How To Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC or Laptop

You just came back from a holiday, relaxing on your sofa, seeing all the photos of the places you just visited, and then suddenly realised that your iPhone memory is full because of the numerous photos you have taken.

Has this happened to you, by any chance? If yes, then you might want to consider transferring your iPhone photos to your PC or Mac. Even if you have enough storage on your iPhone, there might be several reasons to transfer your photos to a computer.

For instance, to backup or edit photos on Windows or macOS. Using iCloud or any other cloud storage platform is a good idea, but still, physical storage is not obsolete yet. Plus, you don’t have to pay for the cloud storage.

Transferring photos from the iPhone to the desktop is not as easy as on other smartphones. In this article, I’ll be guiding you through how to transfer photos from your iPhone to a Windows PC or Mac.

Reasons to Back up Your Photos: Why Should You Transfer Your iPhone Photos to a PC or Laptop?

Well, why not? If you are someone who loves photos and wants to cherish those memories for years to come, you should back up your photos. Here are some more reasons:

  • You have a copy of all your photos on your laptop in case anything happens to your iPhone.
  • When your iCloud storage is full, you need to find a space to dump your old photos somewhere.
  • Keeping your photos on your PC doesn’t cost you anything, and it is easy.
  • And the most important thing is that you won’t lose your memories ever.

Now I think I have provided enough reasons to have your iPhone photos backed up on PC.

Methods to to transfer photos from iPhone to PC or Laptop

However, there are several methods for this, so many people get confused. Well, you don’t need to look any further. Below are listed with detailed steps of top 5 methods which you can follow to transfer images to you PC or Laptop from iPhone.

Additionally, these are the methods that have been tried and tested, so you don’t have to worry about which method is going to work and which not.

Method #1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows PC – Import through USB

Step 1: Use lightning cable to connect iPhone to your Windows PC, make sure that your iPhone is unlocked while connecting the USB.

Step 2: A popup will show on your iPhone, select the option “Allow.”

Step 3: At the bottom right on your PC a popup will appear, click on that popup it may be the name of your device.

Step 4: Click the Import Photos and Videos displayed at the upper right corner of your PC.

Step 5: The Photos app will launch, along with a window for importing items. Choose which images to import from your iPhone’s Camera Roll by clicking on each picture. OR select a specified collection of images to import from the Select menu, such as all photos since the last import or the full photos library.

Step 6: Change the import location to the location on your PC where you want the images to be saved. Then select the Import option.

Step 7: When the import is finished click on Ok.

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Method #2: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac Wirelessly – Using iCloud

Step 1: On your iPhone go to Settings > Your Profile.

Step 2: Select iCloud > Photos. Enable the iCloud Photos for photo backup.

Step 3: Sign in with your Apple ID on you Mac.

Step 4: Launch the Photos app. Once your images have been transferred to iCloud on your iPhone, they will display in the Photos app of your Mac.

Method #3: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone To Mac – Using Airdrop

Step 1: Open the Finder on your Mac and enable Airdrop.

Step 2: From the menu shown on the left, choose Airdrop.

Step 3: At the bottom click on “Allow me to be discovered by.” and tap on “Everyone.”

Step 4: Select the images you want to share on your iPhone.

Step 5: Click the Share icon.

Step 6: If you are signed it with same Apple ID on both iPhone and Mac, images will be displayed automatically. You just need to click on the icon for the photos to appear in the Downloads folder.

Step 7: Click on air drop if you don’t see the option of MacBook. This will only happen if both of your device is not signed it with same Apple ID.

Step 8: Choose the option Mac / name of your Mac device will appear.

Step 9: On your Mac, click on Allow.

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Method #4: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows PC – Copy & Paste

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB.

Step 2: Launch Windows Explorer from the desktop.

Step 3: In the menu on the left side of the window, click the arrow next to This PC.

Step 4: In the This PC, click on Apple iPhone name of your iPhone device).

Step 5: Click on Internal Storage > DCIM.

Step 6: Click on the folder which include photos.

Step 7: Select one picture. To choose several photographs, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click. You may also use the Ctrl + A to select all images.

Step 8: Click CTRL + C to copy images.

Step 9: Select the folder in which you want to paste your copied images.

Step 10: Click CTRL + V to paste images in your selected folder.

Step 11: Do not unplug your iPhone during this process.

NOTE: Mostly all of the images will be pasted on your PC except for the once that has AAE configuration.

Method #5: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows PCUsing iCloud

Step 1: Install iCloud on your PC.

Step 2: Launch iCloud and enter your Apple ID & Password.

Step 3: Click on the Sign In button.

Step 4: Next to Photos, click the Options button.

Step 5: Click on the checkbox of iCloud photos and download new photos and videos to my PC. You may configure these variables as you like, but this guarantees that you’re just transferring photographs from your iPhone or iPad to your PC.

Step 6: Click the Done button.

Step 7: Click the Apply button. Any images in your iCloud account will now be downloaded to your computer.

These are some of the few methods listed above. You can try any of the method which is the most convenient for you. Do let us know your thoughts about which method suited you the most and which you have tried. If you have any other tips and tricks about image transferring kindly let us know through the comment section down below.

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