Nov 11, · Here's the steps you need to take to download your photos and get them into Google Photos, whether you're using a PC, a Mac or if you do everything from your iPhone. How to Author: Henry T. Casey. Nov 26, · iCloud Photos uploads new photos and videos from your Windows PC so you can view them in the Photos app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac, and on slicelive.com photos that you take automatically download from iCloud Photos and you can choose to download your entire collection by year. May 26, · It can take a while to download photos from iCloud to Windows PC, depending on the speed of internet connection and how many pictures you are downloading from iCloud. This process offers an alternative for Windows users who want to download all photos from iCloud to Windows PC. Jul 15, · I agree. I suspect that apple is controlling users (anyone surprised) in an effort to get them to download the icloud app so apple (not you lowly user) can manage all of your photos. Then, when you pass the lowly 5 GB of free storage, they can charge you for more. I'm not doing it. I'm moving everything to onedrive - free 1 TB of data.