Different Ways to Download Photos from iCloud and Save Copies

by Mila Williams I'm a web Developer

Saving your photos on cloud storage is one of the most efficient methods to manage your storage needs. But sometimes, you need your photos and videos back on your mobile phone or computer. You can save your photos in multiple ways; it all depends on what device you are using and where you access the data. This article will mention how you can download your photos from iCloud storage and save its copies on different devices.

You can follow the actions as mentioned below to download photos from iCloud via the Apple Photos application.

Steps to save copies of your photos from iCloud to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch:

  • Head into your device’s “Settings” app.
  • At the top of your “Settings” menu, tap on your name.
  • Click on “iCloud.”
  • After that, click on “Photos.”
  • Select the “Downloads and Keep Originals” option.

Steps to save your photos from iCloud to your Mac

  • Open your Mac and launch the “Photos” application.
  • On the top of your screen, go to the “Menu” option and click on “Photos” and then “Preferences.”
  • A pop-up window will appear. Select the “iCloud” tab on the top of your window.
  • Select the “Download Originals to this Mac” option in the drop-down menu,

You can follow the actions as mentioned below to download photos from iCloud via

Steps to download photos on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch:

  • Launch the Apple Photos app on your device.
  • Select the wanted photos from the upper right corner of your Photos app. You can also select multiple images as well by tapping various thumbnails. You can also click on the “Select all” option.
  • On the lower right corner, click on the three-dot icon and open additional options.
  • Click on the “Download” option and confirm your action.

 Steps to download photos on Mac or PC:

  • Login into using your Apple ID.
  • Select the “Photos” option.
  • Select the desired photos or videos.
  • On the top right side of your toolbar, click on the cloud symbol with a down arrow to download the selected photos and videos.
  • Once you click on the download option, you will be asked to download the photos in the “Unmodified Original” or “Most Compatible” version. You can select the appeared options as per your preference.

You can access the downloaded files from the bottom bar of your screen.

You can follow the steps as mentioned below to download photos from iCloud via Shared Albums:

Steps to download photos on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch:

  • Launch the “Apple Photos” app on your device.
  • Click on the “Albums” tab and select your desired album.
  • On the upper right corner, click on the “Select” option.
  • You can select single and multiple photos depending on your choice.
  • Once you select the desired photos, click on the upload icon located at the bottom left corner.
  • After that, click on the “Save Image” option.

Steps to download photos on Mac:

  • Launch the “Photos” app on your Mac and select the shared album.
  • You can select multiple photos and videos.
  • Select the “Import” option.


iCloud storages allow users to store their photos and videos on cloud storage and enables them to access it from anywhere in the world. The camera capabilities of today’s smartphones are improving continuously, which directly impacts the storage requirements. iCloud is an easy way to store your multiple photographs in high resolution without clogging up your device’s storage. You can download your stored pictures by following the steps as mentioned above

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Source: iCloud and Save Copies

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