How to Fix iPhone Photos Not Showing Up on PC


iPhone 6/6s/7 photos not showing up on PC? Keep reading on this post and you will learn how to fix iPhone pictures not showing up on computer.


Oct. 19, 2016


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Q: "I have an iPhone 6 and a Windows 7 PC. When I plug in my phone it is recognized, but when I open the pictures folder (DCIM) there are only 2 folders showing. One shows about 30 pictures, 1 video, the other shows about 70 pictures, 3 videos. I have just over 1500 pictures on my actual phone, I'm looking to back them up onto the PC but why are they not all showing? I've tried unlocking the phone first. Please help! Thank you."

Having too many pictures saved on a 16GB or 32GB iPhone will waste the limited storage, that’s why we want to import iPhone photos to PC or Mac to free up space. However, sometimes you may meet the iPhone photos not showing up on PC problem as the above user, which can happen to iPhone 4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE/7 users.

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In this guide, we will show you some potential fixes to fix the above issue, and provide you with an iOS Photo Manager that helps make iPhone photos (Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, or Albums) show up on PC/Mac computer.

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Quick Fixes on iPhone Photos Not Showing Up on PC

Here we offer you several quick and potential fixes to solve this problem.

  • Restart your iPhone and your Windows PC. This is the simplest way to try and it will not erase any data on your iPhone.
  • Make sure your iPhone is NOT locked and it is showing the home screen when you plug it in.
  • Try a different USB port if you have one.
  • Try enabling Windows AutoPlay. When you turn AutoPlay on, you can choose what should happen when you plugin with your iPhone on your PC, and it allows you to import photos from camera roll to PC.

A Better Solution to Make iPhone Photos Show up on Computer (PC/Mac)

If the above methods not working and you desperately want to import photos to PC, just try AnyTrans. It is a full-way iPhone file management tool that allows you to view iPhone photos on PC and get them to computer as backup. It supports photos in camera roll, photo library, photo stream, photo share and albums. AnyTrans is made for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and works on both PC and Mac computers. Now download AnyTrans to take a tour >

Step 1. To make iPhone photos show up on PC or Mac, just open AnyTrans and connect with your iPhone (AnyTrans supports all iPhones including the latest iPhone 7/7 Plus).

Step 2. Go to the manage page as below, and choose Photos, and then select a photo type.

How to Make iPhone Show All Photos on PC/Mac via AnyTrans

How to Make iPhone Show All Photos on PC/Mac via AnyTrans

Step 3. You can change the display mode of the pictures by clicking on option (1), and you are also allowed to send selected pictures from iPhone to computer by clicking button (2), so you can view those photos on computer freely.

How to Make iPhone Show All Photos on PC/Mac via AnyTrans

How to Make iPhone Show All Photos on PC/Mac via AnyTrans

Also Read: How to Fix Can’t Delete Photos from iPhone >

The Bottom Line

That’s how to fix your iPhone photos not showing up on PC, and if you have any other ideas about this issue, please share it with us in the comment section.

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