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“I recently got the new iPhone X and I am so excited to start using it, however, I want to get old photos from iCloud that I need to use on my new iPhone. Is this possible to do without reset? Thanks!”

Having a new iPhone is really exciting especially for the initial setup. You would like to have a clean phone with all the apps and photos you only needed. However, if you are using iCloud as your primary backup source then your old photos are stored in the said storage and the only way to get old photos from iCloud is to simply restore from backup. The annoying fact about this process is that it leaves you with no choice at all but to endure possible data loss on the current and existing phone contents. In this article, we will guide you through the different options on how to get old photos from iCloud without the need to reset.

Part 1. Get Old Images from iCloud Web Version

The easiest way to get old photos from iCloud is via iCloud.com from any web browser and devices including the computer. Here are the steps on how to do it:

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Download old photos from iCloud to iPhone or PC devices

Step1. Go to iCloud.com using any web browser

Step2. Log in to your iCloud account using the same Apple ID and password. If you have enabled the 2-step authentication then click “Allow” on the device you are using then you will be prompted to enter the 6-digit code.

Step3. Once logged in, click on “Photos

Step4. Find the photos you needed by clicking Albums, and then All Photos

Step5. Click on the photo and then click the Download button. You may do so for the rest of the pictures. Don’t forget to save them to a new folder on the computer.

There is no “Download All” option as of this moment in iCloud.com. If you would like to download “All photos” to the computer then do the same steps from 1-4 and then hold the SHIFT key on the keyboard while clicking on the very last image in the Album. By doing this, it will select all the photos and a pop-up window will show asking if you want to “Download XXX items?” with the options Download and Cancel, click Download.

The only concern upon using this option is that only the photos synced or stored in iCloud will be available and the iCloud backups are inaccessible.

Part 2. Recover Old Photos from iCloud Without Reset Via FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery

The most convenient way to get old photos from iCloud is to use FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery. This program allows easy recovery for almost all phone contents such as photos, videos, songs, documents, call logs, messages, contacts, and more. It has three different recovery methods based on any situations. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery works wonder on both with and without backup scenarios. It can Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File, and Recover from iCloud Backup File”. These are the notable features of FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery:

  • Compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8Plus
  • No further data loss
  • User-friendly program
  • 100% recovery rate

You can get back any data directly from the iOS device by using the first option “Recover from iOS Device by just scanning any raw files saved inside the internal memory of the iPhone. The next option “Recover from iTunes Backup File” allows you to selectively recover files from the backup without the need to extract the entire backup content. This is very much convenient compared to the normal process of restoring from iTunes. Since the case above requires the need to get old photos from iCloud, then you can follow the steps below:

Step1. Download, Install and Launch FoneDog iOS Data Recovery

On your computer (Win or Mac) download and install FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery. Refer to the onscreen instructions on how to successfully launch the program. Once the program has been launched, go to “iOS Data Recovery” and click on the third option on the left panel, “Recover from iCloud Backup File”.


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 Download, Install and Launch FoneDog iOS Data Recovery on Your PC--Step1


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Access to iCloud Account to Retrieve Old Photos--Step2

Step2. Sign in to iCloud Account For Restoration of Old Images

Using the same iCloud details, en er the username (Apple ID) and password on the right screen size. If you have enabled the 2-step authentication, then you need to turn it off before running FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery.

Tip: All account details are not saved in the system as per privacy protection.

Step3. Choose File Type of Old Pictures from iCloud

Once logged in, you can now see all the backup files with corresponding date and time stamps. You can choose the most recent backup file and click “Download”. A new window will appear asking you to select the right file to extract and download. Mark all the boxes under Media and then click “Next”.


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Choose File Type of Old Pictures from iCloud Account--Step3


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Scan and Extract Old Photos from iCloud Account Without Reset-Step4

Step4. Scan and Recover Old Photos from iCloud Without Reset

The scanning process will take some time depending on the file sizes; however, you can see the rate on its progress bar. Once the scanning stops, you can now see all the photos you have chosen for recovery earlier. You can now preview all the pictures on the right screen size and then mark those you want to get back by ticking on the boxes of each of the photos and then click “Recover” at the end of the screen. Place them inside a new folder for easier access later on.

Completed Guide:
iCloud Photo Recovery: A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Recover Deleted Viber Photos and Videos from iPhone

In just 4 simple steps, you have been able to get old photos from iCloud without the need to reset the iPhone or restore from iCloud backup.

Part 3. Video Guide: How to Get Old Pictures from iCloud Without Reset?

Part 4. Recommendations

During any cases of data loss, you must remember that there is trusted software that is dedicated to recovering any phone contents be it: contacts, photos, messages, call logs, videos, and many more. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery has made its name in the field of data recovery without putting any data on compromise. It was developed for beginners with the easy to access program and straightforward procedures. You can download the free trial version today and discover how amazing and effective FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery is.

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