You may have saved your important data on iCloud in case you lose your iPhone or iPad. To secure the data better, you can save them on your Windows PC from iCloud. Let’s follow MiniTool to see how to download photos from iCloud to PC.
For many people, smartphones are not just communication tools, but also small cameras. Thanks to the small camera, we can take pictures to capture the moving moments in our daily life with ease. I believe there are many precious pictures on your phones if you are an emotional person.
To secure your photos on iPhone, you may have uploaded them to iCloud. This is quite necessary. But do you know that it is possible to access these photos on your Windows PC? How to do that? Keep reading and you will get a detailed tutorial.
Download iCloud Photos to PC
To download iCloud photos to PC, you just need to finish the following 5 steps:
Step 1: Go to the official iCloud website with your Windows PC.
Step 2: Complete the sign-in process.
In the process, you will receive a verification code via text message. Enter the code in the filed provided. Press the Allow option on your iOS device.
Step 3: You will see a Photos icon on the iCloud homepage. Click the icon and you will view all the photos you have saved on iCloud.
Note: If you have arranged your photos in different albums on iCloud, you will find the albums in the left pane and you can view one of them by clicking the name.
Step 4: Select the photo you want to download. After selecting, you should see the number of the selected photos indicated in the upper right corner.
- To download multiple photos, you should hold down the Ctrl key and click on them;
- To download all photos, you can press Ctrl + A at the same time.
Step 5: Down the selected photos to Windows PC.
- Click the small download icon (shaped like a cloud with an arrow pointing down) at the top-right corner of the window.
- Select Save File and then click OK in the dialogue box.
When the downloading process comes to an end, you can open File Explorer and then go to the path: iCloud photos > Downloads to view all your download photos. You may see a compressed zip file if you download more than one photo at once. In this situation, you need to unzip them to view them.
What does compressing a file do? In this post, MiniTool discusses the benefits and troubles brought by compressing a file. Read it right now.
If you worry that these download photos use too much disk space, you can move them to an enough large external hard drive, like an 8TB external hard drive.
How to download photos from iCloud to PC? You might have a clear answer to this question after reading the post. If you still have some doubts about the downloading process, please leave your questions in the following comment zone and we will reply to you as soon as possible.