How to Backup iCloud Files to your Computer

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Compatible with Windows and Mac computers

Compatibility: iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4/SE, iPad, iPod Touch, iOS 6 - 12

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Backing up your backup

Is it overkill to backup your backups? The answer is no. iPhone theft and iPhone data loss are real and unfortunate events that happen to people every day. That’s why we must stay vigilant and backup our data. To archive or make copies of your iCloud files you will need to use an iOS data recovery software. Third party products for Apple devices help iPhone, iPad and iPod users establish control over their data.

With iOS third party products, you can recover deleted data from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and also create numerous transfer actions for many different files types stored on your device. You can back up the contents of your iCloud backup to the computer so that you can read files, print files or just create an extra backup.

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How to backup iCloud files to computer

To backup iCloud files to your computer you will need your iCloud login details with you. The tutorial below will help you backup iCloud files to your computer.

Step 1 – Download Enigma recovery

Download and install Enigma recovery

From this page download the Enigma Recovery and follow the install instructions that appear. The install will place an Enigma Recovery icon on your desktop.

Step 2 – Select recover from iCloud

Connect device

Along the left-hand menu, select ‘Recover from iCloud’ and log into your iCloud

Step 3 – Select backup

Select iCloud backup

Once you have logged in, select a backup file that you would like to backup to your computer

Step 4 – Select data

Select iCloud backup and start scanning

Select the data you would like to backup and star the scan to copy the contents of your iCloud backup into the software.

Step 5 – Backup data

View and save exported data

Save the data that has been found by the software to your computer. Select Export and choose a location to save your data.

Software Requirements

The software featured in this tutorial is compatible with both Mac and Windows PC ranging from Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.7 to up to the latest versions. In terms of iCloud specifications, Enigma Recovery is compatible with iCloud version 9.2.

Install Enigma Recovery on Windows & Mac computers

Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Mac OS 10.7 to 10.13

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Windows 10 is supported


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We have recovered over 1 billion deleted items from iOS devices since we launched our iOS recovery software, so all that experience is at your disposal.


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