How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

If you want to find out how to download photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, you’ve come to the right place. This article will take you through how to get the job done easily and efficiently, so you can enjoy photos from your iCloud from your phone.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Sep. 04, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2018
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The iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR has a powerful and beautiful display, which makes viewing photos and videos a treat for the eyes. Lots of people like having all their photos in one convenient place, so now you’ve upgraded to the iPhone X, why not download photos from your iCloud to your new phone? Having all your images in one place is convenient for sharing and organising them, and being able to carry memories of your life with you wherever you go.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know to easily transfer photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. Let’s read on this article and get more.

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Want to download photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR in a selective way? This article is intended to show you two ways to download photos from iCloud to iPhone X and iPhone XS (Max)/XR. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

Method 1: How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR via iCloud Sync

Perhaps the simplest way to download your photos safely from iCloud is to use the iCloud Sync process. Follow these steps to use this tool for performing a bulk transfer of your pics:

Step 1: Go to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. Tap Settings and then your name when it appears.

Step 2:  Go to iCloud > Photos > Toggle iCloud Library.

 How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone via iCloud Sync

How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone via iCloud Sync

In a few minutes, depending on how many photos you have on your iCloud, all images will be transferred onto your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

If you want to transfer specific photos from your iCloud, read on for how to complete the process selectively.

Method 2: How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR Selectively

iCloud Sync is a great way to download photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, but as stated above it only works for a bulk transfer of data. To be selective about the images you download to your device, you need to use a slightly different system.

AnyTrans for iOS is a fantastic tool which allows easy transfer of data between both iOS and Android devices. Move photos between your computer and your phone, as well as from iCloud to your new iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. You can import other data from your iCloud, too, such as videos, contacts and calendars.

Now just free download AnyTrans to your computer and follow the steps below for how to selectively download photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR using AnyTrans.

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Step 1: Install AnyTrans for iOS on your computer. Plug your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR into your computer via USB. Open AnyTrans and click on iCloud Manager.

How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR – Step 1

How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR – Step 1

Step 2: Sign in your iCloud account > click on Photos.

How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR – Step 2

How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR – Step 2

Step 3: Select the photos from your iCloud that you would like to transfer to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR > click Download to download photos to computer.

How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR – Step 3

How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR – Step 3

Step 4: Return to the main interface of AnyTrans and click on the device icon at the top of the screen. Click Add Content > choose the recently downloaded photos and click Open. Soon, your iCloud photos will be downloaded to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR – Step 4

How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR – Step 4

AnyTrans is a fantastic tool that can be used for a wide range of tasks. Easily transfer content from your iPhone or Android to your PC or Mac, import contacts and other data between devices. AnyTrans can also be used to restore original data to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without wiping of all current data.

The Bottom Line

These are two of the best and easiest ways to download photos from iCloud to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. To have more agency and precision with the images you download, AnyTrans is the best option. However, for bulk transfers, you can also use iCloud Sync. Now just get AnyTrans to your computer and have a free trial >

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.