How to Recover Deleted Files from iCloud

Yes, you read it right! You can recover your deleted files from iCloud. That too without any third-party applications. But there is a little catch in the process! And to know about that little “catch” read this article till the end.

Whether you keep a lot of things on iCloud Drive or only a few, you will probably remove something at some point. What happens, however, if you mistakenly remove something or simply realize later that you want those files or data back? Users can keep 5 GB of files on iCloud for no charge and can store more by purchasing a subscription service. Your Apple devices’ data is stored on iCloud, which also serves as a gateway for accessing it from other Apple devices.

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How to Restore Files from iCloud

The fact that one Apple ID can be used on multiple Apple devices means that all of the data is synchronized. What could possibly be worse than losing your iCloud files/data on your iCloud account, though? But fortunately, iCloud allows you to retrieve files from iCloud. If you’re one of the individuals who has wondered how to restore deleted files from iCloud, then this article is for you.

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1. Restore Deleted Files From iCloud

  • Open any browser and navigate to Log in to your Apple account by using your login credentials.
    Deleted Files From iCloud
  • Tap on the iCloud drive, and select the Recently Deleted, which is located in the bottom right corner of the browser’s window.
    Recently Deleted
  • Pick whatever files you want to restore. To recover all of the deleted files, choose to Recover All if you choose.
  • To save, click on Recover.
    recover all

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2. Recover Deleted Files from Other Applications

  • Open any browser and navigate to Log in to your Apple account by using your login credentials.
  • Now click on Account Settings.
    Account Settings
  • Select “Restore Files” from the Advanced option
    Restore Files
  • To recover deleted files from iCloud, select the files you want to restore and then click “Restore.


Once you’ve finished retrieving the images that were deleted from iCloud, you can find them in the folder where they were originally stored. For instance, you can access recently recovered photographs in the photo album.

Remember at the beginning of the article I told you that there is a little catch in recovering deleted files from iCloud? And that is “You can quickly retrieve deleted files from iCloud within 30 days. You can’t restore these files after the 30-day grace period. Additionally, if the data in iCloud was completely destroyed, it can’t be recovered on your devices.”

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To Wrap This Up

So, this is how you can recover deleted iCloud files. You can recover all of your data from iCloud by following the aforementioned steps. Please feel free to leave a remark below if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the same in the comments below. And for more such troubleshooting guides and tips & tricks related to Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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