How to Download Pictures from iCloud to PC

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Nathalie Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

That horrible moment when you get this pop up on your iPhone:“Not Enough Storage: This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available. You can manage your storage in Settings.

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Apple gives you 5GB of free iCloud storage, which can quickly add up when you are syncing photos in your iCloud account, if you don't want to pay Apple any more to upgrade your iCloud storage, why not to download and backup all iCloud pictures to PC so that you can delete them from your iCloud storage? In this post, we will offer you a simple tutorial to help you download pictures from iCloud to PC to clear up storage space on your iCloud account. Please follow these steps:

How to download all pictures from iCloud to PC?

So far, there isn't a “Select All” or “Download all” button on iCloud photos to download all pictures from iCloud to PC with one-click. But  you can use the shift+click trick to select all of the pictures, so you can still download all pictures from iCloud to PC through the following steps:

  • 1. Go to iCloud.com and log in with your Apple ID.
  • 2. Then go to “Photos” and choose the “All Photos” album 
  • 3. Scroll down to click the “Select Photos” button at the top of the iCloud Photos bar.
  • 4. Hold down the Shift key and click on the last picture to select all of the pictures in the album.

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5.Choose the blue “Download” button at the top of the iCloud Photos bar, then confirm you want to download all of the selected pictures in the pop-up box and click on “Download” to download all the pictures from iCloud to PC.

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How to download pictures from PC to iPhone/iPad?

Now that you've downloaded all the pictures from iCloud to PC, if you want to download some photos from PC to your iPhone or iPad, a free iPhone data transfer software can help you easily solve it. Let's see how to download pictures from PC to iPhone/iPad with the step-by-step guide.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC and click "Trust" in the pop-up on your device asking you whether to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover Free, choose "PC to Phone" > "Select Files" to move on. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone/iPad - Step 1

Step 2. To download photos from PC to your iPhone/iPad, you first need to select the folders or files from which you want to copy data. You can choose single or multiple photos at a time. Then, click the "Open" button to load the data. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone/iPad - Step 2

Step 3. You can click "Add File" to load more pictures or do it by drag-and-drop. If the folders/files you choose include other file types, you can download them from PC to your iPhone/iPad together with photos. Then, click the "Transfer" button to start to download photos from PC to your iDevice. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone/iPad - Step 3

After completing the above steps you can successfully download pictures from PC to iPhone/iPad. In addition to this function, EaseUS MobiMover Free also provides another three data transfer types, for more details you can visit MobiMover Free user guide