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

Updated on Mar 19, 2018 by Cedric Grantham to iPhone Data Transfer

Want to transfer photos from iCloud to iPhone but don't know to make it in a simple way? This post will show you the details on how to download photos from iCloud to iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X without erasing previous iPhone data.

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 iCloud.com.

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

1. Download and install EaseUS MobiMover on your PC running Windows 7/8/10 by clicking the download button below. Please also install iTunes on your PC for iPhone data reading, which is the basic need for a third-party iPhone manager. 

2. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a compatible USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" on the iPhone screen if a pop-up requires. Run EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface. Click "Transfer to This Device" to transfer the downloaded photos to your iPhone "By folder" or "By file". 

transfer to this iPhone

3. Now, go to your computer and find the photos you just saved from iCloud backup. You are able to add batches of photos at one time and MobiMover Free will transfer them at a fast speed. And then, click "Open" to load the pictures into MobiMover.  

find the photos on your laptop 

4. Click "Transfer" to transfer photos from PC to your iPhone without iTunes. And please don't disconnect your iPhone until the process is done. When the process is done, open the "Photos" app on your iPhone to check the downloaded the photos from the iCloud backup. 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. 

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