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How to Move Photos from iPhone X/8/8 Plus to iCloud Easily and Quickly

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
Looking for the way to move photos from your iPhone to your iCloud storage? If so, read this blog post and learn how to upload your photos from your iPhone easily. What's more, the FREE method to transfer photos from iPhone to PC is provided in case you need it. Don't hesitate to read this article for reference if that’s exactly what you want to do.

Applies To: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or other iPhones in iOS 11

By uploading photos from iPhone to iCloud, your photos can be accessed from all your devices on which you have signed into iCloud with the same Apple ID. It's no doubt a convenient way to share photos between your devices. What's more, you will make a backup of your iPhone photos elsewhere by moving photos from iPhone to iCloud storage, which is quite necessary to avoid complete data loss. Read this blog post to learn how to upload photos from iPhone to iCloud in several steps and how to share or back up your iPhone with an alternative way.

Part 1: How to move photos from iPhone to iCloud

You can upload your iPhone photos to iCloud following the steps below.

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus in iOS 11.

Step 2: Tap on [your name] > iCloud > Photos.

Step 3: Toggle on iCloud Photo Library. After that, you have two options to choose from. One is Optimize iPhone Storage, the other is Download and Keep Originals. The former helps to optimize your iPhone storage by storing the device-optimized version of the photos on your iPhone and save the original in iCloud. While the latter keeps the originals on your iPhone and in iCloud.

Step 4: After turning on iCloud Photo Library, your iPhone will start to upload photos to iCloud.

Step 5: When it's completed, you can go to iCloud.com to view the uploaded photos.

  • Open a browser on your computer and visit iCloud.com.
  • Enter your Apple ID.
  • Choose Photos among the options and then you can view the photos you have uploaded to iCloud.

When you get a new iPhone or iPad, you can download photos from iCloud to iPhone to keep your iPhone photos updated or you can download photos from iCloud to PC or Mac if you need.

How to move photos from iPhone to iCloud

Part 1: How to share photos between iDevices or between iDevice and PC without iCloud (FREE)

Is iCloud uploading photos slow on your device? Is your iPhone not syncing with iCloud? Don't worry. There is a completely free tool for iOS data transfer and file management which you can use to share files between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer. With EaseUS MobiMover Free, you can transfer photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, notes, calendars, and more to or out of your iOS device without any cost. Follow the steps below to sync photos from one iPhone to another.

Tip 1: How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

Step 1: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer with Windows 10/8.1/8/7. To help MobiMover to access the data on your devices, you also need to install iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPhones to your computer with USB cables and run EaseUS MobiMover. You'd better connect your source iPhone to your PC first to avoid switching devices later. Once connected, a prompt will pop up on your iPhone, tap Trust to continue.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3: If you want to transfer all photos from iPhone to iPhone at once, choose Transfer to Other Device and wait for your iPhone content to be loaded. As you can see from the image below, all the supported items will be selected automatically. While if you want to import photos from one iPhone to another selectively, go to Custom > Photos instead.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone - Step 3

Step 4: Check the category/categories you want to transfer and then click Transfer to start to sync photos from iPhone to iPhone.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone - Step 4

Step 5: When it's completed, you can go to your target iPhone to check the transferred photos.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone - Step 5

While if you want to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iCloud, you can also learn how to make it from another blog post.