Access and view iCloud Photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

With iCloud Photos, you can browse, search, and share all the photos and videos from any of your devices.

iCloud Photos keeps everything up to date

iCloud Photos works seamlessly with the Photos app to keep your photos and videos securely stored in iCloud and up to date on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, and For example, let's say you have an iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can snap a photo of your niece on your iPhone and — if you enable iCloud Photos on all of your devices — you'll see that same photo in the Photos app on your iPad and Mac too.

If you're on a Mac or PC, you can use to access your photos and videos.

Check to see if you have iCloud Photos turned on

Not sure if you have iCloud Photos set up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Here's how to verify:

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  2. Tap Photos.
  3. If you need to, tap to turn on iCloud Photos.

If you can't turn on iCloud Photos, you might need to make changes to your storage plan.

iPhone with iCloud Photos enabled

How to access iCloud Photos

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap the Photos tab  to see your photos.
  3. Tap the Albums tab  to see My Albums, Shared Albums, People & Places, Media Types, and Other Albums. You can also learn more about content that you share with others.

iPhone showing iCloud Storage

Check your iCloud storage

You can easily check your iCloud Photos storage:

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > [your name].
  2. Tap iCloud > Manage Storage. 
  3. Tap Change Storage Plan to make changes. 

You can also see how iCloud Photos uses your iCloud storage.

Published Date: