Recovering photos from iPhone backup

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcsolas, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. mcsolas macrumors regular

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    I have a backup from an old iPhone 5 that broke that is taking up all the space on my iCloud storage. I cannot figure out how to download it or work with it in any way.

    There are some photos that I would like to restore is possible. I have an iPhone 6 now, but was hoping that I could use my mac to access the photos somehow. I read on a few sites that is may be possible.

    How do I download this backup to my computer? Then from there, what can be done?

    I am pretty frustrated. Been trying to access this backup now several ways. In the Photos app, the options they give you are so limited. I just tried to access the backup through it and it started trying to upload my new photos to this backup. I want to download the old ones. What a disaster. If this app would only give you more control I would have been using it in the first place.
     
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

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    Photos are not backed up unless you turned on iCloud > Photos.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

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    The disaster could have been avoided if you would have done a backup.

    The cloud is fine but a hard backup every once in a while can be a great value.
     

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