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Three Methods to Download Photos from iCloud to iPhone

“There are some photos in my iCloud and I wanna to download these photos to my iPhone. I know restore from iCloud can help me do it, but I do not need other data in my iCloud. So, can someone show me how to only download photos from iCloud to iPhone?”

Many iPhone users like to use their iPhone to take photos and iCloud is a good way for them to backup photos from time to time. As we known, it is easy to make backup of photos in iCloud, but it is hard to download photos from iCloud to iPhone directly. Thus, in this article, we will show you three methods to download photos from iCloud to iPhone.

Method 1: Download Photos from iCloud Backup to iPhone


It is easy to download all the photos from an existing backup file in iCloud to your iPhone. However, the real catch about this process is that when you opt for this selection, the restoration will delete the existing contents on your iPhone and then restores the pictures from the backup file. The process is not advisable, as in some cases, it even replaces all the settings too!It is easy to download all the pictures from an existing backup file from iCloud to your iPhone. However, the real catch about this process is that when you opt for this selection, the restoration will delete the existing contents on your iPhone and then restores the pictures from the backup file. Keep in mind that the process is not advisable, as in some cases, it even replaces all the settings too.


Method 2: Download Photos from iCloud Photos Stream to iPhone


With the assistance offered by iCloud Photos Stream, you can quickly and easily transfer all the photos from your iCloud backup file to your iPhone. However, make sure that you are using the internet over Wi-Fi or cellular data. Also, remember that it is a time-consuming process. If you think you will have the patience, you can get along with this method.

Step 1: Open the Settings application on your iPhone.

Step 2: Navigate to the iCloud application.

Step 3: Move down the list of options available and choose the Photo Stream, and select it.

Step 4: Tap the option to activate the same.

Step 5: Turning on the service will allow the synchronization, where the photos available in the iCloud will now be on the iPhone device.
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Method 3: Download Photos from iCloud Photo Library to iPhone


iCloud Photo Library is another example through which you can extract photos or transfer the existing images available on the photo library to your iPhone in a few simple steps. We all know that both pictures and videos consume a lot of space in an iPhone, and in fact in any smartphone. However, with the help of iCloud Photo Library, users can transfer the pictures and videos to the Apple cloud service to free up space on their device. They can even see them online through their iCloud account from any device and at any time. The following are the steps through which you can quickly download pictures from iCloud Photo Library to your iPhone.

Step 1: You will have to activate the iCloud Photo Library, which you can do it from the settings application. Head to the app on your iPhone, scroll the list to find iCloud and opt for Photos. Swipe the iCloud Photo Library to the right to activate the service.

Step 2: In the same window, you will be able to find “Download and keep original” option. Activate the same.

Step 3: You can now launch your Photos application on your iPhone to view the photos available in the iCloud Photo Library app as it will synchronize the data automatically.
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