How to Share iCloud Photos with Android Phones (Updated for iOS 15)

Can Android phones access iCloud photos, videos, and albums? Yes, if you use an iCloud Link. Here's how to share pictures with Android users.

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The iCloud Photo Library lets you view and share all your photos and videos on every Apple device you own. But what about iCloud photo sharing with people who use Android phones? Here’s how to share your photos, videos, and albums with Android and other non-Apple phones.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Your friends and family with Android phones can join in the fun of iCloud photo sharing. 

  • You can share iCloud pictures, videos, and even albums with Android users. 

How to Share Photos, Videos & Albums with an iCloud Link

Here's how to share iCloud pictures and videos with people who use Android or other non-Apple phones. Before you begin, make sure to turn on iCloud Photos on your iPhone or iPad. For more great photo-sharing tutorials check out our free Tip of the Day.  

  1. Open the Photos app or visit and choose the photo or video you want to share.

    photos app
  2. Tap your choice, then tap the Share icon.

    apple share icon
  3. Scroll up and tap Copy iCloud Link.

    copy icloud link
  4. You'll see a notification that the link is being prepared.

    peparing icloud link
  5. Once the notification disappears, touch and hold the text field in the Messages, Mail, or a third-party app and tap Paste. The link will appear.

    icloud photo sharing link
  6. To share an entire album, open the Photos app, tap the Albums tab, scroll down to Shared Albums, and tap a shared album you created.

    tap the shared album you want to save.
  7. Tap the Person icon at the top of the page.

    tap the person icon
  8. Toggle on Public Website

    toggle on public website

Now you can send the public website link to your friends and family with Android phones. 

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Sarah Kingsbury

Sarah Kingsbury is the Editorial Directer at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time iPhone and Mac enthusiast, Sarah loves teaching people how to use their Apple devices.