How to Access and View iCloud Photos

Photos remind us of certain times, people and events or occasions. Nowadays, smartphones are equipped with better cameras which greatly push us to capture the beautiful moments with phones. Undoubtedly, we have more and more photos on our phones which really occupy a huge space of the phone. For iPhone users, most of them like to create a backup of the photos on iCloud to keep them safe and save space on iPhone. If you are one of them, you should know how to access and view the photos on iCloud. Here are 2 ways for you to access iCloud photos. Read through this article to know how.

1 Access and View iCloud Photos through icloud.com

One way of accessing or viewing iCloud photos is visiting icloud.com. If you have an iCloud backup you can easily view your photos following the guide.

Step 1: Get to iCloud website using a browser on your computer to open iCloud. Next, sign in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID username and password.

Step 2: On your iCloud account, you are able to see iCloud backup files like photos, mail, pages, numbers and others that can be recovered. Find photos folder and click it to access it. You are then able to view your iCloud photos on your iCloud backup.

Access and View iCloud Photos through iCloud.com


2 Access 20 Files from iCloud Using iCloud Data Extractor

Sometimes you may not be successful trying to view iCloud photos with icloud.com when there is no network connection. But you need not to worry. You are able to access your iCloud photos and store them on your computer with a third-party tool, iMyFone D-Port software.

iMyFone D-Port iCloud Data Extractor

iMyFone D-Port is a data extractor for iPhone and other iOS devices. It allows you to view and export the photos from iCloud to your computer. Here are some other incredible features of iMyFone D-Port:

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iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Exporter

  • It extracts data using 3 modes, which are Export from iOS Device, Extract from iTunes Backup, Extract from iCloud Backup.
  • It provides preview function. You can preview the photos and selectively choose the data you want before you export them.
  • It supports extraction of 20 types of files including photos, WeChat, videos, text message, iMessage, WeChat attachment, contact, Voice Memo, Call history and others.

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Steps to Access and View iCloud Photos Using iMyFone D-Port

iMyFone D-Port lets you access and view various files including photos with the following steps.

Step 1: Choose "Extract from iCloud Backup"

Run iMyFone D-Port program on your computer then choose “ Extract from iCloud Backup” option. Then click "Start" button.

Choose Extract  from iCloud Backup

Choose "Photo" which you want to access and view, and then press "Next".

Choose Photo

Step 2: Log in iCloud Account

You need enter your iCloud account information here, then the program will start downloading the backup files. Note: iMyFone D-Port promise that they will not record any of your account information.

Log in iCloud Account

Step 3: Select a Backup File and Scan

From the list of backup files on your iCloud , select the backup file with the photos you want to access, then click on “Next” button to continue.

Select a Backup File and Scan

Step 4: Export and View the Photos

When scanning is complete, the photos will be shown on the interface. Preview the photos and mark on the ones that you want to view. Save the photos on your computer by tapping on “Export” button. You are then able to view the files from the location where you saved them on your PC.

 Export and View the Photos

iMyFone D-Port is a helpful software that allows you to access your photos and many other data on iCloud and you will be able to view them at any time since you can export and store them on your computer by iMyFone D-Port data exporter. Download now and have a try!

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