How to Share iCloud Pictures From Your PC?

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With iOS 5 installed on your iPhone or iPad you can make the maximum use of an iCloud account. It helps you to sync your devices through backing up of your data across all your gadgets. The iCloud has this excellent Photo Stream feature, which automatically saves all your pictures taken on your iPhone or iPad to the cloud, and you can easily share these pictures from your PC as well. This article will give you detailed information on how you can access your iCloud pictures easily from your Personal Computer. Here is a step by step guideline to make you through.

Downloading the iCloud Control Panel 

Step 1: First of all you will need to download the iCloud Control Panel in your PC. For this, open the Internet Browser of your PC and visit the link www.icloud.com/icloudcontrolpanel. You can download the control panel directly from here.

Step 2: Click on the Download button highlighted in the blue and let the installer finish downloading the control panel application.

Installing the iCloud Control Panel 

Step 3: For initiating the installation process click on the downloaded exe file, which is visible at the left hand bottom corner of your browser. In case, the downloaded file is not visible in your browser window, go to the default Downloads folder of your PC and locate the downloaded file.

Step 4: Once you have located the downloaded file double click on it to run and wait for the installation to complete. Once the installation is finished a shortcut icon of the program will be visible on the desktop automatically.

Activating iCloud on your PC 

Step 5: Click on the icon of the newly installed program available in the start menu, or otherwise, you can also click the shortcut icon of the program on the desktop.

Step 6: In order to connect to iCloud, you will need to enter your Apple ID and Password after initiating the program. Once you have entered the required information in the specified fields, your PC is now connected with your iCloud account.

Step 7: Now you can close the control panel window and open iTunes to check the connectivity.

Accessing iCloud pictures 

Step 6: To check your photos stored in the iCloud, go to My Computer from the Start Menu or from the icon available on the Desktop. You will find a new category in the My Computer menu. The Category which normally appears as “Others” will now appear as “iCloud Photos”. You can access all your pictures stored in your iCloud account by simply clicking on this menu.

Accessing pictures that have been stored in the iCloud, from your PC can certainly add a lot of ease and fun. The process of installing the control panel and initiating the connection between the iCloud and your PC is simple and consumes minimum time. Once you have your iCloud pictures on your PC, now you can share them through uploads, mails and every other modes.However, once you have connected iCloud with your PC, it is very important to ensure the best protectionof your PC, as it can give any user access to your iCloud data.

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