How to Access iCloud Photos? (Mac, iPhone & Windows Guide)

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How to Access iCloud Photos in Different Ways?

There are many ways you can access iCloud photos, and some of them are listed below:

Steps to Access iCloud Photos on Mac:

To access iCloud photos on Mac, Here are the few steps that you need to follow:-

Step #1: On your Mac, head to the System Preferences and tap on the Apple Id icon.
open apple ID on MAC

Step #2: Now, in this step, you need to click on the iCloud icon. Here you will see all information about your iCloud account.
open icloud account

Step #3: And there you are! That is how you can access iCloud photos on Mac. iCloud also shows you the content from other devices that may have logged in through the same account. Now you will be able to see all your iCloud photos on your Mac “Photos” app.

[Note: Further, create an account using your Apple user ID and then select the checkbox of your photos, which automatically syncs it to the iCloud account. Once you do, tap on done.]

Steps to access iCloud photos on iPhone:

To access iCloud photos and videos on your iPhone, follow the steps given below:

Step #1: Sign in to your Apple ID from your iPhone. Now, open the settings app and type in your name on the iCloud account.
open apple id on iphone

Step #2: Now,  open the photo gallery and further select the library to see all the pictures.

Step #3: Select the album tab to view the content within it.

By doing so, the content gets synced with the iCloud on its own. And that is how you can access iCloud photos on your iPhone.

Steps to access iCloud photos on Windows PC:

To access iCloud photos and videos on your iPhone, you need to follow a few steps; to do so, you can either use a browser or preferably work with the iCloud for Windows app.

Step #1: Install the iCloud for Windows app on your computer.

Download iCloud for Windows

Step #2: Open the app on your computer and sign in using your Apple ID.

Step #3: Tap on options next to photos and tap on the iCloud photo library.

Step #4: Further, download new photos and videos to your computer and click done.

Step #5: Next, open the file explorer and tap on iCloud photos on the sidebar.

Step #6: Click the download folder.

And that is how you can view all the media in your iCloud account by accessing it through Windows PC.

Steps to access iCloud photos Online:

Once you have enabled your iCloud photo gallery with several devices that you own, iCloud automatically uploads all of your pictures and videos on the account and lets you access the files through the browser as well.

Step #1: Go on the web browser of any of your devices, and further put the link on it.
iCloud Login

Step #2: Then log in with your Apple ID.
access icloud photo online

Step #3: From here, you can tap on the photos icon.

By doing so, you will access all the saved media on your iCloud account via Browser.


iCloud is one of the most convenient ways to store your photos and videos. One of the best parts about iCloud storage is that you can access photos and videos over multiple devices using the same Apple ID.

We shared the easiest methods to access iCloud photos through Mac, iPhone, Windows, and even on a browser so that you can access your iCloud Photos from anywhere, anytime!

We hope our article helped you understand how to access iCloud photos through multiple devices. In case the steps above don’t work for you, and you need help, feel free to drop your queries down below.