[Detailed Guide] How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone/iPad

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Duke Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

"I have backed up all my iPhone photos to iCloud and I really want them on my iPad. I was told that iCloud is one of the best choices. As an Apple device rookie, I'm here to ask, could anyone please tell me how to do that? Download photos from iCloud to iPad?"

Yes indeed, iCloud is one of the best choices to transfer photos from iPhone to iCloud. As the online backup and storage service provided by Apple officially, iCloud is much useful than iTunes. And iCloud Photo Library, one part of iCloud Backup, could help you to sync the photos on your devices easily as long as you have a good network connection.

Part 1: How to download photos from iCloud to iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone/iPad and go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos.

Step 2. Tap the option Photos and turn on "iCloud Photos Library", this function will help you to sync all the photos on other devices to this iPad.

Step 3. Go to Photos app on your iPad and find these photos.

How to download photos from iCloud to iPhone/iPad

iCloud Backup is a wireless method to back up iPhone/iPad data. But, you may have noticed that there is only 5 GB storage for all kinds of iCloud data. And, iCloud Backup will be highly affected by the network condition. In fact, you could find many kinds of other tools to back up iPhone data.

Part 2: How to back up iPhone/iPad data with free iPhone/iPad content manager?

The best choice of iCloud/iTunes Backup would be a completely Free iPad data transfer. EaseUS MobiMover Free is a good option. With MobiMover, you can transfer everything from iPhone/iPad to computer, sync data between two iOS devices or download files from computer to your iPhone without iTunes syncing. 

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC with a USB cable. Please tap Trust This Computer on the device screen if a pop-up appears and requires. Start EaseUS MobiMover and select the iDevice to PC pattern in the main interface.

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Step 2: MobiMover enables you to back up everything from your iPhone/iPad to the PC in a readable way, which can be realized by iTunes. You can back up the whole iPhone/iPad data at one time. Or uncheck other data boxes and keep the categories you'd like to export.

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Step 3: Click the Folder icon in the top-right corner to set the location for backing up iDevice data. Or you can let MobiMover save the files at a desktop folder.

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Step 4: Click Transfer and MobiMover will start to back up your iPhone/iPad to the computer quickly. When it completes, you can click View to check the items. If the exported data is saved as a .html file on your computer, you need to open it with a browser to view it on the web page.

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