How Do You Save Photos from iPhone to PC

Want to save photos from iPhone to PC for backup use? Plan to move all the photos from iPhone to PC to reclaim free space on iPhone? Read this article to get three ways to transfer photos.

By iMobie | Posted on: Dec. 05, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 27, 2018
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This guide is only available for users whose computer is Windows-based, if you are using a Mac computer, please read How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer. This post is available for both computer.

– Looking for a way to backup your photos from iPhone to computer in case your iPhone gets misplaced or damaged?

– Your iPhone is almost out of storage space and you are trying to save photos from iPhone to PC in order to reclaim more free space?

– Have bought a new iPhone and no longer need the old iPhone any more. How do you take those photos off your iPhone to save them on your computer?

This tutorial will show you three ways to solve those problems above.

Method 1: Save Photos from iPhone to PC via Windows Import Utility

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable.

Step 2There is an Autoplay dialog box popping up when your computer recognize your iPhone, select “Import pictures and videos” from the menu.

Step 3Click “More option” at the bottom left corner of the screen > Click the “Browse” option to choose where to save your photos. By default, the imported photos will be saved in My Pictures folder.

Save Photos from iPhone to PC

Save Photos from iPhone to PC

Step 4Select and review the groups you want to import > Start to import.

How to Save Photos from iPhone to PC

How to Save Photos from iPhone to PC

Step 5. When the transfer is finished, please check your recently imported pictures by Windows Photo Gallery.

If you want to reclaim more free space on your iPhone after transfer those photos to your computer, please make sure you have checked “Erase after importing” option.

Method 2: Copy Photos from iPhone to PC by Windows Explorer

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable.

Step 2Go to the Start menu and then click” Computer” option.

Step 3Your computer will detect your iPhone as a Portabel Device > Double-click your device icon > click Internal Storage > Click DCIM folder > go ahead to access the pictures on your iPhone.

Move Photos from iPhone to PC

Move Photos from iPhone to PC

Step 4Right-click on this folder and choose Copy from the drop-down menu.

Step 5Paste the photos in the destination folder on your computer.

Method 3: Save all the Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans

The two methods above enable us to save photos from iPhone to PC with just few clicks. However, only photos that are taken with the iPhone’s built-in camera are able to be imported to the computer through the two ways above. Photos synced from iTunes cannot be imported. Thus, we will discuss how to save all the photos from iPhone to PC.

A third-part software named AnyTrans created by iMobie Inc offers a perfect solution on this issue. Let start to learn how to move photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans.

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans on your computer.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer > Launch AnyTrans > AnyTrans will recognize your iPhone immediately > Click Content to PC button.

Save all the Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans -Step 2

Save all the Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans -Step 2

Step 3. Select the categories of photos you want to export to PC > Set up the destination of the photos > Click Arrow button to start exporting all iPhone photos.

Save all the Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans -Step 3

Save all the Photos from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans -Step 3

Bonus Tip: Save Photos from iPhone to PC Wirelessly

If you happened to have no available USB cable or your computer can not recognize your iPhone, but still want to save photos from your iPhone to computer, then you might need a wireless method. AnyTrans app is the one that enables you to transfer photos from iPhone to computer wirelessly. Please follow the step-by-step guide to see how to do it.

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Visit anytrans.io on your computer. Then you could see there is a QR code on the page.

Save Photos from iPhone to PC Wirelessly - Step 2

Save Photos from iPhone to PC Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Open AnyTrans app on your iPhone, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

Save Photos from iPhone to PC Wirelessly - Step 3

Save Photos from iPhone to PC Wirelessly – Step 3

Step 4. Then all your photo albums will show up on the computer. Choose photos you want to save to computer, then click “Download” to send it to computer.

Save Photos from iPhone to PC Wirelessly - Step 4

Save Photos from iPhone to PC Wirelessly – Step 4

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iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.

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