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How Do I Use iCloud Photo Library

By Emily Watson, Thursday, April 27, 2017

iCloud Photo Library is an awesome Apple service which allows you not only to manage photos/videos but to transfer photos/videos from iPhone/iPad/Mac/PC to iPhone/iPad/Mac/PC with ease. However, if you want to manage photos on iCloud Photo Library, the easiest way is to do it on the web. Now, please let's learn how to upload, add, share, download or delete photos on iCloud with this guide.

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Part 1: How to Upload Photos to iCloud Photo Library?

You can easily upload multiple photos or videos to iCloud at the same time, however, the rate depends on the size of the transferring files. Let's see the steps.

Step 1. Turn on computer and open on browser.

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID to log in your account.

Step 3. Click "Photos" app on the panel.

Step 4. Select an album on the left side.

Step 5. Directly drag photos to the web or click "Upload" button on the toolbar above.

Step 6. Wait until the "Uploading items" process complete and check out photos on iCloud.

Upload Photo

Part 2: How to Add/Move Photos to an Album on iCloud Photo Library?

When you're logging in the, you're also allowed to manage photos like moving or adding photos to a specific album so as to well organize the photos.

Step 1. Log in and click to choose "Photos".

Step 2. If you want to create a new album, please click "+" button at the top and click "New Album".

Note that new albums will be named with the date they're created. You can rename them when creating albums.

Step 3. As for a new album, you can click "Add Photos and Videos" button.

Step 4. Now, select desired images and click "Add" to move your selections to new album.

Step 5. If you wish to add photos from computer to a specific album, please choose the target album from the left side, and click "Upload" button.

Step 6. Select pictures from the pop-up window and wait till the uploading completes.

Add Move Photo

Part 3: How to Share a Photo through iCloud Photo Library?

Do you know that pictures on iCloud can also be shared through email or Facebook with simple steps? If you'd like to try so, please give it a shot.

Step 1. Open on your browser on computer.

Step 2. Click to select "Photos" app from the toolbar.

Step 3. Preview all your photos and make your choices. You can select multiple images with the "control" key being held.

Step 4. Click "Share" button from the buttons at the top.

Step 5. Select "Mail" or "Facebook" to share your selections.

Share Photo

Part 4: How to Download a Photo from iCloud to Computer?

Some people have complained about the difficulty in photo transfer between iPhone and computer. To be honest, the reason why you find it difficult is that you are not using the correct method. If you're synced photos with iCloud Photo Library, it's a piece of cake to download pictures to your computer.

Step 1. Log in your Apple ID on

Step 2. Click "Photos" to check out all the photos.

Step 3. Select the album on the left and highlight those you want to download.

Step 4. Click "Download" button at the upper right of the interface.

Step 5. Select a folder from the window and click "Save" to save photos on computer.

Note that you can download multiple photos at once.

Download Photo

Part 5: How to Delete a Photo from iCloud Photo Library?

If you'd like to remove some unwanted photos from iCloud, it's easier for you to do so on the web especially when you've got a bunch of images. With a bigger screen, you can quickly locate those unwanted and get them deleted.

Step 1. Open a browser and navigate to

Step 2. Sign in with your iCloud ID.

Step 3. Select "Photos" option from the panel.

Step 4. Click to choose "All Photos" or a certain album on the left.

Step 5. Please make your choices with unwanted images.

Step 6. Click the "Trash" icon at the top next to the username.

Step 7. A pop-up will ask you to confirm your step. Please choose "Remove" to deleted selected items.

Delete Photo

That's how you use iCloud Photo Library. It's simple, right? Also, I want to introduce FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery to you, which is able to access and view iCloud backups well as restore data from iCloud backup without a hitch.

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