Question one: What should I do before I set up iCloud photos?
- Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the latest iOS.
- Set up iCloud on all of your devices.
- Make sure that you’re signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on all of your devices that you want to use with iCloud Photos.
- Make sure that you have enough storage.
Question two: What file types that you can use with iCloud Photos?
Your photos and videos are stored in iCloud exactly as you took them. All of your images are held in their original formats at full resolution — HEIF, JPEG, RAW, PNG, GIF, TIFF, HEVC, and MP4 — as well as special formats you capture with your iPhone, like slo-mo, time-lapse, 4K videos, and Live Photos.
Question three: How to pause library uploads to iCloud?
When you turn on iCloud Photos, the time it takes for your photos and videos to upload to iCloud depends on the size of your collection and your Internet speed. If you have a large collection of photos and videos, your upload might take more time than usual. You can see the status and pause the upload for one day.
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos. You can also open the Photos app, go to the Photos tab, and scroll to the bottom of your screen.
Question four: How to download your original photos and videos?
- On iCloud.com, click Photos, and select one or more photos and videos that you want to download. Click the icon in the upper-right corner of the window.
- On iOS, tap Photos and select one or more photos or videos, select the device that you want to share with.
- On Mac, click Photos. Select one or more photos. Drag the content to your desktop, or right-click and select Share > AirDrop.
Question five: Is it possible to download photos from iCloud backup without restoring?
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