How to Transfer Photo Albums from iPhone to PC/Mac Computer

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 Joy Taylor | Posted on: Jan. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 18, 2018
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AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone to PC/Mac Transfer

Download this amazing iOS File Manager AnyTrans for iOS on your PC or Mac. Then follow this guide to learn how to transfer photo albums from iPhone to computer (supports iOS 12/11/10/9/8/7/6).

Question: 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!

Analysis: 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 piles up so many pictures of different albums on your iPhone.

Sometimes, in order to free up space on your iPhone, you may want to delete these albums after transferring them to computer for backup, but the question is how to transfer 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.

Also Read: How to Backup iPhone with 3 Methods >

A Brief Introduction to iMobie AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS is an iOS content management tool developed by iMobie to help iDevice users keep their iPhone iPad contents organized. It doses great in managing iOS photos, like:

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How to Transfer Albums from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 1Run AnyTrans for iOS on computer and plug your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Click Device Manager in the drop-down menu, click the button at the right hand as below picture shows.

How to Transfer Photo Albums from iPhone to Computer – Step 1

How to Transfer Photo Albums from iPhone to Computer – Step 1

Step 2Click “Photos” and select a photo album like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, etc. For example, you can choose Albums to view your own made or some system generated albums.

How to Transfer Photo Albums from iPhone to Computer – Step 2

How to Transfer Photo Albums from iPhone to Computer – Step 2

Step 3Choose photos from the album and click the Send to Computer button at the right hand.

How to Transfer Photo Albums from iPhone to Computer – Step 3

How to Transfer Photo Albums from iPhone to Computer – 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 >

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?

Joy Taylor

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