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Shared Library

Whether you encounter the similar situations below?

“I ‘d like to transfer the photos from my shared library to computer/device. What can I do?”

“If I want to upload shared library to iCloud, can I do that?”

”Is there a way can help me transfer shared library from iOS device to my PC?

If you encounter the similar situations above, don’t worry. “Shared Library” mode can help you to manage the shared library on your device quickly. Please refer to the detailed instructions to do it.

Compatibility of Computer System

Windows Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista (both 32bit and 64bit)
Mac macOS Sonoma, macOS Ventura, macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, OS X 10.11

1. When you’re using Windows computer, you're supposed to download iTunes to help detect iPhone/iPad/iPod touch before running AnyTrans. (iTunes 9.0 or above, including the latest iTunes.)

2. If you want to get more info about the tech specs, please refer to this page.

Supported iOS Device Models

All iOS Devices with iOS Version 5 and above

Differences between Trial Version & Activated Version

Benefits Trial Version Activated Version
Transfer Photos in Shared Library Transfer 30 items within 3 days

Step 1. Download & Install AnyTrans on Your Computer.

Before you start to manage your shared library, get the tool downloaded onto your computer. Please make sure the network is stable while downloading and installing AnyTrans on your computer.

Step 2. Connect Your Device to Computer with the USB Cable.

By default, AnyTrans will detect your iOS device automatically. If you don’t connect your iOS device to computer or your iOS device is not recognized, you will see the interface as below.

Your Device Is not Detected

Your Device Is not Detected

Once your iOS device is detected, the interface below will display. And please choose the Photos option.

Your Device Is Detected

Your Device Is Detected

If AnyTrans was unable to detect your iOS device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

Step 3. Select the “Shared Library” Option.

Once you select the Photos option, you will see the Shared Library option. And please select it. After the loading process is completed, it will display the total number of photos on the upper right of the Shared Library icon. If it shows empty in the icon, it indicates that there is no data in your device.

Data in Shared Library Is Displayed

Data in Shared Library Is Displayed

Step 4. Select the Photos You Want to Transfer.

This guide takes transferring photos in shared library from iOS device to computer as an example. Once the loading process is completed, please choose the photos you want to transfer.

Choose Photos to Transfer to Computer

Choose Photos to Transfer to Computer

Step 5. Click To PC Button to Transfer Photos.

After you choose the data, please click To PC button to download them to your computer. You also can:

To Device: Transfer photos between iOS devices.

Refresh: Refresh the interface to load photos correctly.

Upload: Transfer photos from device to iCloud.

Preview Mode: Change the mode for better management of photos.

Your Photo Is Transferring

Your Photo Is Transferring

After you clicking the button, the transferring process will be started automatically.

Transferring Process Will Be Started

Transferring Process Will Be Started

Step 6. Succeed in Transferring Shared Library.

After you clicking the button, the transferring process will be started automatically. Once the transferring process is completed, you will see Transfer Completed page. To locate photos exported on computer, you can click view files button. To go back to the previous page, please click transfer more items or Back button.

Transferring Process Is Completed

Transferring Process Is Completed

If you still have questions after reading this guide, please refer to FAQs page to check more solutions. Or you can contact our Support Team to get further help. We are here to help you!