How to Get Old Photos from iCloud without Reset (2020 Guide)

By Gina Barrow, Last updated: September 28, 2020

“How do I get my old pictures from iCloud?”

“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 without reset 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 iCloud old photos are stored in the said storage and the only way to get iCloud old photos 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 iCloud photos without the need to reset.

We all know how to get photos from icloud to iphone. But do you know How do I download photos from iCloud without iPhone? Follow me, I will show you.

Part 1. How to Get Old iCloud Photos from iCloud Web VersionPart 2. 4 Steps to Get Old Photos from iCloud without ResetPart 3. How to Get Old Photos from iCloud Photos on iPhonePart 4. How to Download Photos from iCloud Photo Stream on iPhonePart 5. Video Guide: How to Get Old Pictures from iCloud without Reset?Part 6. Final Recommendations

Part 1. How to Get Old iCloud Photos 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. First, you need to access iCloud photos.

In this way, you can access iCloud if I don't have an iPhone.

Here are the steps on how to do it:

  1. Go to iCloud.com using any web browser.
  2. 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.
  3. Once logged in, click on “Photos”.
  4. Find the photos you needed by clicking Albums, and then All Photos.
  5. 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.

How to Get Old Photos from iCloud Web Version

How to download all photos from iCloud to Windows pc?

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.

This is as easy as you move photos from iPhone to iCloud storage.

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. 4 Steps to Get Old Photos from iCloud without Reset

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.

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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 without reset, then you can follow the steps below:

Step 1. Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File"

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”.

Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File"

Step 2. 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.

Sign in to iCloud Account for Restoration of Old Images

Step 3. 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”.

Choose File Type of Old Pictures from iCloud

Step 4. 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.

Scan and Recover Old Photos from iCloud without Reset

In just 4 simple steps, you have been able to get old photos from iCloud without reset the iPhone or restore from iCloud backup. As you can see, it is so easy to download all photos from iCloud to Windows pc.

Tips: This is also the guide on how to recover deleted photos from iCloud.

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Part 3. How to Get Old Photos from iCloud Photos on iPhone

How to get old photos from iCloud to iPhone? You could extremely easily to get old photos from iCloud to iPhone directly if you have automatically saved the photos to iCloud Photos. Also, you can get the photos on iPhone, iPad or Mac with the same Apple ID through iCloud Photos. Here are the steps of how to get old pictures from iCloud Photos on iPhone:

  1. Log in the same Apple ID that you have synced the old photos to.
  2. Under Settings app, click iCloud > Photos > enable iCloud Photos.
  3. Now, the old photos will be saved in your Photos app. Go and view the photos on your iPhone.

How to Get Old Photos from iCloud Photos on iPhone

Part 4. How to Download Photos from iCloud Photo Stream on iPhone

How to access iCloud photos with a different way? You could also get and download photos through iCloud Photo Stream on iPhone. However, this function would only access the photos in last 30 days. Anyway, it is a good way for you to transfer photos between iOS devices. Here are steps below:

  1. Turn on the iCloud Photo Stream option on your iPhone: Settings > iCloud > Photos > switch on My Photo Stream.
  2. Then open Photos app, you can see the photos in last 30 days in My Photo Stream album.

How to Download Photos from iCloud Photo Stream on iPhone

Part 5. Video Guide: How to Get Old Pictures from iCloud without Reset?

Part 6. Final Recommendations

Here are the four ways of how to get photos from iCloud. 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.

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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. Now, get old photos from iCloud without reset with the suitable way 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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