If you’re an iPhone user, you may store your photos in iCloud to save space on your device. However, you may want to download all your photos to your iPhone for backup or to free up space on iCloud. In this article, we’ll show you how to download All photos from iCloud on iPhone.
- 1 What is iCloud?
- 2 How to Download All Photos from iCloud
- 3 Method 1: Download All Photos from iCloud to iPhone
- 4 Method 2: Download All Photos from iCloud to Mac
- 4.1 How long does it take to download all photos from iCloud to iPhone?
- 4.2 Can I download All photos from iCloud on a different device?
- 4.3 Can I delete photos from iCloud after downloading them to iPhone?
- 4.4 How much storage do I need on my iPhone to download all photos from iCloud?
- 4.5 Related
What is iCloud?
iCloud is a cloud-based storage and computing service offered by Apple Inc. It was launched in 2011 and is designed to work seamlessly across Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. iCloud allows users to store and synchronize data, such as photos, videos, music, documents, and other files, across multiple devices. It also offers a range of services, including email, contact, and calendar syncing, as well as the ability to locate lost or stolen devices. With iCloud, users can access their data from anywhere, share files with others, and back up their devices to protect their data in case of loss or damage. iCloud provides users with 5GB of free storage, and additional storage can be purchased on a monthly basis.
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How to Download All Photos from iCloud
There are several way to download all photos from iCloud, but today we will discuss 2 ways to save your photo and videos on your device.
Method 1: Download All Photos from iCloud to iPhone
- Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
- Tap on the “Albums” tab.
- Scroll down and tap on “All Photos” or “Camera Roll” album.
- Tap on “Select” at the top-right corner of the screen.
- Press and hold on any photo until it’s selected.
- While still holding on to the photo, use another finger to tap on all other photos to select them. You can also tap on “Select All” at the top-left corner to select all photos.
- Tap on the “Share” icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Select “Save [number] Photos” from the share sheet.
- Wait for the photos to download to your iPhone.
Method 2: Download All Photos from iCloud to Mac
If you have a Mac, you can also download all photos from iCloud to your computer and transfer them to your iPhone.
- Open the “Photos app on your Mac“.
- Click on “Photos” in the menu bar and select “Preferences.”
- Go to the “iCloud” tab and make sure “iCloud Photos” is checked.
- Open Finder and go to the “Pictures” folder.
- You should see a folder named “Photos Library.photoslibrary.” Right-click on it and select “Show Package Contents.”
- Open the “Masters” folder to access all your photos stored in iCloud.
- Press “Command” + “A” to select all photos.
- Drag and drop the selected photos to a new folder on your desktop.
- Connect your iPhone to your Mac and open iTunes.
- Select your iPhone and go to the “Photos” tab.
- Check the box next to “Sync Photos” and select the folder containing the downloaded photos.
- Click on “Apply” to transfer the photos to your iPhone.