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How to Download Pictures from iCloud to PC

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 by Nathalie to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
Do you want to download all iCloud pictures to PC as an additional backup, to clear up storage space on your iCloud account? In this post, we will show you how to download pictures from iCloud to PC in a simple way.

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.

icloud storage full

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.

select all of the pictures in the album

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.

download all the pictures from iCloud to PC

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.

Step 1. Install EaseUS MobiMover on your PC running Windows 7/8/10 and for data access, you also need to install iTunes.

Step2. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC with a compatible USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" if required. Run EaseUS MobiMover and click "Transfer to This Device" button to download pictures to iPhone/iPad "By folder" or "By file".

download pictures to iPhone/iPad

Step 3. Go to your computer and find the pictures that you want to download to iPhone/iPad. Next, click "Open" to load them to MobiMover. You are allowed to download one or more pictures at one time.

find the pictures that you want to download on your PC

Step 4. Click "Transfer" button to begin to download photos from PC to iPhone/iPad. MobiMover will send the photos to the "Photos" app on your iPhone/iPad, directly open the application to check the added files. 

click Transfer to download pictures from PC to iPhone/iPad.

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