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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC (Windows/Mac)

Undoubtedly, iPhones are ready to replace the traditional cameras with their super-advanced technology that is evolving with every latest launch. For the same reason, none of us can afford to lose our iPhone photo library in case of a theft or damage. And it has become essential to keep a backup of the pictures in a PC or Mac. Do not get disappointed if you are not sure about how to transfer your photos from the iPhone to a PC? In this article, we will make you learn some easy techniques for transferring your iPhone pictures to a PC and Mac both.

Learn How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

Transferring images from your iPhone device to a computer is not as challenging as it seems to be. Go through the following step-by-step guide and learn several ways to back up your iPhone picture library.

How To Transfer Photos From iPhone to a Windows 10 PC

Just because you are using an iPhone, it does not mean that you should also own a Mac device to backup your phone’s data. Particularly when it comes to transferring pictures from your iPhone to a Windows PC, it is as easy and convenient as the Mac. Here, we will focus on importing photos to a Windows 10 device. Follow this simple guide and forget all your worries –

Using a USB Cable to Import Photos from iPhone to PC

Let’s start with the most basic way to download pictures from your iPhone device to your Windows 10 PC. Before proceeding to follow the below-mentioned steps, make sure that your Windows 10 device has got iTunes installed on it. If not, you can do it from the official Apple website.

  • Connect your iPhone to your Windows 10 PC using a USB cable.
  • Click on the iPhone button located near the top left of the iTunes window in your Windows 10 device
  • Click on ‘File Sharing’
  • Mark the photos which you want to transfer in the list shown
  • Click on ‘Save to’ option, select the location where you want to save the photos and click on ‘Save’

Using Windows Photos App to Get Pictures from iPhone to Computer

Your Windows 10 PC comes with a built-in Photos app that allows you to import photos from other devices, including your iPhone. Connect your iPhone to the Windows PC using a USB cable and follow the steps mentioned below –

Step 1: Plug your iPhone into your Windows 10 PC or laptop using a suitable USB cable

Step 2: Click on the ‘Start’ menu and search for the Photos App

Step 3: Launch the app and click on the ‘Import’ option situated on the top right-hand corner of the window

How to Import Photos from iPhone to PC Using a USB Cable
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Step 4: Pick the photos which you want to import and select the location where you want to save them

Step 5: Click on ‘Continue’ and wait till the transfer is complete

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Using iCloud to Move Photos from iPhone to PC

Another interesting way to get your pictures from your iPhone to the PC is through iCloud. But before proceeding further, make sure that your iCloud photo library is switched on in your phone. After that follow these quick and simple steps to enable iCloud on your Windows 10 PC –

Step 1: To download iCloud on your PC, click on the ‘Start’ menu and type ‘Microsoft Store’

Step 2: Launch it and search for iCloud

Using iCloud to Move Photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: Click on ‘Get’ and iCloud will be downloaded on your PC

Step 4: Install it and sign in with your Apple Id & password

how to Move Photos from iPhone to PC Using iCloud

Step 5: Open the ‘Photo Options’

Step 6: Check the box for ‘iCloud Photos’ & ‘Download new photos & videos to my PC’

Step 7: Click ‘Done’ & then click on ‘Apply.’

Photos in your iCloud will now get download to your Windows 10 device automatically.

Note

While using a USB cable to import photos from your iPhone to the PC, make sure that your iPhone is unlocked so that your PC can read it. One other significant point to keep in mind is that your iPhone remains connected to your PC during the whole process.

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How To Transfer Photos From iPhone to Mac

Just as we have simplified the photo transfer process for a Windows PC user in the other section of this article, now we will make it easier for Mac users as well. Here, we are discussing the three quick and easy ways to move pictures from the iPhone to a Mac.

Using the Photos App to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Mac

Using ‘Photos app’ is one of the simplest methods to transfer your iPhone pictures to the Mac. It does not require much effort and easily allows you to back up your photos.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the Mac device using a suitable USB cable

Step 2: Ensure that your iPhone is unlocked and you allow its connection to the Mac

Step 3: The photos app launches automatically, displaying the images of your iPhone. But if that doesn’t happen, launch the Photos App manually

Step 4: Click on your iPhone device in the Photos App window and your iPhone photos will be displayed

Step 5: You can either manually select each photo and click on ‘Import Selected’ or you can click on the option ‘Import all new items’

Using the Photos App to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Mac

Using iCloud to Get Photos from iPhone to Mac

If you are familiar with the iCloud feature, then transferring photos from your iPhone to your Mac is a no-brainer. Before following the instructions, make sure that your iCloud photo library is switched on in your mobile device. After that, you can go ahead and follow the steps below:-

Step 1: Open the Photos App in your Mac

Step 2: Click on Photos>Preferences>iCloud

Step 3: Be sure to check the box beside the iCloud Photo Library

Step 4: Your iPhone photos now get synced to your Mac

Step 5: You can select your pictures and save them in any folder on your Mac as a backup

iCloud to Get Photos from iPhone to Mac
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Using AirDrop to Import/Download Photos from iPhone to Mac

Using Airdrop is the most convenient method if you wish to transfer just a few photos from your iPhone to Mac. Before anything else, switch on the AirDrop on both your mobile and computer.

To enable it on your iPhone, go to Settings>General>AirDrop and then set the AirDrop settings to ‘Everyone’ so that it can send data to any device.

To enable it on your Mac, follow these steps:-

Step 1:Go to ‘Finder’

Step 2: In the menu bar, click on ‘Go’ and tap on AirDrop

Step 3: You will find the AirDrop icon at the bottom of the window

Step 4: From the dropdown shown below the icon, select ‘Everyone’

Using AirDrop to Import/Download Photos from iPhone to Mac
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Wait for both the devices to discover each other and once it is done follow these steps –

Step 1: Go to ‘Photos’ on your iPhone

Step 2: Select the images

Step 3: At the bottom-left corner, click on the sharing button

Step 4: Wait for the AirDrop to detect your Mac & then click on it

Step 5: Accept the popup on your Mac device to get your photos downloaded

Conclusion

This article on ‘how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC’ is definitely going to save a lot of your time and effort. So wait no more, pick any one of the above methods and start backing up your favorite photos and selfies!

Rishi
Rishi is a Software Engineer and a technical content specialist who has a taste in writing over cybersecurity and widespread threats. He ensures utilizing his academic knowledge into developing remedial content for users who are seeking help. A staunch admirer of Jazz, Rishi is also a gourmet.

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