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cvam1985

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Sep 25, 2011
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I doubt it's possible, but thought I'd ask. Anyone know how to get an entire backup from iCloud?

I need information from it but I don't want to restore entirely. Just want to use an extractor program and get what I need.

Also, why are iPad backups so friggen huge?
 

HazyCloud

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Jun 30, 2010
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No, Apple isn't going to allow a user to download a backup.

My iPad 2 backup is only 37.3 MBs. You'll want to look under iCloud>Storage and Backup>Manage Storage to see what's taking up so much space on your iPad.
 

DefBref

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Feb 26, 2011
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Turn iCloud backup off and sync with iTunes, you'll then have a backup on your pc/ mac to do with as you please.
 

DeadK

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Mar 10, 2014
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ok my issue is my iphone is lost but i have the backup on icloud how do i retrive the data from the back up. i already have a new iphone and ipod touch with its own data.
 

Wolfpup

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Sep 7, 2006
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ok my issue is my iphone is lost but i have the backup on icloud how do i retrive the data from the back up. i already have a new iphone and ipod touch with its own data.

I think you'd want to restore FROM the iCloud backup.

Personally though I always do a clean install...I don't totally trust that weird stuff won't happen restoring to a new device, particularly a DIFFERENT new device.
 

Jeanilara

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Aug 28, 2015
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I don't think you can download the entire backup from iCloud without a tool,and Apple does not support that so far.
 
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