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Guide on How to Recover Deleted Photos from iCloud Backup

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"I have an iPhone 6s, my littler daughter deleted all of my photos on it unintentionally, is there any possibility to retrieve the deleted photos on my iPhone?"

Fortunately, iCloud makes that possible. Apple enables you to backup your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iCloud anytime anywhere only if you can get access to Wi-Fi connection.

For iPhone users, iCloud is really cool. You are able to share all the most important things like photos, music among your friends, family, or business partner with the help of iCloud.


If you have backed up photos to iCloud before, you are the lucky guy because you can restore the deleted iPhone photos from the iCloud backup file.

This simple guide will provide you two ways to recover lost iPhone, iPad, iPod photos from iCloud backup file.

Method One: Restore Deleted iPhone Photos from iCloud Backup without iPhone

If your are not so lucky like other guys that only lost photos on iPhone, your iPhone got stolen or damaged, and can not start up any more. Now, is it possible to recover iPhone photos? No matter which situation you get stuck in, you can bring back you lost photos on iPhone. Syncios iPhone Data Recovery is such a powerful helper, free download this iPhone data recovery program and have a try.

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How to Extract and Recover Lost iPhone Photos from iCloud Backup:

Install and launch this iPhone Photos Recovery tool and follow below steps to restore your iPhone photos from iCloud backup file.

Step 1. Click on "Recover from iCloud backup file", choose the one backup file for you iPhone, iPad, iPod that you have synced with iCloud before and then click Start Scan. Once the scan process finished, all contents from the iCloud backup file like contacts, messages, notes, photos etc will be displayed in category. You can preview them right now.

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Step 2. To restore lost iPhone/iPad/iPod photos, just tick the Camera Roll box under Photos & Videos item, then all Photos will be displayed, simply choose those photos you'd like to recover, and click "Recover" button. You can choose to extract found photos to PC now.

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Method Two: Retrieve Your lost iPhone Photos from iCloud to iOS device.

If you prefer retrieving photos from iCloud backup without third-party tool, following method will be introduced to get your photos back to iPhone or iPad directly from iCloud backup file.

Note: All files on your iPhone will be removed after you restore photos from iCloud backup file. Method one will be highly recommended to avoid the important data loss or you can backup your iPhone via Syncios Free iPhone Manager before restore.

Step 1. Update the iPhone to the latest version.

Navigate to the Settings on your iPhone screen and then click "General" > "Software Update" to get the lastest iOS version.

Step 2. Check the iCloud backup.

Head to Settings, tap on "iCloud" > "Storage & Backup". You can have a check whether the iCloud backup appears at the end of the window or not. Generally speaking, you would find the iCloud backup there after you backed up your iPhone.

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Step 3. Bring back your iPhone photos from iCloud backup.

Tap "Settings" > "General". Hit Reset to find Erase all content and settings option. Find setup assistant, tap on "Set up your device" and then go with "Restore from a Backup". Now, you can backup and restore your iPhone from the iCloud backup.

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Supported Apple Devices and iOS Versions

iPhone iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 3GS
iPad iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3/2/1, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
iPod iPod touch 1-6 generation
iOS iOS 5 - iOS 13

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