Once you find out that your iPhone is stolen, one thing that is more important than going to the police station is to prevent your iPhone from pyring eyes, meaning prevent your personal information from falling into the hands of strangers, or worse, thieves. The utmost way is to erase all the content and settings from your iPhone remotely, but before doing so you need to make sure you have backup of all the data and settings on your lost iPhone.
If you have created backup for your iPhone through iCloud, you can choose to erase all the content on your iPhone through iCloud, provided that you have enabled “Find My iPhone”.
Before doing so, you’d better create additional backup of all the important information like Contacts, Notes, Calendar, Voice Memos, Messages, Safari Bookmarks, and Photos etc, in case that you don’t have the plan to buy a new iPhone right away, but you still want to have access to the important things on your previous iPhone if you need. Or if you just want to make sure that you won’t lose any important thing due to data overwriting when you choose to restore anything from iCloud backup file.
There are a lot of third party apps claimed to be capable of exporting data from iCloud backup file, and iFonebox is one of them and performs really great in exporting data from iCloud backup file as well as transferring all the exported data to computer.
Also, there are Mac version and Windows Version of iFonebox and you can download a free trial version to have a try according to what have been presented on the official website of iFonebox but you need to pay for the full version.
Now let’s get down to the detailed steps.
Step 1: Run and install registered version of iFonebox and choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”, you will be brought to an interface asking you to sign in your iCloud account with an Apple ID.
Step2: Choose an iCloud backup file and download the backup file
Step 3: Choose whatever you want or need to recover from the backup file you have selected. Or you can check all the data types that iFonebox support recovering.
Step4: Preview the exported data and transfer to computer or devices accordingly. Besides, you can do some modification to the data you have exported.
After the proces finishes, you can choose to remotely wipe all the content on your iPhone through iCloud.