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[Detailed Guide] How to Download Photos from iCloud to Computer

Posted on Jan 09, 2018 by Duke to iPhone Data Transfer

iCloud has a limited storage, the photos on iCloud could have already taken a lot of spaces. Follow this guide to learn how to download photos from iCloud to computer and save the iCloud storage.

You may have already get used to back up your iPhone with iCloud, but, iCloud has only 5 GB storage for free. Every time you are reaching that line, you will get a prompt for upgrading iCloud plan.In order to free up iCloud storage, you could try to download photos from iCloud to computer for backup and delete photos on iCloud.

How to download photos from iCloud to computer?

Step 1. Launch the browser on your computer and go to iCloud.com. You may need to verify the logging on your device.

Step 2. Find the icon Photos and click it. Then you will see all the photos you have uploaded to iCloud.

Tips: This may take a while if you have too many photos on iCloud.

Step 3. Find the picture you want to download on the screen, You could try to find some specific photos by click the tab on the left side.

Step 4. Select the photos you need, (you could select multiple photos by pressing ctrl which clicking) and move the mouse to the upper right corner, find the cloud with a down arrow.

Step 5. Click the button "Download selected items", you will be able to download photos from iCloud to computer easily.


Then, you could click the button next "Delete" to delete all the selected photos you have just downloaded.

If you have finished the whole process, you may have found the iCloud is slow for use. In fact, it is highly affected by the network on your device. There are some third-party iPhone data transfer tools could help you with that.

How to back up photos from iPhone to computer?

Most of the iPhone/iPad users would choose to use back up photos with iCloud or iTunes. Here is a better option. EaseUS MobiMover Free is one of the best iPhone data transfer tools. It is a totally FREE and fully functional iPhone transfer tool. With the help of this, you could easily back up iPhone photos to computer without iTunes or iCloud and save you time easily.

Step 1. Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Windows computer.

Then, connect your iPhone to this computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Launch MobiMover on your computer. The program will need a few seconds to load the brief information of your iPhone.

If it doesn't work, please unlock your iPhone and tap the button Trust when your device is asking for authorization.


Step 3. Click the button Transfer to Computer to you want to download all the photos from iPhone to this computer. This function could also help you to transfer everything from iPhone to the computer.

You could also click Custom to choose which photos you want to transfer.

Step 4. With Transfer to Computer, please select the options that related to photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, and Photo Stream.

You will see the number is changing on "You have selected XX items" on the top.


Step 5. Click the button "..." (Browse) to set the route for these photos you have selected.

Tips: Except for the system disk on your computer, you could download the photos wherever you want to.


Step 6. Everything is done, click the button Transfer to start to back up photos from iPhone to this computer.


What's more, EaseUS MobiMover Free is also a free iPhone content manager. It will help you to manage files on iPhone as well.