You can only make use of the icloud option if your icloud photos is turned on. How to move photos from iphone to icloud storage turning on icloud photos.
Icloud photos will appear under favorites in file explorer or windows explorer just as icloud drive does.
How to get photos from iphone to icloud drive. If you don t see your files in these apps they might be on a device that doesn t have icloud drive. Use icloud backup to upload iphone photos to icloud. On a pc with icloud for windows go to file explorer icloud drive.
Your iphone ipad and ipod touch keep your files in the files app in addition to the pages numbers and keynote apps. Backing up your device using icloud is more detailed than photo stream and it allows you to backup accounts documents and so effectively the entire iphone settings. But icloud can also be used to sync and store your photos either as a backup of all your pictures or as a way to save storage space on your iphone.
Click and hold the download button in the upper corner of the window. If you want to download your photo or video as it was originally captured or imported choose unmodified original. Setting your name icloud enable icloud drive.
To access storage and backup all you need to do is go to settings icloud. Here are the detailed steps. On windows you can enable the photos feature in the icloud settings panel and get copies of photos you take downloaded directly to your windows pc.
After you set up icloud drive any documents that you ve already stored in icloud are automatically moved to icloud drive. If you want to save your iphone photos to icloud it will be very simple. For example let s say you have an iphone ipad and mac.
After a quick setup to enable icloud photos all your new photos will automatically back up to icloud the next time you connect to wi fi. How to save photos to icloud drive from iphone. Click on photos on your iphone select one picture tap the button at the lower left corner then tap add to icloud.
If you still don t see the latest changes or you see an in progress change icon or the icloud icon in the notification area system tray try to save a new document to the icloud drive folder. You can also view your photo library on the web. Ensure that you have an apple id that is similar on all the devices that you want to use icloud photos with.
Then check the icloud drive folder to see if the changes appear. There you should see the option for. Once all that is settled start to turn on your icloud photos.