How to Download Photos from iCloud to Mac/PC

Summary

Our photos are the records of our past. If we lost these photos for some reasons, can we get them back from iCloud? Read this post to know how to download pictures from iCloud to Mac or PC easily.

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Nov 18, 2015

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AnyTrans – Get Photos from iCloud Backup to Your Computer Easily

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Download AnyTrans to your personal computer and follow this guide to download pictures from iCloud to your Mac or Windows Computer with it.

The picture we took is the record of past, and if the picture recorded some important people or nice scenery, it could be very precious. But sometimes, we may accidentally lose these important pictures due to some reasons such as iDevices loss, jailbreak fail, iOS updating or iTunes sync error.

For people who have backed up iPhone/iPad to iCloud, it could be lucky because they can get photos from iCloud backup. However, the common way to get photos from iCloud is restoring device with iCloud, which will erase data on iOS device and is not suitable to download only the pictures from iCloud backup.

Related Reading: How to Get Back Deleted Pictures on iPhone without Backup

Actually, there is an easy-to-use iOS data manager – AnyTrans, which can be used to download pictures from iCloud backup to Mac or PC without traditionally restoring.

About AnyTrans

AnyTrans always be moving forward on the issue about iDevices Data Transferring. And its All-in-One, Full-Way and Super-Fast features make it outstanding among iDevices transfer softwares. Download AnyTrans and follow the steps below to download pictures from iCloud to computer and share the photos by importing them from computer to your iDevices.

Part 1. How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac with AnyTrans

Step 1. Install AnyTrans on Mac computer, connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch correctly and click iCloud button on your iDevice homepage.

How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac – Step 1

How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac – Step 1

Step 2. Type your Apple ID and password to login.

How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac – Step 2

How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac – Step 2

Step 3. Select the right backup, click "Explore" item and choose the folder "Camera Roll Domain" > "Media" > "DCIM" > "100apple".

How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac – Step 3

How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac – Step 3

Step 4. Now, you can select pictures and click "To Computer" button to download them to your PC.

How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac – Step 4

How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac – Step 4

Note: You can connect your family or friend's iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the AnyTrans at the first step if your iDevice is lost.

Part 2. How to download Pictures from iCloud to PC with AnyTrans

The steps to downloading photos from iCloud to PC are the same with those of downloading iCloud photos to Mac. So if you are using Windows Computer now, you can also get your pictures to your computer by following the steps at Part 1.

Part 3. How to Download Pictures from iCloud to iOS Devices

There is no efficient way to selectively download pictures from iCloud to iPhone or other iDevices now. So if you have already downloaded pictures from iCloud backup to computer with AnyTrans by Part 1 and Part 2, then it is simple to import them to your iOS devices.

We have to agree that there are many methods used to import pictures to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. But if you have downloaded AnyTrans, why not try to use AnyTrans to import pictures to other iDevices easily and quickly. It is convenient for this software to do this. And new pictures you upload will not cover the pictures on your iDevices.

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans, connect your iOS Device such as iPhone 5s to your Mac or PC computer, and Click the "Add Content" button.

Download Pictures from iCloud to iPhone or other iDevices – Step 1

Download Pictures from iCloud to iPhone or other iDevices – Step 1

Step 2. Choose your pictures folder or just select the pictures you want to import.

Download Pictures from iCloud to iPhone or other iDevices – Step 2

Download Pictures from iCloud to iPhone or other iDevices – Step 2

The Bottom Line

No matter what the reason makes you want to download pictures from iCloud, AnyTrans will be helpful for you. Additionally, with this amazing software, you can easily download other data such as calendar, contacts, email and messages from iCloud to Mac or PC. Now, download and try this iCloud Extractor. If it works well, please kindly share it with your friends.

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