iCloud is iPhone’s built-in feature that helps us store data. In addition, it can also help us sync data between devices. Most people know how to update photos, videos, messages, contacts, notes, etc. to iCloud. However, how to download data from iCloud is an infrequently discussed topic.

We upload the data to iCloud to protect them from being lost due to problems with the iPhone. How to recover pictures from iCloud when you accidentally lose them? Or maybe you just bought a new iPhone 12 and want to download photos to your new phone. In this guide, we will focus on how to get photos from iCloud to iPhone. First read and then choose the one that suits you best.

Get Photos from iCloud to iPhone via Photo Library

When we want to upload photos from iPhone to iCloud, we can go to Settings to turn on Photos Library. When iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi network, it will automatically upload photos to iCloud. Actually, when iCloud Photos option is turned on, photos in iCloud will also appear on iPhone.

  1. Connect iPhone to Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to Settings > Tap your account > Tap
  3. Tap Photos > Turn on iCloud Photos > Choose Download and Keep Originals. It will download all photos from iCloud to iPhone in the background.

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Get Photos from iCloud to iPhone via iCloud.com

The photos that have been uploaded to iCloud can be checked through iCloud.com. And it also allows users to download needed photos. When you download photos from iCloud.com to iPhone, the downloaded photos will be saved as a ZIP file. You can open the ZIP file in File app.

  1. Connect iPhone to Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open Safari or any other browser > Visit iCloud.com > Sign in with your Apple ID and pass-code.
  3. Choose Photos option > Select the photos you want to download to iPhone > Tap More tab > Tap Download option > Tap Download again to start the download. iphone Photo backup Option
  4. After downloading, go to File app to view the photos. Open File app and find the ZIP archive > Tap the file and a new folder will be created. Now you can open that folder to check your photos.

Get Photos from iCloud to iPhone via iCloud Backup

If you have made a full backup that containing your photos, you can choose to restore that backup to your iPhone. Please note that it will not only restore your photos, but also all other data in the backup. In addition, you need to erase your iPhone first so that you can start the restore.

  1. Erase your iPhone: Go to Settings > Tap General > Tap Reset > Tap Erase All Content and Settings > Enter your passcode to confirm.
  2. After iPhone restart, set up your iPhone until you see the App & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup > Enter your Apple ID and passcode to log in to iCloud > Select the backup that contains the photos you need to restore > Wait for the restore. iphone Apps and Data settings

An Easy Way to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone

From the above, you know how to download photos from iCloud to iPhone. You can sync photos to iPhone from iCloud photos, download photos from iCloud.com or restore photos from iCloud backup. It’s no problem if you are using the same Apple ID as the one that stored the photos. If not, it’s not that easy to download photos from iCloud to iPhone.

Well, if you want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, you can rely on one third-party iPhone transfer tool – AOMEI MBackupper. It can transfer photos easily between two iPhones that using different Apple IDs. Besides, it will not erase any existing photos or other data on the target iPhone.

With the user-friendly interface, you can complete the transfer within a few clicks.

Step 1. Transfer Photos from Source iPhone to Computer

Plug in source iPhone > Click Transfer to Computer > Select the photos you need > Click TransferAOMEI MBackupper

Step 2. Transfer Photos from Computer to Target iPhone

Plun in target iPhone > Click Transfer to iPhone > Choose the photos you want to transfer > Click Transfer to start.

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