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

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
This blog post covers the detailed steps about how to download iCloud photos to your Windows PC, no matter you have installed iCloud on your computer or not. Besides, the FREE way to download photos from iPhone to PC without iCloud is also provided.

With iCloud photos on, you can not only view and access your photos and videos on all your devices or in iCloud.com but also download iCloud photos to your computer if you need. However, it seems that many users don't clearly know how to get photos from iCloud to PC. Given that, this blog post is written to provide the detailed steps about how to download photos from iCloud to PC. Besides, since the problem "iCloud photos not syncing to PC" may occur during the process, the method to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iCloud is also introduced. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: How to download iCloud photos to PC

You'd better make sure all your photos on your iDevice are synced to iCloud by going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos > iCloud Photo Library/iCloud Photo Sharing and your devices are under stable network connection and then follow the steps below to download photos from iCloud to your Windows PC.

If you haven't installed iCloud on your Windows PC:

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.

If you have installed iCloud on your PC:

Step 1. Go to iCloud settings and click the checkbox next to Photos.

Step 2. 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 3. Click Done and then tap on Apply to confirm your settings.

Step 4. 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 2: 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 device and computer. If you don't like the relatively complex settings and steps to download iCloud photos to your PC, you can use EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer all photos from your iPhone, no matter it's new iPhone X/iPhone 8 or earlier iPhone 7/iPhone 6, to PC directly without iCloud. MobiMover the world's first totally free software for iOS data transfer and file management, which means you can use MobiMover to transfer files between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer. In addition to photos, other files including videos, audios, contacts, messages, notes, calendars, and more are also supported. Follow the steps below to download photos from your iPhone to PC to have a try.

Step 1: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free (less than 30MB) on your PC running Windows 7 or later.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone running iOS 8 or later to your PC and start EaseUS MobiMover. Once connected, tap on Trust to continue.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 2

Step 3: If you want to download all photos from your iPhone to PC, choose Transfer to Computer and wait for your iPhone content to be loaded (as shown in the image below). While if you want to transfer photos from iPhone to PC selectively, go to Custom instead, under which you can also also manage your iDevice content like deleting text messages on iPhone 8.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 3

Step 4: Keep the category/categories you'd like to import selected.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 4

Step 5: If you need, you can tap on Browse to select or create a folder to store the photos to be transferred.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 5

Step 6: Then tap on Transfer and MobiMover will start to download photos from iPhone to PC. When it's completed, you can tap on View to check the transferred photos.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 6