Five Ways to Store Photos on iCloud

Summary

How to store photos on iCloud? Actually, this is a wide topic that involves photos from iDevice and computer. Here in this tutorial, we summarized a few tricks to help you store pictures on iCloud.

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Jun. 5, 2017

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Many of us like taking pictures and you might encounter such problem that cherished pictures are everywhere. Maybe there are selfies on your iPhone and there are also scenic photos on computer. How to gather pictures on different places to iCloud for better preservation? It seems hard, but don't worry, here in this post, we will show you how to gather those photos and store them on iCloud.

Part 1. How to Store iDevices' Photos on iCloud

The two methods below are about how to store iDevices' photos on iCloud.

Method 1. Setting up iCloud Photo Library/My Photo Stream

iCloud Photo Library automatically uploads photos from all devices and keeps them up to date across devices. My Photo Stream, however, can only sync photos of latest 30 days, 1000 maximum. Photos from iCloud Photo Library and My Photo Stream, they all can be called iCloud Photos. You can choose to store photos on My Photo Stream or iCloud Photo Library catering to your needs.

Go to Settings on your iDevice, click iCloud, tap Photo then enable My Photo Stream or iCloud Photo Library. After enabling, photos on your iDevice would be uploaded to iCloud. Photos on iCloud Photo Library can be kept in iCloud forever, photos from My Photo Stream would only be kept for 30 days.

Method 2. Transfer Photos from iDevice to iCloud with AnyTrans

If you prefer to selectively store photos from iDevice on iCloud, you will need the help of AnyTrans. AnyTrans allows you to selectively transfer photos from iDevice to iCloud.

There are a few reasons why you will like AnyTrans. To start with, AnyTrans is effective, it would only take you 5 minutes to transfer 3000 photos to iCloud. What's more, using AnyTrans to transfer photos from iCloud will not influence the picture quality. Last but not least, it is easy to use AnyTrans to store photos on iCloud. Now, let's see how AnyTrans helps you store iDevices' photos on iCloud.

Step 1. Free download AnyTrans, plug in your iDevice and then start AnyTrans.

Step 2. Click the tab on your right, tap Photos, then choose an album with pictures waiting to be stored on iCloud.

How to Store iDevices' Photos on iCloud - Step 2

How to Store iDevices' Photos on iCloud - Step 2

Step 3. Select photos you want to store on iCloud, then click Add to iCloud button and log in your iCloud account. After all have done, photos you selected would be stored on iCloud.

How to Store iDevices' Photos on iCloud - Step 3

How to Store iDevices' Photos on iCloud - Step 3

Part 2. How to Store Photos on iCloud That Are on Computer

Three methods below are ways to store photos on iCloud that are on computer. If you are a Windows user, please refer to Method 1, if you are a Mac user, please go to Method 2. If you need the easiest way, please skip to Method 3.

Method 1. Setting up iCloud Control Panel on PC

Step 1. Download iCloud Control Panel, log in your iCloud account. Click on Options next to Photos.

How to Store PC Photos on iCloud - Step 1

How to Store PC Photos on iCloud - Step 1

Step 2. Check the box of iCloud Photo Library or Photo Stream and click Done, a file named iCloud Photo will be created.

How to Store PC Photos on iCloud - Step 2

How to Store PC Photos on iCloud - Step 2

Step 3. Put photos you want to store on iCloud to the folder named Uploads, the photo will be automatically uploaded to iCloud.

How to Store PC Photos on iCloud - Step 3

How to Store PC Photos on iCloud - Step 3

Method 2. Setting up iCloud Preference Panel on Mac

Step 1. Go to iCloud Preference Panel, click Options next to Photos.

How to Store Mac Photos on iCloud - Step 1

How to Store Mac Photos on iCloud - Step 1

Step 2. Check the box of iCloud Photo Library or My Photo Stream, click Done. After that, pictures on your Mac would be stored on iCloud.

How to Store Mac Photos on iCloud - Step 2

How to Store Mac Photos on iCloud - Step 2

Method 3. Store Mac/PC Photos on iCloud with AnyTrans

AnyTrans works fine on both Windows and Mac, so the methods below can be applied to both Mac and Windows users.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer, then click the iCloud tab on the upper left corner, log in your iCloud account.

How to Store PC/Mac Photos on iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 1

How to Store PC/Mac Photos on iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 1

Step 2. Scroll down or click the tab on your right, and choose iCloud Import. Select the file with pictures you want to store on iCloud. After all have done, photos would be stored on iCloud.

How to Store PC/Mac Photos on iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 2

How to Store PC/Mac Photos on iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 2

The Bottom Line

Above are five ways to store photos on iCloud, please choose one method catering to your needs. If you find it helpful, we'd appreciate it if you give this article a like or share it with others. By the way, don't forget to give AnyTrans a try!

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