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iCloud Photos is a cloud-based photo storage and sharing service offered by Apple. It seamlessly syncs all your photos and videos across all your Apple devices, ensuring that you have access to your entire photo library wherever you are.

You might wonder how to see your photos once you start using the service.

Look no further, as this article offers you a complete guide.

In this article

    1. iPhone/iPad
    2. Mac
    1. On iPhone/iPad
    2. On Mac
    1. Further Tips to Follow:
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Prerequisite: Turn on iCloud Photos

iCloud Photos is a convenient feature that allows you to access and sync your photos across all your Apple devices seamlessly. By enabling this feature, you can easily access, view, and share your photos from any device. Turning on iCloud Photos on iPhone/iPad and Mac requires you to follow some simple steps.

a) iPhone/iPad:

  1. Open the "Settings" app on your device.
    Open Settings on an iPhone
  2. Tap on your name or Apple account.
    Choose your name on the top of Settings
  3. Select "iCloud."
    Go to iCloud on this interface
  4. Go to “Photos” in iCloud.
    Select Photos in iCloud settings
  5. Toggle on "iCloud Photos" on the top.
  6. Tap on “Download and Keep Originals” if you want the full-resolution photos, and choose “Optimize iPhone Storage” if you want a less clear version to save storage.
    Choose whether to keep original photos for the final step

b) Mac:

  1. Click on the Apple menu and select "System Preferences."
    Go to System Preferences on the Mac
  2. Choose "Apple ID" and click on the "iCloud" tab.
    Select Apple ID and then iCloud to continue
  3. Turn on "Photos."

Access iCloud Photos Using Photos App

If you're an iPhone/iPad or Mac user, you're in luck as these devices offer convenient ways to view your iCloud photos. In this part, we will explore the method of finding photos from iCloud via the Photos app.

On iPhone/iPad:

The built-in Photos app on your iPhone/iPad is a powerful tool for managing and editing images.

Thinking of how you can access your iCloud photos through the Photos app on your iPhone/iPad?

Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone/iPad.
  2. Check out Albums.
    Select an album you want to access
  3. Click on any photo to see it on your iPhone/iPad.

On Mac:

Accessing iCloud photos on your Mac is a straightforward process.

Here's a step-by-step guide to help you:

  1. Open the Photos App on your Mac.
  2. Choose Library or any specific album to view photos.
    Choose an album in the Photos app on the Mac

Access iCloud Photos on the Browser

Maybe you want to see iCloud photos on your browser? Well, we have also got you covered. These stepwise instructions will walk you through clear steps of how to view photos from iCloud on

  1. Open your preferred browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) and visit
  2. Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in to your iCloud account.
  3. Once you're signed in, you'll see a list of available apps. Click on the "Photos" app icon.
  4. After clicking on the Photos app icon, you will be taken to your photo library.
  5. Choose any Album you want, and view your photos without any hassle!

Accessing your iCloud Photos on your browser is a convenient way to manage and view your photo library. By following these simple steps, you can easily navigate through your photos.

A Better Backup Option: MobileTrans

iCloud is a comfortable choice for Apple users, but it can sometimes leak your data, as it’s still a cloud service. However, I have good news for you. For a better backup experience, MobileTrans is the right choice. Helping more than 500,000 users around the world, MobileTrans will provide you with the best and a secure photo backup solution.

Use MobileTrans Backup and Restore feature to back up photos on the computer

What makes MobileTrans a better option as compared to iCloud?

  • MobileTrans can back up unlimited data to your PC or other devices, with iCloud offering only 5 GB of free storage.
  • MobileTrans is a secure tool, while iCloud has the potential for data leakage.
  • MobileTrans enables data backup without the need for an internet connection. On the other hand, iCloud requires an active internet connection to sync and back up your data.
  • With MobileTrans, you can easily back up all your data from one device to another with just a single click. iCloud may require multiple steps or settings adjustments for syncing and transferring data.

Want to experience it?

Head over to MobileTrans Backup and find the best way to transfer your data conveniently.

Further Tips to Follow:

1. iCloud offers 5GB of free storage, which may not be sufficient for storing all your photos. To ensure you have enough space and avoid any security concerns, try MobileTrans to back up your photos from iCloud to your PC or other devices.

2. To save space on your iCloud-related device, consider using the "Optimize Photo Storage" feature. This option enables your device to store smaller versions of your photos while keeping the original high-resolution images safely stored in iCloud.

Wrapping Up:

The article explains how you can access iCloud Photos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Accessing iCloud photos can be made easier by following the steps mentioned above. To ensure a smooth transfer of iCloud photos from iCloud to your PC, you can conveniently use MobileTrans. Now you can freely see any photo on your devices!

Navkiran Dhaliwal
Navkiran Dhaliwal Jun 07, 24
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