How to Move Photos from iCloud to Computer?

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Daisy Updated on Jun 25, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

For all iPhone users, it is the most ordinary thing to manage and sync files with iCloud. iCloud provides us a free use of 5GB storage space, which means we can sync photos, contacts, calendar and more to the cloud storage. If you have synced the photos from your iPhone to iCloud, then you probably want to know how to move photos from iCloud to computer, to view and edit them on your computer. This article will show you how to transfer photos between iCloud and computer.

How to move photos from iCloud to computer

1. Tap Settings on the home screen of iPhone.

2. Follow your name > iCloud, tap to enable Photos to make sure all photos on your iPhone always synced with iCloud.

3. Open a browser on your computer and go to Enter your Apple account to sign in to iCloud.

4. In the main interface of iCloud, you'll find the category of Photos, click it and select the photos you'd like to move to your computer.

5. Click the settings gear icon in the bottom left corner to export all selected photos to your computer.

With the five steps above, you can easily move photos from iCloud to computer. What's more, you are also allowed to import contacts into iCloud to backup them online.

Free alternative to moving photos directly from iPhone to computer

If you haven't synced your photos with your iCloud account and wanted to transfer images from your iPhone to computer directly, then you have to choose some third party software to help you do the job. EaseUS MobiMover Free, the free iPhone data transfer software, is the best choice for you to transfer photos from iPhone to the computer. Not only for photos, but this alternative to iTunes can also allow users to move notes, messages, contacts, music, calendars and more than ten types of files from your iOS device to computer. Follow the steps below to learn how to use EaseUS MobiMover.

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Note: EaseUS MobiMover enables you to transfer photos from iPhone to the computer without iTunes. To help MobiMover to access and read your iPhone data, you still need to install iTunes on your computer, which is the indispensable requirement for a third-party iOS data transfer tool. But you don’t need to do anything with iTunes.  

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. Tap on Trust on your iPhone to continue. Start EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main screen of MobiMover. 

one-click to transfer from iPhone to PC

Step 2: Click Next button to take next step. Or you can click the Folder icon or the computer icon to customize the path for exported photos on your computer. You can save the extracted photos at anywhere as you like on your computer. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: Uncheck Select all and keep the Photo category. Here, you can optionally to move a certain data category from iPhone to the computer or transfer the whole iPhone data at a time with a single click.

choose photos to be transferred to the PC

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin to transfer photos from iPhone to the computer without iTunes or iCloud. When the process finished, you can view and manage the extracted photos on your computer with ease. 

begin to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes

Now you know how to move photos from iCloud to computer and transfer photos from iPhone to computer directly. With EaseUS MobiMover, you are also allowed to manage files between two iOS devices. Data management on iOS devices will become much easier with EaseUS MobiMover.