How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop

If you have no idea of how to transfer photos from iPhone to laptop, this guide could be helpful by offering you two ways to import iPhone XS/XR/8/X/7/6s/6 pictures to your laptop in Windows and Mac.

By Vicky Carter | Posted on: Sep. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 27, 2018
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AnyTrans® for iOS – Best iPhone Photo Transfer

Download AnyTrans for iOS free trial to and follow this tutorial to import iPhone photos to laptop in Windows or Mac. Supports iOS 12/11/10/9/8/7/6/5.

This guide renders you three simple ways to transfer photos from iPhone to laptop. If you want to know more about how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer, this post: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Windows 7/8/10 Included) can give you five methods on iPhone to computer photos transfer.

When your iPhone is full of pictures, you may want to import some photos from iPhone to laptop for backup. If you are a new Windows/Mac laptop user, you may don’t know how to import photos from iPhone to laptop. If you are one of old users, you probably stuck on some problems that stop you from transferring photos and videos to laptop. So here, we introduce three ways to transfer photos from iPhone to laptop.

Normally, it is not difficult to transfer photos from iPhone to laptop, some Mac or Windows built-in too can make it. But they only allow you to transfer Camera Roll photos from iPhone to laptop, some albums of photos are not in the supported list, like synced photos from computer, iCloud sharing photos, photo stream photos, etc. Therefore, here we offer you three ways to transfer iPhone photos to laptop, including built-in App and third-party tool. No matter you want to transfer all photos from iPhone to laptop, or just Camera Roll photos, you can make it with ease. Let’s get it started.

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Part 1. How to Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop with AnyTrans for iOS (Win & Mac)

If you prefer the easiest way to move photos from iPhone to laptop, one professional iOS data transfer tool named AnyTrans for iOS can be you best choice, because it can be downloaded to any Windows and Mac laptop to help your importing photos.

Now let’s download AnyTrans for iOS and follow the steps below to import your selected photos from iPhone to laptop.

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Step 1Run AnyTrans for iOS on computer, connect your iPhone to computer. Under Device Manager tab, click .

Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 1

Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 1

Step 2On the homepage, tap on photos you want to transfer from camera roll, photo stream, photo library, photo share, albums or other files.

Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 2

Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 2

Step 3Select photos you’d like to transfer from iPhone to laptop and then tap on To Computer button on the right top corner to transfer selected photos.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 3

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 3

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Bonus Method. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop Wirelessly (Win & Mac)

If you do not have a USB cable at hand or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, then AnyTrans app on iPhone is a  good helper for you to transfer photos from iPhone to laptop wirelessly. Make sure your iPhone and laptop are connected to the same Wi-Fi, and cellular data would not work in the following steps.

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your laptop: visit anytrans.io via browser > Then you will see a QR Code on this page.

On your iPhone: Open AnyTrans app > Tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop with AnyTrans Wirelessly - Step 2

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop with AnyTrans Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Then on your laptop, all your iPhone photos will show up > Select the photos you want > Click on “Download” button to transfer photos from iPhone to laptop.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop with AnyTrans Wirelessly - Step 3

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop with AnyTrans Wirelessly – Step 3

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop with Windows Explorer (Win Only)

On a Windows laptop, you can use Windows Explorer to download iPhone pictures, but as we said in the part 1, it’s just limited to the photos that saved in camera roll. So if your photos are not saved in Camera Roll album, you can jump to Part 1 method to transfer them to your laptop.

 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop

The Bottom Line

Besides importing photos to laptop, AnyTrans for iOS can do more things to manager your iPhone iPad and iPod touch by transferring, deleting and backing up. Download it now for a try. For this tutorial, if you have any question, please don’t forget to contact us by Email.

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Vicky Carter

Member of iMobie Inc., is also a more than 3-year user of iPhone, iPad and iMac, like to fix all kinds of iOS and Mac OS problems.