Well, you can download them directly from iCloud to your Mac! If all your photos are on your iPhone, you can simply share them with your Mac via AirDrop. If they’re not, though, it can take a long time to download your older photos to your iPhone, and then share them. With iCloud Photos, you can download a copy of your photos and videos on any device. How to download photos and videos from the Photos app If you want to save a copy of your photos and videos from the Photos app to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 10.3 or later or iPadOS, or your Mac with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later, follow these steps.

Almost every iPhone and iPad users use the iCloud cloud storage service to automatically backup photos, videos, and other crucial data so they’re available on all your devices. But the problem is apple only offers 5GB of free storage. If your iCloud storage is close to full (and you don’t want to upgrade the storage plan) or you would like to have a copy of iCloud photos on your Windows 10 PC as well, you can easily download photos from iCloud to Windows 10. Here this post we have shared different ways to backup photos from iCloud to Windows 10 PC.

OS X 10.10, aka Yosemite, sports a more modern look and bridges the gap between Apple's desktop and mobile devices. The new Continuity helps you hand off tasks from iPhone to iPad to Mac, but that. Apple-centric: Photos works great within the Apple ecosystem, from Mac and iOS devices through iCloud. On Windows and Android devices, however, the experience is limited to using the iCloud Photo.

Download iCloud photos to PC

Before go ahead check and make sure all your photos on your iDevice are synced to iCloud.

  • Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap the Apple ID banner at the top of the screen.
  • Select the iCloud option, then Tap Photos.
  • Tap the iCloud Photo Library toggle at the top of the screen to turn the service on.

Now follow the steps below to download photos from iCloud to your Windows PC.

Download Photos From Icloud To Mac Yosemite

Using iCloud official site

  • Go to visit iCloud.com from your PC.
  • Enter your Apple ID to sign in to iCloud. (Make sure you have signed in to iCloud on your iDevice and computer with the same Apple ID.)
  • At the home page of iCloud, click on the Photos icon to view all the photos that you have backed up to your iCloud account so far.
  • Select the photos you’d like to download from iCloud to your PC and then click the Download Selected items icon at the top right corner of your screen.

If you want to download multiple photos, hold down the Ctrl key and then click on photos that you would like to download to select them.

Finally, click on the small download icon to download them.

Note: iCloud website doesn’t allow you to download all photos at once. But you can use the official iCloud client for Windows 10 to download all photos from iCloud to your Windows 10 computer.

Using official iCloud client for Windows 10

  • Visit official iCloud download page, download the iCloud setup file for Windows,
  • Install the same by right click on the setup file, select run as administrator
  • Launch the iCloud program and Sign in by entering Apple or iCloud credentials.
  • Choose Options next to Photos and click the checkbox next to iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Sharing. (You can also select or create a folder to save the photos on your computer.)
  • Click Done and then tap on Apply to confirm your settings.
  • Open up the File Explorer.
  • Click the iCloud Photos in the left navigation pane.
  • Click on the Download and videos button in the toolbar to see Download photos and videos dialogue.
  • Select All option. Click the Download button to download all photos from iCloud to Windows 10 PC.
  • It might take a while to complete downloading all photos. Here a screenshot for better understand.

After completing the download process, navigate to File Explorer > iCloud photos and then click on Downloads to view all downloaded photos.

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How to download photos and videos from the Photos app

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If you want to save a copy of your photos and videos from the Photos app to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 10.3 or later or iPadOS, or your Mac with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later, follow these steps.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings > [your name].
  2. Tap iCloud, then tap Photos.
  3. Select Download and Keep Originals.

On your Mac

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Choose Photos > Preferences.
  3. Select iCloud, then click Download Originals to this Mac.

On your PC

If you're using a PC, you can set up iCloud for Windows and download a copy of your photos and videos from iCloud Photos.

Learn what happens when you delete a photo from iCloud Photos.

How to download photos and videos from iCloud.com

If you want to save copies of your photos and videos from iCloud.com to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or your Mac or PC, follow these steps.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap Select, then tap a photo or video. Tap more than one to select multiple photos or videos, or tap Select All to select your entire library.
  3. Tap More in the lower-right of your screen.
  4. Choose Download, then tap Download to confirm.

On your Mac or PC

  1. On iCloud.com, click Photos and select a photo or video. Hold the command key on your Mac or control key on your PC to select multiple photos or videos.
  2. Click and hold the download icon in the upper corner of the window. If you want to download your photo or video as it was originally captured or imported, choose Unmodified Original. For JPEG or H.264 format — including edits, and even if it was originally in HEIF or HEVC format — choose Most Compatible.*
  3. Click Download.

Download Photos From Icloud

Learn what happens when you delete a photo from iCloud Photos.

How to download photos and videos from Shared Albums

You can download copies of photos and videos in Shared Albums to your own library. Learn more about how to use Shared Albums.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Photos app, then go to the Albums tab.
  2. Scroll down to Shared Albums and select an album.
  3. Tap the photo or video, then tap .
  4. Choose Save Image or Save Video.

On your Mac

  1. Open Photos, then select a Shared Album from the left-hand menu.
  2. Select the photo or video.
  3. Control-click > Import.

What happens when you delete photos or videos

Remember, when you delete a photo from iCloud Photos, it also deletes from iCloud and any other device where you're signed in with the same Apple ID — even if you turned on Download and Keep Originals or Download Originals to this Mac. If you choose to download your originals, this also impacts your device storage. Learn more about how to manage your device storage. You can also learn how to AirDrop your photos and videos to another device.

Learn more

  • Discover the best ways to take and manage your photos.
  • See how to transfer photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Learn how to manage your iCloud storage.
  • See how to archive or make copies of the information you store in iCloud.