Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer


If you have taken some gorgeous photos with iPhone, how do you transfer photos from iPhone to computer? Since the iPhone memory storage is limited, you have to back up some important photos frequently to your computer.

You can use AirDrop, iCloud or iTunes to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac directly. As for Windows PC users, the cloud service should be a nice option. The article lists 7 frequently used methods to copy iPhone photos to computer with ease. Just read the article and choose a suitable solution accordingly.

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Part 1: How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer with MediaServer

WidsMob MediaServer is a method to turn Mac into a media server, which you can transfer photos from iPhone to computer with ease. It enables you stream photos, videos and music files between different UPnP devices with ease. Moreover, you can also preview, playback, download or transfer files between iPhone and computer.

1. Stream photos, videos and music files between different UPnP devices.

2. Preview, playback, download or transfer files between iPhone and Mac.

3. Sync the photos from Local folder, Photos Library and iTunes Library.

4. Control the access and network portal according to your requirement.

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Step 1: Download and install WidsMob MediaServer on Mac and other UPnP applications on iPhone. Make sure the two devices are under the same network. As for the case, your Mac is able to detect the iPhone automatically.

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Step 2: Choose the photos from Camera Roll of iPhone. Besides the Camera Roll, you can also choose the photos from other applications or folders. You can simply preview, select and transfer photos from iPhone to computer.

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Step 3: If you need to download the photos from iPhone, you only need to copy and paste the desired photos to Mac within the program. It enables you transfer photos with a 6X speed than the other applications.

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Part 2: How to download photos from iPhone to computer via USB

In order to transfer large photos from iPhone to computer, USB cable should be a nice and safe option you have to take into consideration. When you connect iPhone to PC, you can use AutoPlay or install iTunes to transfer photos. The Mac users can transfer photos directly with iTunes.

Option 1: How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC with AutoPlay

Step 1: Once you connect your iPhone to Windows computer, the new windows will pop up automatically.

Step 2: Select the option of “Import pictures and videos”, the window of Import settings will show up. After decide the destination and other settings, click on the “Import” option.

Step 3: You can find the transferred photos from iPhone to computer within the destination folder with ease.

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Option 2: How to get photos from iPhone to computer via iTunes

Step 1: Organize the photos on your phone before download. Make sure that you already have downloaded and installed iTunes on Windows.

Step 2: When you want to download photos from iPhone to Windows, launch iTunes on Windows and navigate to iPhone. There is a Photos option to manage the photos of your iPhone on computer.

Step 3: Choose the option of “Choose folder…” in the drop-down list allows us to select the destination to save these photos. After that you can click on “Apply” button to start downloading photos.

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Part 3: How to copy pictures from iPhone to computer with iCloud

How to sync and copy photos from iPhone to computer automatically? If you have already turned on the auto sync, the photos of iPhone will send to your computer. Just install the latest version of iCloud on Windows or enter iCloud on any web browser to get the photos.

Step 1: Type in the URL of iCloud in address bar of any browser on Windows or Mac. After that log in with your Apple ID that must be the same with your iPhone’s.

Step 2: Open “Photos” option, the photos on your iPhone will be loaded. Then you can preview and select the desired photos you want to transfer photos from iPhone to computer.

Step 3: Click the download option. These photos will be downloaded to your computer. It takes a period of time to download all the photos from iCloud to your computer.

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Part 4: How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer with AirDrop

If you are using a Mac, transfer photos from iPhone to computer with AirDrop should be a nice option. You have to turn on the AirDrop option for both Mac and iPhone. Moreover, you should also make sure to connect your iPhone with computer into the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: Turn on the AirDrop option on Mac, you can find it in the “Finder” window. Do not forget to choose the “AirDrop” button under the “Favorites” in the toolbar.

Step 2: After that you can enable the “Allow me to be discovered by” button. Choose the “Everyone” option to enable yourself to be searched. Now you can tap “Albums” on iPhone and select the photo you want to send.

Step 3: Hit “Save” button to keep and move photos from iPhone to computer free. You can only send a limited number of photos as for the solution with a nice Wi-Fi environment at one time.

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Part 5: How to import photos from iPhone to computer with email

Email service is another solution to transfer photos from iPhone to computer. When you send photos by email, you can keep the original quality of the photos and do not have any limitations for number of photos. But it should be a complicated process if you want to import large photos.

Step 1: Launch the Photos app from your iPhone. After that you can click the Photos and access to all the images.

Step 2: Tap Albums, shared and photos at the bottom of the interface to browse photos. And then select the images you want to import. Choose the “Share” button to open up your sharing options.

Step 3: Choose Email to open a new message with selected photos attached. Just click the “Save” or “Send” the emails with photos. It is a traditional method to import photos from iPhone to computer.

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Part 6: How to copy images from iPhone to computer via Dropbox

Is there another cloud service to transfer photos from iPhone to computer? Dropbox is another choice if you are using PC or need more storage space for your photos. It provides a free 2 GB storage when you download and install Dropbox on both your iPhone and computer.

Step 1: Download and install Dropbox and create a new account. Log on the same Dropbox account both on your iPhone and computer to sync the photos between devices.

Step 2: Choose “Upload” button on your iPhone. After that, click “Choose Files” to select images synced to your computer. Click “Done” after you finished syncing images to the computer.

Step 3: Go back to your computer. Open Dropbox click the “Download” icon to save transferred photos from iPhone to computer.

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Part 7: How to sync photos from iPhone to computer with PrimoPhotos

Besides the basic features to transfer photos from iPhone to computer, you can also use PrimoPhotos to control and manage photos on both devices. The program is available on both Windows and Mac. You can always transfer the desired photos with ease.

Step 1: The preparation includes installing the right version of PrimoPhoto on your computer and linking your iPhone to your computer.

Step 2: Launch PrimoPhoto and find out the option of “Export To PC”. You can select the photos from Camera Roll, Photo Library and Album on your phone.

Step 3: Choose a folder to save these photos and click on “Export” on the bottom. Then you can find the photos on your computer.

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Conclusion

The article lists some frequently used methods to transfer photos from iPhone to computer, whether you need to transfer the photos with iTunes, iCloud, email, cloud service, AirDrop, or the excellent 3rd party tools, you can always get the desired solutions from the article. Just compare the different solutions and choose one according to your requirement. If you have any more other query about the topic, share more detailed information in the comments.

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Peter Wood
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Peter Wood, a senior editor, focus on photography design and editing software and devices.

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