Archived Post

How to recover files deleted from your iCloud Drive

Apple’s iCloud Drive lets you securely access all of your documents from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and even a Windows PC. If you need to access a file that you deleted within the last 30 days, you can recover it from Here’s how:

Sign in to

    •    Click Settings.

    •    Under Advanced, click Restore Files.

    •    Browse the list of files in the Restore Files window.

After 30 days, files are removed from Restore Files.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple’s support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.