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.

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: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer (Windows 7/8/10) with a USB cable and Trust on your device to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover and you will see the main screen like the sample image below. 

main screen of one-click transfer

Step 2: Click the drop-down menu next to your iDevice and choose PC/Desktop to download photos from PC to iPhone/iPad. You can import photos to your device by folder or by file

one click transfer - PC - iPhone

Step 3: Go to your computer to find the files you want to download to your iPhone or iPad. MobiMover supports you to download books, videos, audios, contacts and pictures from computer to iPhone or iPad. 

find the photos on your computer to import to iPhone

Step 4: Select the folders or files you want to download to your iPhone/iPad, and then click Select Folder or Open. Click Next, and you will see all the supporting content has been loaded already. Tick Picture here to download photos to your device. 

load the images to MobiMover  

Step 5: Click Transfer to begin to download photos from PC to your iPhone/iPad. You can add as many pictures as you want to your iPhone/iPad without any quantity and data size limitation. When the process finished, go to the Photos App on your iPhone or iPad to check the download images. 

begin to transfer photos from PC to iPhone

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