It is quite common to sync photos to iCloud for backup in order to save storage space on iPhone, iPad or iPod, and syncing photos to iCloud is also a good way to recover deleted pictures when they are accidentally deleted or lost. This article will show you different ways to download iCloud photos to iPhone X/8/8 Plus.
iCloud Photo Library allows users to save photos to Apple server and you can view and download photos on the cloud if needed. It is quite easy to sync photos from iCloud to iPhone X or iPhone 8/8 Plus but it does not support to select desired photos before syncing. Please follow the steps as below to download iCloud photos to iPhone.
Step 1. On your iPhone, please be sure you have enabled iCloud Photo Library feature. To do so, please open "Settings" app and tap "Photos & Camera" and then turn on "iCloud Photo Library" feature on the top.
Step 2. Under Photos & Camera page, you can find out an option named ""Download and Keep Original". Simply tap it to download the photos from iCloud to your iPhone immediately.
Step 3. After downloading, the downloaded photos will be available in Photos app on your iPhone, you can view and manage them in your Photo library.
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To download iCloud photos to iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, without iCloud Photo Library, you can also make use of iCloud's official website. You can do this either on your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Step 1. Visit www.icloud.com with your browser and sign into iCloud with your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. When you enter your iCloud account, you can see some tabs on the webpage, like Contacts, Photos, Calendars, iCloud Drive and etc.. Please click "Photos" tab to browse your iCloud photos.
Step 3. Then you might select the wanted photos from the photos gallery and then click "Download" button to download the images. And the downloaded photos will be saved on your computer.
Step 4. For those accidentally deleted photos, if you want to retrieve them, please go to Albums page in Photos section and click "Recently Deleted" folder, select the deleted photos that you want to recover while previewing, and click "Recover" button to download them onto your computer.
Note: If you have an iCloud backup, you can also easily recover or download iCloud photos for iPhone X/8/8 Plus with a professional iCloud Backup Extractor, either selectively or wholly.
After downloading iCloud photos, you can transfer the downloaded photos to your iPhone X/8/8 Plus from computer if needed. To do so, you can rely on the Computer to iPhone Photo Transfer software to selectively sync photos from computer to iPhone. Besides photos, you can also use it to export videos, music, TV shows, books, playlists and etc. from PC to iPhone/iPad/iPod, or from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer.
Now, please download the free trail of the program on your computer to import photos to iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
Steps to download photos to iPhone from computer:
Step 1. After installation, please launch the program and connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable. This program will automatically detect your device.
Step 2. Then please click "Photos" tab and hit "Add" button to select the desired photos from computer for transferring to your iPhone. After selection, just wait a while, the selected photos will be imported to your iPhone X or iPhone 8 (Plus) at once.
Yes, it's that simple. Please download the program and start to manage your photos right now.