How to Backup iPhone Photos in 3 Ways

How to backup iPhone photos? This post offers you 3 ways to backup iPhone pictures, including how to backup iPhone photos to iCloud, iTunes and computer.

By Alexis Hay | Posted on: Dec. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Feb. 13, 2019
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iPhone apart from being one of the best smartphones is also the most popular camera of the world. With iPhone, people are taking more photos and videos than ever. As photo collections grow, so does the desire to store all of them safely and can get access to them at anytime and anywhere. Therefore, in this post we will offer you several ways to help you to backup iPhone photos.

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Part 1: How to Backup iPhone Photos to iCloud

When it comes to backing up iPhone or iPhone photos, our first thought is iCloud. Because we can back them up anytime anywhere only if we can connect our iPhone to a Wi-Fi network, and it is easy to operate. We just need to enable Photos on, and then every photo we take in Camera Roll will be uploaded and saved to iCloud.

To backup iPhone photos to iCloud, follow us to enable Photos on:

How to Backup iPhone Pictures to iCloud

How to Backup iPhone Pictures to iCloud

– Once you have taken some new photos, ensure you connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi network so that those iPhone photos can be backed up to iCloud.

– The photos have backed up to iCloud can’t be transferred to computer when importing photos from iPhone, but you can view them on your iPhone, iPad or iPhoto (if you are working with Mac computer).

Backing up iPhone pictures with iCloud sounds great, but there is only 5GB free space for every user in iCloud. If you want more iCloud storage, you need to pay $0.99-$2.99 USD per month to get more iCloud storage. If you have used out your iCloud free space or not willing to pay for more space, you need to find another way to backup iPhone photos. Syncing to iTunes becomes a nice choice. Next, let’s cut to the point that how to backup iPhone photos to iTunes.

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Part 2: How to Backup iPhone Photos with iTunes

Contrary to backing up iPhone pictures to iCloud, when backing up with iTunes, you just need to have a computer and a USB cable of your iPhone at hand. Follow us to backup iPhone photos with iTunes by following steps.

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable > Wait until your computer have detected your iPhone > Run iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.

Step 2 On iTunes, click Device button at upper right corner > Click This Computer in Backups Column > Click Backup Now.

How to Backup iPhone Photos with iTunes

How to Backup iPhone Photos with iTunes

– When backing up with iTunes, you can’t selectively decide what to backup or not.

– Once you choose to back up photos with iTunes, you can’t view those photos unless you restore your iPhone with this backup. Or you can extract photos from iTunes backup with PhoneRescue for iOS.

If you tend to selectively backup iPhone photos instead of all the iPhone contents, transferring pictures from iPhone to computer is a nice choice. No matter how many photos you store on your iPhone, you can move all of them to computer, and your computer can easily store them. Let’s move on how to backup iPhone photos to computer.

Part 3: How to Backup iPhone Photos to Computer

No matter what computer you are working with, you can get many ways to transfer photos from iPhone to computer. For example, Windows users can transfer photos with AutoPlay or Windows Explore. And Mac users have more options, they can get iPhone photos to Mac with iPhoto, Preview, Image Capture, Aperture, etc.

However, no matter which method you plan to apply, you can only backup Camera Roll photos to computer, and can’t backup Photo Stream, Photo Library and My Albums photos. Fortunately, in this post we will recommend you a powerful iPhone manage tool – AnyTrans for iOS and show you how to backup all iPhone photos to computer. Here are the reason why we choose AnyTrans for iOS.

Step 1 Free download AnyTrans for iOS, install and run it on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable > Click  to manage contents by category.

AnyTrans – iPhone Photos Transfer

Want to backup or transfer photos from iPhone to your computer? This article is intended to show you three ways to backup iPhone photos to your PC/Mac. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

How to Backup iPhone Photos to Computer with AnyTrans – Step 1

How to Backup iPhone Photos to Computer with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2 Click Photos > choose the type of photos you want to backup (Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, Panoramas, Albums and Burst).

How to Backup iPhone Photos to Computer with AnyTrans – Step 2

How to Backup iPhone Photos to Computer with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3 Select the photos you want to backup > Click Send To Mac/PC.

How to Backup iPhone Photos to Computer with AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Backup iPhone Photos to Computer with AnyTrans – Step 3

This method is suit for both of Mac and Windows users. And this tutorial also can be applied to backup photos from iPad and iPod touch to computer.

The Bottom Line

Except backing up iPhone pictures to iCloud, iTunes or computer, you also can backup your iPhone photos with Google Drive, Flickr, Google Plus, Dropbox, etc. But backing up photos with them required that you have installed their Apps. Anyway, choose the most convenient way for you. If you still prefer to backing up to computer, AnyTrans for iOS is the tool you shouldn’t miss. Click Here to Download AnyTrans to Start free trial >

Alexis Hay

Member of iMobie team, a great lover of iDevices. Always enjoy helping to solve all kinds of iOS and Android problems.