Phone Transfer

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10/8/7

What better way to capture memories than by taking photos? However, while our iPhones take great photos, the memory therein is likely to run low particularly because it captures high-definition photos. Even so, it is important to back up your photos: in case your iPhone crashes or you accidentally delete your data, you are sure you still have backups to your photos. This article details how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC Windows 7/8/10.

Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10/8/7 with Tenorshare iCareFone

Tenorshare iCareFone is a beautifully-designed and user-friendly software that allows users to send photos and other data from their iPhone X/8/8+/7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus/6/5S/SE to Windows 10/ 8/ 7 computers.

The advantages of using Tenorshare iCareFone include:

  • Selective transfer of photos that are sorted according to folders and time.
  • Bulk transfer of photos with no limit to the number of photos you wish to export and import.
  • Compress and backup photos without loss in quality.
  • Transfer photos without iTunes and iCloud restrictions.
  • High photo-transfer speeds.
  • Transfer photos over a USB cable without using Wi-Fi.
  • Locate all photos in Camera Roll/ My Photo Stream and Photo Library/ Album.
  • Compatible with all versions of iOS 11/10/9/8,iPhone X/8/8+/7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus/6/5/SE and iPad Pro.

Follow the procedure below to transfer photos using Tenorshare iCareFone.

  • Step 1: Download, install and run Tenorshare iCareFone on your Windows 10/8.1/8/7 run PC.
  • Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Step 3: Click the File Manager tab on the home page if it’s not selected by default then click Photos.
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  • Step 4: Browse then select the photos you wish to transfer, click the Export button and select a file location to save the photos.
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Note: Tenorshare iCareFone automatically detects all photos and classifies each according to its respective folder. The default location for saving Export photos is the desktop.

Part 2: Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 7 (Using AutoPlay)

AutoPlay is a feature on Windows 7/ 8/ 10 that allows users to select, from a list of options, an action to be performed when they plug in an external device to their computer. It is a handy feature that can be used to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 7. First, users need to enable or at least ensure that it hasn't been disabled, then import photos using the feature.

To use AutoPlay in Windows, follow the procedure below. (Install iTunes on your Windows 7 PC by downloading it using the links: 32-bit or 64-bit.)

  • Step 1:  Enable AutoPlay by clicking the Start Button > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > AutoPlay. (Alternatively, search for AutoPlay in the Control Panel search box) Check the "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices" window checkbox located in the top left corner of the and Click Save.
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  • Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and launch the Camera on your iPhone.
  • Step 3: The AutoPlay dialog box will be displayed automatically. Click the Import pictures and videos.
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  • Step 4: Select the photos you wish to import and click Import.

Part 3: Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10 and 8 (Using Photos App)

The Photos App is a tool on Windows 10 and 8 that houses all photos on your computer and those imported from external devices. Want to know how to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC? Follow the procedure below.

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Step 2: Launch the Photos App by clicking the Start Menu then Photos if the software doesn't launch automatically. 
  • Step 3: Click Import located in the top-right corner: it is square with an arrow pointing downwards. Select the photos you want to transfer from your iPhone by clicking checking the checkbox located on each. Then click Continue located at the bottom of the window.
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  • Step 4: Click import.
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Note: To delete the imported photos on your iPhone, check the checkbox in the window that appears in step 4 above.

Extra Tip: Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10/8/7 Using Windows File Explorer

Users can easily transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 7 and later using the File Explorer by opting to view the device's files. To use Windows File Explorer, follow the procedure below.

To transfer photos on Windows using Windows File Explorer, follow the procedure below.

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Step 2: Press Win + E on your keyboard and navigate to your iPhone under This PC/ My Computer.
  • Step 3: Right-click your iPhone and select Import pictures and videos.
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Alternatively, click "Open device to view files" from the dialog box that will be automatically displayed. Then under This PC, click your iPhone > DCIM).

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Transferring photos from your iPhone to Windows 10/8/7 Pc is a simple process that can be attained by using AutoPlay, the Photos App and File Explorer as described in the article above. We recommend using Tenorshare iCareFone because of its many advantages: selectively preview and transfer photos, easily locate photos in all folders, bulk transfer photos in fast speeds, compress photos without losing their quality and compatibility with iPhone X/8/8+/7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus/6/5S/SE. Try out Tenorshare iCareFone.

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