How to Download Photos from iCloud to Mac/PC
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.
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 for iOS, which can be used to download pictures from iCloud backup to Mac or PC without traditionally restoring.
About AnyTrans for iOS
AnyTrans for iOS 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 for iOS 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/PC Computer with AnyTrans for iOS
Step 1. Install AnyTrans for iOS on PC/Mac computer, click iCloud Content, and then input Apple ID and password to log in iCloud.
How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac/PC Computer – Step 1
Step 2. Scroll down or click the button at right to enter the category management page. Click Photos.
How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac/PC Computer – Step 2
Step 3. Select the photos you want to download from iCloud, and then click To Computer button to download photos from iCloud to your computer.
How to Download Pictures from iCloud to Mac/PC Computer – Step 3
Note: You can connect your family or friend’s iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the AnyTrans for iOS at the first step if your iDevice is lost.
Part 2. How to Download Pictures from iCloud to iPhone iPad
Just like Part 1 shows, with AnyTrans for iOS you can download photos from iCloud or iCloud backup to PC or Mac computer, if you also want to export them to iDevice again, you can make it by follow this guide: How to Add Photos from Computer to iPhone iPad >
Or you also can export photos from iCloud to iPhone iPad directly. About how to make it, you have to use another iMobie tool named PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery, as a best iPhone iPad data recovery tool, which also can be used as an iCloud backup extractor to export anything your like from iCloud backup. And it is also fitted with many nice features, like:
- Supports exporting more than 20 types of iOS contents from iCloud backup, like Photos, Videos, Contacts, Text Messages, Notes, etc.
- Supports exporting photos from iCloud or iCloud backup to computer, or also can export iCloud photos back to iDevice directly. This makes you can export iCloud photos back to iPhone iPad or other iDevice again.
- Supports all the iOS versions, including iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9 and latest iOS 10. And it is also compatible with all the models of iPhone iPad and iPod.
- Except downloading photos from iCloud to iPhone iPad, PhoneRescue also supports scanning iTunes backup and export specific files from it.
Now let’s go to the download page of PhoneRescue and choose PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery to download it on your computer, and then follow us to download photos from iCloud to iPhone iPad directly with steps below:
Step 1: Run PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery on your computer, and then select Recover from iCloud and click right-arrow button to proceed.
How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone iPad with PhoneRescue – Step 1
Step 2. Choose the backup you prefer and click Download button > Check Photos only when a popup shows to you and click OK button to download the iCloud backup.
How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone iPad with PhoneRescue – Step 2
Step 3. Choose the backup you just downloaded and click right arrow on the bottom right > Select the photos you want to download from iCloud > Click To Device button to export photos from iCloud to iPhone or iPad.
How to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone iPad with PhoneRescue – Step 3
The Bottom Line
No matter what the reason makes you want to download pictures from iCloud, AnyTrans for iOS 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.