What is iCloud? iCloud is Apple’s cloud services provided, the user can store 5GB of free information. Free cloud service iCloud will be a new way to store and access your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents and more, and wirelessly pushed to all your settings, everything can be done automatically.
What can iCloud do for iOS users? There are all kinds of important information storing on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In the case of your device power on, iCloud will automatically backed up them daily through the WLAN network. When you set up a new iOS device or restore the information on the original device, iCloud backup can complete these tasks.
How to backup iPhone data with iCloud?
Settings > iCloud > Backup > tap Back Up Now.
How to restore your iPhone from iCloud backup? (Common Practice)
1. On your iOS device, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If a newer version of iOS is available, follow the onscreen instructions to download and install it.
2. Make sure you have a recent backup to restore from.
On your iOS 8 device: Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, then tap a device listed under Backups to see the date and size of its latest backup.
On your iOS 7 device: Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage, then tap a device listed under Backups to see the date and size of its latest backup.
3. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap “Erase all content and settings”.
4. In the Setup Assistant, proceed to “Set up your device”, tap Restore from a Backup, then sign in to iCloud.
5. Proceed to “Choose backup”, then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.
If you restore your iPhone with the above way, you may lose some new data which added after creating the iCloud backup, unless your iCloud backup new enough. To extract and recover whatever data you like from iCloud backup file, you need the more effective and powerful iCloud Backup Extractor. iCloud Backup Extractor can easily extract all data from your previous iCloud backup file, including contacts, text messages, call history, photos, calendar, reminds, and so on. So that you can one click to restore them to your iPhone or other iDevices when your data lost or being deleted, without losing the recent data.
Note: Please keep in mind not to backup your iPhone with iCloud when you are aware of data loss, or the old backup file may being overwritten by the new.
Please free download and install a corresponding version on your computer, and follow the below steps to recover your iPhone data from iCloud backup files.
After installing the program, launch it on your computer, and switch to “Recover from iCloud Backup Files” on the top of the primary interface. Then you can see the window as the picture below.
Enter your Apple ID and password in the textbox to login your iCloud account. Then the program will automatically scan and show you all the previous backup files from your account. Choose the one to download it to your computer. After that, click on “Scan” button to let the program extract data from the downloaded iCloud backup.
The scan won’t take you too much of time. Once it’s finish, you can see a scan result generated by the program, such as contacts, text messages, photos, call history and more. Tap the categories you want in the left column and view the detailed content on the right panel of the window. Then you just need to mark those whatever you want, and press “Recover” button to regain them.
Note: For contacts, notes and messages, you can directly restore to your iPhone if you keep your iPhone connected with your computer via a USB cable during the recovery process.