“iCloud says it has backed up all my pics from my old phone, current phone and iPad but how can I access iCloud photos? What is on each of these devices? What exactly is iCloud storing? Can I go into the account and delete what I don't need saved?”
Since iCloud appears as one of the terrific features of iOS, many users start to rely on it to backup iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. But dose iCloud back up everything? Obviously NO. For now, Apple offers 5 GB of iCloud storage to every user to backup Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, Notes, Keychain, Documents & Data, and Photos. But iCloud won’t back up all your photos, it just backup the newest 1000 photos, and after 30 days, Photo Stream in iCloud will automatically delete those photos backed up in iCloud. If you need to backup photos for good, iCloud isn’t a satisfactory way. Thus, you’d better access iCloud photos to save them on computer.
Here is a quick guide for you to access iCloud photos on computer with iPhone Data Recovery, which allows you to preview the photos and selectively save them on your computer. Free download to have a try.
Tutorial: How to Access & View iCloud Photos
Log in iCloud Account
Launch iPhone Data Recovery and choose “Recover from iCloud Backup File” mode. Then in the main window, enter your Apple ID and password to sign in to iCloud.
Download and Scan iCloud Backup
When you successfully log in, you can see a list of iCloud backup files. Choose the one that contains the photos you need and click “Download”. When the downloading is over, this program will automatically scan all data on this iCloud backup.
Access iCloud Photos and Save Them
At the left side bar, click “Camera Roll” and “Photo Library”, then you can view iCloud photos one by one. Mark those you want to backup for good and click “Recover” button to save them on your computer.
Within minutes, you can easily access iCloud photos in 3 super simple steps. What’s more, iPhone Data Recovery also enables you to recover deleted photos from iPhone. To prevent data from losing, you can use it to backup iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.