[Guide]How to Upload Photos to iCloud from iPhone X/8/7

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Myra updated on Jan 19, 2021 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s

Generally speaking, there are two reasons for you to upload photos to iCloud from your iPhone. One is that, by moving photos to iCloud from iPhone, you can view and access your iPhone photos on your other iCloud devices, the other is that, by uploading pictures to iCloud from your iPhone, you can make a backup of your iPhone photos, which is quite necessary to keep your iPhone pictures safe. No matter what kind of reason you have, as long as you want to transfer photos from iPhone to iCloud, you can follow this guide to get things done.

Part 1: How to upload photos to iCloud from iPhone 7/8/X

By uploading your photos to iCloud Photo Library, you can successfully move photos from iPhone to iCloud storage. Here are the detailed steps to do it. (If your iPhone photos are not uploading to iCloud, click the link to learn how to solve the problem.)

You can only enjoy the first 5GB of iCloud storage for free. If your iPhone photos are larger than 5GB, or you also want to upload other files to iCloud, the free iCloud space may be not enough. When your iCloud storage is insufficient, you can either buy more iCloud space, free up iCloud space, or learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone or from iPhone to computer without using iCloud in Part 2.

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to [your name] > iCloud > Photos.

Step 3: Turn on iCloud Photo Library.

Using the simple three steps above will help you upload photos to iCloud from your iPhone when your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and charged. To access your iPhone photos in iCloud, you can go to iCloud.com or turn on iCloud Photo Library on your other iCloud devices. If you need to, you can also upload photos to iCloud from PC.

How to upload photos to iCloud from iPhone

Part 2: How to transfer iPhone photos for FREE

Why do you use iCloud? To sync photos from iPhone to PC/Mac? To copy photos from iPhone to another iOS device (iPhone/iPad)? To back up your iPhone photos? If so, there is another way to get things done without iCloud, which is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free. As you will know, EaseUS MobiMover is a freeware for iOS data transfer and file management. With MobiMover installed on your Windows PC or Mac, you can transfer files from one iOS device to another or between an iOS device and computer without any cost. In addition to photos, there are other file types that are also supported by MobiMover.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

No matter you want to transfer photos from iPhone to computer or to another iOS device, you can use EaseUS MobiMover to do it. Unlike using iCloud, there is no limitation to the storage you can use as long as you get enough space on your computer hard drive. Sounds great, right? Follow the steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to computer to have a try.

Notes: MobiMover is compatible with PC running Windows 7 and later or Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.11 (El Capitan).

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer (Mac or PC). Launch EaseUS MobiMover, then choose "Phone to PC" and click the "Next" button to continue. If you prefer to transfer photos from your iPhone to computer selectively, go to "Content Management" > "Pictures" > "Photos" instead.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Choose "Pictures" from the displayed data categories. You can also transfer other files together to free up iPhone space or for backup. And, you are free to save the exported iPhone files on your local computer or USB flash drive. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Then click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from iPhone to computer. Wait patiently for the process to finish and then go to check the exported items.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 3