Reincubate iCloud API

Powerful iCloud & CloudKit access for application developers, investigators and integrators.

What is ricloud?

The Reincubate Cloud Data API ("ricloud") provides for extraction and recovery of many types of iOS and app data. It supports iOS 12 and all prior formats.

It can provide real-time iCloud data alongside data from iCloud and iTunes backups, and it includes forensics-grade undeletion of previously erased content. Data from local devices is provided through our white-labelled asrelay tool.

The API has modules to support dozens of third party apps, making it easy to work with their data in a JSON feed. Here are some of them:

Who uses ricloud, and is it secure?

The API is hosted, delivered and developed in the UK and US by Reincubate, makers of the first iOS data extraction product, iPhone Backup Extractor. The company is subject to stringent UK data protection legislation, and is compliant with EU and US Safe Harbor regulations. Reincubate are trusted by security, LEA and government users around the world.

What is the Reincubate iCloud API used for?

Clients put the API to a number of uses, including:



Connecting corporations with data on their device inventories


CRM and point-of-sale (POS) integration

Connecting stores and sales teams with data on their clients calls and messages.


Parental monitoring

Allowing parents to safeguard their children's online activity.


Law enforcement and forensics

Allowing law enforcement and security agents to access information on devices and accounts of interest.

"Reincubate has been a fabulous technology partner for uKnow. We performed an exhaustive research process to figure out how we could better serve our Apple customers, and after talking to dozens of industry insiders and technology companies around the globe, we were convinced that Reincubate was the right team to help us.
They have been super responsive to our needs, and as the market's “table stakes” features have expanded, Reincubate has responded by constantly improving and expanding their technology solutions to help us meet those increased customer demands. We are super pleased with our decision to partner with Reincubate!”

Steve Woda

CEO, uKnowKids

What benefits does the Reincubate Cloud API provide?

The API provides access to all raw iCloud files and data. It has functionality to support bulk, scheduled, and real-time data access. It is RESTful and makes many commonly accessed forms of data available as JSON feeds.

Ease of integration & out of the box developer platform support

The API is easy for development teams at any level to work with, with robust open source client implementations available in Python and other languages (.NET / C# and JavaScript) available on request.

Aside from the core iOS datatypes -- all of which are supported across all iOS versions on all devices -- the API has modules to support dozens of third-party apps. Some of the more popular supported apps include WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, WeChat, Line, SnapChat, Facebook Messenger and Skype.

Future proofing

Reincubate is committed to the maintaining support for contemporary and past app data formats, and has a solid track record in this space:

  • 1st to support iOS data access (2008)
  • 1st to support encrypted iOS data access (2009)
  • 1st to support every subsequent complex iCloud update release (9, 9.1, 9.3, 10, 10.3, 11, 12)

Support & access to unrivalled expertise

As a consequence of the company's focus and positioning as the app data company. Reincubate's team have unrivalled experience and knowledge in the field. This experience is particularly valuable for clients exploring new apps and use-cases.

For users of the JSON feeds are able to take advantage of Reincubate's proprietary techniques in extraction and undeletion of app data, such that the resultant data is more accurate.

Speed & scalability

The ricloud API is built to scale.

Rich feed customisation options

The feed platform is readily customisable for partner deployments. Examples include protobuf format feeds and aggregation of messaging app attachments.


Reincubate are trusted by security, LEA, ad government users around the world. The company is subject to stringent UK data protection legislation, and is compliant with EU and US Safe Harbor regulations.

Learn more or try it out

Reach out and let us know how we can help. If you would like to take our API for a spin, we've published sample API clients on GitHub for Python, Node.js and .NET.

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Easily consumable JSON feeds with differential data
Rich mock data for integration testing
asmaster for subscription management
iCloud tokenisation
2FA support
Open source clients in Python, Node.js and .NET



per device/month

125 device/month minimum

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Choice of up to 5 data types

Data from real-time iCloud or iTunes

Email support in UK hours, standard SLA

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per device/month

500 device/month minimum

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As per startup plan, but with extras:

Data from iCloud backups

7-day end-user trial modules at $0.50 each

Additional data types to choose from

  • Data types as per startup plan
  • WhatsApp
  • Viber
  • Kik
  • WeChat
  • Line
  • Hike
  • Tinder



tiered volume pricing

with term discounts

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Extras: free 7-day end-user trials, enhanced reporting, asrelay for white-labelled desktop data collection

Support via email, Slack and dedicated account manager, enhanced SLA

Additional data types to choose from

  • Data types as per pro plan
  • Custom modules & raw file access
  • App usage & analytics
  • Undeletion & forensics
  • Health data
  • Cookies
  • Netflix, YouTube, Ad ID (IDFA)
  • Snapchat, Facebook Messenger (limited)

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