Apple is one of those companies that is always concerned for the data of its customers and is always trying to protect that data. Now, Apple is also allowing its customers to download a copy of their iCloud data from Apple’s servers.
The iCloud data may include app purchases, Apple Music and Game Center statistics, AppleCare support history, and any other data stored on iCloud servers such as Photos, Files, Documents or Calendars.
Apple users living in the US, Canda, Australia, New Zealand, the European Union, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein.
Apple has promised to full all data request within seven days but you should keep it in mind that depending on the size of the data that you requested, will depend on your requested items. E.g Photos Library can be up to several GBs so, the size may be larger than expected, but Apple will divide the data into pieces so, it can be downloaded easily.
To request your iCloud Account Data from Apple, follow the steps below.
- Head to “privacy.apple.com” from any browser on your Mac/PC device.
- Enter your Apple ID login Credentials and authorize two-factor authentication if you have enabled it.
- On the Apple ID & Privacy Page, Click on Continue.
- Under Manage your Data section, look for Get a copy of your data and then Click on Get Started.
- You will see a list of data categories. You can either Select All or Select different categories manually by clicking the selection box next to each category.
- After selecting the data categories, Click on Continue.
- On the next page, you will see a drop-down menu from which you can choose the maximum file size that you want to download. Apple will divide the files into this size or smaller.
- Click on Complete Request to confirm.
After the confirmation, Apple will send you a confirmation email and will let you know that your data is being prepared.
You can check the status of your request by visiting privacy.apple.com/account