How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC/Mac
Every iPhone generation featured a great camera that was a big boost of the previous one that made it possible for users to take high-quality photos. Transferring photos from iPhone to a computer should be an easy hassle-free task. Of more importance is the need to know different methods of doing so, so that you can have a fall-back plan. This article details different methods of how to transfer pictures from iPhone to computer.
- Part 1: How to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 10/8.1/8/7 PC
- Part 2: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac
Many users ask, “How do I transfer photos from iPhone to computer?” If you are running Windows 10/8.1/8/7 PC, the methods listed in this section will serve you well.
Way 1: How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Computer Using Tenorshare iCareFone
Tenorshare iCareFone is a great tool that allows users to transfer photos from their iPhone X/8/8+/7/7 Plus/6s/6s/6/5/SE and iPad Pro to their PC. To use it, follow the procedure below.
Step 1: Download, install and run Tenorshare iCareFone on your Windows PC.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 3: Click the File Manager tab on the home page and click Photos.
Step 4: Tenorshare iCareFone automatically detects all photo. It then categorizes each according to its respective folder. Navigate to any photo(s), select the photos you wish to transfer, click the Export button and select a file location to save the photos. (By default, photos are saved on the desktop.)
The advantages of using Tenorshare iCareFone include:
- Bulk-transfer of photos without iTunes and iCloud.
- Transfer photos selectively and categorize them according to folders and time.
- User-friendly and is beautifully designed.
- Backup and compress photos without loss in quality.
- Locate all photos in Photo Library and Camera Roll/ My Photo Stream.
Way 2: How to Sync Photos between iPhone and Computer Using iCloud Photo Library
Using iCloud’s iCloud Photo Library, you can sync photos between iPhone and computer and easily locate your photos thereafter.
Step 1: Turn on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone by navigating to Settings > Photos & Camera and toggling on the iCloud Photo Library button.
Step 2: Download iCloud for Windows and install it by following the prompts.
Step 3: Launch iCloud for Windows and sign in to iCloud using the same Apple ID credentials you used to set up iCloud on your iPhone.
Step 4: Click Options located to the right of Photos and check the iCloud Photo Library checkbox along with any other options such as My Photo Stream, iCloud Photo Sharing etc. and click Done. All your photos will be synced to your computer.
On Windows, locate the synced photos by opening file explorer and navigating to iCloud Photos under Favourites.
Way 3: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC Using Windows File Explorer with USB Cable
As long as iTunes is preinstalled, iPhone users can transfer photos from iPhone to computer using a USB cable. Follow the procedure below.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 2: A dialog box will appear with different options. Select Open device to view files.
Step 3: Under This PC, click your iPhone > DCIM > 100APPLE.
Step 4: Copy paste the whole folder to another file location.
Transferring photos from iPhone to Mac can be done by using an iTunes alternative, Airdrop, and the Photos App. All of which have been detailed below.
Way 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac Using iCareFone
Tenorshare iCareFone for Mac works in similar fashion to Tenorshare iCareFone for Windows. Refer to the Windows method above detailed in Way 1 of Part 1.
Way 2: Import Photos from iPhone to Mac Using Photos App
Photos App on Mac is a great tool that allows users to manage photos, share them and edit them. It replaced both iPhoto and Aperture. Ensure you are running the latest version of iTunes and follow the procedure below.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone using a USB cable to your Mac.
Step 2: Unlock your device by entering your passcode and tap Trust when prompted to do so.
Step 3: Launch the Photos app if it doesn’t open automatically.
Step 4: Click Import at the top of the Photos app tab if the import screen doesn’t automatically appear.
Step 5: Select the ones you wish to import and click Import Selected.
Importing photos using the Photos app requires iTunes 12.5.1 or later.
Way 3: Airdrop Photos from iPhone to Mac
You can easily transfer videos from an iOS device to an iPhone, using AirDrop. AirDrop allows you to send photos, videos and other data type. Follow the procedure below.
Step 1: Turn on AirDrop by launching Finder then clicking Go > AirDrop and turning on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your Mac by tapping the respective icons on the Menu bar. Click Allow me to be detected by Contact Only or Everyone option.
Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on iPhone by turning on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, swiping up from the bottom of your screen to display Control Center and tap AirDrop. Select Contacts Only.
Step 4: Launch the Photos app on your iPhone.
Step 5: Select any photo you want to share and tap the Share button: it is a square icon with an arrow pointing upwards. Select the Mac you want to transfer the photo to in the AirDrop list that appears.
Step 6: Tap Accept on the pop-up window that appears on your Mac.
(To transfer multiple photos, select them and follow the same procedure.)
Has the question, “How do you transfer photos from iPhone to computer?” been ringing in your mind. This article gives you all the answers. We recommend using Tenorshare iCareFone since it has multiple layers of functionalities.