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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Windows 7/8/10 Included)

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC? The following tutorial shows you 4 ways to copy and move photos from iPhone to Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP. Compatible with iPhone 7/8 (Plus), iPhone X and iOS 11.

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If you are working with a Mac computer like iMac, MacBook Pro/Air or Mac Mini/Pro, and you are looking for solutions to transfer multiple or all photos from iPhone to Mac computer, you can move to this guide: 6 Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac >

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Q: "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!"

With an iPhone, we can capture high-quality photos using the built-in iSight camera, especially with the new iPhone 8’s 12MP camera and iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X’s portrait mode, people are really fond of taking pictures with its built-in dual cameras. Except taking photos with iPhone’s built-in camera, we also save images from applications such as Safari and Mail to the iPhone, and also take screenshots on iPhone. And all of these photos will be saved on our iPhone’s Photos App. You may ask how to transfer these photos from iPhone to computer?

When it comes to importing photos from iPhone to computer, you'll need to take a quick lesson. This post tells you 4 ways to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows computer, including two traditional ways to download Camera Roll photos from iPhone to Windows 7/8/10, and a new way to import all the photos (including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library and Albums photos) to PC at one click.

Before offering you the tutorials about how to import photos from iPhone to Windows 7/8/10 with AutoPlay, we will introduce you a nice iOS contents management tool and an easy & quick way to export all or multiple photos from iPhone to Windows computer.

How to Import Photos from iPhone

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Part 1: Transfer All or Multiple Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans

You can get many ways to export photos from iPhone to PC, while most of them apply only to Camera Roll photos, other photos like, the photos backed up to iCloud, the pictures synced from computer and Album photos are not in supported list. As a professional iPhone photo transfer software, AnyTrans supports transferring all the kinds of iPhone photos, and you can freely choose to export all the iPhone photos to computer at one click or just transfer some specific items, and even download an album of photos from iPhone to computer. And AnyTrans also supports all the models of iPhone, like iPhone X, iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7(Plus)/6/6s/5/5s/5c/4s/4/SE, and all the Windows operating systems like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Next, we will show you how to import photos from iPhone to Windows computer with AnyTrans. No matter you want to export all iPhone photos or just some specific photos, you can make it with following methods.

Method 1: Export All Photos from iPhone to Windows (7/8/10) Computer

Step 1: Free download AnyTrans on your Windows computer, and then install and run it.

Step 2: Launch AnyTrans, and then connect your iPhone to computer with its USB cable. Then click Device tab, and then click Content to PC button on Homepage of AnyTrans.

How to Transfer All Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans – Step 2

How to Transfer All Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3: Select the categories of photos you want to export to PC, like Camera Roll, Photo Stream (photos synced to iCloud server), Photo Video, Photo Library (photos synced from computer), etc. Pick up the output folder by clicking Select button, and then click Right arrow button to start transferring photos from iPhone to Windows computer.

How to Import All Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Import All Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans – Step 3

When the transferring process finished, all the albums with photos exported from iPhone will be saved on your computer in right folder.

Method 2: Transfer Multiple Photos from iPhone to Windows (7/8/10) Computer

Step 1: Free download AnyTrans on your PC computer, install and run it.

Step 2: Run AnyTrans, and then connect your iPhone to computer with its USB cable > Click Device tab > Click button.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 4s/5s/6s/7/8/X to Computer – Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 4s/5s/6s/7/8/X to Computer – Step 2

Step 3: Select Photos > Select the album with photos you want to transfer to PC, like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, etc.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 4s/5s/6s/7/8/X to Computer – Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 4s/5s/6s/7/8/X to Computer – Step 3

Step 4: Select the photos you want to transfer to computer > Click To Computer button to get selected iPhone photos to your computer.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 4s/5s/6s/7/8/X to Computer – Step 4

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 4s/5s/6s/7/8/X to Computer – Step 4

Part 2: How to Import Photos from iPhone to PC with AutoPlay (For Windows 7 Users)

When transferring photos from iPhone to Windows 7 via AutoPlay, only Camera Roll photos can be transferred, Photo Stream and Photo Library photos are not in supported list. If you want to transfer all the photos from iPhone to PC, or please move to Part 1

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer. If the AutoPlay window appears, click "Import Pictures and Videos using Windows".

How to Copy Camera Roll Photos from iPhone to Windows 7 Computer

How to Copy Camera Roll Photos from iPhone to Windows 7 Computer

2. Click the Import Settings link > In the resulting window, you can 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 Import button.

When your iPhone is connected to computer, but Windows AutoPlay doesn’t pop up, you can try to fix it with these potential solutions, like: reconnect your iPhone; restart your computer; install the latest driver for your computer, etc. If you still failed to make it, move to Part 1 to transfer iPhone photos to Windows 7/8/10 computer.

Part 3: How to Import Photos from iPhone to PC with AutoPlay (For Windows 8 Users)

Only Camera Roll photos can be transferred when importing photos from iPhone to Windows 8 via AutoPlay. If you want to transfer all iPhone photos (including Camera Roll photos, iCloud photos and syncing photos) from iPhone to PC, you can move to Part 1to make it.

1. Connect you iPhone using the cable with your Windows 8 PC. Wait for your PC to detect your iPhone. You might see a notification with Trust option. Tap on Trust option to continue.

2. Open "The PC" and right-click on the iPhone device and then select "Import pictures and videos".

3. Select "Review, organize, and group items to import" option if you are transfer or importing images first time. Or click "Import all new items now" if you have already transferred photos from your iPhone. Click Next.

Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 8 Computer

Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 8 Computer

4. Click on "More Option" link to choose folders where you want import iPhone pictures and videos. Set folder for Pictures. click OK and then Next button.

5. Select the groups of photos you want to import, click the Import button.

When connecting iPhone to your Windows 8 computer, if the AutoPlay Window doesn’t appear, or your iPhone photos not showing up on your PC, you can try to fix it with the following methods, like disconnect your iPhone and connect it again, change another USB cable or USB port, restart your computer, etc. If you still fail to fix it, you can move to Part 1 to transfer all iPhone photos to computer with AnyTrans.

Part 4: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer with Photos App (For Windows 10)

Just like Windows 7, Windows 8, the Photos App on Windows 10 also only supports transferring the Camera Roll photos from iPhone to PC. If you plan to transfer all the photos from your iPhone to computer (including Camera Roll photos, My Photo Stream, iCloud sharing photos, Synced photos from computer, etc.), you can move to Part 1 to make it.

Just like the Photos App on Mac, Windows 10 also has a Photos App, which allows you to upload camera roll photos from iPhone to Windows computer if it is running with Windows 10 operating system. If you are working with a computer like this, follow us to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 10 with Photos App as below:

Step 1: Download the latest version of iTunes on your computer, and this will helps your computer recognize your iPhone. And then connect your iPhone to computer with its USB cable.

Step 2: Run Photos App on your PC, and then click Import button at top right corner.

Step 3: Select the photos you want to import to PC, and then click Continue button. And then all the selected photos will be transferred your Windows 10 computer.

The bottom Line

As you can see, although you can get several ways to transfer photos from iPhone to computer, only AnyTrans supports transferring all the kinds of photo albums and supports exporting all iPhone photos to computer at one click. No matter what device you are working with, like iPhone 4s/5s/6/6s/7, or the latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X; no matter what operating system your computer running with, Windows 7/8/10, or Windows XP/Vista. Anyway, AnyTrans is the best tool to backup iPhone photos to computer.

Except 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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