[2020 update] How to Download Videos from iCloud to iPhone or iPad

By Gina Barrow, Last updated: September 21, 2020

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Today we will tell you an effective way to download videos from iCloud.
“I was playing around with my new iPhone 6 and I was able to shoot 4K videos and high quality photos. This turned out to be my hobby from then however, a terrible mistake happened that I accidentally deleted some of the videos on my phone. I knew I had turned on iCloud so I need to know how I can download videos from iCloud to iPhone or iPad? Is this possible? Thanks.”

The race for smartphones nowadays is not just providing easier and user-friendly interfaces but as well as good quality photography and filming. There are various models that really boost their camera specs and iPhone 6 and 6 plus are one of them. iPhone 6 has been added to the 4K resolution or the Ultra HD quality. Through the help of apps, you can now enjoy recording videos in 4K quality without the need of a professional DSLR or digital cameras. However, in spite of taking good care of your videos and other media contents, there comes a time when a sudden accident, malware infection or software failure can cause data loss and your videos can be one of their victims. Since iOS are backed up by iCloud, you can still have a peace of mind that somehow somewhere in the cloud your videos are still there. But the question is how do you download videos from iCloud? In this article, we will give you an effective way to download videos from iCloud without the complexities.

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Part1. Effectively Download Videos from iCloudVideo Guide: An Effective Way to Download Videos from iCloudPart2. Download Videos from iCloud onlinePart3. How to Free Some Space on Your iPhonePart4. Conclusions

Part1. Effectively Download Videos from iCloud

There are a lot of ways to download videos from iCloud but the processes are too complicated and can take too much time. To avoid getting into these hassles, use FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery, this professional program will allow you to download videos from iCloud as well as other contents like photos, contacts, notes, pages, and much more. It also provides a user-friendly set up to make sure you have a straight forward guide for recovery. There is no beating around the bush methods, just simple recovery without causing further data loss. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery allows preview and individual restore to keep your current phone data safe.

Step1. Download and launch FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery

FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery is available for both Windows and Mac so download the one that suits your needs and launch the program. Refer to its onscreen installation guide for a successful run.

Connect Ios Device

Download and Install FoneDog - iOS Data Recovery -- Step1

Step2. Click Recover from iCloud Backup and Sign in

When the program launches, you will see 3 options namely: ‘Recover from iOS device’, ‘Recover from iTunes Backup’, and ‘Recover from iCloud Backup’. Click on Recover from iCloud backup and sign in to your iCloud account. This iCloud account should be the same details you are using with the backups across your iOS devices.

Login Icloud

Login iCloud Account -- Step2

Step3. Download iCloud Backup File

Once you have successfully logged in, you will see a list of all the backup files you have stored in the iCloud. Choose the one that is most recent or the backup file which had all the videos you needed. Click on the Download button to allow the FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery to scan the backup file and extract the backup contents.

Analyzing Icloud Backup

Download iCloud Backup File -- Step3

Step4. Preview and Recover Videos from iCloud

After the entire scanning and extracting processes, all the contents will be displayed on the screen based on its corresponding categories. Go over to the Media contents and find all the videos you want to download. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery allows selective recovery so you can choose those videos you only needed without having to apply the entire backup on to your phone. Filter and narrow down your search by using the filter options above like: Show by, click the drop down arrow and choose Videos. If the videos were deleted, you can toggle on the ‘Only display the deleted items’ option. Once you have all the completed videos, click on the Recover button at the bottom of the screen to save the videos on a folder location on your computer.

Recover Icloud Videos To Pc

Recover Deleted Videos from iCloud -- Step4

FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery has provided you with easy and convenient steps to download videos from iCloud without too many complicated things to do. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery also provides recovery for contacts, messages, call logs, WhatsApp messages and attachments, documents and many more. It is very much compatible with any iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, as well as with the latest iOS versions. Try the Free Version for you to discover this amazing software.

Video Guide: An Effective Way to Download Videos from iCloud

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Part2. Download Videos from iCloud online

Not all iOS users are quite familiar with using icloud.com so we will give you some tips on how to download videos and other media files from icloud.com.

Step1. Log in to icloud.com

Using the same Apple id and password, sign in to your iCloud account in order to download the videos.

Step2. Click All Photos

Click Photos and go to all photos to reveal all the pictures and videos. Scroll down to the bottom of the album and click ‘select photos’ button showing on top.

Step3. Select Videos to Download

Using the shift key, hold it down while alternatively clicking on the desired videos you want to download. Once you have all the needed videos, click the cloud with the arrow down button on top.

There is no Download All option in icloud.com but the trick we mentioned above similarly works the same.

Icloud WebRecover Videos from iCloud.com

Part3. How to Free Some Space on Your iPhone

We all know that photos and videos take up a lot of space in the iPhone and that is why we take advantage of iCloud which offers 5GB of free space and that you needed to purchase additional storage when you have maxed up the free one. However you can definitely save some space by optimizing your iPhone storage and never having to worry about deleting some stuff on your phone or buying out extra cloud space. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Open Photos and Camera
  3. Turn On iCloud Photo Library
  4. Check the Optimize iPhone Storage. This will then save the photos on the device in a lower resolution while the original and high quality photos are saved on the iCloud server.

For you to check what apps really consume much of your phone storage:

  1. Open Settings app
  2. Tap General and then tap Storage and iCloud Storage
  3. Press Manage Storage
  4. You can see the lists of all the apps including the total spaces they consumed. It is ordered from the biggest to the lowest space consumer.

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Use Google Photos

Third party apps can be of great help too when it comes to space saving tricks. One of them is for your photos and videos which are the largest culprits when it comes to eating up phone space. You can download Google photos app for your photos to free up some space on your iPhone. Google Photos app allows you to view photos without taking up any storage space on your iPhone.

  1. Go to App Store
  2. on the search bar, type in Google Photos
  3. Download and Install Google Photos. Follow the onscreen guide for download.
  4. Launch Google Photos
  5. Sign in with a Google Account. If you don’t have an account yet, register one. Refer to the onscreen process for registration.
  6. Press the menu key on the top left
  7. Select Settings and then tap Backup & Sync
  8. Toggle On and Off. If there is a pop up message asking you to allow Google photos to access your photos, go to your Settings app and tap Privacy, and then tap photos, toggle the Google Photos on.

View your photos in Google

To make sure that your photos are really stored and backed up well with Google photos, you can view them online.

  1. Open photos.google.com
  2. Log in to your Google account. Make sure you are using the same exact log in you used on the iPhone.
  3. Scroll over the entire videos and photos you have saved from the iPhone.

Now that you have used different ways to backup or transfer the storage space for videos and photos, you can now free up your Camera Roll. But before you do this, make sure you have created other types of backups.

Delete Videos/Photos in Camera Roll

  1. Open Camera Roll
  2. Open desired Alum
  3. iPhone does not have Delete or Select All option so you have to mark the items individually
  4. Tap Delete

Once you have deleted all the videos and photos of the iPhone, you can still see all these media contents inside the Google photos app.

Part4. Conclusions

No one likes to lose their videos and other files but in case this might happen to you, you know what to do and what to use for. The most effective way so far to download videos from iCloud is using FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery. Not only that this software provides you with effective recovery but as well as user-friendly process that everyone can simply use it. Always maximize your phone sage and experience and don’t just be left behind in the dark from all these possibilities. Explore and discover what FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery can do more for you.

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Gina Barrow

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Kitchen, my safe space; black, my favorite color

Was a Technical Specialist for a while, troubleshooting Smartphone and Software-related issues until a writing stint caught my attention.

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