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How to select all photos on iCloud

If managing massive photos drives you mad, read this page and find ways to select all photos on iCloud on Mac, Windows and iPhone.

William Davis Updated on Aug 11, 2023 4:47 PM

As one of the most frequently used Apple features, iCloud plays an important role in photo management. However, many Apple users today have trouble in selecting and deleting multiple photos in iCloud, facing the overflowing photo libraries and the shrinking storage space.

To solve how to select all photos on iCloud, we offer you several quick ways to select or deselect images in bulk and a wonderful alternative.

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How to select all photos on iCloud on Mac / Windows

If you have iCloud enabled, all the photos and videos you take are automatically stored in iCloud. You can access and modify them from any device with the same Apple ID whenever and wherever you want. Then, since there isn't a button that can check all, how to select all photos?

Suppose you know how to select multiple photos or files on your PC, it's not difficult at all to select all photos on iCloud. But if you don't, never mind! Read carefully the following steps to quickly get to all images on Mac and Windows, which also works when you want to transfer videos from iPhone to computer, here's how:

1. Visit icloud.com on your computer and sign in with your Apple ID.

2. After logging in, click on Photos in the menu.

3. For a Mac, you should first click anywhere on the iCloud page to make sure that you are ready to operate. Then press Command + A on your keyboard to select all photos. For a Windows, you just need to press Ctrl + A to choose every picture.


  • If there aren't a large number of photos in your photo album, you can simply press and drag your cursor to select all photos. If you want to select discontinuous images, hold Command/Ctrl and click on whatever you want.

How to select all photos on iCloud on iPhone / iPad

If you are not able to access iCloud on Mac or Windows machine, it's okay - this operation is also simple on iPhone! Follow the instructions step by step to select all photos with an iPhone.

  • Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  • Choose the target album you want to manage. Tap the Select button on the top right corner.
  • Hold and drag your finger across the photos you want to select. There will be a blue tick mark signifying selected photos. If there are hundreds of images on the phone, it takes up about half a minute to select them all, so please be patient.


  • If you are to select photos from a specific album like Favorite, there is a Select All button on the top left corner after you tap Select. But if you want to select photos from Gallery, there isn't this button and you have to select manually.

How to deselect all photos on iCloud

Now you acquaint yourself with how to select all iCloud photos on Mac, Windows and iPhone. But you definitely want to deselect them when click incorrectly or delete undesired ones.

  • On a Mac, if you want to deselect all photos when you have selected them, you just need to simply click on anywhere else outside the pictures. With regard to certain photos, press Command and left-click them.
  • On a Windows, the operation is the same as that on a Mac. To deselect multiple photos in iCloud, hold on Ctrl and click on them.
  • On an iPhone, tap the Deselect All button on the upper left corner in iCloud photo libraries.

An alternative to manage photos on Mac / Windows

What you should keep in mind is that you can only select all iCloud photos with less than 1000 photos by the above methods we introduced. When it comes to selecting a pile of photos, use iPhone Data Transfer to easily select all your photos with one click.

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iPhone Data Transfer assists you with both file transfer and management in one place. Not only selecting photos! These features of the application really contribute to your daily iPhone photo management and transfer:

  • Select all photos with one click: You can manage your iCloud photos effectively by viewing the photos in a large version or checking them all with a single click to move, edit or delete.
  • Import and export photos between computer and iPhone/iPad: By using this data transfer tool, you can easily select multiple or all pictures and transfer photos from iPhone to PC or Mac and vice versa within a few steps.
  • Add and move photos between albums: iPhone Data Transfer allows you to create new albums to put iCloud photos in order as well as manage them in bulk.

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