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Free Method to Back up iCloud Photos from iPhone to Computer Easily

Posted on Dec 28, 2017 by Duke to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
iCloud has only 5 GB storage, if you have turned on the iCloud Photo Library, you may have to sync all the photos to iCloud. How to back up the photos on iCloud when the iCloud storage is full? This post will show you the way.

"I have uploaded all my photos to iCloud Photo Library, but the storage is coming to full soon. Is there any way to back up iCloud photos so that I cloud delete all of them?"

As the free online storage service that Apple provided officially, iCloud Backup is one of the commonest ways to back up and sync iPhone data. However, there are many problems while using iCloud. The first thing you should pay attention to is the storage limitation. iCloud has only 5 GB free storage. So, when you have uploaded tons of photos, you might already reach the top. The easiest way to deal with this is to delete some photos and make a room for other data.

How to back up iCloud photos before deleting them?

Step 1. Start your computer and open the web browser. Go to iCloud.com and log in to your Apple account.

Step 2. Find the category Photos, then select the photos you want to back up and delete on iCloud. With pressing Ctrl button, you will be able to select multiple photos at the same time.

Step 3. Move your mouse to the upper right, find the button "Download selected items", which looks like a cloud with down arrow.

Step 4. Click the button and the browser will start to download the photos immediately.

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How to back up photos without iCloud and save these troubles?

Beside iCloud, there are more options to back up photos on your computer. EaseUS MobiMover is one of the best choices. You may have also found that EaseUS MobiMover Free is the first completely free iPhone data transfer in the world. There is no limitation for transferring or managing at all. With the help of MobiMover, it will be an easy job to transfer files from iPhone to a computer to back up and get them back to iPhone whenever you want.

Step 1. Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer. Then launch it and connect your iPhone to this computer with the USB cable.

Please notice that the computer you need here should have a Windows 7/8/8.1/10 system.

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Step 2. Click the button Transfer to Computer on the home page of MobiMover. This function will help you to back up iPhone to this computer.

In this popup windows, you could see the number of files on your iPhone, select the items that related to photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, and Photo Stream.

Tips: If you also want to transfer other files on this iPhone to the computer, please select them as well.

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Step 3. Click the "..." button to set the route to back up iPhone photos and click Select folder when you have chosen the right folder.

Then you could check the photos in this folder after the transferring.

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Step 4. This is the last step, click the button Transfer to start. The whole process will only take a few minutes depends on how many photos you have selected.

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What's more, EaseUS MobiMover is also a free iPhone content manager. It could be helpful at managing contacts on iPhone too.