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How to Access iCloud Photos on Android [Easy & Fast]

How to access iCloud Photos on Android? That's a question for many users who use both iPhone and Android as well as those who are just switching from iPhone to Android. iCloud is a great storage service that allows users to safely store photos, videos, and documents, etc. We know how easy to get photos from iCloud to iPhone. However, as Android and iOS are like oil and water, it seems challenging to see iCloud photos on an Android phone. Well, the good thing is, iCloud allows you to access the files through iCloud.com from different platforms like iOS devices, Windows and Android; therefore, viewing iCloud photos on Android is possible with your Android web browser.

To help you further, we will also show you how to use a third-party tool to get photos from iCloud to Android like a breeze. Now read on to learn the details.

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Part 1: How to Access iCloud Photos on Android Using Web Browser
Part 2: How to Download iCloud Photos to Android with iCloud to Android Tool
Part 3: How to Get Photos from iCloud to Android with Computer

Part 1: How to Access iCloud Photos on Android Using Web Browser

The first way to get iCloud pictures for Android is simply by using the web browser on your Android phone. You can go to iCloud.com on your Android phone's browser and sign in to it with your account credentials. You will then see the iCloud photos or other files are accessible. From the device browser, you can view, download, group, and share iCloud photos. The steps are very easy and straightforward:

Here's how to access iCloud photos on Android using the browser:

Step 1: Open the web browser on the Android phone.

Step 2: Visit www.icloud.com on the browser.

Step 3: Sign in to it with your Apple ID and password. If this is the first time you log in to iCloud using this Android, tap Trust this browser when prompted.

Step 4: You may receive the two-factor verification code on your iPhone or other iOS devices, enter it on the web as required.

Step 5: Click Photos on the iCloud web page, and then you can view the iCloud photos from the Android browser.

Step 6: To download iCloud photos to Android, you can tap the photo you want > long press on it > tap the Download image option.

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This is how to see iCloud photos on Android using a web browser. It is to be noted that if you store a massive amount of photos in iCloud, it takes a long time to load all the photos on your Android web browser. If you want a faster way to sync photos from iCloud to Android, you can take advantage of the third-party tool in the next part.

People also read: How to Restore WhatsApp History from iCloud to Android?

Part 2: How to Download iCloud Photos to Android with iCloud to Android Tool

Using the web browser on Android to get iCloud photos to Android is slow. Here we are going to show you a more efficient way, use iCloud to Android Tool to transfer iCloud photos to Android. This tool enables you to download all or selected iCloud photos to Android phone in a quick and easy manner.

Outstanding features of the software:

* Restore iCloud/iTunes backup files to Android phone directly.
* Back up and restore Android data to/from computer.
* View and select the required files to restore.
* Support multiple data types: gallery, video, contacts, messages, call history, calendar, apps.
* It is compatible with Android phones running Android 2.0 and up, including Android 11.

Download iCloud to Android Tool on your Windows or Mac computer:

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How to get photos from iCloud to Android quickly?

Step 1: Download iCloud to Android Tool on your computer, install and open it on your computer. Click the Backup & Restore section to continue.

Step 2: Connect your Android device to the PC with a USB cord, then the software will detect your device quickly.

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Step 3: Select the Restore from iCloud backup option from the left menu and then sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password.

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Step 4: You will see all the iCloud backup files on the screen, download the one you want. After downloading, check the checkbox of Photos from the left penal > select the photos you want to transfer > click Restore to Device. Then the iCloud photos will start to transfer to your Android phone.

See also: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Android? [Solved]

Part 3: How to Get Photos from iCloud to Android with Computer

The last way is to get photos from iCloud to computer first and then transfer them to Android phone. Though this way is not straightforward, viewing iCloud photos from the computer with a bigger screen is more convenient than doing it on the Android phone.

Below are the steps:

Step 1: Download iCloud photos to computer

On your computer, open the browser and then sign in to the iCloud website. Click Photos from the iCloud page > view and select the required iCloud photos > download them on your computer. You can create a folder on your computer to store these photos for later use.

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Step 2: Transfer photos to Android

Connect your Android phone to PC with a USB cable, then click the File Explorer on your computer > double-click your Android phone's name to open it > open the DCIM folder.

Then head to the folder that stores the downloaded iCloud photos, drag and drop the photos from PC to your Android phone.

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Tip: If you are using a Mac computer, you can use Android File Transfer to transfer photos from Mac to Android.

Words in The End

To access iCloud photos on Android, using the web browser on your Android can be a direct way. Any browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera will do. But it may take a long time to load all the iCloud photos and it can be a bit inconvenient to view so many photos on the small screen. iCloud to Android Tool can make things easier for you. With its help, you can access and view iCloud photos on a computer, then download the required iCloud photos to your Android phone directly. The process is safe and quick, you can download it and give it a go. If there are any problems, please let us know by leaving a comment below.

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