How to Transfer Photos to iCloud and Clear iPhone Storage

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Duke Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

You may have already noticed that when you want to take a photo with your iPhone, your iPhone may tell you that the available storage is not enough. This means you have put too much content on this iPhone. Transfer photos to iCloud from iPhone is a good solution for clear iPhone storage. 


iCloud Photo Library is a part of Apple iCloud online storage service. You could visit iCloud Photo Library via iPhone/iPad, computer or any other kind of device with App or browser at As long as you have a good network connection, you could transfer photos to iCloud by toggling a button simply.

How to transfer photos to iCloud from iPhone

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and tap Settings on the screen. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos > iCloud Photo Library.

Step 2. Toggle on this button on your iPhone. This is the switch of transferring photos to iCloud from iPhone.

Step 3. Go to the home screen and then open Photos on your iPhone. All the photos will be transferred to iCloud automatically.

Step 4. You could delete the photos on your iPhone after close iCloud Photos Library on your iPhone safe.

But, there is another important detail you should be aware. iCloud only for 5 GB free for all kind of data, including iCloud Backup, iCloud Photo Library, iCloud contacts, notes, etc. What's more, it also requires a good network connection. So, it would be better if there is another method to clear iPhone storage.

How to clear iPhone storage without iCloud

The purpose of transferring photos to iCloud is to save those photos and back up to iCloud. In fact, you could also transfer photos from iPhone to the computer to back up the files and delete them on your iPhone to free up iPhone space. If you are looking for an iPhone data transfer, you can't miss EaseUS MobiMover Free. This is the first and only one completely free iPhone data transfer in the world by now. It would help you transfer photos between a computer and iPhone/iPad. Plus. It's also a reliable iPhone content manager. You could transfer, add, edit and delete photos on iPhone with just a few clicks.

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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. 

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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. 

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