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How to Transfer Photos from iCloud to PC

Daisy updated on Oct 23, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

iCloud allows you to wirelessly share photos, videos, contacts, and more across your devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and PC. Here I'd like to show you how to transfer photos from iCloud to PC, which is quite useful when you intend to free up your iCloud space or share photos from your iDevice to PC.

Note: All the tips below are also applicable to access and view iCloud photos on PC.

Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from iCloud to PC Selectively

If you have turned on iCloud Photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, all the photos on your iPhone camera roll will be synced to iCloud storage. If you want to download some of the iCloud photos to your PC, you can go to iCloud.com to get things done.

In iCloud.com, you can access and view all your iCloud photos. Besides, you are also able to upload photos from PC to iCloud or download iCloud photos to PC.

To get photos from iCloud to PC:

Step 1. On your PC, open a browser and visit iCloud.com.

Step 2. Sign in with the Apple ID that you use on the device from which you sync photos to iCloud.

Step 3. Among the options, choose "Photos" and you will see all the iCloud photos.

Step 4. Select the items you want to transfer to your PC and click the "Download" icon to download photos from iCloud to your PC.

How to transfer photos from iCloud to PC

Method 2. How to Download iCloud Photos to PC All at Once

What if you have a large number of photos in iCloud and want to transfer all of your iCloud photos to your PC? In such a case, if you manually select and download iCloud photos to your PC, it will take you a long time to finish the task. Thus, when you need to get photos from iCloud to computer all at once, you should use the iCloud control panel.

To download all photos from iCloud to PC automatically:

Step 1. Download and install iCloud for Windows on your computer.

Step 2. Open the iCloud control panel and sign in.

Step 3. Click "Options" next to Photos and check "iCloud Photos" > "Done" > "Apply". 

Step 4. Afterward, all the new photos and videos will be downloaded to your PC automatically.

How to download iCloud photos to PC via iCloud control panel

If you encounter the issue "iCloud photos not syncing", go to the related guide for workable fixes or follow the method below to transfer photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod directly without iCloud.

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone/iPad to PC Directly

To use iCloud to share your photos successfully, you need to make sure there is a stable and reliable network connection on your device and you have enough iCloud storage to save the photos. Isn't it easier to transfer photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your PC directly?

With the iPhone transfer software tool - EaseUS MobiMover, you can download photos and videos from your iDevice to your computer or vice versa. Whether you need to select multiple photos to share files selectively or choose all photos, it will be quite simple for you with the help of this tool.

To transfer photos from iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to PC directly:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows 7 and later or Mac OS X 10.7 and later. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, choose "Phone to PC" on the main screen and click the "Next" button to move on. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Select the "Pictures" category as you want to copy from your iPhone to your computer. It's the right choice for you to transfer other supported file types together with photos from your iPhone to the computer to make a backup. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from your iPhone to the computer. Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to import pictures from your iPhone to your computer. Wait patiently for the process to finish and check the items in the selected folder after that.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Easy? With such a tool, you don't need to worry about network or storage issues. Besides, it also supports the data transfer between two iDevices and video downloads from a website to a computer or iPhone/iPad. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

The Bottom Line

There are generally two ways for you to transfer iCloud photos to PC, including using iCloud.com or iCloud control panel. If iCloud photos are not syncing to your PC, you can use an iOS transfer tool to transfer photos from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod to PC directly.