How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iTunes on PC/Mac Computer

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iTunes library as backup? Read this guide to find the solution.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted: May. 17, 2018, Last Updated: May. 17, 2018
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With the built-in iSight camera of iPhone, you can always take high-quality photos anytime and anywhere. Those photos are precious, which recording every memorable moment in daily life, with your loved ones. So you tend to make a backup for those pictures, in case you lose them for unexpected situation, such as data loss after a new iOS update.

Since iTunes is the default tool to manage iOS data, and you often use it to backup your iPhone or sync data, so this time you may also want to sync photos from iPhone to iTunes library. However, it seems that you cannot find an option in iTunes to make it and why? To help you out, here in this guide we will tell you why you cannot transfer photos from iPhone to iTunes, and also shows you an easy way to manage your iPhone photos.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iTunes on PC/Mac – Is It Possible?

As is known to all, iTunes is a good choice to help us sync data to iPhone, from iTunes library or from computer. You may have synced some pictures from your computer to your iPhone via iTunes. However, Apple will never let you transfer any data from iPhone to iTunes, it only allows you to transfer photos from iPhone to computer with other tools.

For Windows PC user, you can choose to export iPhone pictures with the help of Windows Explorer or AutoPlay. For Mac user, you can download pictures via Photos app, Image Capture and more. But most of these tools will only help you transfer photos that stored in Camera Roll, not all photo albums. Want to backup all iPhone photos? Keep reading to get the solution.

How to Manage & Transfer iPhone Photo with Ease

Now you know you just cannot transfer photos from iPhone to iTunes as backup. Then you can choose to transfer photos to computer. As we have talked about in the previous part, most of the photo transfer tools can only help you export Camera Roll photos, while you may also want the photos in other albums. But don’t worry, AnyTrans for iOS is here to help. It’s one professional iOS data management tool, which can help you always put your important photos in the right place. Here are some outstanding features:

1. Multiple transfer directions. Lets you transfer photos from iPhone to computer and vice versa, from iPhone to another iDevice, or to iCloud directly.

2. All photos are supported. Lets you transfer photos in all albums, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Share, Photo Library, Live Photos etc.

3. Transfer all or selected pictures. Lets you transfer all iPhone photos at once, or only choose the pictures you need.

4. Ensure the quality. Copy the original pictures instead of the compressed ones.

5. Fast transfer speed. Available to transfer 1500+ pictures in 3 minutes.

6. Delete multiple pictures. Also can help you remove unwanted pictures in one click.

How about give it a try? It supports all iPhone models, from iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s to new iPhone 7/8/X. Download it now (100% green software), and next we will show you how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer.

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Step 1 Launch AnyTrans for iOS > Plug in your iPhone > Choose Device Manager and go to category management page.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer – Step 1

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer – Step 1

Step 2 Click Photos > Choose one album that contains the pictures you want to export.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer – Step 2

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the pictures you need > Click the Send to Mac/PC button to start transferring.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer – Step 3

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer – Step 3

Step 4 When transfer completed, you can click view files to check the pictures.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer – Step 4

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iTunes. As you can see, it’s impossible to transfer photos from iPhone to iTunes. If you prefer an easy and quick way to backup your iPhone photos, just have a try on AnyTrans for iOS, it can help you finish the job without effort.

Stephen Wilson

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

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