How to Save Photos to iCloud and Transfer Photos in Free Ways

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Duke Updated on Jun 22, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

I'm going to get a new iPhone 8 as soon as it starts to sell. But I have so many great photos on my computer and the iPhone I'm using now. I want to save those photos to iCloud and then transfer them to my new iPhone, is that possible?

iPhone 8 is going to be published in September. Many people are ready to rush to the Apple Store and get one. But, when you get an empty new iPhone, you may want to transfer data from old iPhone to this new iPhone. Transferring with iCloud is a good choice. So, first of all, you need to save iPhone photos to iCloud.

Part 1. How to save photos to iCloud on iPhone

Basically, at least half of the people have all the photos on their iPhone. This is not a good habit. Storing too many photos on iPhone will slow down you iPhone, it will also be very difficult to make iCloud backup faster. Please backup your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud once a while, this will make your iPhone safer and prevent data loss.

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and go to Settings>[your name]>iCloud>Photos.

Step 2. Turn on the iCloud Photo Library, enable the My Photo Stream. Fix My Photo Stream not working if you get trouble.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone with Wi-Fi, and make sure it is well charged. The iPhone could save photos to iCloud with itself automatically.


Part 2. How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer in a Free Way

iCloud is a good function of Apple devices. But, it has a 5 GB limitation and you have to pay the fee every month. It's not a good deal. And, the speed of transferring photos to iCloud will be highly influenced by the Wi-Fi speed. So, you may want to find another choice now. This part will show you how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer easily without iCloud or iTunes. To get things done, all you need is a free tool for iOS data transfer and file management, EaseUS MobiMover Free

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows 7 and later or Mac OS X 10.7 and later, launch EaseUS MobiMover Free, then choose iDevice to PC. (With MobiMover, you can also transfer photos from iPhone to the computer by going to [your device name] > Picture > Photo/Album.)

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2: Select the category/categories you want to copy from your iPhone to your computer. It’s a good 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 folder icon in MobiMover to choose a folder to save the photos. After that, click Transfer to start transferring photos from your iPhone to the computer.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Step 4: Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to import photos 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 4

Tips: If you have photos on other iPhone, you can also transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with it.