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In particular, photos and videos created with the iPhone or iPad end up directly as a copy in the iCloud, depending on the setting. If you want to download the files stored there and save them locally, you do not have to do this individually by hand. There is a way to be able to download and back up all photos from iCloud Photo Library. Since the corresponding option was positioned somewhat unhappily by Apple, I have summarized the necessary procedure for you in the following instructions.
Unfortunately, there isn't one button that you just have to click to download the entire photo collection from iCloud and save it locally. Therefore, the way to this project leads you through the "Data and data protection" page from Apple. Have you called up the page, then you proceed as follows:
As you can read above, the whole process is about submitting a request. This must then be processed by Apple first. In addition, the selected data and files may be divided into several archives (if you have chosen a small file size for the download, but there are many photos and videos dormant in the media library). However, you should receive an email with the download link (s) within a week. If you want to see the current processing status, Apple also offers a possibility - namely auf dieser seite. Do you have any questions or do you want to share your experiences with the procedure? Then leave a comment;)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.