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Full Guide on How to Download Pictures from iCloud to iPhone

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 by Alisa to iPhone Data Transfer

Many iPhone users have set to automatically sync pictures and photos from iPhone to iCloud. But how to download pictures from iCloud to iPhone? Here's the full guide for you to learn how to download pictures from iCloud to your iPhone.

Now iCloud has become one of the best services for iPhone, iPad, iPod data backup. It is a very effective assistant to help iDevice users back up pictures, videos, contacts, etc. With the iCloud Keychain technique, the iPhone data will be 100% secure. What's more, you can download iCloud Backup to PC or Mac for direct local storage or for freeing up the limited 5GB memory through accessing iCloud.com or iCloud control panel. How to download pictures from iCloud to iPhone? Let's read through this simple guide.

How to Download Backup Files from iCloud to PC

In this way, you will be able to transfer any file backed up from iCloud to your PC, including photos. And it is totally free to download iCloud backup to PC/Mac.

Step 1: Open a web browser on PC or Mac, type iCloud.com and visit the website.

Step 2: Enter your Apple ID and password to log in to the main page. Step 3: If you want to download iCloud backup photos, simply select the photos you want to download to PC/Mac, and click the download button on the top right corner on the screen.

Step 4: Apart from photos, you can also download other iCloud backup files, like notes, reminders, contacts and calendar. You are only allowed to preview and copy the specific files as there is no download option for these categories.

Step 5: Set the route to save downloaded iCloud backup photos.

Step 6: Use free iPhone data transfer software to transfer pictures from PC to iPhone.

iCloud is convenient in backup, however, it is not easy-to-use for restore. Most time, we just want to restore some specific files from iCloud backup, while iCloud only allows us to restore the whole contents in the backup. You may be wondering how can I backup iPhone data to PC without iCloud or iTunes?

EaseUS MobiMover Free is the only free alternative to iTunes and iCloud in the market. It is able to backup all data, including music, videos, contacts, and messages from iPhone to PC directly. What's more, you can also sync data from one iPhone to another without iTunes, such as to sync movies from iPhone to iPhone/iPad.

How to Backup iPhone Data to PC with MobiMover Free

Step 1: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer. The system on your PC should be Windows 7/8/10. Make sure you have installed iTunes on your computer. The installation process won't take long. You can free download EaseUS MobiMover here.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone/iPad to PC via USB cable after installing and running MobiMover Free. Then your iPhone will be recognized by the software automatically and you can see a primary window below. Click “Transfer to Computer” on the primary window.

easeus mobimover main interface

Step 3: A new window will pop up requiring you to choose which category to transfer to PC. Select all the categories of data that you want to transfer. MobiMover will backup them to PC all together at the same time.

select data to transfer from iPhone to PC

Step 5: Click “Browse” to select the folder where you want to save your data, or you can choose to create a new folder. Then click “Transfer” to start. The process might take some time due to the amount of data you're transferring.

transfer iphone data to computer

After the transferring process finishes, you can check all your data in the folder you selected in step 5 above. If you want to backup specific files from iPhone to computer, you can try the “Custom” transferring feature from the primary window. It enables you to transfer one or multiple photos, songs, videos, iBooks, etc. to PC.