How to View iCloud Photos on PC in Fast and Simple Ways

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Daisy Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

iCloud is the official tool provided by Apple, which allows Apple users to sync photos and another file from iOS devices to a computer. It gives all users a free use of 5GB storage space, you can backup photos to iCloud to prevent data loss caused by iOS upgrade or free up more available space on the device before deleting them. Since we have synced a lot of precious photos on iCloud, you may want to view iCloud photos on PC one day. Luckily, there are several ways to help you solve the problem, read the article below to see how to view iCloud photos on PC in fast and simple ways.

Backup and view iCloud photos via icloud.com on PC

Step 1. First, you need to turn on iCloud Photo Library on your iOS device. Go to Settings > your name > iCloud > Photos, then turn on iCloud photo library to make photos on your device always synced with iCloud.

Step 2. Open your browser on your PC and visit icloud.com. Login to this website with your Apple ID and password. Click photos in the sidebar and you can view all of your photos grouped by time and location.

With this method, you can view or add new photos or share your photos with family and friends.

View iCloud photos on PC with iCloud for Windows

Step 1. Download and install iCloud for Windows on your PC.

Step 2. Launch iCloud for Windows and log in with your account.

Step 3. Next to Photos, click Options, then Select iCloud Photo Library.

Step 4. Click Done and then click Apply.

Use iCloud Photo Library on your Windows PC, you can download all of your photos from iCloud to your computer or upload your photos from computer to iCloud.

View iPhone photos on PC directly without iCloud

You can view iPhone photos on the computer via iCloud. But sometimes you may prefer to backup and view photos directly on your computer without iCloud. In this situation, you'll need the help of EaseUS MobiMover Free. This free iPhone data transfer software is developed to help iOS users to transfer files from iPhone to PC and vice versa. With this freeware, you can view iPhone photos on PC directly without using iCloud.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC running Windows 7 or later. Run EaseUS MobiMover, choose "Phone to PC" and click the "Next" button on the screen. This mode allows you to transfer data from iPhone to PC in one click. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC - Step 1

Step 2. MobiMover supports transferring audio, videos, pictures, books, contacts, messages, etc. from iPhone to PC. Here, choose "Pictures" only. MobiMover will save the files on your desktop by default. You can customize the path as you need. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC - Step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from your iPhone to PC. The transfer time depends on the file size. Wait patiently

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC - Step 3

With the method above, you can view iCloud photos on PC via iCloud or transfer photos from iOS devices to computer directly with EaseUS MobiMover. Also, read the post how to airdrop photos from iPhone to iPad if you want to manage photos between two iOS devices.

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