Top 5 Easy Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

"I'm trying to transfer some photos from my iPhone 5 to my windows 10 PC; I haven't done this before. I've tried two methods of doing this, but neither seems to be working! Could someone please help me out? "

iPhone is well known for its outstanding performance on high-quality pictures, especially when advanced new camera system of iPhone 7 Plus is introduced to the public. People enjoy taking photos with their iPhone and iPad, but it won't be pleasant if you own an iPhone with the full memory. Sometimes it's quite wise to backup photos from iOS devices to your computer, and here we prepared 5 easy ways to import photos from iPhone to PC/Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP PC for your reference.

Note: If you are Mac users, please refer to another post about how to sync iPhone photos to Mac.

Before start, here is a table of content for your quick glance.

Method 1: Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC without iCloud

If you are looking for a quick and straightforward way to get all photos from no matter Camera Roll, Photo Stream or other resources to your computer within one-click operation, and at the same time you don't want to sync with iTunes due to the complicacy, Tenorshare iCareFone is undoubtedly the first choice for you to transfer iPhone photos to PC Windows 10/8/7 without iCloud/iTunes.

Tenorshare iCareFone outstands other methods for transferring photos on following advantages:

  • Easy to operate with detailed instructions.
  • Higher photos transfer speed and fewer steps.
  • No Wi-Fi requirement when transferring.
  • Photos are well-categorized by folder and time.
  • Selective transfer is enabled.
  • No damage and compression to photos quality.
  • Camera Roll/My Photo Stream/Photo Library/Album can be reached by Tenorshare iCareFone.
  • No limitation to export and import iPhone photos.
  • Compatible for iOS 12/11/10/9/8, iPhone X/8/8+/7/7 Plus/6s/6s/6/5 and iPad Pro.

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Following the steps below to migrate photos from iPhone/iPad to PC now:

  • 1. Install Tenorshare iCareFone on a computer or laptop and connect your iOS 10.3/10.2/10/9 or under device with this iPhone photo transfer software.
  • 2. Find "File Manger" on the home page and click "Photos".
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  • 3. Tenorshare iCareFone will detect all photos automatically and categorize them according to the original folder. You can easily browser pictures before transferring. Then choose all or specific photos you wanted and click "Export".
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Not difficult at all, right? And Tenorshare iCareFone can also supports to transfer photos from PC/Mac to iPhone. Beyond files management, you won't be disappointed to find other functions in this 6 in 1 software, like repairing OS, fixing stuck, blocking ads and more. Learn further information now.

Method 2: Migrate Pictures from iPhone to PC without iTunes

Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery may be another feasible option to export images from iPhone to PC. The good news is, if you refuse to transfer data via iTunes backup, this program enables you to migrate photos with iCloud, not iTunes.

To get started, download and instal this software to your personal computer.

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Run iPhone Data Recovery and connect iPhone to PC. Tap on "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" and then login with Apple ID and password. Choose iCloud backup and begin scanning. In the preview screen, figure out your target photos and recover them.

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Here's a particular video tutorial on how to move images from iCloud to computer:

Method 3: Backup iPhone Photos to PC Windows 10/8

Except for the guide above, there is another way to make iPhone photos available on Windows 10 PC without using iTunes actually.

  • 1. Install iTunes on your Windows PC and make sure it's up to date. You don't have to run iTunes during the whole process, but it's better to have according to Apple's words.
  • 2. Plug in your iPhone to PC with original Lighting USB cable.
  • 3. Open Photos App on computers and right-click within the Photos app with a mouse or swipe in from the bottom to navigate to app commands.
  • 4. Click "Import" and select the device.
  • 5. Choose the photos you want to offload from iPhone

Method 4: Import iPhone Photos to PC Running Windows 7/XP

  • 1. Make sure you have iTunes installed on Windows 7 computers and connect your iPhone/iPad with PC.
  • 2. Turn on the camera on iPhone.
  • 3. AutoPlay dialog box will pop up automatically. Click "Import pictures and videos using Windows".
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  • 4. Select the pictures to be transferred and click "Import".

You are now able to view iPhone photos on PC freely.

Method 5: Download All iPhone Pictures to PC from iCloud Photo Library

  • 1. Download iCloud for Windows. Follow the promoted instructions to get iCloud installed.
  • 2. Open iCloud for Windows and sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID.
  • 3. Click "Options" on the right of "Photos".
  • 4. Switch iCloud photos options on and click "Done". Apply this change on iCloud.
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  • 5. Turn on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone (Settings > Photos & Camera). Photos will be uploaded to iCloud Library on computer when connected to Wi-Fi.
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  • 6. Launch iCloud Photos on a computer or laptop again. Click "Download" and your photos will be stored to the location you set in iCloud Photos Options.
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1. Make sure the latest version of iCloud is available on your Windows 10/8.1/8/7 PC.

2. Make sure iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi to successfully upload photos to iCloud Library.

Now once there are updates on iCloud Photo Library, they will be automatically uploaded to PC. You are free to change the location of downloaded folders on "My Photo Stream" and "iCloud Photo Sharing" option.

The Bottom Line

These are 4 easy ways to import photos from iPhone/iPad to Window 10/8.1/8/7 computer we concluded after testing, among which Tenorshare iCareFone stands out for its effectiveness and easy operation. If you have better suggestions, comment below to share your precious opinion.

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