Downloading pics from iCloud to iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by miss.manson, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. miss.manson macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2011
    I just got a 256gb iPhone and I want to store all of my pictures from iCloud to my iPhone. How do I do that?
  2. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2014
    While there are several methods, this is the one that I use: Log in to from a browser, preferably a private computer. Click on the Photos icon. Go to All Photos. Select the photos you want to download from the iCloud and then click on the Download button. All the pictures you selected will be downloaded to your computer. Now, sync those photos to your new iPhone using iTunes. Note that these photos will not be synced to your Camera Roll, but to a separate folder.

    On a side note, there are a few third party apps available that promise to swiftly transfer photos from your iCloud to your iPhone. Some of these need you to log in to your iCloud account from within their interface. I don't trust them, hence this extensive workaround.
  3. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Try going to Settings -> Photos & Camera. And select "Download and Keep Originals" instead of "Optimise iPhone Storage". See if you're happy with that before doing any extra work.

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