Probably iCloud is the true services that unites Apple products as an integrated eco-system. With iCloud, you can backup your iPhone and iPad, keep your photos and videos synced in iCloud Photo Library (Quick Learn on How To Get My Photos from iCloud), and put your documents and files in iCloud Drive.
Given you have only 5GB of storage, you'd better get full understanding on what are included in your iCloud. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to access and view your iCloud backup on PC / Mac; manage iCloud Backup to optimize your free storage; download photos and notes from iCloud so as to retrieve your important data and files.
- Part 1: How To Access iCloud Backup on iPhone
- Part 2: How To Access iCloud Backup on PC Windows
- Part 3: How To Access iCloud Backup on Mac
- Part 4: How To Access iCloud Backup Content To Retrieve iPhone Data
Part 1: How To Access iCloud Backup on iPhone
It’s a weird design that you cannot find a list of your iCloud backup on iCloud.com. Instead, to manage your iCloud storage, you can get the access to your iCloud backup by using an iPhone (or iPad). Please note that, with this tip, you can only view your iCloud backup list, not the content inside. If you need to browse your iCloud backup content and retrieve your deleted messages, notes, or other data from iCloud backup, just to Part 4: How To Access iCloud Backup Content.
How To Assecc iCloud Backup on iPhone
- On your iPhone running iOS 10.3 or later, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage.
- If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage.
Delete, View and Manage iCloud Backup
- Tap to choose a backup. Then you can view more details about it, choose which information to back up,* or delete the backup.
Part 2: How To Access iCloud Backup on PC Windows
Even Windows PC doesn't belong to Apple family, you can still access iCloud backup on Windows PC. The only thing you need is to download iCloud for Windows. Follow steps below to access your iCloud backup on your PC.
Step 1: Open iCloud for Windows on your PC > Enter your Apple ID to sign in to iCloud.
Step 2: Click Storage.
Step 3: View your iCloud backup and delete outdated ones to reclaim storage for your iCloud.
How To Access iCloud Backup on Mac
To get access and view iCloud backup on your Mac is way easier. There is no need to download iCloud client on your Mac as it is a build-in feature. Follow step below to do so.
Step 1: Open System Preferences the menu of your Mac > iCloud > enter your Apple ID > Storage.
Step 2: Choose the backup for your iPhone on iCloud. If your iCloud storage is running short, delete these iCloud backups that were created on close dates.
How To Access iCloud Backup Content To Retrieve Your iPhone Data
Some users asked us about how to truly access iCloud backup content so as to retrieve their lost iPhone data / files without performing a restore. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't encourage users to edit, modify, rename or relocate iCloud backup in case the file gets ruined. At this moment, you'll need a professional iPhone data recovery software - Omni Recover to access your iCloud backup content.