How to import photos from iPhone to PC? This article shows you 6 ways to transfer photos from iPhone to the Windows or Mac computer that work for all iPhones models including iPhone 12 series.
I cannot figure out how to import my photos from my iPhone to a folder on my Windows PC. This is my first iPhone and I am not used to iTunes or the sync features. So far I can get it to sync photos from the photo folder on my pc, but not take them from the iPhone and put them on my PC!
One day, you’ll find Photos App becomes the biggest storage consumer which may take you more than 30GB (a large number for a 64GB device) or even more on your iPhone. Photos take 47GB of my 128GB iPhone 13, which is a lot. At this moment, you have to consider transferring all photos from your iPhone to your computer and deleting them to free up space. How do I transfer photos from my iPhone to my home computer? Here you will get 6 ways to move your iPhone photos to the computer (Windows or Mac).
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AnyTrans supports the newest iOS 15 and iPhone 13. So you can use it to transfer photos from iPhone 13/12/11 to the computer. There are two options to transfer iPhone photos to a computer with AnyTrans: you can either export all iPhone photos with 1 click or choose some specific photos to transfer.
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.
Step 2. Run AnyTrans, and then connect your iPhone to the computer with its USB cable > Under Device Manager > Click 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.
Step 4. Select the photos you want to transfer > Click Send to PC (or Mac) button to copy photos from iPhone 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.
You are encouraged to watch a video tutorial that shows you how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer:
How do I transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes? Just like the Photos App on Mac, Windows 10 also has a Photos App. If you are working with a Windows 10 computer like this, follow us to transfer photos from iPhone to PC with Photos App as below steps:
Windows treats the iPhone as a digital camera or file system, so you can import photos from iPhone to PC with File Explorer (named Windows Explorer on Windows 7). Follow the steps below to import photos from iPhone to PC with File Explorer:
How do I transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 7? You can get photos off iPhone with AutoPlay on Windows 7. When transferring photos via AutoPlay, 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:
Recently, some users reported that photos won’t upload on Windows due to they are saved in HEIC format. It is not clear whether because of the format. But, if you’re facing this problem too, here are two fixes for you:
iCloud Photos on Windows helps you sync photos from iPhone to iCloud, so you can easily download the pictures from iCloud to your PC. Here is how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC with iCloud Photos, follow the steps below:
From now on new photos you take with your iPhone will now automatically transferred to your PC whenever you have Wi-Fi.
You may meet some problems when transfer iPhone photos with the above ways, here are faqs related to the iPhone photo transfer issues on Windows PC:
We have a detailed guide to help you fix the iPhone DCIM folder empty issue, here are the main solutions you can try:
This error may occur when your iPhone has a connectivity issue with the PC. Another possible reason is that on Windows 10 when you copy your HEIF or HEVC photos on your iPhone to a PC, they are automatically converted to JPEG formats. However, during the process that the error “A device attached to the system does not work correctly” can occur.
To open File Explorer in Windows 10, you can:
To fix File Explorer not showing on pc, you can try:
If your computer does not recognize the iPhone or iPhone not showing up on PC/Mac, try the tips below:
While trying to import photos and videos from your iPhone onto your PC, you may get the error message “the device is unreachable”, you can fix this by: Open your iPhone, go to Settings > Photos > Transfer To MAC or PC > Keep Originals.
Many people complain that when transferring hundreds of photos or larger size videos (4K videos), Windows Photos or File Explorer automatically stops transferring it. For this issue, we recommend you try AnyTrans, it does a great job of transferring large videos or multiple files from your iPhone to PC or Mac.
If there is no USB cable available or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, then you can try the AnyTrans app to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly.
Now, connect your iPhone to PC with the same Wi-Fi, and then do as the following steps:
Step 1. Install the AnyTrans app on your iPhone. You can download it by clicking the below button or directly search AnyTrans on App Store.
Step 2. On your PC, enter anytrans.io in your browser, and you’ll see a QR code.
Step 3. On your iPhone, open the AnyTrans app you just installed and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.
Step 4. Then all your iPhone photos will show up on the computer. Select the photos you want to transfer and click the “Download” button to start transferring photos from iPhone to PC.
For Mac users, how to download photos from iPhone to computer? The easiest way to transfer iPhone photos to Mac is using Mac’s Photos app, here is how:
To learn more ways of transferring photos from iPhone to Mac like using Image Capture, AirDrop, Preview, please read this guide – How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac to get iPhone photos to Mac.
Besides copying photos from iPhone to computer, AnyTrans also supports transferring other iOS contents, like Contacts, Messages, Videos, Notes, Voice Mails, Music, etc. Now Download AnyTrans to Try It For Free >
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