How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

“I have many photos and pictures on my iPhone 6s plus and I would like to transfer them to my laptop for backup. I know how to transfer camera roll photos from iPhone to computer. I want to know how to transfer pictures that I downloaded from internet or received from others to my computer. I am using Dell Xps 15. Thank you very much!”
Asked by Sarah

This is one of the most asked questions by iPhone users. You may have different reasons for transferring photos and pictures from iPhone to computer, backing up, making more space on iPhone, sharing with your friends and families, etc. In this article, I will show you all the ways you can transfer photos from iPhone to computer. I will introduce the best way first, so you can directly learn how to import photos from iPhone to PC. If you want, you can read all the ways in this article and select the method you like most and follow my article to copy photos from iPhone to computer.

The Best Way to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (iPhone Transfer Software)

iPhone Transfer can transfer all the photos from your iPhone to computer with just few clicks. You can transfer photos in your camera roll and any other album in your iPhone to your computer easily. It can transfer videos, messages, contacts, call logs, playlist, movies, TV shows, voice memos, ringtones and other files from iPhone to computer. This software can also transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone and transfer music from iPhone to computer.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer

Run this transfer software on your computer after installing it. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. The software will detect your iPhone and load your iPhone to its interface smoothly. You can see the basic information of your iPhone and data you can transfer on the left side of the interface.

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Step 2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

Move your mouse to the left side of the interface, find the “Photos” section and click it. You will see all the albums on your iPhone here. Select each album here and you will see all the photos in this album. You can preview the photos one by one and select all the photos you want to transfer to your computer. Click “Export to” option and select “Export to PC” option in the drop-down list. The software will download all the photos you selected to your computer as soon as possible.

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This iPhone Transfer enables you to transfer any photo and pictures from iPhone to computer. It is easy to use and supports both Windows and Mac computer and the latest iPhone SE/6s plus/6s/6/6 plus and other iPhone models.

How to Transfer Camera Roll Photos from iPhone to PC/Mac

If you just want to copy photos in your camera roll to your computer, you can use Windows Explorer and photos for OS X to do that easily.

1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC with Windows Explorer

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer

Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. Unlock your lockscreen on your iPhone with passcode or fingerprint. If it is the first time you connect your iPhone to your computer, you need to trust your computer. Click “Allow” button on your iPhone screen when there is a pop-up messages to ask you trust this computer or not.

Step 2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

After your computer recognizes your iPhone, there will be an “AutoPlay” window pops up. Select “Open Device to View Files”. Then you need to select “Internal Storage” > “DCIM”. In this folder, you will find all the photos in your camera roll. You can select and copy any photos from this folder to your computer.

2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with Photos OS X

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Mac

Connect your iPhone to Mac via USB cable. The Photos app will run automatically to load your photos and videos in your iPhone.

Step 2. Import Photos from iPhone to Mac

Click the “Import New” button on the top-right corner, the software will transfer photos from your iPhone to your Mac easily. You can also check “Delete items” option. The app will automatically delete the photos you imported to Mac.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer with Cloud Service

Of course there are many cloud service providers can solve this problem. You can register an account from Dropbox, iCloud, Google Photos and other cloud service providers free or paid. You need also connect your iPhone with WiFi connection before transferring photos from iPhone to computer. You need first to transfer photos to cloud from iPhone and then log your account on your computer and then download the photos from cloud to your computer.

That’s all the ways you can use to transfer photos from iPhone to computer. You can select any one in this article and follow the details here. You can easily import photos from iPhone to both Windows and Mac computer.

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