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[Guide]How to Download iCloud Photos to PC in Windows 10/8/7 Easily

Myra updated on Jan 11, 2021 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

As we all know that iCloud only offers its users 5 GB storage for free. If you're running out of free storage, then you have to buy more storage, adjust what exactly you've backed up by deleting iCloud photos, or downloading these photos to PC. We assume that not everyone wants to pay Apple for extra iCloud storage or delete precious images. Thus, downloading iCloud photos to PC is a nice option. Given that, this article is written to provide the detailed steps to do it.

Additionally, if your purpose of downloading iCloud photos to PC is to free up more space for your iCloud or iPhone, we suggest you transfer photos from iPhone to PC directly by using an efficient iCloud alternative tool to do it.

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Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Download Selected Photos from iCloud to PC Go to visit iCloud.com on the PC > Sign in to iCloud with the Apple ID info...Full steps
Download All Photos from iCloud to PC Connect the iOS device to the PC > Launch the software for iOS data transfer...Full steps
Download Photos from iPhone to PC without iCloud Install EaseUS MobiMover > Connect your iPhone to the computer...Full steps

Part 1. How to Download Selected Photos from iCloud to PC

If you want to download multiple photos from iCloud to PC, then you can achieve this via icloud.com. Before you proceed, make sure that all your photos on your iDevice are synced to iCloud by going to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" > "Photos" > "iCloud Photo Library/iCloud Photo Sharing." Second, ensure that your device is under a stable network connection.

Notably, by using this method, you can not download all of your photos at once. Instead, you have to select them individually by holding the Ctrl key. If you want to download all photos from iCloud to PC, just navigate to Part 2 to do it.

Step 1. Go to visit iCloud.com from your PC.

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID to sign in to iCloud. (Make sure you have signed in to iCloud on your iDevice and computer with the same Apple ID. If you forget your Apple ID password? Learn how to reset Apple ID password here.)

Step 3. Choose "Photos" among the options and then you will see the photos on your iPhone.

Step 4. Select the photos you'd like to download from iCloud to your PC and then click the "Download Selected items" icon at the top right corner of your screen.

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Part 2. How to Download All Photos from iCloud to Windows PC

Downloading photos one by one by using the above-introduced method can be slightly tedious and time-consuming, especially when you have a lot of photos to download.

To avoid the tedious manual selection process, we suggest you download multiple/all photos at once via iCloud for Windows - an official Apple application for Windows 10 that allows data syncing between the PC and your iCloud account.

Step 1. On your computer, download and install iCloud for Windows from the official iCloud download page: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201391.

Step 2. Sign in to your iCloud account > Enter the verification code it sends to your phone.

Step 3. From the iCloud for Windows page, select the "Photos" > Choose "Options" next to Photos and click the checkbox next to "iCloud Photo Library" and "iCloud Photo Sharing". (You can also select or create a folder to save the photos on your computer.)

Step 4. Click "Done" and then tap on "Apply" to confirm your settings.

Step 5. Click the "iCloud" icon in your computer taskbar, choose "Download Photos" and then wait for your iCloud photos to be downloaded to your PC.

How to download iCloud photos to PC - Tip 1

Part 3. How to download photos from iPhone to PC directly without iCloud

As you may know, using iCloud is not the only way to share photos between iOS devices or between an iOS device and a computer. If you don't like the tedious process to download iCloud photos to your PC, you can use EaseUS MobiMover to transfer multiple/all photos from your iPhone to PC directly without iCloud. There are a lot of benefits you can gain from EaseUS MobiMover when it comes to downloading photos from iPhone/iPad to PC. Some of them are listed below.

  • It is easy to use and has a user-friendly interface.
  • It has a high transfer speed.
  • It supports almost all types of iDevice
  • It supports almost all versions of Windows.
  • It also serves as an iOS screen unlocker and video downloader.
  • In addition to photos, other files including videos, audios, contacts, messages, notes, calendars, and more are also supported.

Click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the guide to copy photos from iPhone to PC within minutes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable and Run EaseUS MobiMover. MobiMover offers you three one-click transfer modes like shown in the following screen. Here, choose "Phone to PC", and click "Next" to continue.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 1

Step 2. To move photos from your iPhone to PC, make sure that the "Pictures" is selected. As you can see, you can choose to transfer all the supported files from your iPhone to the computer at once. 

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to start downloading photos from your iPhone to PC. The transfer is very fast and you don't have to wait too long. 

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 3

Other than transferring photos to PC to make a backup, you may also want to save your iPhone text messages to computer to make a backup of the important data. Read the related article for reference if you need to.

The Bottom Line

By using the three methods we introduced above, we hope you have successfully downloaded photos from iCloud to your PC. Of the three methods, the first two are tedious and time-consuming. And the last method is easy, efficient, and straightforward. Apart from downloading photos from iPhone to PC/Mac, EaseUS MobiMover has many additional features like iOS screen unlock and video download that may impress you very much.