How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS/XR to Computer

How to transfer photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to computer? This guide will tell you several methods to help you download iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS (Max) and iPhone XR photos to PC or Mac computer.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted on: Oct. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 14, 2018
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The new iPhone XS (Max) and iPhone XR both feature a more advanced camera, you can always take high-quality photos. Besides that, you can also edit your photos with the new filters easily. Then how to download photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to computer as a backup or for further use? Read this guide to learn 5 methods that can help you transfer photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to PC or Mac computer.

Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

If you prefer one quick and easy way to download photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR, then one iOS data transfer tool named AnyTrans for iOS can be your first choice. With it, you can:

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Step 1 – Run AnyTrans for iOS

Open AnyTrans for iOS > Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable > Choose Device Manager > Go to category management page.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus to Computer

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus to Computer

Step 2 – Select an Album

Choose Photos > Select the album that contains the photos you want to transfer, here we choose Camera Roll.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone X to Computer

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone X to Computer

Step 3 – Start Transferring

Select the photos you want to download > Click Send to PC/Mac button to transfer photos from iPhone to computer > Choose the destination > Click Open.

How to Download Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR

How to Download Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR

Step 4 – Transfer Completes

After the transfer, you can click “view files” to check the photos.

Besides transferring photos from iPhone to computer, AnyTrans for iOS also lets you transfer photos from computer/old iPhone/Android phone to your new iPhone.

Method 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone X/8/XS (Max)/XR to Computer Wirelessly

In case that you have no USB cable available or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, AnyTrans app is recommended here. It enables you to download iPhone photos to computer wirelessly.

Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi and have the AnyTrans app installed on iPhone. You can find it at App Store or just go to this page using any browser and it will direct you to app downloading page. Then please follow the steps below:

Step 1. On your computer, go to AnyTrans website, and you’ll see a QR code.

Step 2. 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 Download Photos from iPhone X/8/XS (Max)/XR to Computer Wirelessly

How to Download Photos from iPhone X/8/XS (Max)/XR to Computer Wirelessly

Step 3. Then all your iPhone photos will show up on the computer. Select the photos you want to download to computer and click the “Download” button to transfer photos from iPhone X/8/XS (Max)/XR to computer.

How to Download Photos from iPhone X/8/XS (Max)/XR to Computer Wirelessly

How to Download Photos from iPhone X/8/XS (Max)/XR to Computer Wirelessly

Method 3. How to Import Photos from iPhone X/8/XS (Max)/XR to PC with AutoPlay

You can only transfer Camera Roll photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to PC with AutoPlay. If you want to transfer photos in other albums, please refer to Method 1 to get the method.

Steps to Import Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR via AutoPlay (Windows 7)

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone > AutoPlay will appear automatically.

Step 2. Click Import pictures and videos or Open device to view files.

Step 3. If you choose Import pictures and videos, AutoPlay will import all cameral photos, if you choose the following one, you should find the pictures saved in different folders.

Step 4. Click OK after setting up the import options > Choose a tag if desired and click Import button.

Download Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR via AutoPlay (Windows 7)

Download Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR via AutoPlay (Windows 7)

Steps to Import Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR via AutoPlay (Windows 8)

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC via USB cable > Tap Trust option on your iPhone if you see one.

Step 2. Open “The PC” > Right-click on the iPhone device then choose the “import pictures and videos” option.

Step 3. Select “Review, organize, and group items to import” option if you are importing images first time. Or click “Import all new items now” if you have already transferred photos from your iPhone > Click Next.

Download Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR via AutoPlay (Windows 8)

Download Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR via AutoPlay (Windows 8)

Step 4. Click “More Option” > Set folder for where you want import iPhone pictures and videos > Click OK and Next.

Step 5. Choose the photos you need > Click the import button.

Method 4. Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer with Photos App

Photos app can only help transfer Camera Roll photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to computer. If you want to transfer all the photos, then just refer to Method 1 to get the method.

This method works for Mac computer with OS X Yosemite or later.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 8 or iPhone X to computer via USB cable > Generally, the Photos app will launch automatically. If not, just open it.

Step 2. Choose Import option > Select the pictures you want to download.

Step 3. Click on Import XXX Select to transfer photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to computer.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer via Photos

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer via Photos

Method 5. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer via AirDrop

With AirDrop, you can instantly share your photos, videos, documents, and more with other Apple devices that are nearby. This method works for Mac users only. You need to enable the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection on both of your iPhone and Mac.

Step 1. Enable AirDrop on your iPhone from Control Center. Then select either Contacts Only or Everyone.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer via AirDrop

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer via AirDrop

Step 2. Open the Mac Finder and select AirDrop from the left. Then make sure your Mac can be discovered by Everyone or Contacts only.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer via AirDrop

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer via AirDrop

Step 3. Open your iPhone Photos app and go to Camera Roll. Select the photos you’d like to transfer to computer and hit the Share icon. Then click on your Mac icon and the sharing process will begin. Photos will be saved into your Downloads folder.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer via AirDrop

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Computer via AirDrop

The Bottom Line

The 5 methods mentioned in the above article can all help you transfer photos from iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR to computer. As you can see, the AnyTrans way is easy and quick that lets you transfer the photos you need. So why not give it a try? It can also help you transfer videos, music, ringtones, contacts, messages etc.

Stephen Wilson

Member of @iMobie_Inc., a die-hard fan of Apple and MOBA games, is always passionate about offering and sharing solutions to any Apple related problems, as well as Android.