How to Recover/Download iCloud Backup Data after iOS 15/14/13/12/11/10/9 Update

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2021-09-18 / Update for  iOS 9

76% of iOS devices are using iOS 12 as measured by App Store . It is no doubt that iOS 12 has been the best operating system for iOS device until now, unfortunately, recently many iPhone users have faced an issue since iOS 15/14/13/12/11/10/9 update: iCloud backup is not working in iOS 12 devices, and even lots of third-party software could not recover iCloud backup data after ios 15/12/11/10 update, just as this following iPhone 8 Plus users described on Apple communities:

"I back up my iPhone 8+ to iCloud every single night. Today I updated to iOS 12 and BAM! my backup disappeared (the one I did just hours before updating). iCloud is showing no backups for my phone, but my phone says it was backed up to iCloud yesterday afternoon…BUT I really need to restore my iPhone to a previous version from before the update to iOS 12...can anyone help me? Please help! Thank you!"

There are times that we need to restore iPhone data from iCloud backup, or sometimes we are just curious about what kind of data have been backed up in iCloud. Tenorshare UltData has worked out the solution and provides a feasible solution for iPhone 12/11/X/8/8 Plus/7/6 users to retrieve iPhone data from iOS 15/12/11/10 iCloud backup, which no other third-party products can achieve right now.

The Best Way to Restore Data from iOS 15/12/11/10 iCloud Backup

Below is a detailed instruction to guide how to download iCloud backup data on iPhone 12/11/X/8/8 Plus/7/6.

Step 1. Start iPhone Data Recovery and choose Recover from iCloud backup files

When you launch iPhone Data Recovery, the default mode is Recover Data from iOS Device. Please switch to "Recover from iCloud".

recover data from icloud backup

Step 2. Log in iCloud account with your Apple ID and choose iCloud backup file

Enter your Apple ID and password, you will be able to view all iCloud backups that you have backed up since iOS 12.

recover data from iOS 12 icloud backup file

Step 3. Choose file types that you want to download from iOS 12 backup in iCloud

choose file types to download in icloud backup

Step 4. Preview and restore files from iCloud backup files

iPhone Data Recovery will download your files from iCloud backup and display details according to different categories. You can preview details in every classification. Choose files that you want to recover and click Recover button.

preview data from iOS 12 icloud backup


Apple changed iCloud algorithm since iOS 12 and thus it becomes harder to extract data from iCloud backup after iOS 12 update. If you want to view iCloud details and retrieve data from iCloud backup on iOS 15/12 device, you should not miss Tenorshare UltData.