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

Sharing is caring. Tell your friends and help them solve the same problem.

Duke Updated on Jun 27, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

"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 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.


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.

 Free Download for PC
Secure Download
 Free Download for Mac
Secure Download

NoteEaseUS MobiMover enables you to transfer files from computer to your iDevice without iCloud. If you want to back up iPhone contacts, notes, Safari bookmarks from to the computer, you need to turn off the iCloud service for these applications at first. 

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows 7/8/10 via a USB cable. If you are asked to Trust This Computer on your iPhone, tap Trust. Then, launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface like the sample image shows below

one-click to transfe

Step 2: Click the Folder icon or the computer icon to set the path for backing up photos on your PC. Then, click Select Folder and Next to take the following step. If you don't set the route on your own, MobiMover will save the files to a desktop folder. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: You can back up many kinds of data categories to your PC with MobiMover, including contacts, messages, notes, books, videos, and audios. Here, you need to check Photo library. 

choose photos to be transferred to the PC

Step 4: Now, click Transfer to begin to back up photos from iPhone to PC without iCloud. Compared to iCloud, MobiMover enables you to view and edit the exported pictures on your computer easily. 

begin to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes

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