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.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Jan. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 24, 2019
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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 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 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 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 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 computer. Therefore, in this guide, we recommend you an amazing iOS photo transfer tool – AnyTrans for iOS, which allows you to transfer all kinds of photo albums from iPhone to PC and Mac computer.

A Brief Introduction to AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS 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.

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How to Transfer Photo Album from iPhone to PC with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 1 – Launch AnyTrans for iOS

Run AnyTrans for iOS on computer and plug your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Click Device Manager in the left-side menu, click “more” at the right hand as below picture shows. It will enables you to manage iPhone content by category.

Manage Content by Category in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

Manage Content by Category in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2 – Select an Album

Click “Photos” and select a photo album, such as Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, etc. For example, you can choose Albums to view your own made or some system generated albums.

Select a Photo Album in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

Select a Photo Album in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3 – Choose Photos to Start Transferring

Choose photos from the album and click the Send to Computer button on the right hand to start transferring.

Start Transferring Photos in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

Start Transferring Photos in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

After transferring photos and albums from iPhone to computer for backup, you can follow this guide to delete them from 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 7/7 Plus to 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 for iOS, 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 computer in few steps. Why not download AnyTrans for iOS for a free trial now?

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.