How to link the Windows 11 Photos app to iCloud

The new Photos programme for Windows 11 may be connected to Apple’s iCloud by following these simple instructions.

Microsoft is updating the Photographs app’s user interface and integrating it with iCloud, enabling iPhone and iPad users to see and manage their photos and videos on Windows 11 from a single interface.

Although the installation of the iCloud app on Windows 11 makes the integration less than ideal, once everything is set up, your photos and videos will get their own section in the Photos app.

This tutorial will show you how to link Windows 11’s Photos programme to the iCloud service.

Use these steps to link iCloud to the Photos app:

  • Photo-opening on Windows 11.
  • Then select iCloud Photos.
  • Select “Get iCloud for Windows” from the menu.
  • To install the application, click the Get (or Install) button.
  • In the Photos app, select the “Open iCloud for Windows” button.
  • Use your Apple credentials to log in.

You may access your media via the specific “iCloud Photos” tab on the left navigation pane once you’ve linked the Photos app to iCloud. Your iCloud media will show up with your local and OneDrive media if you select the “All Photos” tab. Each picture will have an iCloud symbol if the attribute feature is turned on so you can see where the file is stored.

For devices running the most recent version of Windows 11, the integration is available starting with the Photos app version 2022.31110.2008.0 or above. According to Microsoft, everyone should have access to the new capability by December. The Get updates button can be found under Microsoft Store > Library, where you can always check for updates.

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