backup to Computer (Recommended)

Way 1. Download iCloud Backup from iCloud.com

First of all, go to iCloud website. (https://www.icloud.com/)

Secondly, enter your Apple ID user name and password to sign in the website.

Thirdly, now, you will see the below interface where all backup file folders are arranged on the main interface. Just click the file folder to downloaded the wanted files to computer in one click.

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Tips: In using this method to download iCloud backup to computer, one thing which is worth your attention is that not all files can be downloaded to computer such as digital data like photo stream or call history.

Way 2. Download iCloud Backup via iCloud Control Panel

Step 1. Download iCloud Control Panel from Apple website and open it on the computer.

Step 2. Once the installation is finished, you need to sign in with apple ID user name and password.

Step 3. Now, you will see the below interface. Choose the files you want to download to computer and then click the option of "Apply" to begin the downloading process.

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But similar to the method mentioned in the above, this method can't support all types of files synced to iCloud, either.

Way 3. How to Easily Download iCloud Backup to Computer (Recommended)

If you want to download any iCloud backup files of your iPhone/iPad/iPod to your computer without any restrictions. You can rely on a powerful and professional third-party software to restore your important files from iCloud backup to the computer such as iCloud Backup Download Assistant (Windows/Mac).

This software can easily download and restore any files like contacts, messages, media files and etc from iCloud backup files to computer. And also you are free to view and manage the backup files whenever you want and wherever you are. Don't you think it's a good software worth your attention and trying? Below is the free trial version of this software! Why not click the below icon to get the right version and give it a try by yourself?

Here is how to download iCloud backup to PC:

Step 1. Download and run the installed the recommended software on your computer, and select the Recover from iCloud Backup File mode. Sign in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and passcodes.

Note: Please don't connect your device during the recovery, in order to avoid the iCloud backup file being updated or modified.

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Step 2. Then the program might automatically detect and show all the iCloud backup files from the iCloud account. Select one and download it.

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Step 3. After downloading, preview and select one or more items by ticking them out. Then click the Recover button to download and save them on your computer.

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