Download Documents From Icloud To Mac

iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone/iPad or Mac can automatically upload and store the entire library in iCloud to aces photos and videos from all your devices. However, as we all know, there is only 5GB free for iCloud at the very beginning and the photo library can quickly eat up space. Therefore, many users will choose to transfer photos from iCloud to external hard drive to free up iCloud space. Today, on this page, we will show you how to transfer photos from iCloud to external hard drive on Windows PC and Mac. Meanwhile, at the end of this page, we also recommend EaseUS MobiMover Free to help you transfer photos from PC or Mac to your iPhone if you have carelessly deleted some valuable images on your iPhone and won't get them back.

  1. Changes you make to a downloaded file appear only on your computer unless you subsequently upload the file to iCloud Drive. In iCloud Drive on, select the files you want to download, then click in the iCloud Drive toolbar. The files are saved in the Downloads folder on your computer (or other folder specified in your web browser’s preference or option settings).
  2. ICloud Drive lets you organize your files with folders, rename them, and tag them with colors. And when you make a change, the update is made across all your devices. You can even have everything in your Mac Desktop and Documents folders automatically available in iCloud Drive.

How to download photos from iCloud to PC and Mac

Transfer photos from iCloud to PC or Mac is easy by following tips below. Except for pictures downloading, you also can delete all iCloud photos if you don’t need them anymore instead of saving them to another place.

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1. Open a browser on your PC or Safari on Mac, and go to

2. Log into your Apple ID account username & password and access the main interface like below.

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3. Click on Photos in the main interface. Then, choose All Photos album.

4. Press Ctrl on your PC or Command on Mac and choose multiple or total photos in iCloud.

5. Go to the right upper corner and click the Download button in cloud shape and click Download to save the photos on your Windows PC or Mac.

How to transfer photos from PC/Mac to external hard drive

After you have downloaded the photos from iCloud on your Windows PC or Mac, you can start to transfer them to your external hard drive.

1. Plug in your external hard drive to your computer via a USB cable.

2. Find the photo files saved from iCloud and copy them to your external hard drive with ease.

How to transfer photos from Mac/PC to iPhone

If you have deleted some important photos from your iPhone and want them back. You can choose to use EaseUS MobiMover Free to help you transfer files from PC/Mac to iPhone, including photos, music, contacts, videos, playlists, ringtones, and books. Besides, MobiMover Free also allows you to transfer photos from iPhone to PC/Mac at one lick and sync data between two iOS devices without any intermediate operations.

Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer by clicking the download button below, then follow the steps to copy photos from computer to iPhone within minutes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC, run EaseUS MobiMover, and choose 'PC to iDevice'. Then, click the 'Select Files' to continue.

Step 2. On this interface, you can select unlimited photos to transfer. Then, click 'Open' to move to the next step.

Step 3. Check the genres you have selected. If the folders/files you selected cover other supported categories, you can transfer them all together with photos from the computer to your iPhone.

'I tried to update my MacBook from macOS high sierra to macOS mojave. After the update finished, I found that all my documents and folders are moved to iCloud drive folder. I tried to drag them back, but it failed. Those are important documents and files, and I am really worried about they will be deleted mistakenly. How can I get them back?'

Sometimes documents will be also moved to iCloud when you disable documents option in iCloud. Under these circumstances, you may want to restore them back to your Mac. Luckily, we are about to offer you quick solutions in this post. So, never worry about it. What you need to do is to read on and move documents from iCloud to Mac.

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How to Move Documents from iCloud to Mac

Part 1. Where Are iCloud Documents Stored on Mac

If you are running macOS Sierra or higher version, Desktop & Documents Folders will sync to iCloud Drive automatically. Make sure you have updated your Mac to the latest operation system, like macOS Catalina. With iCloud Sync, you can save all your desktop files on Mac to iCloud Drive, and access them on your iPhone or iPad.

Firstly, you can view and access iCloud document in the first part. Just open Finder, find and click iCloud Drive, and view the document files under Desktop and Documents folders.

Part 2. How to Access and Move Documents on Mac

Can't find documents in Mac Finder? Perhaps you have disabled Optimize Mac Storageoption in iCloud Drive. Here are steps to help you get documents back on your Mac.

Disable Desktop & Documents Folders

Just go to 'Apple menu' > 'System Preference', find 'iCloud Drive' and click 'Options...'. Then, uncheck 'Desktop & Documents Folders'. A pop-up window will warn you that the documents on desktop and in Documents folder will only appear in iCloud Drive. Those documents on desktop will be removed.

At this time, some users may mistakenly think they lost the files. Not really? Actually, this is a good chance to get the documents back from iCloud drive.

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Step 1 Open Finder and click 'iCloud Drive', and locate 'Documents' folder in iCloud Drive.

Step 2 Click 'File' in the menu, select 'New Finder Window', and navigate to your local 'Documents' folder.

Step 3 Select all the files in iCloud Drive Documents folder, drag and drop these files to your local Mac Documents folder.

Step 4 You can follow the same process to migrate all files from iCloud 'Desktop' to your 'Desktop' on your local Mac.

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Part 3. How to Download Documents from lets you access and download documents on web browser. After logging in iCloud with Apple ID and password, it is easy to find, organize and download documents from iCloud Drive. After signing in, you can go to iCloud Drive, and double click Desktop or Documents folder. Then, choose the document files to download and save to your Mac.

Part 4. How to Save Documents from iCloud on iPhone

If you have enabled iCloud drive on your iPhone running iOS 11 or later, it is easy to access and edit document files directly. Just open Files app and browse files in Desktop or Documents folders.

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How to restore app document from iCloud backup

Step 1 After free downloading the program, install and launch it on your Mac. Connect your iPhone to Mac via a USB cable. Enter 'iPhone Data Recovery' and select 'Recover from iCloud Backup File' in the left bar.

And you need to input you Apple ID and the password blank area.

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Step 2 After entering the iCloud, you can see all the iCloud backups. Select one and click 'Download' button, all kinds of data will show up. You can select 'App Document' and tick 'Next'.

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Step 3 Tap the app document you want to restore, and click 'Recover' to save the app documents to your local Mac.

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We mainly show you 3 solutions to move documents from iCloud to Mac. You can move documents from Mac directly, or restore them from web browser. If you have some important files get lost, you can use iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to get the deleted app document back from iCloud backup. Leave your comments if you have any better ideas.