Recover deleted files on iCloud in no time

Accidents happen all the time.

It’s probably safe to say that everyone who ever owned a handheld device for at least once in their lives went through at least one point wherein really important files were accidentally deleted.

It’s also probably safe to say that everyone who went through the same thing have felt that all too familiar feeling that makes it seem like the world is ending.

Although back in the day, building a time machine was the only known possible solution to such a devastating situation, times have now changed — thanks to some of the latest innovations.

And if you ever find yourself in the same predicament again, here’s how you can recover deleted files on iCloud without going through any problem.

iCloud on Web

It may seem as though having an Apple device will allow you to practically do anything you need to do without ever having to tap into those seemingly ancient browser-based service — but you will find it surprising to know that there are still a lot of things that only the good old browser is capable of doing.

Among these things is recovering deleted files on iCloud—which can only be done by accessing iCloud services from the browser itself.

So get started recovering those significant files by heading on to, and then go through that painstaking two-step verification or two-factor verification to get inside your account.

After successfully going through the initial verification process, you will have to choose which device you’d like to receive a verification code on (note that this is not always the case — or at least not if you haven’t enabled this feature yourself).

Completing Verification

Once you receive the verification code from the device where you chose to receive the code on, simply type in the code that you were given on the sign-in form on the iCloud services site on your browser.

After successfully getting into your account, click on the ‘Settings’ part of the iCloud services home on your browser screen.


If you scroll down to the bottom part of the screen after signing in, you will see an option that says ‘Advanced’, and you will see four options under it — namely: ‘Restore Files’, ‘Restore Contacts’, ‘Restore Calendars and Reminders’, and ‘Restore Bookmarks’.

Choose the respective category where the file you hope to restore falls under. If you wish to restore a photo, simply click on the part that says ‘Restore Files’.

Search for files

After clicking on the ‘Restore Files’ option, you will see a list of recently deleted items sorted by date as default.

You can click on the ‘Sort by’ option on the top right corner of the list to change how you would like the files to be sorted out. This option is helpful if you’re having trouble looking for that specific file you hope to recover.

Choosing files

Once you find that particular file that you hope to recover, click on the checkbox located on the left side of the file to select it. You may also opt to click on multiple checkboxes if you wish to restore multiple files — or you can ‘Select All’ if you hope to restore everything you see on the list.

Once you’re done, click on the part that says ‘Done’.

Sign out

After successfully accomplishing everything indicated in the previous steps, you will have to sign out of your iCloud account from your web browser. You can do this by clicking on your name which you should find on the top right corner of the page and then selecting the part thar says ‘Sign Out’

iCloud Drive

The next and final step you need to do to restore deleted files on iCloud is to go to the iCloud drive itself which you should find easily on Finder if you’re using a Mac — or you can open the app itself if you’re using a handheld device.

The file you recovered should now be there. If it isn’t, you might want to wait a few more moments until the service has recovered the file completely.

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