Download Photos From Icloud To Macbook

When people are planning to sell the old MacBook Pro, or trying to fix issues on a MacBook Pro by doing a clean install of software, they first need to restore the computer to factory settings. It is the best way to wipe a Mac and able to erase all the data and content from a Mac. It is easy said than done. A MacBook Pro usually connects to iCloud, iTunes and other Apple services. To factory reset MacBook Pro, you have to do more than resetting a smartphone. Don't worry! This tutorial enables you to perform an unblemished factory reset MacBook Pro.

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Part 1: What is factory reset a MacBook Pro?

Before you factory reset MacBook Pro, you may be still confused about what is factory reset and why do it. Briefly, factory reset is to erase all personal data and content from a device permanently and return it to factory conditions in the box.

People prefer to store photos, documents, iTunes account and other information on Mac computers. Factory reset is the best way to protect your privacy and information when you want to sell your MacBook Pro or put it to another hand.

On the other hand, factory resetting MacBook Pro is an ultimate solution to resolve various problems. Problems and complaints emerge continuously since MacBook Pro has been launched, such as blue screen, responding incorrectly and more. Factory reset is the latest means to fix a MacBook Pro before giving it up completely.

Part 2: Preparation before factory reset MacBook Pro

As said before, factory reset MacBook Pro is a little complicated than other devices, partly because there are more work about preparation, including backup, sign out iTunes, iCloud and other accounts.

Step 1. Create a backup for your MacBook Pro

To avoid data loss, backup everything on your Mac is necessary before factory resetting MacBook Pro. There are two methods to create a backup for MacBook Pro.

To back up your device, plug a large enough USB flash or external drive, go to System Preferences-> Time Machine, select Backup Disk, then follow the onscreen instructions to format the drive and transfer all files you want to back up.

Another way is to clone entire hard drive. The programs, like Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper, could copy all data and information on your hard drive to an external hard drive.

The difference between backup with Time Machine and cloning is that former supports selectively copying. Cloning a hard drive means copy all information, including errors, malfunctions, configuration issues and even viruses.

Step 2. Sign out all accounts and services on your Mac


This step includes disabling iTunes, iCloud, FileVault and other apps link to your hardware. iTunes supports to set up to five Mac devices with one account. Disabling iCloud could remove some of personal content from Mac. And the FineVault is designed to encrypt your files on hard drive. So it is better to turn off these services before factory reset MacBook Pro.

How do i download all photos from icloud to my mac
  • 1. De-authorize iTunes. Start iTunes, click Store and then Deauthorize This Computer, input your Apple ID and password and hit De-authorise to confirm it. If you use an old version of iTunes, the Deauthorize This Computer is in Account > Authorisations.
  • 2. Turn off iCloud. Open iCloud in System Preferences, click Sign Out Now and then hit Delete from Mac on each popup dialog.
  • 3. Sign out FileVault. Go to System Preferences-> Security & Privacy-> FileVault and turn off File Vault. You will be prompted to enter your password to confirm it.

Besides three services above, you may need to sign out other apps, such as Adobe Photoshop, Facebook and more. And if your MacBook Pro has Touch Bar, you also need to remove any Apple Pay card information.

Part 3: Start factory resetting MacBook Pro

After backup and sign out various services, you can feel free to start factory resetting MacBook Pro

Step 1. Boot your MacBook Pro in Recovery Mode

Click the Apple logo at the upper left corner of the screen and select Restart, then press and hold down the Command and R keys until Apple logo appears on the screen.

There are three key combinations of Mac OS Recovery, Command + R, Option + Command + R, and Shift + Option + Command + R. The first will install the latest Mac OS version without upgrading. The second will upgrade to the latest Mac OS. And the latter will install the Mac OS that came with your MacBook Pro.

Step 2. Erase your MacBook Pro's hard drive

When the Recovery Mode Utilities window shows up, pick Disk Utility and click Continue. Select your main hard drive usually called Macintosh HD.

Click the Erase button on top ribbon of Disk Utility to start erasing your hard drive for factory reset MacBook Pro. When it is done, close the application by clicking Disk Utility and then Quit Disk Utility.

When choose hard drive, you should look for the disk name, but not the volume name.

Step 3. Reinstall Mac on your MacBook Pro

Once the Disk Utility is closed, the Mac OS reinstallation window will present. Pick Reinstall MacOS or Reinstall OS X, you MacBook Pro will start connecting to Apple servers and downloading the Mac OS automatically through Wi-Fi network or Ethernet. The Mac OS version reinstalled depends on the key combination that you used in step 1. After reinstallation is complete, your MacBook Pro will restart. If you want to continuously use your computer, log in with your Apple ID and password. Otherwise, hold down Command + Q to skip the setup process.

The guides above are universal process of factory reset MacBook Pro. The detail menus may differ slightly depending on the version of iTunes, Mac OS and MacBook Pro you are using. Even though it may not match exactly, that's OK since the meaning is the same.

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In this tutorial, we have told you how to factory reset MacBook Pro. There are a number of reasons that you need to reset your MacBook Pro to its factory settings. Perhaps, you will sell it and wipe your data off of it. Maybe it is not working properly or infected with virus. Anyway, you will find that factory reset MacBook Pro is not as difficult as you thought if you follow our guides above. To return your MacBook Pro to factory status, you'd better back it up first. And the final step, re-install the Mac OS, needs the internet connection. If you have any questions about factory reset your MacBook Pro, please leave a message below this post.

In case you wonder how to download photos from iCloud to PC, we have an excellent comprehensive guide covering several popular methods.
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If you are trying to understand how to get pictures from iCloud to your iPhone, you probably noticed battling iCloud is not that easy. Thankfully, there’s are 4 workable solutions to download photos from iCloud to your iPhone. Choose the one that suits you best:

The following methods will work for both iPhone and iPad. Let’s start transferring photos from iCloud to iPhone!

How to download photos from iCloud to iPhone

Method 1 is simply to download photos from iCloud to a computer and then to your iPhone. One extra perk here is you can select the photos to transfer to your iPhone. The best thing about this method is it doesn’t require overwriting your data – you just add photos to your iPhone. Period.

First of all, you need to choose how to download photos from iCloud to PC.

We compared three ways, including one of our own invention:

CopyTrans CloudlyiCloud.comiCloud for Windows
Downloading all photosDownloads everything at onceDownloads only 1000 items at a timeDownloads everything at once
Preserving album structureYesNoNo (downloads by year)
Downloading originalsYesYesNot always
Incremental download of new photos (without creating duplicates)YesNoNo
Deleting all photosDeletes everything at onceDeletes only 1000 items at a timeNo
Retrieving permanently deleted photosYesNoNo
Speed (depends on the internet connection speed)15-30 minutes for every 5 GBEternity1,5-3 hours for every 5 GB
Viewing and selecting photos before downloadingNoYesNo
Using on a MacNoYesNo
Uploading photos to iCloudYesYesYes

Download Photos From Icloud To Mac Mini

To download photos using CopyTrans Cloudly, follow the steps:

  1. First, let’s download photos from iCloud to a computer. For that, please install CopyTrans Cloudly:
    Download CopyTrans Cloudly
  2. Run CopyTrans Cloudly. You will see a login screen. Enter your Apple ID and password.

    NOTE: We use a secure SSL-connection and do not store your account data, unless you want us to save it for faster login.

  3. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, make sure to allow the connection on your device:

  4. Wait until your iCloud photo library is loaded. To download all photos from iCloud, click Download and select the destination folder:

  5. Voila! All you need to do now is wait until all your photos and videos are downloaded from iCloud.

  6. We are ready to download iCloud photos to iPhone! For a smooth transfer, use CopyTrans Photo:
  7. Start CopyTrans Photo and connect your device. iPhone photos are displayed on the left while PC photos appear on the right.

  8. In the rightmost pane, select a PC folder with your iCloud photos. Then select the exact photos you wish to transfer to the iPhone.TIP: To select multiple photos, press and hold CTRL while clicking on individual photos. To select all the images at once, press CTRL + A.

  9. Next, choose the iPhone album on the left to add photos from computer.

    Due to Apple limitations, you cannot add photos to the albums that were created on the iPhone. Please create a new album to download iCloud photos to iPhone.

  10. To put pictures from computer to iPhone, just drag and drop the selected files to iPhone photo pane on the left.

    If you don’t have enough storage space on your iPhone, consider cleaning your iPhone before downloading images.

  11. To finish transferring iCloud photos to iPhone, click “Apply changes”.

CopyTrans Photo allows you to:

⚡ Transfer photos and videos in original quality with EXIF data between iPhone and PC
⚡ Back up your entire photo library in two clicks and store it safely on PC
⚡ Stop paying monthly iCloud fees
⚡ Convert HEIC to JPEG on the fly
⚡ Work with the new Apple ProRAW format
⚡ Work offline, independently from the internet
⚡ Easily organize and clean up your library to free up space

And that’s it! You have successfully moved photos from iCloud to iPhone in a matter of minutes!

Get photos from iCloud backup

If iCloud Photos was disabled on your device and the photos were not in iCloud, do not lose heart. It means that they would be included into an iCloud backup if you made one recently. You can discover and look inside your iCloud backups with CopyTrans Backup Extractor. Here’s how:

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Backup Extractor:
  2. Install and run the program. If you need help, refer to the installation guide.
  3. On the welcome screen, choose “Log in to iCloud for more backups”.

  4. Enter your Apple ID and password.

  5. If you have 2-factor authentication enabled, you will also need to insert a verification code sent to your device.

  6. There you are! after a short search CopyTrans Backup Extractor will display all your backups, both on PC and in iCloud. iCloud backups are marked with a cloud icon, while PC backups have a folder icon next to them.

  7. Choose the backup that contains your photos. If the backup is encrypted, enter the backup password to proceed.

  8. Click on “Photos”.

  9. Finally, select the folder you want to extract the photos to and wait for the process to complete. Voila! You can now click on “Open containing folder” to see all the extracted photos.

  10. Your photos are successfully out of the backup! You can now transfer them to your iPhone.

Restore photos from iCloud to iPhone

If your photos are not in iCloud (they weren’t synced), don’t worry – it means they would be included into an iCloud backup. You can now restore photos directly to your iPhone using iCloud restore. The drawbacks are that you won’t be able to restore iCloud photos only and you will need to erase all content from your iPhone first. If you would like a more “democratic” way of restoring your photos, use CopyTrans Backup Extractor: it will find your iCloud backups and extract data to your PC, after which you can easily import them to device. If you wish to proceed with erase and restore, follow the steps below:

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  1. First of all, let’s make sure that you have a valid iCloud backup. Open “Settings” on your iPhone and tap on your name -> iCloud -> Manage Storage -> Backups.

  2. To restore photos to iPhone from iCloud backup, go back to Settings and choose “General”. Scroll down and find the “Reset” tab.

  3. Choose “Erase All Content and Settings”.

  4. Select “Erase now”.
    TIP: If you are not comfortable with erasing your data, try taking a roundabout route.

  5. After the reset, your iPhone will reboot and take you through the setup steps. Once you are offered to restore your device from an old backup, choose the backup with your iCloud photos.

Get photos from iCloud to be stored on iPhone

One of the most obvious ways of getting iCloud photos on iPhone is actually hidden in the iPhone Settings. The major drawback of this method is that you have no control over the downloading process and have no estimate of the download time. If you don’t mind waiting, check the Apple guide or follow the instruction below:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings. Tap on your name -> iCloud.
  2. Select Photos, then toggle off iCloud Photos (or iCloud Photo Library for older iOS versions). Make sure that you have opted to Download and Keep Originals.
  3. Now, all you have to do is wait until your iCloud photos are downloaded to the iPhone. Make sure that you have a strong Wi-Fi connection. It’s even better to leave it working overnight.

How To Download Photos From Icloud To Macbook

Hope you’ve managed to successfully download photos from iCloud to iPhone using one of these solutions. Let me know which one worked for you in the comments!

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