How To Download Photos from iCloud To iPhone / PC / Mac / Android

Author Tasnia Salinas By Tasnia Salinas, on November 4, 2019, in iPhone Transfer

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For recent Apple devices, say the latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the storage capacity ranges from 64GB to 256GB. In comparison to ancient iPhone 5, iPhone 6s, it seems the current iPhone capacity is enough to use. No, on the contrary, now we feel adversely short of iPhone storage.

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iCloud is the answer! Using iCloud, we can locate lost equipment, share data and files across unlimited devices, share passwords with multiple authorized devices, and synchronize common personal information management components such as Photos, mail, Calendar, and Contacts. In this article, we'll discuss how to download photos and videos from iCloud to multiple places (iOS 13 involved).

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Table of Content:


Part 1: How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To iPhone [iOS 13]

Because the iPhone 11 doesn't have a telephoto camera like the iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone Pro, it's still masterful at taking Portrait Mode photos using the wide angle. As there is no doubt iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro carries the best camera in market, you have quite a lot of reasons to buy a new iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro in this holiday season.

One common question we received from our community is how to download all photos and videos from iCloud to the new iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro. If you didn't change your Apple account ID, the answer is pretty easy. You can follow steps below to learn how to download all your photos and video recordings from iCloud to your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro (Learn How To Transfer Files Between iPhones).

How-To Steps To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To iPhone 11 Pro
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    Step 1:

    On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10.3 or later: Open Settings app > Tap [your name] on top:

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To iPhone 11 Pro Step 1
    Step 1 - iCloud > Log in iCloud Account
  2. 2
    Step 2:

    Scroll down and you can find the iCloud option, tap to enter (Our screenshot is based on iOS 13.2, which also works for other recent iOS version):

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To iPhone 11 Pro Step 2
    Step 2 - Go To iCloud Option
  3. 3
    Step 3:

    Tap Photos to make sure you have enabled iCloud Photos on this iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro (Also make sure there's sufficient free storage on your iPhone for iCloud photo downloading):

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To iPhone 11 Pro Step 3
    Step 3 - Enable iCloud Photos Option
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    Step 4:

    Toggle On iCloud Photos (Green) > Pick Download and Keep Originals option to allow download the full quality photos and videos from iCloud to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro (this option will consume a lot of storage space on your iPhone):

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To iPhone 11 Pro Step 4
    Step 4 - Download Photos from iCloud To iPhone

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Part 2: How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Android [Android 10]

Google Photos takes controls over photo library on Android phones by default and over the past several weeks, Google Photos gets a major upgrade for adding Memories and new albums feature. If you decided to use Google Photos on your Android phone as the main place for photo collection, then you can also download your photos and videos from iCloud to your Android phones.

Here's one more iCloud To Android Photo Download tip. It would be more difficult than you think as iCloud website isn't compatible with Android devices. Don't worry, we'll show you a workaround method to download photos from iCloud to Android devices.

How-To Steps To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Android Devices
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    Step 1:

    Open Chrome app on your Android devices > Enter www.icloud.com (You will see a Chrome error message about the browser not being supported):

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Android Step 1
    Step 1 - Open Chrome > Go iCloud Site
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    Step 2:

    Select the menu button at the top-right corner of the Chrome screen > Choose Request desktop option:

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Android Step 2
    Step 2 - In Chrome Menu > Request desktop
  3. 3
    Step 3:

    Bingo! Now you can access iCloud.com on your Android device as normal > Log in your iCloud account > Browse To iCloud Photos and choose the pictures and videos that you want to download from iCloud to this Android device.

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Android Step 3
    Step 3 - Log in iCloud > Choose Photos To Download To Android

Part 3: How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Windows PC [Windows 8/10]

Similar as on Android devices, MicroSoft users also get barriers in regard of downloading photos from iCloud to Windows PC. But the good news is, there's an iCloud desktop client available for download here: Get iCloud app on Windows PC. With iCloud on Windows PC, you can easily download your photos and get access to other iCloud content. Here are the detailed steps of how to download photos from iCloud app to Windows PC.

How-To Steps To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Windows PC
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    Step 1:

    Download iCloud for Windows on Apple.com. It's the easiest method to sync your photos and personal data across your iPhones, Macs and Windows PCs.

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Windows PC Step 1
    Step 1 - Download iCloud for Windows
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    Step 2:

    Install iCloud for Windows by following its installation wizard > Log in your iCloud account > Enable Photos option and click Apply:

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Windows PC Step 2
    Step 2 - Install iCloud for Windows > Log In
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    Step 3:

    Click the Start button > Select iCloud Photos under Recently added > Click Download photos and videos to get them synced from iCloud to your Windows PC.

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Windows PC Step 3
    Step 3 - Open iCloud Photos on Windows PC

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Part 4: How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Mac [Catalina]

As the storage condition on Mac is somewhat better than iPhone, so it's pretty usual to keep iCloud photos on Mac hard drive. And the process of downloading photos from iCloud to Mac is easy and iCloud is an in-built feature for macOS. Check steps below to learn how to offload all photos and videos from iCloud to macOS Catalina.

How-To Steps To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Mac
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    Step 1:

    On your Mac with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or other recent macOS, including Catalina > Open the Photos:

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Mac Catalina Step 1
    Step 1 - Open Photos App on Mac
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    Step 2:

    Open Preferences in the menu of Photos app > iCloud > Choose Download Originals to this Mac to offload photos from iCloud to this Mac.

    How To Download Photos and Videos from iCloud To Mac Step 2
    Step 2 - iCloud > Download Originals on this Mac

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The Bottom Line

If you want to download photos from iCloud just to temporary use, then it's Okey to use a web browser, like Chrome or Safari to access iCloud.com via website. Just go to iCloud.com and open the Photos app. Then select the photos and videos you want to download and click Download icon. If you need further iCloud photo downloading solution, it's suggested to get SyncBird Pro as your best iPhone To iPhone Photo Transfer software utility. Download Free Trial >


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