How do I access my lost iPhone’s Photo Stream from a Windows PC?

mariainderberg September 14, 2012


I lost my iPhone 4 this summer. I really want to access the photos that I had on that iPhone, but I don’t know how. I haven’t had a chance to buy a new iPhone yet, I know you get the photos back when you connect it to iTunes. But I don’t have an iPhone to do that with, so I want to know how to access the photos with my laptop (Windows). I had Photo Stream “on” on the iPhone and I have an iCloud account. What do I do?

Thank you!

  1. Abdallah Moussawi
    September 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    you can use icloud on windows downloaded via apple site or "Apple software update" app on windows. and sign in using your apple id and after that set the folder where you want to download photo stream photos

  2. Lieschen Müller
    September 15, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I'm afraid it's too late now to recover your photos - iCloud stores them for 30 days only. This is because Photo Stream is meant to provide an easy share of photos between iOS devices and computers, not for permanent storage / backup.

    But if you nonetheless like to give it a try have a look at [iCloud: Set up Photo Stream], [iCloud: Photo Stream FAQ] and (generally)

    forget iTunes - it syncs photos only _from_ computer _to_ iPhone

    hope this helps

  3. Tenderrest
    September 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Lucky you in that you had Photo Stream and iCloud on :) If you remember your password you can photos with browser via or by istalling iCloud:

  4. susendeep dutta
    September 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    iPhone Backup Extractor is a software you can use to extract all the photos that you had synced with your Windows laptop via iTunes -

    How to Download Your Photos from iCloud to your Windows Computer -

  5. Erlis D.
    September 14, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Maybe the problem might be fixed if you log in to your account using iTunes for windows! And try to sync them with your computer!
    I don't know if it will work, but give it a try!
    Also, if someone found your iPhone, it might be that he/she deleted all your photos!
    So, it might be that you can't find your photos anywhere, since it has to do with syncing!
    Anyway, try it, and please tell me if it worked!
    iTunes for windows: