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.

Roger Smith Posted on: Sep. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 18, 2019

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 the 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 PC and Mac laptop to help you importing photos on iPhone.

AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone Photo Transfer

  • Transfer over 3000 photos from iPhone to laptop within 32 SECONDS.
  • Transfer all photos like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Share, etc.
  • No harm to picture and will be kept in original quality.
  • Work well with all iPhone models as well as iOS systems.

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

Step 1: Run AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable > Click on “Device Manager” mode, and then choose the “Photos” option.

Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 1

Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 1

Step 2: Select photos you’d like to transfer from iPhone to laptop > Click on the “To Laptop” button at the top-right top corner to transfer the selected photos to your laptop.

Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 2

Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop – Step 2

Also Read: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone/iPad to USB Flash Drive >

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.

More than transferring photos from iPhone to computer, with AnyTrans app, you can manage files like music, video, documents on your iOS device. After installing it on two devices(both iOS and Android are compatible), you can directly transfer files from one device to another wirelessly via this app.

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.

  • Connect your iPhone to laptop then create a photo folder on desktop.
  • Go to My Computer/Windows Explorer on your laptop and in removable storage click on your iPhone.
  • Go to the DICM folder inside the internal storage and find your photos.
  • Copy the pictures you want to transfer to laptop > Open the folder you created on desktop > Paste these photos in the folder.

 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 manage 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 questions, please don’t forget to contact us by Email.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.