How to recover your data from iCloud

How to recover your data from iCloud

We tend to never consider the hypothesis that the worst is about to happen until it actually happens. This practice also applies to everything related to the digital realm, whether it be data loss or the compromise of your accounts.

But as sometimes the worst really happens, it's important to make sure you are prepared. When it comes to iCloud backup of an Apple device, this means having a plan to recover your data in case it is no longer accessible.

Apple recently introduced some new data recovery features from iCloud, which we will examine in detail below. By following these instructions, you will have a safety net in case you have trouble recovering your data.

To be clear, we are talking about a situation where you need to recover your iCloud backups, for example in case the original copies of the files have been lost or when setting up a new device.

Normally, to access these backups you just need to enter your Apple ID credentials. The problem arises when you can't use them - in the event, for example, that you forget your password or someone else changes it - since you can't prove to Apple that you really are who you say you are. ICloud backups are encrypted, which means unauthorized users have no way to access them.

On iPhone iCloud data recovery settings on iOS

Apple via David NieldIn in such a scenario the risk is to lose your data forever. Here, however, the iCloud data recovery service comes into play, which can be configured from your Apple account and then used in an emergency when it is no longer possible to access.

WiredLeaks, how to send us an anonymous report To start, from your iPhone go to Settings; tap on your name at the top and then select Password and security and Account recovery. From here you have two options: Add Recovery Contact and Recovery Key; both can help you re-enter an iCloud backup from which you have been blocked.

If you choose Add Recovery Contact, an explanation of the function will be displayed on your screen. This contact ensures that you are who you say you are, and that you are authorized to access iCloud data. It is important to choose a person who is trustworthy and trustworthy, as in theory they would be able to impersonate you to log into your account.

If you tap Add recovery contact again, you will be asked to indicate one of your contacts. Note that the contact must use an Apple device with iOS, iPadOS or macOS for the account recovery procedure to work; unfortunately it is not possible to add friends and family who only use Android or Windows.

You can specify a contact to use as a safety net.

Apple via David Nield The alternative option is the key recovery. To generate one, tap Recovery key and enable the feature by sliding the switch. Write down the code and keep it in a very safe place (make sure you write the key immediately, because on the next screen you will be asked to enter it to prove that you have pinned it).

The recovery key comes into play if it is not possible to access your Apple ID in the traditional way, through a password or a device for two-factor authentication. If you think your recovery key may have been compromised, you can go back to the screen described above in iOS to generate a new one.

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Arrow On macOS, the same functions are found by opening the Apple menu and selecting System Preferences. Click on the Apple ID, then on Password and Security, and then on Manage, next to Account Recovery. You can click Details for more information on iCloud Data Recovery Service, the + (plus) icon to add a recovery contact or Manage to set a recovery key.

The iCloud Data Recovery Service it will appear as an option in case you are trying to access an iCloud backup and cannot log in through traditional channels. You can type the recovery key that you have set or the one that has been sent to the trusted contact you have indicated.

The iCloud data recovery service will grant you access to data such as photos, videos, notes, device reminders and backups through the iCloud web portal, even if you no longer have access to specific Apple devices. Options should also appear to restore access to locked Apple devices and get all your information and files back.

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