Transfer Photos From iPhone To PC

The iPhone routinely comes out ahead of the pack when it comes to the quality of its cameras. Thanks to iCloud, it’s easy to keep your photos and videos synced across all your devices, however, that’s assuming you own Apple everything. What if you want to transfer photos from iPhone to PC?

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple process to get your photos onto your Windows computer. Whether you’re running Windows 10 or still haven’t upgraded from Windows 7, these instructions apply to all the more recent versions of Windows.

The Old School Method

  • First, you need to download and install iTunes for Windows.
  • Once iTunes is installed, plug your iPhone into your computer’s USB port.
  • With your iPhone connected, open Windows Explorer.
  • Under the left-hand sidebar, click on “This PC”, followed by “[your name]’s iPhone”.
  • Double-click on “Internal Storage” and “DCIM”.
  • Depending on how many photos you’ve taken, you should see multiple folders with the name “100APPLE”. Each folder contains your images.
  • Highlight the photos you want, copy, and then paste them into an appropriate folder on your computer.

While this method works perfectly fine, if you’re running Windows 10, there are a couple other options that will save you some time.

Transfer Photos From iPhone To PC Using The ‘Photos’ App

  • With iTunes installed and your iPhone plugged in, open the “Photos” app.
  • Click “Import” on the top-right of the screen, and a window will pop up showing all the images on your iPhone.
  • You can deselect any photos you don’t want to download and once you’re ready to import, just click “Continue” to start the transfer.

Should you have photos that you want to import, but they’re in iCloud and not actually stored on your iPhone because you needed to free up some space, iCloud for Windows should come in handy.

Not only will it download all the photos currently there to your computer, but it will also sync any future photos you snap. To do this, just make sure after logging into iCloud on your computer for the first time, you select “My Photo Stream” and “Download new photos to my PC” during the setup process.

Mike Stenger
Mike Stenger
Mike Stenger is a writer out of sunny San Diego. When not on the interwebs, he's probably being dragged around town by his husky sled dog Zoey.