Intro to recovering files, mail, notes, photos and videos on iCloud.com
When you store information in iCloud, it’s available on all your devices with iCloud features turned on. When you make a change on one device, the changes are applied everywhere. This also means that when you delete an item stored in iCloud, it’s deleted from all your devices.
For certain apps and features, you can recover recently deleted items within 30 days.
Important: If you permanently delete an item on iCloud.com or on any device — by emptying the Trash, for example — you cannot recover it.
Recover information within 30 days
See any of the following:
Notes: See Delete and recover notes on iCloud.com.
Photos and videos: You can recover photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos. See Delete and recover photos and videos on iCloud.com.
Before deleting information stored in iCloud
You can make a copy of your iCloud information. See the Apple Support article Archive or make copies of the information you store in iCloud.
If you’re trying to remove information to make more storage available, see the Apple Support article Manage your iCloud storage.