How to Transfer Photos from iCloud to PC

Summary

Want to transfer iCloud photos to PC but don't know how? Here in this post, we summarized a few ways to help you transfer photos from iCloud to PC.

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May. 22, 2017

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The most amazing thing about iCloud is its tight integration with all iOS devices and Mac computers. It could automatically upload content to the server and sync them to all iOS devices and Mac computers, but not to PC.

Recently, a lot of PC users emailed us, asking how to transfer iCloud photos to PC. Here in this post, we summarized a few ways that could help you transfer photos to PC both from My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Library.

You may wonder: What are My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Library and how do they relate to iCloud photos? Actually photos from My Photo Stream and iCloud photo Library are all can be called iCloud photos. My Photo Stream only syncs 1000 maximum photos of recent 30 days to all your iOS devices and Mac computers. iCloud Photo Library, however, uploads all photos to iCloud and keeps them up to date across devices. To decide which way to go, you can go to Settings on your iDevice, click on the iCloud, select Photos and scroll down to check if iCloud Photo Library or My Photo Stream is enabled. If iCloud Photo Library is enabled, then you can transfer photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC. If My Photo Stream is enabled, you can transfer photos from My Photo Stream to PC.

Since now you have known which kind of photo you can transfer to PC, please choose one way below to make it.

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Part 1. Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC

This part focuses on ways of transferring photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC. Please adopt one of the methods below to transfer photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC.

Method 1. Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library though AnyTrans

AnyTrans is specialized in managing iCloud content. It allows you to selectively transfer iCloud content to computer without data loss and it is easy to transfer iCloud photos to PC. Besides, AnyTrans could help you view, edit and delete iCloud content in an easy way. What's more, it supports transferring iCloud content to another iCloud account directly.

Now, let's see how AnyTrans helps you transfer photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC.

Step 1. Free download AnyTrans and launch it on PC. Click iCloud icon then log in your iCloud account.

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via AnyTrans - Step 1

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via AnyTrans - Step 1

Step 2. Scroll down or click on the tab on your right, select Photos.

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via AnyTrans - Step 2

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via AnyTrans - Step 2

Step 3. Select photos you want to transfer and then click the To PC tab.

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via AnyTrans - Step 3

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via AnyTrans - Step 3

Method 2. Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud Control Panel

Step 1. Download iCloud Control Panel to PC, log in your iCloud account and then click on Options next to Photos.

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud Control Panel - Step 1

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud Control Panel - Step 1

Step 2. Select iCloud Photo Library and click Done, then iCloud Photo Library is enabled on your PC.

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud Control Panel - Step 2

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud Control Panel - Step 2

Step 3. After iCloud Photo Library is enabled, a folder named iCloud Photos will be created. Click on Download, then you can select photos to download to your PC.

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud Control Panel - Step 3

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud Control Panel - Step 3

Method 3. Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud.com

Step 1. Go to iCloud.com, log in your iCloud account.

Step 2. Click on the Photos.

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud.com - Step 2

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud.com - Step 2

Step 3. Select the photos you want to download, click the Download tab on the upper right.

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud.com - Step 3

Transfer Photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC via iCloud.com - Step 3

Part 2. Transfer Photos from My Photo Stream to PC

Here are two methods of transferring photos from My Photo Stream to PC.

Method 1. Transfer Photos from My Photo Stream to PC via AnyTrans

Step 1. Download AnyTrans and start it on your computer, connect your iDevice to computer.

Step 2. Scroll down or click the tab to your right. Select Photos and then select My Photo Stream.

Transfer Photos from My Photo Stream to PC via AnyTrans - Step 2

Transfer Photos from My Photo Stream to PC via AnyTrans - Step 2

Step 3. AnyTrans would then show all items on My Photo Stream, select the items you want to transfer, click the To PC tab on the upper right.

Method 2. Transfer Photos from My Photo Stream to PC though iCloud Control Panel

This method is actually quite similar to the method of transferring photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC. The main difference is, enabling My Photo Stream instead of iCloud Photo Library.

Step 1. Download iCloud Control Panel and log in your iCloud account.

Step 2. Click the Options next to Photos, then check the box of Upload to My Photo Stream.

Transfer Photos from My Photo Stream to PC via iCloud Control Panel - Step 2

Transfer Photos from My Photo Stream to PC via iCloud Control Panel - Step 2

Step 3. After My Photo Stream is enabled, a folder named iCloud Photos will be created. My Photo Stream will automatically download any new photos that you take on iOS devices to the Downloads folder just like method 2 in part 1.

The Bottom Line

Here are five ways of transferring iCloud photos to PC, hope these five ways could solve your problem. If you have any problems about this article, please don't hesitate to let us know by email or leaving comments below. Last but not least, AnyTrans can also do well in managing data on your iDevices and iTunes. Why not download it and have a seven-day free trial?

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