Recovering photos from iPhone backup

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

  1. mcsolas macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2013
    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

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    Photos are not backed up unless you turned on iCloud > Photos.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    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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