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Archive iCloud Photo Library

Once we enabled iCloud photo library, our photos on iPhone iPad will be synced to iCloud photo library automatically. And it will be full soon or we may delete some of them occasionally, then how could we protect those photos from losing them? Some people say we can archive those iCloud photo library, but how?

When related to archive iCloud photo library, we may think about archiving them on our iPhone iPad and Mac, and in order to have enough storage space, we may want to backup our iCloud photo library on our PC. Now from this article, we’ll show you how to copy your iCloud photo library, please have a check.

Archive iCloud Photo Library on Mac

Firstly we’ll see how to archive iCloud photo library on Mac, please have a check.

1.Open photo for macOS on Mac, then go to Photos--Preferences menu.



2.Find and click “iCloud Tab”, now we can see “Download Originals to This Mac” option, click it.



When finish downloading, your iCloud photo library will be copied on your Mac, and you can check them on your Mac.

Selectively Archive Photo Library on PC

Also when you want to copy those iCloud photo library on PC and want to do it selectively without erasing all content and settings, iRefone can be your best choice.

iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, it can not only help us extract data selectively from our iOS device, but also can help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, and it doesn’t need us to erase all content and settings.

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.



Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iOS Device”, log in it with your Apple ID and password.



Step 2. When log in it, all your backup files on iCloud will show up. Find the one you need, and click “Download” at the end of the files you need.



Step 3. After downloading, we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Photo” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.



Step 4.Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose photos and videos you need, tap on “Recover to PC”, and choose folder path to save them.



When finish it, you can check your iCloud photo library on your PC now.
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