How to Transfer Photos from iCloud to iPhone 7/8/X

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 05, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

You can use Apple iCloud to back up and restore iPhone data to keep the important data loss. However, for users who have made an iCloud backup, most of them don't know how to download photos from iCloud backup to new iPhone, including the new iPhone 8 or iPhone X or to the old iPhone has been reset to factory settings. So, in this post, we will show you two simple ways to transfer photos from iCloud to iPhone by using iCloud backup and EaseUS MobiMover Free. Keep reading and you can choose the suitable one based on your own needs.

How to transfer photos from iCloud backup to iPhone

It's not complex to download all the photos from an iCloud backup file to your iPhone when you change to a new device or after resetting your iPhone to the factory settings. The biggest drawback of this method is the iCloud restoration will wipe the previous data on your iPhone. Therefore, if you have got some crucial files on your iPhone and don't want to lose them, you can directly skip to transferring photos from iCloud to iPhone with MobiMover Free.

1. Set up your iPhone by following the onscreen setup steps until you reach the "Apps & Data" screen, then tap "Restore from iCloud Backup".

2. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password.

3. Choose the latest backup to restore your iPhone, which includes the whole photos. Sign in with your Apple ID, while if you can't remember your password, you can tap "Skip this step" and sign in later.

4. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi or cellular network and wait for the restoring process to finish. When the restoring is done, the photos on iCloud are downloaded to your iPhone. Open "Photos" to check the files.


How to transfer photos from iCloud to iPhone with MobiMover Free

Transferring photos from iCloud to iPhone with MobiMover Free is not a direct but the safest way to reach the goal. We can divide this method into two steps, the first step is to download the photos from iCloud to your PC and the second step is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer files from PC to iPhone. And the actual operation is easier than what it sounds, keep on reading and have a try.

Step 1: Download photos from iCloud to Windows PC

1. Open a web browser and enter into

2. Log in with your Apple ID and password. Click Photos on the main screen.

3. Click All Photos on the left-side panel and you will see the whole backed up pictures of your iPhone.

4. Choose all or some specific photos, then, go to the top right corner and click the cloud-shape button. Next, click Download button to save the photos on your PC.

download photos from icloud backup

Step 2: Transfer photos from PC to iPhone

Download and install EaseUS MobiMover on your PC running Windows 7/8/10 by clicking the download button below.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer (Windows 7/8/10) with a USB cable and start EaseUS MobiMover. Once connected, tap on Trust on your iPhone to continue.

main screen of one-click transfer

Step 2: Click the drop-down menu next to your iPhone device and choose PC/Desktop to transfer photos from PC to iPhone. You can select to import photos by folder or by file

one click transfer - PC - iPhone

Step 3: Go to your computer to find the photos you want to import to your iPhone (iPhone X/8/8 Plus included). MobiMover enables you to transfer multiple pictures from PC or laptop to your iPhone without quantity limitation. 

find the photos on your computer to import to iPhone

Step 4: Select the folders or files you want to import to your iPhone and then click Select Folder or Open. MobiMover will automatically read and load all the supported files in the selected folder. You can choose Picture only to get the data to your iPhone. 

load the images to MobiMover  

Step 5: Click Transfer to begin to add photos from PC to your iPhone at lightning speed. When it finished, go to the Photos App on your iPhone to check the imported pictures. 

begin to transfer photos from PC to iPhone

Please note that MoiMover Free is also can be used to transfer photos from iPhone to PC for data backup just like iTunes and iCloud. Have a try as you need.