iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service which is offered by the Apple Inc. This service basically provides its users to store documents, photos, and music on remote servers which can be downloaded to iOS, Macintosh or even Windows devices. This service also has a provision to wirelessly backup iOS devices directly to iCloud, instead of following the old regular way of being dependent on manual backups by using windows computer using iTunes. It also features a service called AirDrop which enables you to share photos, music, and much more instantly by linking accounts.
iCloud is one of the easiest and the most efficient way to share files or transfer the image to your windows pc.Most of the users down have an iMac as it is somewhat expensive when compared to the Windows pc.So in this post I will be teaching you an easy method to access iCloud photos using your Windows pc.
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Accessing your iCloud Data from Windows pc
Here there are two ways which can be used to access synced iCloud data on windows
- By using the iCloud Control Panel desktop application
- Or by using the iCloud website.
By using the iCloud Control Panel desktop application
STEP 1: First of all you need to go to the link http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1455
STEP 2: Then you need you need to download the iCloud on your windows pc.
STEP3: After downloading you need to install it on your PC.
STEP 4: Now wait for a while until the installation finishes.
STEP 5: Then you should double click on the iCloud icon and then it displays a window showing you to enter your Apple ID and Password
Step 6: Now, enter your Apple ID and Password in the given empty fields and click Sign in button.
STEP 7: Then you should close the iCloud windows and double click on iTunes icon to open it.
If you don’t have an iTunes application you can download it from here https://www.apple.com/in/itunes/
STEP 8: Now if you need to see your photos then head on to computer and then you will see a new iCloud Photos drive in the others section. Then just simply double click on iCloud photos drive to access your photos.
STEP 9: Additionally if you want to automatically download new music, books, or Apps you have made using your iCloud account, you will need to open iTunes and sign in with your iCloud-associated account.
If you are encountering any problems or issues then don’t worry here is another method to access iCloud
By using iCloud website
The iCloud website which can be accessed at https://www.icloud.com/ and you just need to enter your Apple ID and PASSWORD. After entering your Apple ID and Password you can be able to manage mail, contacts, calendar, notes, remainders, and you can even manage pages, Numbers, keynotes. Note that some features are only accessible on the desktop, while some are only accessible on the iCloud website. For example, you cannot view your Photo stream on the iCloud website, while you can edit your iWork documents outside a browser
So here are two ways to access Apple iCloud from windows pc…Hope this post will help you to easily access your iCloud photos on your windows pc.If you have any queries related to this post then do let us know, we will try our best to resolve them.