How Does iCloud Photo Library Work


How does iCloud Photo Library work? This iMobie post tells you exactly how to set up iCloud Photo Library and how to access it from computer.


June 05, 2015


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Download and install PhoneRescue to extract data from iTunes or iCloud after reading this guide on how to use & access iCloud Photo Library.

The Apple iCloud Photo Library service makes your photos sync seamlessly across iDevices, Mac, and It is available with iOS 8.3 and Yosemite 10.10.3. It breaks through the restriction of storing the 30 days or 1,000 photos of the traditional Photo Stream.

How Does iCloud Photo Library Work

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Part 1. How to Enable iCloud Photo Library on iDevice/Mac/PC

To set up iCloud Photo Library on iPhone iPad: Launch the Settings on your iPhone or iPad > Tap on iCloud > Tap on Photos > Turn On the option for iCloud Photo Library at the top.

To turn on iCloud Photo Library on Mac OS X: Go to System Preferences > iCloud > Options next to Photos, then select iCloud Photo Library.

On Windows computer: Download and install iCloud Control Panel > Open iCloud for Windows and sign in with the Apple ID > Enable iCloud Drive and Photos.

Part 2. How to Access iCloud Photo Library on PC/Mac

You can easily access iCloud Photo Library on any browser from any computer.

  • Launch any web browser and navigate to
  • Log in with your Apple ID.
  • Click on the Photos icon from the main menu. It might take a while the first time you load iCloud Photo Library on the web.
How to Access iCloud Photo Library

How to Access iCloud Photo Library

If you want to view & extract data from iCloud like photos, contacts, messages, notes, PhoneRescue is the best way to go. It allows you to extract data from iCloud and save them on computer in a viewable format.

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The Bottom Line

If you have any questions on this guide, please let us know in the comment section. You can download & install PhoneRescue on your computer to extract data from iDevice/iTunes/iCloud freely.

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