The default photo management app for Windows 11/10, Microsoft Photos, has just received an important and useful update when you can now view the photos stored in your iCloud account without unlocking your iPhone, iPad, computer, Mac computer, or the iCloud app.
See also: Photos on Windows 11 already supports iCloud Photos
iCloud Photo Management is available to all users, as long as you’re on the iCloud version Microsoft Images 2022.31110.2008.0 above. The digital experience in this article will show you how to connect and view your iCloud Photos in Microsoft Photos.
Microsoft Images Upgrade:
To make sure that Microsoft Photos supports iCloud Photos, open this app and look at the menu bar on the left side, if you don’t see the iCloud Photos icon (like the Photos app icon on iPhone, iPad), you are using the . Old.
To upgrade Microsoft Photos, do the following.
Step 1: Microsoft Photos opens > enter the name of this app in the search box > click Modernization.
or open the item Thursday > Press Get updates To check for new updates for all apps. When you see Microsoft Pictures, tap Modernization to update.
Step 2: When you open Microsoft Photos, you will see the change, when there is an iCloud Photos entry.
In addition to iCloud Photos, the new Microsoft Photos have many changes, the interface is designed in a more scientific way, management items are usually arranged in the list on the left side and this will be the common design for all Microsoft applications in the future.
The most recent images will appear at the top and are arranged by date created and saved to your browser. You double-click on the image, and it will open in a separate viewing window with several editing tools.
If you want to add new photos on your computer to the app, open a file Folders > Add Folder to lead.
Connect iCloud Photos to Microsoft Photos:
To be able to view photos in iCloud on Windows 11/10 in Microsoft Photos, you need the iCloud app.
Step 1: Microsoft Photos opens > iCloud Photos > press the button Get iCloud for Windows > Press Get to install this application.
If you have iCloud installed, tap Open iCloud for Windows To open this app and set up more, you must choose iCloud Photos.
Step 2: As the first iCloud user, you need to sign in to your Apple ID and get the confirmation code on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 3: In the Select iCloud sync data window, select iCloud Photos to sync photos with Microsoft Photos.
You can choose to save and manage other data, passwords, and bookmarks in the iCloud app. Finally, press Progressing to sync and you can close the window.
The fourth step: Back in the iCloud Photos section of Microsoft Photos, you’ll see the photos and videos saved to iCloud appear.
iCloud Photos also creates a management entry in the File Explorer navigation bar. You can open and view it. iCloud Photos and videos can now be used like the photos on your device, which you can edit, upload to OneDrive, and more.
NB: Microsoft Photos has an option to hide iCloud photos in the app. Clicking the icon settings cog > off Show iCloud Photos.
Microsoft updated the changelog for the Photos app but also released an older version of Photos called Photos Legacy (like Edge Legacy), which you can find in the Microsoft Store or the link below.