How to Transfer Photo Albums from iPhone to PC/Mac

How to transfer photo albums from iPhone to computer? This guide will show you a simple method to export albums from iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6 to PC or Mac.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 05, 2020
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There are so many albums on my iPhone 6s, including the Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Favorites and so on. I want to transfer photos of albums to computer for backup and then delete them on iPhone for free up space. But how do I transfer them to computer. Who can help me this, thanks!

With the iPhone’s high definition, you can always enjoy taking photos with your iPhone. Besides that, you may also download or received some lovely pictures from friends on the iPhone, and these pictures are stored in different albums automatically on your iPhone. As time goes by, one day you may find there are tons of pictures of different albums on your iPhone.

Copy iPhone Photo Album in Your PC

Copy iPhone Photo Album in Your PC

Sometimes, in order to free up space on your iPhone, you may want to delete these photos after transferring them to a computer for backup. So how to copy these photo albums from iPhone to computer?

Normally, we can easily transfer Camera Roll photos from iPhone to a computer with the Mac built-in tools (like iPhoto, Preview, and Image Capture) and Windows AutoPlay, while we can’t use them to import other albums photos like My Photo Stream and photos you synced from the computer. Therefore, in this guide, we recommend an amazing iOS photo transfer tool – AnyTrans, which allows you to transfer all kinds of photo albums from iPhone to PC and Mac computer.

A Brief Introduction to AnyTrans

AnyTrans is an iOS content management tool developed to help Apple users keep their iPhone iPad contents organized. It does great in iOS photos management. Here are some features of AnyTrans.

  • Supports both Windows and Mac computers. No matter you want to transfer albums from iPhone to PC or Mac, AnyTrans can make it.
  • Supports transferring photos from all kinds of albums on your iPhone, including My Photos, Albums, Shared Albums, Places, People, Photo Videos, Live Photos, etc.
  • Before transferring, you are allowed to view all the photos on a PC or Mac computer in advance and then to select what you want to transfer.
  • Supports deleting photos in several modes, like one by one, multiple, even delete all photos at once. This helps you to manage unnecessary photos more flexibly and it is more timesaving.
  • Also supports transferring photos and photo albums between two iDevices directly. This makes it possible to transfer iPhone photos or albums to another iPhone or iPad without iCloud sync.
  • Guarantees you 100% Safe & Security. During this process, all the contents on your iPhone will be kept safe, no data erasing would occur, and you won’t lose any data or file.

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Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

How to Share Photo Album on iPhone with AnyTrans

Step 1 – Launch AnyTrans

Run AnyTrans on the computer and plug your iPhone into the computer with a USB cable > Click Device Manager in the left-side menu > Click the Photos tab on the right hand as the below picture shows.

It will enable you to manage iPhone content by category.

Go to Device Manager and Click Photos

Go to Device Manager and Click Photos

Step 2 – Select an Album

Click on My Photos. Here you can view all your photos by albums, like Places, People, Photo Videos, Photo Videos, and more. And you can choose Albums to view your own made or some system-generated albums.

View Albums with AnyTrans

View Albums with AnyTrans

Step 3 – Choose Photos to Start Transferring

Here we choose to transfer all photos > Select photos in terms of the date > Click on the Send to PC button on the top side to start transferring.

Select Photos and Send to PC

Select Photos and Send to PC

After transferring photos and albums from iPhone to a computer for backup, you can follow this guide to delete them from the iPhone. If you also want to transfer albums from iPhone to other iDevices for backup, you can easily make it by following this guide: How to Transfer Photos and Albums from iPhone to iPhone >

See Also: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC & Mac Computer >

Bonus Method to Transfer Albums from iPhone to Computer Wirelessly

If you have no USB cable aside or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, you can try AnyTrans app to transfer albums from iPhone to computer wirelessly. Before the steps, make sure your iPhone and your computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi.

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your computer, 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.

How to Transfer Albums from iPhone to Computer Wirelessly

How to Transfer Albums from iPhone to Computer Wirelessly

Step 4. Then all your iPhone photos will show up on the computer. Select the albums you want to save to computer and click the “Download” button to start transferring.

How to Transfer Albums from iPhone to Computer Wirelessly

How to Transfer Albums from iPhone to Computer Wirelessly

The Bottom Line

With AnyTrans, you can also easily transfer other iOS data like videos, music, contacts, apps, and audiobooks from iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6 to a computer in a few steps. Why not download AnyTrans a free trial now?

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.