Are you still confused by how to copy photos from iCloud to external hard drive? Follow this guide you can easily move your favorite photos from iCloud to any external hard drive.
For most of the iOS users, iCloud is the very choice they choose to backup iPhone data, especially photos. As long as you enable the iCloud Photo Library and connect your iDevice to Wi-Fi, you can easily save all your photos to iCloud for preservation.
Also, iCloud Photo Library allows you to view files once the iCloud account logged in, like transferring photos from iCloud to an external hard drive for further use. Then how can you do that? Hence in this article, we will introduce how to easily move photos from iCloud to external hard drive on Windows PC and Mac. Check below and get iCloud photos to compuetr/hard drive quickly.
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If you want to select all photos on iCloud to transfer, then AnyTrans can help. As a professional iOS data management tool, it can help you easily manage your photos on iPhone/iPad/iPod, also notes, music, videos, contacts, etc. Besides, the iCloud Manager on AnyTrans enables you to download iCloud files selectively or wholly. You can check its features as below:
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Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer and connect your external hard drive to the computer > Click iCloud Manager > Sign in your Apple ID > Click Photos.
Step 2. Choose photos you want to transfer (you can Select All from the top-left corner) > Click the Download button.
Go to the homepage of iCloud Manager > Click Content to PC > Select export path and check Photos category > Click Next to start transferring.
As iCloud offers storage for users to save content, it also enables users to download it back. This method will introduce the way to export iCloud photos to the computer from the website, please follow the step-by-step guide below to see how to do it.
When the downloading process is finished, the photos you choose are successfully exported to your computer. Then connect your external hard drive to the computer via a USB cable, copy and paste the downloaded photos to it.
If you want to select all photos on iCloud, you can tap Ctrl+A. Then, you can download iCloud photos 1000 photos or less. But iCloud.com doesn’t allow to transfer photos more than 1000 with one-click.
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In this way, you can easily save iCloud photos to your external hard drive both on PC and Mac. Moreover, AnyTrans can help you download photos from iCloud to an external hard drive with ease, other kinds of iOS data like contacts, notes, ringtones, etc also supported. Besides, you can upload data to iCloud, merge two iCloud accounts, etc. Download AnyTrans to start a pleasant iCloud management tour.
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