Ways to Archive iCloud Photo

“My iCloud is full of photos, and now my iCloud storage is limited, so i want to archive my iCloud photo, then delete some of them from my iCloud. Anyone can help me with it?”

When you also have this kind of needs, now you’re coming the right page, here, we’ll show you some methods about how to archive your iCloud photos, please have a check and choose suitable way to backup your iCloud photos.


Archive iCloud Photo on Mac

First of all, we’ll show you how to archive iCloud photos on Mac, see below steps.

Step 1. Open your Mac, go to Photo–Preference at the top screen of your Mac.

Step 2. Then tap on “iCloud Tab”, now we can see option “Download Originals to This Mac”, click it. And it will begin downloading.

Step 3. When finish downloading, your iCloud photos will be copied on your Mac.

Selectively backup iCloud photos on PC

When you’re using a Windows PC, or you want to backup yoru iCloud photos selectively, iRefone can be your best choice.

iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, it has two version, that is Windows version and Mac version. it can not only help us backup photos, but also can help us extract them from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively. Also when we lost some iOS data, it can help us recover more than 16 kinds of files, including contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, call history, WeChat messages ect.

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.

Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”, log in it with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. When log in, all your backup files on iCloud will show up. Find the one you need, click “Download” at the end of the files you need.

Step 3. After downloading, we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Photo” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.

Step 4. When finish scanning, you can preview and choose photos you need to archive, tap on “Recover to PC”, and choose folder path to save them.

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