How to Transfer Photos from an iPhone to a Computer

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There are many reasons why you would want to transfer all your photos and videos on your iPhone to your computer. One of these reasons could be that you want to have them saved on your hard drive, just in case you lose them on your iCloud. Another reason could be for editing purposes. As your preferred editing app might be on your PC.

How to Transfer Photos from an iPhone to a Computer

However, regardless of what your reason may be, exporting your photos and videos from your iPhone to your computer might be a daunting task as the device isn’t compatible with computers. However, with iTunes or iCloud, you can easily transfer all your photos and videos to your computer.

You can also transfer your photos and videos to your computer by using File Explorer on your computer. To do this, you need to have the USB cable that comes with your phone.

If you don’t want to use a cable to connect your iPhone to your computer, then you can use iCloud to transfer all your pictures and videos over Wi-Fi. This blog post will provide all the details on how to do this. So, read through to make transferring your files easier.

How to Transfer Photos From iPhone To Computer Using Photos App

If you want to transfer all the photos and videos on your iPhone to your computer, you can use the Photos app.

But before proceeding to use, ensure that you have the USB that comes with your iPhone so that you can connect it to your computer to transfer your photos. The steps below will show you how to do that:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the Laptop

Make sure that you use the USB charging cable that comes with your phone. If this is the first time you are connecting your iPhone to the computer, you will need to click Trust on the iPhone and then input your phone passcode. You also need to be sure that your iPhone is updated.

Step 2: On your computer, Open iTunes

This app looks like a multicolored musical note. You need to launch iTunes and enable your phone to connect to it. If your iPhone doesn’t have iTunes, you can simply install it from the Apple App Store.

Step 3: Wait for the Device Icon to Show Up

As soon as you see the icon, you can continue. It might take a few minutes for your phone to connect to iTunes.

Step 4: On your Computer, Launch the Photos app

To find this app, tap the start menu. Find photos in your app library and enter a photo in the search bar.

Step 5: Tap on Import

You can find this icon in the top-right corner of the Photos window.

Step 6: Tap From a Connected Device

This option is located in the drop-down menu. Then your computer will start searching for new videos and photos.

Step 7: Choose the Pictures That you Would like to Import

Once you have done that, tap All the chosen items will have a checkmark in the top right corner of the image. You can also tap Select All at the top of the page to choose all the pictures and videos.

Step 8: Tap Import

Then Your Pictures and Videos will Start Importing From the iPhone.

If you are transferring all your photos and video to a Mac, you can link your iPhone through the USB and then open the Photos app. After that, you will need to unlock your iPhone and enable the phone to connect to the Trust This Computer prompt.

How to Transfer Photos from an iPhone to a Computer Using iCloud

One of the easiest ways to transfer your videos and photos to your computer is to download them from iCloud. For this process, you will need to turn on iCloud storage on your iPhone. After you do that, all the images will be safely stored and will be accessible from your computer.

Step 1: Make Sure That you Have Enough Storage Space on your Device

This method will allow you to upload all your pictures to iCloud, where you can download them to your computer.

Step 2: Open your iPhone settings and Click on your Apple ID

Once you have opened the settings app, you will find the Apple ID at the very top of your settings. There you will see your name and profile picture.

If you are not signed in to your Apple ID, then click on Sign in to iPhone and enter your Apple ID and password. If you don’t have an ID, you can create one.

Step 3: Click iCloud

This is below the subscriptions, right next to the blue cloud icon. There, you will be able to see your device’s storage space.

Step 4: Click Photos

This is right under the apps.

Step 5: Toggle on Sync on this iPhone

Then your camera roll pictures and videos will be uploaded to your iCloud account as long as you are connected to the internet. If you have many pictures, it takes time to sync.

Step 6: Visit the iCloud Website on your Computer

On the website, enter your Apple ID and password, and tap the arrow to login to your account.

Step 7: Tap the Photos

You will find this on the top left side of the screen.

Step 8: Choose the Photos to Download

You can choose multiple photos by pressing CTRL and tapping each photo.

Step 9: Tap the Download Button

This is the icon shaped like a cloud with downward-facing arrows located in the top-right corner of the page.

After completing the steps above, you can now see your photos and videos on your computer. Plus, you can also edit the pictures on your computer from iCloud.

How to Transfer Photos from an iPhone to a Computer Using the File Explorer

If you don’t have iCloud or iTunes on your computer and you would like to transfer your photos from your iPhone, then one of the options available for you is to transfer using File Explorer. Here is how to do it:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the Computer

Make use of the USB charging cable that comes with the phone.

Step 2: Unlock your iPhone

Use your Touch ID or your phone passcode to unlock your iPhone.

Step 3: On your phone, click Trust or Allow

This will allow the iPhone to share data with your computer so that you can download videos and pictures.

Step 4: Open the File Explorer on your computer

The file explorer will allow you to browse the files and the phone connected to your computer.

Step 5: Find the connected device

The device should be on the list located on the left side of the file explorer window. Tap Allow right next to this PC to see a list of connected devices. If your phone doesn’t appear, you can disconcert the phone and plug it back in.

Step 6: Right-click on the iPhone and choose “Import Pictures and Videos”

This is near the bottom of the drop-down menu. If you have lots of photos, it might take a few minutes for it to load.

Step 7: Choose Import all New Items Now and Tap

Once you do this, all your photos and videos on your phone will automatically be imported into your picture folder.

Step 8: Find your photos

After importing, the folder will automatically open. To find the folder, you can open File Explorer and tap Pictures. You can also look for it in the Start menu.

Alternatively, you can also copy all your photos to the Pictures folder. But if you want to transfer images and free space on your iPhone memory, then it is better to move all your files instead of copying.

How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to Computer Using iTunes

If you want to transfer your photos and videos through a USB cable to your computer, you need to have the updated version of iTunes installed.

As soon as iTunes is updated, you can connect your phone to the computer by using your USB cable. You need to unlock your phone before starting the process. Click on Trust or Allow, and then your computer will have access to the iPhone photos.