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How to Access iCloud Photos With Ease

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After creating a new iCloud photo backup file, how do you get access to the iCloud photos? Well take it easy, in this article, you will find the most convenient way for yourself.

Way 1. Access iCloud Photos With the iDevice Directly

Step 1. Power on your iDevice, which can be an iPhone, an iPod, or an iPad.
Step 2. Go to the “Settings” app and then enter the “iCloud”option.
Step 3. Turn on the switch of the “iCloud” and then log in the iCloud with the correct Apple account and password.
Step 4. Then choose to see the pictures on the iCloud by turning on the “My Photo Stream” switch.

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Step 5. Go to the “Photos” app. And you will see a button of “Photo Stream”. Just tap on it.
Step 6. Now you will see an album named “My Photo Stream”. Enter it to see the iCloud photos backed up.

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Way 2. Access iCloud Photos With the Window computer

Step 1. Power on your Windows computer.
Step 2. Download and install the iCloud for Windows.
Step 3. Launch the iCloud Control Panel for Windows and the log in the iCloud with the Apple account and password.

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Step 4. Check the “Photo” item to see the photos with this application. And then click on the “Options” button next to it.

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Step 5. On the new screen, choose the “Photo Stream” option. And enable the “Shared Photo Streams” option.
Step 6. Finally, you can get the iCloud photos backed up on your Windows computer.


Way 3. Access iCloud Photos With the Mac computer

Step 1. Go to the “System Preferences” and then choose the “iCloud” option.

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Step 2. Check the “Photo Stream” item and click on the “Options” button next to it.
Step 3. Enable the “Photo Stream” and “Shared Photo Streams” options.
Step 4. Launch the “iPhoto” or the “Aperture” at the top of the screen. Then click on “Preferences” item.
Step 5. Now you can see a window with some items for checking. Just check the “My Photo Stream”and “Shared Photo Stream” options.

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Step 6. And now, you can get the iCloud photos backed up on your Mac computer after you go to the “iPhoto” or the “Aperture”.


Way 4. Access iCloud Photos With dr.fone – iOS Recover

The dr.fone – iOS Recover is a professional tool for restoring all kinds of the backup files for the iOS devices, including the iCloud backups, iTunes backups, and the backups created by itself. It is compatible with the iOS even the latest version, namely the iOS 12. Thus, it supports the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS (Max) and so on.

Step 1. Download and install the Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS on your computer. You can use the version for the Windows if you are a Windows user, and for a Mac user, you can use the version for the Mac.

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Step 2. Launch the Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS on your computer.

Step 3. Click “Recover” feature and Choose the “Recover from iCloud Backup Files” tab on the primary window.

Step 4. Log in your iCloud. It is noticeable that all the information your input on the Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS is safe, so you don’t need to worry about data leakage.

Step 5. Now you can see there is a list of the iCloud backup files that you have created. Just choose the one that you want to restore, and click on the “Download” button.

Step 6. Then you will see a pop-up window, you need to choose the types of the data files that you want to restore. And then click on “Next” button.

Step 7. After a few minutes, you can get all the data files that you chose. You can preview them one by one and then decide to restore them or not.

Step 8. After you choose all the data files that you want to restore, you can click on the “Recover” button to get it on your computer.

Step 9. The contacts, messages, and notes will be restored on your iOS device if there is anyone connected to your computer. And all the other kinds of data files will be stored on your computer.

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