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Is there a way to select all on iCloud photos? Trying to select all your photos individually on iCloud isn’t just time-consuming but can prove to be a pain in the neck, especially when you have dozens of folders and thousands of photos to go through.

You’ll be thrilled to know that there are easier ways to select all photos in iCloud. In this article, we show you the top 3 methods to select all photos from iCloud in no time. We also reveal a better way to back up, access, and view your photos without using iCloud. Here we go.

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Part 1: Select all Photos in iCloud on your Windows PC or Mac

The first method to select all photos on iCloud is through the iCloud website using your Windows PC or Mac.

For Windows PC

Follow the simple steps to select all photos via

  1. Open the browser on your PC and go to
  2. Log in to iCloud with your Apple ID and select the Photos icon from the iCloud home page to view your images.
    iCloud home page
  3. Press CTRL + A on your keyboard to select all photos in iCloud. Then you can choose to delete, download, or add all the images to an album using the icons on top of the screen.
  4. Here is how to deselect All Photos in iCloud with your Windows PC

Maybe you have selected all the photos in iCloud but you’d like to keep only some images and deselect some. How do you do that?

Hold down the CTRL key. Then hover your clicker on any image you want to deselect and click on the photo. The photo should be unmarked from the library and you can go ahead to delete or download the others.

If you want to deselect all the selected images, tap the “Deselect All” option at the top right corner of the screen.

photos page in iCloud

For Mac

Selecting all photos in iCloud on your Mac is a similar process to selecting all photos on a Windows PC. The only difference is the command buttons you need to press.

Here is how to select all in iCloud Photos via on your Mac:

  1. Open the browser on your Mac and go to
  2. Log in to iCloud with your correct Apple ID and password and select Photos to view your library.
  3. To select all the photos, click anywhere in Photos and long-press the CMD (command) + A buttons. Then you can download or delete all the selected images.
select all on Mac
  • Here is how to deselect all photos in iCloud with your Mac

To deselect iCloud photos on your Mac, press down the command or button. Then hover your clicker on the image you wish to deselect and left-click. This will deselect the photo from the library.

Part 2: Select all photos on iCloud via iPhone/iPad

You can select all photos in iCloud using your iPhone or iPad via the Photos app. When you open the app, you can access and view all your photos in the image library. But first, make sure that you have iCloud Photos syncing on to access iCloud photos on your devices. From here, it’s super easy to select all the images.

Here is a guide on how to select all photos in iCloud via iPhone/iPad:

  1. Launch the Photos app on your device.
  2. Pick an album.
  3. Drag your finger across all the images you want to select in the folder. When the images are selected, you’ll see a blue tick at the bottom of the picture.
    selected photos in iCloud

Once all the images have been selected, you can choose to delete or send them using the icons at the bottom of the screen.

How to deselect all photos in iCloud using an iPad or iPhone:

To deselect all photos in iCloud on your iPhone/iPad, simply tap on the images you wish to deselect, and the blue tick at the bottom of the image will disappear, indicating that the image has been deselected.

deselected photos in iCloud

Part 3: Back up, access, and view photos easily

For a better photo backup and viewing experience, try Wondershare MobileTrans, your one-stop solution to back up, access, and restore your photos conveniently.

MobileTrans allows you to back up your images to your PC. This ensures your images are safe and easily accessible to you whenever you wish, even without Wi-Fi or cellular data. It is user-friendly and compatible with over 6,000 mobile devices and personal computers, so you won’t have any problems using the tool.

To back up photos using MobileTrans, follow these steps:

  1. Download MobileTrans for free.
  2. Connect your device to your PC using a USB cable and launch MobileTrans.
  3. From the interface, select “Backup & Restore” and select the “Phone Backup & Restore” option.
    MobileTrans dashboard
  4. Choose images from the types of data displayed on the screen and click “Start” to save your images on the PC.
    backup phone to computer
  5. Once the process is complete, you can access, view, and select multiple images on your PC anytime.

It’s that simple. Enjoy your backup!


You can select all photos in iCloud via the iCloud website on your Windows PC or Mac and you can select all images through the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. With this guide, you can now easily selectively download, edit, and share multiple or all photos with just a few steps,

Axel Nash
Axel Nash Dec 15, 23
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