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[Recommended] 4 Simple Ways to View Photos on iCloud

user reviewI uploaded my husband’s photo library to the Photos app without any problem on his account on my Mac. But when I’m trying to access iCloud photos online, about half his iCloud photos cannot be found. They have the correct photos respectively in the Photos app but are empty on Link out pictures.

Although Apples offers users this useful tool to save and backup pictures, music, messages etc, and view iCloud pictures on any web browser by logging into iCloud account, it doesn’t give you too much control of iCloud. Not only that can’t you reach part of the data, but also may you come across with above depressed situation that some of the pictures are not there when viewing iCloud photos online.

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How to View iCloud Photos?

Some of the new iPhone users may wonder “How do I access my iCloud?” For your information, please read following tutorial to see how to get access to iCloud photos online.

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1How to Get Pictures from iCloud by FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery

Step 1: Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File.
Launch the program on PC or Mac, connect your iPhone with it, and then click Recover from iCloud Backup File.

Select Function

Step 2: Enter Apple ID and Password.
Now you can sign in iCloud with Apple ID and Password as requested.

Login iCloud

Step 3: Pick iCloud backups to download and start to scan.
You will see a list of all back up files from iCloud on the main panel after accessing iCloud account. Select the one you want to download. Wait for a while, the program will scan contents from the downloaded iCloud backups automatically.

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Step 4: Preview photos on iCloud.
Once the scanning is finished, you can see the contents listed in a column. Select whatever kind of data type you want to preview details. Check contents you decide to extract in the box, and then click Recover. Wait a moment and you can see what is in your iCloud backups.

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2View iCloud Photos on iPhone

iCloud Photo Library safely stores all your photos and videos in iCloud, so they're available on all your devices. If you have set up and used it on your computer, it uploads photos and video so you can view them in the Photos app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and


How to Turn On iCloud Photo Library

  • 1 iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    iOS 10.3 or later: Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos > turn on iCloud Photo Library
    iOS 10.2 or earlier: Settings > iCloud > Photos
  • 2 Mac with OS X 10.10.3 or later
    Step 1. Go to System Preferences > iCloud
    Step 2. Click Options next to Photos, then select iCloud Photo Library.
  • 3 Apple TV (4th generation) with tvOS 9.2 or later
    Settings > Accounts > iCloud > iCloud Photo Library
  • 4 On your Windows PC
    Step 1. Download iCloud for Windows.
    Step 2. Open iCloud for Windows. Next to Photos, click Options.
    Step 3. Select iCloud Photo Library.
    Step 4. Click Done, then click Apply.
    Step 5. Turn on iCloud Photo Library on all of your Apple devices.
Click Settings on the page

You can view your iCloud photos on your iPhone, iPad or other devices after above-mentioned steps are done on your device.

But how to view them on iPhone?

Step 1. Go to the Photos app on the home screen.

Step 2. Find the Photo Stream and tap on it.


If you begin to think about that how to view iCloud photos without iPhone, keep moving.

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3View iCloud Photos Online

Step 1: Open a browser that is available and enter in the Address bar, press Enter on the keyboard.

Log onto iCloud Site

Step 2: Sign into iCloud with your Apple ID and password. Then you will get as below.

Click Settings on the page

Step 3: Click on the icon of Photos to view iCloud pictures.

And you might be wondering...

How to Set Up iCloud for Windows

Step 1: Download iCloud for Windows.

Step 2: Restart your computer.

Step 3: Make sure iCloud for Windows is open. If it doesn't open automatically, go to Start, open Apps or Programs, and open iCloud for Windows.

Click Settings on the page

Step 4: Enter your Apple ID to sign in to iCloud.

Step 5: Choose the features and content that you want to keep up to date across your devices.

Step 6: Click Apply.

How can you do if you have donwloaded the iCloud program on your PC? It allows you to use another simple way to view the iCloud photos on computer.

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4View iCloud Photos on PC

iCloud for Windows creates a Photos folder in File Explorer called iCloud Photos when you turn on Photos. Then it uploads new photos and videos that you add to the iCloud Photos Uploads folder on your PC. So you can folow below steps to find photos on your PC.

  • 1 Windows 10: 
    From the Start menu, scroll down and open the iCloud folder. Select iCloud Photos.
  • 2 Windows 8.1:
    From the Start screen, click the down arrow in the bottom-left corner, then click the iCloud Photos app.
  • 3 Windows 8:
    From the Start screen, select iCloud Photos.
  • 4 Windows 7:
    Click the Windows Start button, then click Pictures. Click iCloud Photos or Photo Stream under the Favorites menu in the panel on the left. Double-click My Photo Stream to view your photos. This also shows up as a folder in the window that appears.
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I highly suggest that FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery can help you access iCloud and view pictures successfully! This software enables you to download iCloud backup and save photos to your computer as well. Please download the free trial version to have a try now.

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FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery is also perfectly suitable for those who accidently deleted photos on iPhone and want to return them back. It not only allows you to retrieve photos from iCloud, but also provides you to restore pictures from iTunes and from the iOS device directly.

Oct 28, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Tag: Photos iCloud

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