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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

How to Access iCloud Photos from Computer

Now that you’ve downloaded iOS 5 to your iPad (well, hopefully) you can sign up for an iCloud account and start syncing and backing up your data across devices. This includes Photo Stream, which automatically saves all the pictures you take on your iPad or iPhone to the cloud and to synced devices.

iCloud Manager Download Page


(Step:1) 
Access the iCloud Control Panel download page. Open your browser and enter this URL link: www.icloud.com/icloudcontrolpanel 
Download the iCloud Control Panel. Click on the blue “Download,” and wait for the installer to finish downloading. It will bring you to the site to download the iCloud Control Panel.
The download page also lists Internet Explorer 8 and Outlook 2007 or newer as requirements, but that’s only if you want to sync bookmarks or mail/contacts/calendar data. You don’t need them if you just want Photo Stream. While it’s downloading and installing, go to your iPad and/or iPhone and ensure that Photo Stream is on.

iCloud Settings on the iPad

Photo Stream toggle

Once the iCloud Control Panel is downloaded and installed, open it from the install finish menu or go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > iCloud to get to the settings.
Install the iCloud Control Panel. Click on the downloaded EXE file at the bottom of your browser to start the installation process.

iCloud Control Panel

If the file isn’t at the bottom of your browser, locate it in your default Downloads folder; once you’ve found the file, double-click on it to run it.
Wait for the installation to finish; the program’s shortcut icon should appear on your desktop.

Photo Stream Album on the iPad

(Step:2) Turn on iCloud. Just click on the program’s icon in the Start menu or on your desktop. iCloud will require you to enter your Apple ID and password. Do so on the fields provided.
Open iTunes. After entering your Apple ID and password, close the iCloud Control Panel, and open iTunes. Access your photos. To check your photos, go to My Computer located in the Start menu. A new category will be added into the My Computer menu: the Others category will now have the iCloud Photos menu. Double-click on this to access your photos on iCloud.

Another note: Photo Stream will only sync the images taken on your iPhone or iPad after you set it up and turn it on. So if you have existing images, they won’t sync.
My Photo Stream folder on Windows 7

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