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

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Myra Updated on Jun 04, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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.

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 your PC via a compatible USB cable. When a pop-up appears on your iPhone to ask you to trust this computer, please tap on Trust to continue. Start EaseUS MobiMover and go to the 1-Click-Transfer screen. 

one-click to transfer from iPhone to PC

Step 2: You can customize the storage path for exported photos by clicking the Folder icon or the computer icon. If you don't, MobiMover will send the files to a desktop folder named Exported by MobiMover. Then, click Select Folder and Next to take the following step. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: You can use MobiMover to move various kinds of contents to the Windows PC with one-click. If you just need to download iPhone photos, click Photo category. 

choose photos to be transferred to the PC

Step 4: Now, click Transfer to begin to save pictures from iPhone to PC with ease. Please don't disconnect your iPhone until the process finished. Then, click View to check the exported images on your computer. 

begin to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes

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 blog post for reference if you need to.