announced at the beginning of the year, Merge iCloud photos into files Windows 11 operating system Now available to users Thanks to the latest update to the Photos app. There was a time when Apple and Microsoft were considered fierce competitors whose software could not coexist on the same platform.
However, times have changed, and today we have Microsoft Edge on macOS and iTunes on the Microsoft Store, so users of both companies can access each other’s software on both platforms.
Starting today, Windows 11 users can also access iCloud Photos directly from their devices, so it becomes even easier to live as an Apple user on Windows.
Obviously, the new feature is progressing Easy access to content stored in iCloud directly from the Photos app, which means that all of your photos will now be together on your Windows 11 device under the same roof. “We know that many Windows customers have collections of photos and videos on their iPhone that they would like to view on their PC. iCloud Photos integration will allow iPhone owners direct access to all the memories they keep in one organized place and is another step in our ongoing effort to make experiences on Windows 11 seamless.Microsoft explains.
Needless to say, users are allowed to use more than one cloud service in the Photos app. In other words, all photos will be displayed in the Photos app, whether they are stored in iCloud or OneDrive. Both services feel right at home on Windows 11 devices after this update, so You can configure the Photos app as a single library for multiple sources where your photos are stored, including local hard drives and cloud services.
However, if you want to see iCloud photos in the Photos app, it’s not enough to have the latest version of the app installed. The software giant explains that you also need to have iCloud for Windows installed on your computer.
“To integrate your iCloud photos into the Photos app, make sure your Photos app is up to date, and then install the iCloud app for Windows, from the Microsoft Store. From there, sign in and choose to sync your photos, and all your iCloud Photo content will automatically appear in your Photos app.explains the company.
You should know that job Specifically for Windows 11 Update 2022 users, but should theoretically work fine on other supported versions of Windows 11 as well. However, the devices must meet the above requirements, and the latest version of the Photos app must be installed.
If the arrival of iCloud Photos in Windows 11 is good news for Apple users, you should know that the new integration is not yet available to all users. The rollout began earlier today, but Microsoft says not everyone will get it on day one. The process will continue in the coming weeks, and the company says all Windows 11 users should be able to see their iCloud photos in the Photos app by the end of the month.