How To Download All Photos From iCloud: A Comprehensive Guide



iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service introduced by Apple. Users can use this space for the iCloud backup. Also, you can keep the photos and videos within the iCloud photo. 

However, while using iCloud, a common question might arise that is how to download all photos from iCloud. You can download all photos to Windows PC as well as to your Mac device. 

Searching for how you can download photos on your device? then follow this guide thoroughly.

How to Download all Photos from iCloud to Windows PC and Mac:

You have stored lots of pictures in iCloud and want to download all the raw files on a Mac or Windows, then check out the given steps.

Step 1

 At first, open a Web browser and go to the After that, sign in with the log in Apple ID. 

Once you have signed in into the iCloud service, tap on the ‘Photos’ icon. Then, choose ‘All Photos’ album.

Step 2

Now, go to the bottom of the All Photos album and tap on the ‘Select Photos’ icon that might locate at the top of the iCloud bar. 

Thereafter, you need to press and hold down the Shift key and click on the last photo of the album. It will select all the photos 

Step 3

Once all the photos have been selected, then move to the top of the iCloud bar and click on the blue Download button. 

A confirmation message might appear on the display, which confirms that you want to download the photos. Afterward, click on the Download button.

Step 4

Doing this will download the picture through the web browser just like downloading any other file. It means until you change the saving locations. The pictures will be downloaded on the download folder.

However, what happens if there is no ‘Select All’ or ‘Download’ button. Don’t worry, you can use the Shift button and tick to choose all the photos. 

[Note– You can download the full resolution picture from the iCloud with the help of other methods. However, it requires iCloud Photo Library feature and Photos in Mac OS and Windows] 

Alternative Way to Download ( Windows)

By downloading and installing the iCloud sync software, you can download all photos from iCloud to Windows. The below process is given for Windows 10. 

First, you have to download and install the iCloud sync software on your device. Once the iClouds for Windows has been installed, go to the Windows File Explorer and select ‘iCloud Photos’.

Now, within the File Explorer Navigation bar, select the ‘Download photos and videos’ option. Then, select the date or years of pictures that you want to download photos.  

The downloading process will be started. Depending on the internet speed and file sizes, the downloading process might take some time. So, you should wait for sometimes.

That’s it. Hope with the help of these ways, you can successfully download all photos from iCloud to Mac or Windows. Now, you are suggested to apply each and every step of these processes to complete the download process without any hassle.