How to Backup iPhone/iPad Photos to iCloud


Want to backup iPhone/iPad photos to iCloud? This guide will show you how to backup photos from iPhone to iCloud in 2 ways.

Mar. 24, 2017


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This easy-to-use tool can help you backup photos from iPhone/iPad to iCloud easily and quickly. Just try it by yourself, and it will not let you down.

We can always take wonderful photos with the built-in iSight camera of iPhone/iPad, and as for new iPhone 7 Plus we can even take better photos with its dual cameras. These photos are precious and you won’t want to lose them, so you think about backing up some or all photos to iCloud. Here we will tell you how to backup iPhone to iCloud in 2 ways, also applied to backup photos to iCloud from iPad.

Also Read: How to Transfer Data from iCloud to iCloud >

Part 1. How to Backup iPhone Photos to iCloud

iCloud offers a function called iCloud Photo Library, it enables users to upload photos to iCloud, and then you can access the photos on any device that has signed in with the same Apple ID. But it just offers 5 GB free storage space for you to store pictures and other data, and you can buy more space as per your needs.

Step 1. Sign in iCloud with your Apple ID: Settings > iCloud to make it. If you have no Apple ID, please create one: Open App Store > Scroll down and tap Sign in > Tap Create New Apple ID to make it.

Step 2. On iOS 8.3 and later iPhone/iPad: Go to Settings > iCloud > Photos > Turn on iCloud Photo Library option.

Step 3. Each time when your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and your battery is charged, it will upload your photos to iCloud.

Note: The time it takes depending on the size of your collection and the Internet speed. You can check the uploaded photos on, and download the photos to your computer.

As you can see, this method is kind of complicated, and it may take quite a long time to upload all the pictures to iCloud. Next we will show you another way that is much easier.

Part 2. How to Backup iPhone Photos to iCloud with AnyTrans

AnyTrans is an all-in-one iOS data management tool, which can help users always put iPhone/iPad/iPod content in the right place. It is able to help you manage iCloud content in an easy way: import data to iCloud, download files from iCloud and even access iCloud backup files. Now follow us to see how to backup iPhone photos to iCloud.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans and open it > Connect your iPhone/iPad to computer via USB cable > Click Device Content.

How to Backup iPhone Photos to iCloud – Step 1

How to Backup iPhone Photos to iCloud – Step 1

Step 2. Scroll down to manage files by category > Click Photos > Choose one album like Camera Roll.

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to iCloud – Step 2

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to iCloud – Step 2

Step 3. Select the photos you want to backup to iCloud > Click To iCloud button to sync photos from iPhone to iCloud. If you want to selectively choose your desired photos, you can constantly press the Shift key (for Mac) or Ctrl key (for Windows) on the keyboard to make it.

How to Save iPhone Photos to iCloud – Step 3

How to Save iPhone Photos to iCloud – Step 3

AnyTrans is also an online video downloader, which can help you download any video from any website without effort, like YouTube, Dailymotion or Vimeo. If you are interested, you can refer to this guide: How to Download Videos from Website >

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to backup iPhone photos to iCloud, if you have any question, please contact us via email or leave a comment and we will reply to you as soon as possible. Download AnyTrans now to explore more >

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