How to Get Photos from iCloud Easily

Summary

How to get photos from iCloud? No matter you want to get pictures from iCloud backup or get photo stream photos from iCloud server, you can get what you like in this post.

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August 30, 2016

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As a user of Apple products, you know that you can sign up for an iCloud account and start syncing and backing up your data across devices. It means you can back up and restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iCloud anytime anywhere only if you can connect your device to a Wi-Fi network. At the same time, every photo you take will be uploaded to iCloud server automatically, and shown as Photo Stream photos on your device.

How to Get Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans

How to Get Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans

However, once you choose to backup your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with iCloud, you never can view or download those photos included in iCloud backup. And those Camera Roll photos backed up to iCloud sever automatically also can't be moved to computer. If you are confused and don't know how to get photos from iCloud, or how to transfer photo stream photos to computer, in this post we will offer you detailed solutions to figure them out. Absolutely, you can't make it without outside help. So the first thing we need to do is having a basic knowledge of the tool we will use.

The Tool We'll Use

To get photos from iCloud backup easily and quickly, you need to choose a professional and efficient iOS contents management tool that helps you get what you like from iCloud backup with ease. iMobie AnyTrans is the tool you are looking for, why?

  • Allow you to view and download iCloud backup.
  • Supports transferring many kinds of iOS contents so that you can move those photos backed up to iCloud server (Photo Stream photos) to anywhere you like.
  • Supports selectively extract what you like from iCloud backup so that you can get access to the photos backed up in iCloud backup.
  • Supports Mac and Windows computer, and supports all the modes of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Part 1: How to Get Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans (Photo Stream Photos)

You know that once you turn on Photo Stream on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and then every new snapped photo will be backed up to iCloud server automatically wherever you connect your device to a Wi-Fi network. However, you can move those photos to your computer or other iDevice. Here we offer you a way to get photo stream photos from iCloud easily. Let's get started!

Step 1: Install and run AnyTrans > Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer.

How to Get Photo Stream Photos from iCloud to Computer – Step 1

How to Get Photo Stream Photos from iCloud to Computer – Step 1

Step 2: On Homepage of AnyTrans, Click Photos > Select Photo Stream > Enter the Photo Stream Photos manage page > select the photos you want to transfer > Click To Computer or to Device to get photos from iCloud to the place you want to transfer to.

How to Get Photo Stream Photos from iCloud to Computer – Step 2

How to Get Photo Stream Photos from iCloud to Computer – Step 2

Note:

- When getting photos from iCloud to another device with AnyTrans, you won't lose any existing photo on your device

- When getting photos backed up to iCloud server to another device, you need to connect at least two devices to your computer.

Now you have know how to get pictures backed up to iCloud server (Photo Stream photos) to computer or another iDevice, next let's cut to the point that how to get photos from iCloud backup.

Part 2: How to Get Pictures from iCloud (Photos included in iCloud Backup)

Before getting images from iCloud backup, there are several things you need to know or do firstly, they are as followed:

  • You need to have some iCloud backup you made before.
  • iCloud only backs up the Camera Roll photos, so you only can get Camera Roll photos from iCloud backup, and Photo Stream, Photo Library and My Album photos are not included.
  • You have the Apple ID that you used to make the iCloud backup.

Then download and install AnyTrans on your computer, and then let's begin our tutorial how to get pictures from iCloud backup.

Step 1: Launch AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to computer with its USB cable > Click iCloud on Homepage of AnyTrans.

 How to Get Pictures from iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 1

How to Get Pictures from iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2: Sign in iCloud with your Apple ID

How to Get Pictures from iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 2

How to Get Pictures from iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3: Select the iCloud backup with the photos you want to extract > Click Explore > Select the folder of Camera Roll Domain > Click Media folder > Click DCIM folder > Click 100 Apple Folder to enter iCloud photos windows.

How to Get Pictures from iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Get Pictures from iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 3

Step 4: On iCloud photos window, enter Alt or Command button to select the photos you want to get from iCloud backup > Click To computer button to get them to your Mac or Windows computer.

How to Get Photos from iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 4

How to Get Photos from iCloud Backup with AnyTrans – Step 4

Note:

- When getting photos from iCloud backup with AnyTrans, you can't view what you have backed up until you move them to computer due to that the photos in iCloud backup are shown as document instead of picture.

- Except clicking To Computer button to get photos from iCloud backup to computer, you also can make it by selecting the photos and then dragging them to desktop directly.

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The Bottom Line

With the help of AnyTrans, you must have found that getting photos from iCloud server and iCloud backup just like buying a cup of coffee, you can make it easily and quickly. Except getting photos (pictures or images) from iCloud backup, AnyTrans also allows you to get Notes, Contacts, Calendars, Messages, Bookmarks, Safari History and other iOS contents from iCloud backup. Anyway, no matter what you want to get from iCloud backup, AnyTrans helps you make it in minutes. Free Download AnyTrans and Give it Try Now >

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