How to Backup Photos to iTunes from iPhone

If you have all of your photos saved on your iPhone and you wish to back them up to iTunes, the following guide will teach you how to backup photos to iTunes using the most easiest way. Read on to find out how to do that.

By iMobie | Posted on: Dec. 19, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 19, 2018

There are thousands, if not millions, of users who use their iPhone as their primary method of capturing and saving their photos. If you are one of those, you have made a great choice as iPhone comprises of a great quality camera to help you save the precious moments of your life on your handheld device. After capturing the photos, many users prefer to create a backup of their photos with iTunes so that their photos are saved on their computers as well. The following guide teaches how to backup photos from iPhone to iTunes so you can do that as well.

The reason why you may want to create an iTunes backup for your photos is because things like data loss can occur at anytime on your device. Maybe a spammy app deletes your photos or you mistakenly end-up deleting your photos on your device. As long as you have an iTunes backup of your photos, your photos are safe and secure and you can easily restore them on your device whenever you want using the app.

In this guide, there are two possible ways for you to back up photos. Read on to know how to backup photos to iTunes from iPhone.

How to Backup Photos to iTunes with iTunes

If you have ever created any kind of backup with iTunes, you would know that it backs up everything you have on your iPhone. So basically what it does is it creates a full backup of your iPhone and then lets you restore the same on your device when you want. That is exactly what you are going to do in the following steps. So let’s get onto backing up your iPhone photos to iTunes using the iTunes app:

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer > Connect your photo loaded iPhone to your computer using a compatible cable.

Step 2. When iTunes has recognized your iPhone, click the device icon > Then, click on the Summary tab under Settings in iTunes.

Step 3. Click on the button that says Back Up Now to start preparing a backup of your iPhone including your photos.

How to Backup Photos to iTunes with iTunes

How to Backup Photos to iTunes with iTunes

Step 4. When iTunes has finished creating a backup, you will see the last backup date in the app so you can confirm your backup indeed went well. In future, should you ever wish to restore the backup, you can click on the Restore Backup button to do so.

While the iTunes method to create a backup of your iPhone photos works just fine, there are some drawbacks of the method that we want you to be aware of.

Full Backup: iTunes will create a full backup of your device that includes your videos, apps, contacts, messages, and many other kinds of data that you may or may not want.

No Previews of Photos: When you backup visual items like photos, iTunes doesn’t offer the feature to help you view your photos before they are backed up.

Just because iTunes does not offer the flexibility of choosing content while creating backups does not mean there are no other methods available that let you do that. The following section talks about it.

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to Computer without iTunes

The tool that enables you to back up your photos from your iPhone to your computer without using the iTunes app is AnyTrans for iOS. You might have guessed by its name that it lets users transfer content between their devices and that’s exactly what it does. Know more about this tool’s main features:

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Step 1. Download and launch AnyTrans for iOS on your Windows PC or Mac. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a suitable cable and click on the categories option.

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to Computer without iTunes - Step 1

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to Computer without iTunes – Step 1

Step 2. On the following screen, you will need to choose a category to transfer your photos. Click on the option that says Photos and then choose where your photos are saved.

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to Computer without iTunes - Step 2

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to Computer without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3. Click on the photos to be backed up and then hit the Send To Computer button at the top to start backing up your photos.

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to Computer without iTunes - Step 3

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to Computer without iTunes – Step 3

There you go. Your chosen photos will soon be backed up to your computer.

Conclusion

If you have ever wanted to back up your photos, our guide above should teach you how to backup iPhone photos to iTunes so all your photos are saved on your computer. It also shows a method that doesn’t use iTunes in case you are not a big fan of the iTunes app. Give a try to AnyTrans for iOS now to get a better and easier iPhone data management.

iMobie

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