How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 11/12 to PC

How do you transfer photos from iPhone 11 to computer? This guide provides you five helpful methods to transfer photos from iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 to PC easily. Just keep read to find the answer.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 08, 2021

Recently, many iPhone users complain and have the same questions: Why can’t I transfer photos from iPhone to PC? How do I put my photos from my iPhone to my laptop? If you are interested in how to transfer photos from iPhone 11/12 to PC, then you can find the answer in this guide.

The Direct Way to Transfer Photos from iPhone 11/12 to PC

If you are using a Windows 10 computer, you can transfer photos from your iPhone to PC by Photos app that has already installed on your Windows 10 PC. Please follow the steps below to finish it:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 11/12 to a PC with a USB cable > Unlock your iPhone and choose “Trust” to authorized the PC to extract files from your iPhone.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

Step 2. Click the “Start” button and select “Photos” to open the Windows Photos app on your PC.

Step 3. On the main interface, choose “Import” > From a USB device > Follow the instructions to get the pictures that you want to transfer and select the location disk to save them.

Step 4. When your PC has finished importing the photos, they can be found in your Pictures folder.

How To Copy Photos From iPhone To PC Windows 7

How do I put my photos from my iPhone to my laptop Windows 7? For those people who are using a Windows 7computer, you can get photos off iPhone with AutoPlay on Windows 7. But you can’t import a single picture you want, instead, you need to import all iPhone photos it supported. Here is how to Import iPhone photos to a Windows 7 PC:

  1. Connect your iPhone 12/11 to a PC with a USB cable > Unlock your iPhone and choose “Trust” to authorized the PC to extract files from your iPhone.
  2. If the AutoPlay window appears, click “Import Pictures and Videos using Windows” > Click the Import Settings link > Change the folder to which your Camera Roll’s photos will be imported by clicking the Browse button next to the “Import to” field.
  3. After setting up your import options, click OK > Choose a tag if desired and click the Import button.
Import iPhone Photos to Windows 7

Import iPhone Photos to Windows 7

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Transfer Photos from New iPhone to PC by AnyTrans

To transfer and manage all your iPhone photos in one place, here we recommend you an iPhone data manager – AnyTrans, which is a professional iOS data management tool that makes it easy to export, import, delete iPhone photos to anywhere you like.

AnyTrans supports the newest iOS 14 and iPhone 12. So you can use it to transfer photos from iPhone 12/11 to the computer.

AnyTrans – iPhone Photo Transfer

  • Transfer photos from iPhone to PC/Mac within minutes.
  • Transfer all photos including Places, People, Photo Videos, etc.
  • Zero quality loss and convert HEIC to Windows compatible format.
  • 1-click transfer or transfer photos selectively as you need.

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

We will show you how to preview and transfer iPhone photos to a computer with AnyTrans step by step:

Step 1. First of all, you need to free download AnyTrans on your PC or Mac computer, install and run it.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Run AnyTrans, and then connect your iPhone to the computer with its USB cable > Under Device Manager > Click Photos.

Go to Device Manager and Choose Photos

Go to Device Manager and Choose Photos

Step 3. Select the album with photos you want to transfer to PC, like My Photos (including Places, People, and more), Albums, Recently Deleted, etc.

View Albums with AnyTrans

View Albums with AnyTrans

Step 4. Select the photos you want to transfer > Click Send to PC (or Mac) button to get selected iPhone photos to your computer.

Select Photos and Send to PC

Select Photos and Send to PC

Step 5.  When the transferring process finished, all the photos exported from the iPhone will be saved on your computer in the right folder. And you’ll find all the photos are organized in folders like Live Photos, Camera Roll, Panoramas, etc.

View Photos in Category on PC

View Photos in Category on PC

Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC with Google Drive

You can also transfer photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly using Google Drive. But what you should know is that Google Dive helps back up your iPhone photos to the service for free. However, users are allowed to use it to back up about 15GB worth of photos and other files. And after this 15GB limit is exceeded, Google Drive will start charging users for its storage space. Please follow the steps below to move photos from iPhone to PC with Google Drive:

  1. Download Google Drive from the Google Play Store and install it on your iPhone.
  2. Open the app, tap the plus icon at the bottom of the screen > Upload > Photos and Videos.
  3. Now you can select photos and upload them to your Google Drive.
  4. Then install the App on your computer > Open this folder called “Google Drive” and find your uploaded pictures in it.
Transfer iPhone Photos to PC via Google Drive

Transfer iPhone Photos to PC via Google Drive

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Transfer Photos from iPhone 12/11 to PC with iCloud Photos

iCloud Photos safely stores all your photos and syncs your new photos in iCloud, so they’re available on all your devices. Follow the detailed steps below to learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC with iCloud Photos:

Step 1. Before doing the steps below, you need to check if you have turned on iCloud Photos and signed in with your Apple ID on your iPhone.

Step 2. Download iCloud for Windows on your PC and launch it > Sign in the same Apple ID that you have logged on your iPhone.

Step 3. Tap Photos > Options > Select iCloud Photos as the picture shows > Click Done and then click Apply button.

Step 4. To download photos from iCloud, open Windows File Explorer on Windows > Click on This PC (or Computer on Windows 7) on the left of the screen. Double-click on iCloud Photos.

Step 5. Then double-click on Downloads. Now you can view your iCloud folders of photos and put them anywhere you like.

Move iPhone Photos to PC via iCloud Photos

Move iPhone Photos to PC via iCloud Photos

The Bottom Line

That is the full guide about how to transfer photos from iPhone 11/12 to PC. AnyTrans assuredly a better choice for you, so do not hesitate to download it and have a try! If you think this guide is helpful, you can share it with your family and friend.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.