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

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Myra Updated on Jun 21, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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.

Step 1: Connect two iPhones to the computer running Windows 7/8/10 with a USB cable. Run EaseUS MobiMover for Windows and go to the main screen. 

Tips: You also can use EaseUS MobiMover for Mac to move photos from iPhone to iPhone, and the operating steps are the same. 

MobiMover main screen

Step 2: The 1-Click-Transfer feature enables you to save the whole photo library from iPhone to iPhone. If you want to download specific items, you can use the Custom pattern by clicking your iPhone name and find Picture.

custom picture

Step 3: Click Photo and go to the photos management screen. You can see the data transfer features are annotated clearly. Choose the photos you need to copy to another and click Transfer to Other Device

photos management screen

Step 4: Click your iPhone or you can click your iPhone device to change the target device and the photos will be sent right away. When the process finished, open the Photos App on the target device to check the items. 

choose iPhone and begin to copy photos

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.