How to Download Your iCloud Backup to a Computer

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Downloading your iCloud data

With the release of iOS 11, Apple have incorporated new features that have made backing up to iCloud easier. This new version of iOS includes a family sharing feature that extends to iCloud. It can sometimes be difficult however, to learn how to download iCloud files to your computer for printing, organising and saving.

Follow the simple guide below to learn how to do this. You will need your iCloud login handy to complete this tutorial. Whether you are using a computer or a laptop, you can download the contents of your iCloud to your PC.

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Download your iCloud backup to a PC

Using the Enigma Recovery tool to download your iCloud backup will also enable you to recover deleted files. You will be able to see this data after you have completed the scan.

Step 1 – Get Enigma Recovery

Download and install Enigma recovery

Using the download button above, download the Enigma Recovery software to your desktop and open the program.

Step 2 – Recover from iCloud

Connect device

From the menu, select ’Recover from iCloud’ and log into your iCloud account

Step 3 – Select iCloud backup

Choose iCloud account

Once you have logged into your Cloud account the software will display all backups found. Please select the one that you want to download

Step 4 – Download iCloud backup


Select the data types you would like and proceed to download.

Step 5 – View and save

View and save exported data

After the download you can view your data and save it to your computer. Use the ‘Export’ option to do this.

Apple’s iCloud storage

The basic iCloud storage plan allows you 5GB of free space to backup your data. You can adhere to this storage allowance through the iCloud section in your Settings app. You can select certain apps to backup and exclude others. If your need a higher storage plan to backup your iOS data, you can choose one of the paid iCloud storage options. If you were to choose the 200GB or the 2TB option you can opt into the new iOS 11 Family iCloud Storage Plan.

It’s vitally important to regularly back up your iPhone and iPad. You can choose to use Apple services such as iTunes or iCloud to back up your data. Or you can select a third-party service to backup your data. Each time you backup your device you are insuring yourself against data lost in almost any event.

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