The photos on your iCloud Photo Library are no doubt memorable and irreplaceable. Therefore, you want to makes sure that they are safe. Apple gives you options to store them online, depending on the amount of storage you have. But sometimes that is not enough. You want a tangible way to keep the photos and videos.
This article will look at various options to back up your iCloud Photo Library to your computer in order to ensure the safety of the videos and photos you have.
1 How to Back up iCloud Photo Library to Windows Computer
You can make a copy of the photos in your iCloud and store them on your Windows computer. Here are the procedures:
Step 1: Launch iCloud on your computer.
Step 2: Click the button “Options” next to "Photos" and remember the path listed under iCloud Photos location.
Step 3: Open a File Explorer window and go to the iCloud Photos folder> the Shared folder.
Then you can choose the photos you want and save them to another folder on your computer.
2 How to Back up iCloud Photo Library to Mac
You can easily create a backup of all the photos and videos in your iCloud photo Library to your Mac. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Launch the Photos for MacOS on your Mac
Step 2: Click on “Photos” and then “Preferences” menu
Step 3: Click on “iCloud” tab and then select “Download Originals to this Mac”
Once all the photos and videos have been downloaded to the Mac, you will have a copy of the photos and videos.
3 Make a Local Copy of iCloud Photo Library
With the help of a data recovery tool, you can make a copy of all the photos and videos in your iCloud Photo Library and save them to your computer. The best data recovery tool to help you do that is iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac for a variety of reasons including the following features.
- You can preview and restore the photos from your iPhone, the iTunes and iCloud backup files to your computer.
- You can also use it to export not just photos and videos but up to 22 different types of files from an iCloud backup.
- There will be no data loss when you use this method to back up the photos in your iCloud onto your computer.
- It is fully compatible with Mac and Windows computers.
How to Use iMyFone D-Back to Make a Local Copy of Your Photo Library
Begin by downloading the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Launch the program and select the option “Recover from iCloud Backup” on the main interface. Click “Start” to begin and from the next window, select “Photo” and “Video”. Click “Next” to continue.
Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account and then choose the iCloud backup file containing the photos and videos you want to extract. Click “Next” to allow the program to scan the selected backup file. (Note: The program will not record your account information.)
Step 3: Once the scan is complete, select the photos and videos you want to save from the results presented. Click on “Recover” and choose a location on your computer to save them to.
iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac provides an easy and convenient solution if you want to back up the photos and videos onto your computer. Just download it, then you can get access to the photos and videos in your iCloud.