Q:"Can I download iCloud backup to my PC?" – Robert from Apple Discussion

It's known to us all that iCloud is commonly applied by iPhone/iPad/iPod touch users to back up important data. Except for that, it also comes in handy to protect your privacy with special encryption system. Despite its convenience, apple users still face some unresolved confusion. Definitely, there is no way to access and view iCloud backup whenever necessary. Therefore, just like Robert, more users are wondering how to download iCloud backup to PC. To fix it, we will tell you step-by-step guide on downloading backups by using iCloud.com, iCloud drive and iCloud backup extractor as follows.

Part 1. How to Download iCloud Backup from iCloud.com

Any iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) file that you have previously backed up to iCloud can be downloaded readily, for instance, contacts, calendar, photos, notes, reminders, etc. However, iCloud only give you a hand to keep them for 30 days, after which all synced data will be removed. Next we will show you how to download iCloud backup to PC free.
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Step 1: Visit iCloud.com in any web browser and sign in your iCloud account;
Step 2: Only "Photos" section offers download button. Press on it on the top right to download photos you'd like to save on PC;
Step 3: Preview and copy other iCloud backup files, aside from photos, such as contacts, notes, reminder, etc;
Step 4: Set storage path to save downloaded iCloud backup photos.

Part 2. How to Download iCloud Backup on PC with iCloud Drive

Another workable method to access your iCloud backup data is to use iCloud Control Panel. Keep reading to get details as below:
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Step 1: Navigate to Apple official website to download and install iCloud Control Panel;
Step 2: Enter Apple ID and password to log in your account;
Step 3: Head to "Settings" and tap on "iCloud" to opt for category data you feel like downloading to PC;
Step 4: Download whatever you choose and go to This PC > iCloud Photos/Notes/Ringtone/Calendar folder to check them.

Part 3. How to Download iCloud Backup to PC with Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery

If you really want to escape the limitations of aforementioned methods, such as only access partial iOS data, have no right to preview files before recovery, use just 5GB free storage, etc., you might turn to Joyoshare iCloud Backup Extractor for help. This utility is devoted to downloading any of your created iCloud backup without device on PC.

Explicitly, you are authorized to download more than 20 kinds of iOS files, like photos, videos, calendars, call history, voice memos, Safari bookmarks, iMessages, videos, app data, etc. without problem. It also comes with broad compatibility to work well for the latest iOS 12 and a series of iDevice models, including iPhone XS/Max/XR, etc. Best of all, it's available to preview items you want at discretion and choose data selectively without overwriting and damaging current files.

Key Features of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:

Support downloading partial data for required iCloud backup

Enable to get desired data types off iCloud backup

Offer option to view specific data files in real time

Extract iCloud backup data from different iOS devices

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