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How to Retrieve Videos from iCloud and External Devices

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Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

Phones' storage is limited to some GB's. In most cases, an average phone comes with 64GB, 128GB storage or 256GB storage. As a result, it's a necessity, to store videos on iCloud. It provides both backup and space to your phone for new videos. Now, what happens is somehow, you got your videos deleted. Well, how to recover deleted videos from iCloud needs some tested steps to work efficiently. These steps are provided to you here.

Part 1.The Premise of iCloud Video Recovery - Backups

Apple is good with software and hardware interfaces. It also takes good care of your needs that's why it provided you with iCloud. It provides you with free 5GB storage that you can use for your backup. If you require more storage on iCloud you can easily buy it as per your need. You can recover your videos from iCloud at any time in 30 days.

1. iCloud Function

It is a place where you can manage all of your files. The iCloud backup makes a copy of the information and stores it. You can backup your photos, videos, etc, and can access them whenever you need it. You can easily access iCloud from the iCloud.com website, iOS devices, or Mac.

The most important thing is you can also access iCloud from your windows PC. Although the process may seem typical but is easy to understand.

2. How To Do Backups

You can create backups from

It's easy just follow some simple steps given below:

  1. Connect your device to an available Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to the settings and type your name, followed by a click on iCloud.
  3. Tap on iCloud backup and the process will start.
  4. Once the process is completed you are done with backup.

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Videos from iCloud

There are many instances when you lost your videos, or you got your videos deleted. It becomes crucial for you to recover your videos as they are the door to your memories.

There are many methods to recover deleted photos from iCloud that are available on the internet. Only, the thing is most of the methods are lengthy and confusing. Another thing is some of these methods work, and some not.

To help you out on this, some tested and trusted methods are explained here that will let you recover deleted videos from iCloud easily. Now no more confusion on how to recover videos from iCloud. Just follow some simple steps to retrieve videos from iCloud quickly.

Solution 1. Recover Deleted Videos from iCloud on Computer

One of the prime advantages of using iCloud is, it works on Computers too. It means you need not to have your iOS device all the time with you to recover your deleted photos. It will let you recover your deleted videos easily using a computer. What only you need here is

For this, you just need to follow some of the simple steps given below and you are done.

Step 1: Open any of the browsers available on your computer and go to iCloud.Com. Here you need to sign in, into your id.

Note: iCloud.com keeps a copy of your videos in the form of backup. it also contains recently deleted videos.

sign in to your icloud account

Step 2: Click on the photo's icon, followed by the "albums" as magnified in the image below.

click on the photos icon followed by albums

Step 3: Now click on the "Recently Deleted" option and choose the videos that you want to restore. Once you are done with choosing the selected videos, simply click on the Recover as magnified in the image shown below.

click on recover to restore your  deleted videos

This will start the process of restoring your videos. Once this process is completed you can view your deleted videos on your computer. You can also transfer them, wherever you want.

Solution 2. Retrieve Deleted Videos from iCloud on Phone

iCloud backup is one of the crucial platforms through which you can easily recover your deleted videos. This is why Apple laid stress on enabling the Auto backup option. It will let your copy of data that include photos, videos, and other files to safely remain on cloud storage.

You can access this data anytime you want. provided that you know your iCloud, account details. You can also recover your deleted videos from iCloud by phone. But in the case of a phone, you need to take a risk of erasing all the content and settings. This is a kind of recovery assignment that demands a hectic procedure.

Let us begin this process by following some easy and tested steps.

Step 1: Go to your iPhone's settings followed by your username. Once you are done with this click on the "iCloud" > "storage" > "Manage Storage" > "Backups". This will let you know whether you are having an iCloud backup file or not.

Step 2: Once you found your backup file. Go to the settings and select "general" > "Reset" > "Erase all contents and settings".

Step 3: This will reset your phone. Now once you reach the "Apps and Data" interface by following the on-screen guide. Click "Restore from iCloud Backup" and log into your iCloud account as shown in the image below. Here you can select the designated backup for later recovery. This process will take some time depending upon file sizes but will recover your videos from the iCloud backup.

choose restore from icloud backup

Part 3. How to Recover Deleted Videos from External Devices

When it comes to videos, they are much bigger. When they are captured or downloaded in 480p they carry lesser space but when they are in HD 720p or Full HD 1080p print they occupy a large space. As a result, the best solution is to keep them on external devices for freeing up your device's storage. It also provides you a sort of backup that can be used to retrieve videos from iCloud.

Well, to help you out on these, 3 simple solutions are presented.

Solution 1. Use Recoverit Data Recovery:

Recoverit is a data recovery software and is used to recover deleted or lost files on both Windows and Mac. You can easily recover your deleted photos, videos, audios, emails, and much more using Recoverit. Not only this, but it also repairs corrupted video files. It can recover data from almost all storage devices like external hard drives, USB flash drives, SSD, SD cards, and so on. It is convenient to use and just carry three simple steps to do a job for you.

To use "Recoverit" just launch it on your Windows Pc or Mac and follow three simple steps.

Step 1: Select a Location

Connect your external device from where you want to restore your deleted videos. Now select your connected external device. You can easily see all the external devices under the "Devices" tab as shown in the image. Once you are done with selecting your external device click on "Start" to proceed further.

select external devices and click on start

Step 2: Scan the Location

Once you are done with step 1, "Recoverit" will start an all-around scan to search all the video files available on your external device. You are also provided an option of "Stop" and "Pause" while the process of scanning is running. This process of scanning will take some time depending upon the size of the data contained in the external device.

the process of scanning the videos from external device

Step 3: Preview and Recover Files

Recoverit provides you the ability to preview the recoverable files. You can preview all of your videos before proceeding with the final recovery. Once you are done with the preview simply click on the "Recover" button to recover your deleted videos.

This will open a browser window that will ask you to select the location where you want to store your recovered videos. For this, it is advised to not use the same location from where they were deleted. Once you are done with the location the process of recovery will start.

click on recover to restore deleted videos from external device

Solution 2. Restore the Previous Version

One of the easiest and most trusted techniques to recover your deleted files from external devices. Here you just need to go to the previous version when your videos were present.

Step 1: Navigate to the folder from where your videos are deleted. Right-click inside the selected folder and select "Properties".

Step 2: Open the previous version tab and select the version that you want to restore.

Step 3: Once you are done with selecting the right version just click on the "Restore" as shown in the image below.

click on restore

Solution 3. Use Command Prompt

The command prompt provides you an easy and simple command to recover your deleted videos. You just need to follow a short command to get back your deleted videos from an external device.

Step 1: Connect the external device with your computer and press "Windows + R". It will take you to "Run".

Step 2: Type "cmd". Once it is open type attrib-h-r-s/s/d*.* and hit "Enter". Now, wait for some time and you are done. This will restore your deleted videos to the selected location.

type and hit enter

Part 4. What Tips Should You Follow?

There arise some situations when you are unable to access videos and pictures from iCloud. There are several reasons and situations behind this. In most cases, it happens due to human error or improper settings. To help you out on this let us discuss some useful tips.

1. iCloud Video Recovery Tips

Recovering your data in the form of pictures and videos from iCloud just demands basic knowledge. But if you are facing some issues here are some of the useful tips.

Why can't I download my videos from iCloud?

Why can't I see my videos on iCloud?

Why won't my pictures download from iCloud?

2. External Device Video Recovery Tips

There are many easy and rapid tips to recover videos from external devices. Only what you need to do is to connect your device to the computer and follow some of the most trusted and tested tips as given below:

Closing words:

How to recover videos from iCloud is a problem with many that require a simple and tested solution. To make this task easier for you a step by step tested procedure is told to you in this resolute dossier. You can choose any of the ones that seem easy to you.

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