5 Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows PC

We can take wonderful photos with the iPhone. However, iPhone storage space is limited, and one day will be consumed by the increasing number of photos. In this case, you have no choice but to delete pictures to free up space. Each photo represents a memory, right? Of course, you would like to transfer photos from iPhone to PC as a backup.

There are two official ways provided by Apple to help users manage iOS data, that’s iTunes and iCloud. iTunes is a PC-based app, and it can sync data from PC to iPhone; however, it does not allow users to transfer data from iPhone to PC for copyright reasons. As for iCloud, indeed, you can upload photos to iCloud on iPhone and then go to the computer to download the pictures; however, it only offers 5GB free storage space.

To transfer photos from iPhone to PC, you can use other tools. Below are 5 ways that can help you finish the job. Whether you want to transfer lots of photos or several pictures, transfer camera roll photos or pictures saved from the Internet, you can find the right method. Here we go.

1. Use The Quickest Way to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

The easiest way comes first. In this case, you can deploy AOMEI MBackupper for transferring your photos from iPhone to the PC. AOMEI MBackupper is an iPhone transfer software that helps users transfer all kinds of photos from iPhone to PC.

It lets you transfer all photos in one-click, allowing you to preview and choose the photos you want to transfer. What’s more, it will not damage the quality of the pictures. With the user-friendly interface, you can complete the photo transfer in only a few clicks.

AOMEI MBackupper works for Windows 10, 8, and 7 and supports all iPhone models, including the latest iPhone 12. It also has support for transferring photos that are saved in different albums.

Here are the steps to transfer photos from iPhone to PC with AOMEI MBackupper software:

  1. Download, install, and launch the AOMEI MBackupper software.
  2. Connect iPhone to computer via the USB cable
  3.  Enter your passcode on your iPhone to let the software access your device.
  4. On the Home screen, click Transfer to Computer under Tools.
  5. Click the “+” button and choose the pictures you want to transfer to PC.
  6. Click OK to continue.

    transfer photo from iPhone to PC with AOMEI MBackupper

  7. Select a storage path and Click on Transfer to start and complete the photo transfer process.

2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via Windows Explorer

Usually, Windows Explorer will take your iPhone as a digital camera or storage device, and it will detect your camera roll photos. You can simply copy and paste those pictures to your computer. This method works for Windows 10, 8, 7, and all iPhone models and supports Camera Roll photos.

Here’s how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC via windows explorer:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cable.
  2. Tap Trust on iPhone if asked.
  3. Double-click This PC or Computer and Find your iPhone under Devices and drives.
  4. Open your iPhone (that’s shown in step3 above) and click on the Internal Storage folder to locate a folder named DCIM.
  5. Open the DCIM folder, and you will see your pictures in there.
  6. Copy and paste the pictures you need (or all of them) to your computer.

    how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC via windows explorer

3. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via Photos App

Photos app is a built-in app of the Windows 10 PC. It’s one photo management tool that helps users import iPhone photos to PC, and it also allows users to edit, delete, or share photos.

When you plug in your iPhone to the computer, you can set the Photos app to open automatically. And all new photos that have not been transferred to your computer is ready to be transferred. It’s a great app to help users transfer Camera Roll photos from iPhone to PC. It can also be installed on Windows 8 PC.

In all, the Photos App works for Windows 10, 8, and all iPhone models and also has support for Camera Roll photos. Here’s how to copy photos from your iPhone to PC via the Photos app:

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Connect iPhone to the computer via the USB cable.
  3. Tap Trust on the iPhone Home screen if asked.
  4. Click Import ==> Select From a USB device and Uncheck the pictures you don’t want to transfer to the PC.
  5. Finally, click Import selected to start and complete the photo transfer process.

    how to copy photos from your iPhone to PC via the Photos app

4. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via Cloud Storage Services

Nowadays, more and more people use cloud storages to save all kinds of files. Photos, videos, documents, and more can be uploaded to cloud storage services. These files can be accessed on any device, which makes sharing files easy.

To transfer pictures from iPhone to PC, you can first upload pictures to cloud storage services on the iPhone and then download the pictures onto your PC. Next, take Dropbox as an example.

This iPhone to PC photo transfer method works on all Windows versions and iPhone models and also supports all kinds of iPhone photos. Hereunder are the steps to transfer photos from iPhone to PC via cloud storage services:

  1. Download and install the Dropbox app from the App Store.
  2. Open it and sign in with your account.
  3. Tap Files and Choose one destination folder.
  4. Click the 3 dots icon ==> Choose File and Tap on Photos to Select the pictures you want to upload.

    steps to transfer photos from iPhone to PC via cloud storage services

  5. On computer, open a browser and go to the Dropbox website.
  6. Log in with your account and find your pictures from the folder you’ve selected in step3 above.
Download them to your preferred destination on the PC.

5. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via AriDrop-like App

Another way to transfer pictures from iPhone to PC wirelessly is by using AirDrop-like apps. There are many AirDrop-like apps for Windows like Xender, SHAREit, Filedrop, and so on. They let you transfer files from iPhone to PC via Wi-Fi connection, and some are not bad when transferring large files.

If you choose Xender to transfer pictures, first you should download Xender mobile app on the iPhone and then go to the web app on PC and scan the OR code in the web app to connect your iPhone with PC.  Select the pictures you’d like to transfer, and use the send button to complete the photo transfer process.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via AriDrop-like App

Conclusion

These 5 methods that are listed here can help you to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows PC. If you prefer to transfer pictures from iPhone to PC using a USB cable, you can let AOMEI MBackupper, Windows Explorer, or Photos app help you make it.

If you want to transfer pictures from iPhone to PC wirelessly, you can send pictures to yourself via email or try AirDrop-like apps like Xender, Send Anywhere, SHAREit, ShareAll, etc.

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