One of the biggest advantages of iCloud is the ability to store all your photos on iCloud and never have to worry about losing them. It is also quite easy to upload the photos and access them when you need to. In this way, you can delete the photos from your device to save some space without worrying about losing them. But what if you want to get old photos from iCloud to your computer or newest iPhone X/iPhone 8? That’s what this article is about. Read on to find out the easiest ways to do that.
3 Tips to Get Old Photos from iCloud to iPhone/Computer
Tip 1. Get Old Photos from iCloud on the Web
You can get your old photos from the iCloud website on any browser and any device including your computer. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Go to iCloud on any browser.
Step 2: Enter your Apple ID and password to gain access to your iCloud account.
Step 3: If you have a 2-step authentication tap “Allow” on another device and then enter the 6-digit code to continue.
Step 4: Once signed in, you should be able to access any data that you have stored or synced with iCloud. Only data files that you have synced or store in iCloud will be available. iCloud backups will not be accessible.
Step 5: Click on “Photos” and you will be able to view, download or delete the photos on your account. Since we want to get them to your computer or device, click on “Albums” and then “All Photos.” To download a photo, click on it and then click on the “download” button.
Step 6: Choose a location on your computer or device to save the downloaded photos.
Tip 2. Official Way to Get Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone
Aside from getting the photos from the iCloud website, you can also get the photos by simply restoring an iCloud backup to your device. This is an effective method although it has one major disadvantage; you may have to erase the device of all its contents and settings before you can restore the backup.
Step 1: Turn on the device. If the device is new, you should see the Hello Screen. If not, you may need to erase all contents and settings to get to the Hello Screen. To do this go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase Contents and Settings.
Step 2: Follow the prompts on the screen until you get to the “Apps & Data Screen.” Here, select “Restore from iCloud Backup.”
Step 3: Sign in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID.
Step 4: Select the backup file the photos you need. If you see a message saying you need to update the device, follow the prompts to do so.
Step 5: When asked, sign in with your Apple ID to restore your apps and purchases. Stay connected to a Wi-Fi network until the process is complete.
Tip 3. Get Old Photos from iCloud to PC with iMyFone D-Port Pro
The single biggest disadvantage of using the official method described above is you don’t get to choose what type of data will be restored. With iMyFone D-Port Pro, you can not only choose the type of data to be restored but you can also extract the data directly from your iCloud account without having to restore the device. The following are just some of the other features that make iMyFone D-Port Pro the best choice.
- With D-Port Pro, you can choose to restore only a section of the data. It allows you to restore only Messages, WhatsApp or WeChat data as opposed to all the data.
- Backing up and restoring the data can be done in a single click and doesn’t take too long to complete
- You can restore a partial backup without overwriting the other data
- Allows users to export nearly 20 different types of data from an iTunes or iCloud backup
Here’s how to use iMyFone D-Port pro to get old photos from your iCloud backup.
Step 1: Download and install D-Port Pro to your computer and then launch the program. On the main window, select “Download iCloud Backup” from the “Extract Data from Backup” tab. Log in to your iCloud account.
Step 2: Step 2: Choose the iCloud backup file that contains the Photos you want to extract and then click “Next” to download the backup.
Step 3: Select the type of data you want to extract from the backup. In this case, choose “Photo” under “Photo & Video” and then click “Next.”
Step 4: The program will begin scanning the backup for the selected photos. Once the scan is complete, select the photos you would like to export and click “Extract” to export the selected photos to your computer.
Once the photos are on your computer, you can easily transfer them to your device if you need to. Try D-Port Pro anytime you need to export any type of data from an iTunes or iCloud backup.