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Enable iCloud Photo Library on iPhone/iPad/Mac/Windows PC

iCloud Photo Library automatically keeps all your photos in its original size you take on your iOS devices to be uploaded to the iCloud, so you can access them on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Windows PC. This tutorial will show you how to set up iCloud Photo Library on all of your devices.


Option 1: Turn on iCloud Photo Library on iPhone/iPad

You can import photos or videos from your iPhone/iPad to iCloud Photo Library, as long as you turn on the iCloud Photo Library on iPhone/iPad.

Step 1: Open Settings app.

Step 2: Then tap iCloud tab.

Step 3: Tap Photos.

Step 4:Turn on iCloud Photo Library. Check Download and Keep Originals.

Turn on iCloud Photo Library

When connect to wi-fi, the photos on your iPhone/iPad will upload to iCloud so that you can access them on all of your devices. The photos or videos that you keep in iCloud Photo Library use your iCloud storage, you can get more iCloud storage for your apple device if necessary.

Option 2: Enable iCloud Photo Library on Windows PC

You can transfer photos and videos from your iPhone/iPad to your Windows PC after enable iCloud Photo Library.

Step 1: Download iCloud for Windows.

Step 2: Open iCloud, then sign in with your Apple ID.

Sign in with Apple ID

Step 3: Select Photos, then click Options.

Select photo then click options

Step 4: Select iCloud Photo Library.

Enable iCloud Photo Library on Windows PC

Step 5: Click Done, then click Apply.

After you turn on iCloud Photo Library, you can upload/download your photos and videos from your PC to iCloud Photo Library, when you follow these steps:

Step 1: Open a File Explorer window, click iCloud Photos.

Step 2: Click Upload Photos or Download Photos.

Step 3: Choose the photos and videos you want to upload/download and click Open.

Download or upload photos and videos via iCloud Photo Library

Option 3: Setup iCloud Photo Library on Mac

The steps below will show you how to setup iCloud Photo Library on Mac:

Step 1: On your Mac, go to System Preferences > iCloud.

System Preferences

Step 2: Click the Options button next to Photos.

Step 3: Check to enable iCloud Photo Library. Then click Download Original to this Mac option.

Enable iCloud Photo Library on Mac

More ways to transfer photos and videos see Import Photos and Videos from iPhone/iPad to My Computer.