There is no deny in the fact the iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world and the biggest reason behind the success of iPhone is the combination of software and hardware on an iPhone. The operating system on iPhone is called iOS and is closed OS which will not let you directly copy or extract anything from the iPhone.
You will have to use software on your computer to transfer the datas from your iPhone. Whenever you connect your iPhone to Mac or Windows PC, it is shown as a camera, and you can easily transfer Photos from it. However, if you have tons of photos, it will become tough for you to differentiate between those pictures.
Practically, there are plenty of ways of transferring photos from iPhone to the computer. You can either connect the iPhone with USB cable or use wireless network as known as Wi-Fi to transfer these pictures. Here’s the detailed guide on transferring photos from iPhone to the computer.
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Last update on 2017-05-27 | Details
How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to a Computer (4 Methods)
1. Using USB cable
This method is useful for all those users who don’t have a good internet connection, have a lot of pictures or videos or have a USB Cable. This is so far the easiest way of transferring the photos from your iPhone to a computer. However, the way of transferring photos to Windows Computer is different than Mac.
Transfer Photos to Mac using Photos
Connect your iPhone to the Mac, and it will automatically open the iPhoto for most of the users. However, if it doesn’t, go to the Mission Control and open Photos from there or you also find from LaunchPad >> Click on Photos icon.
Here you will find all the photos present on your iPhone. If you want to Import all the photos from your iPhone to Windows PC, just select Import All, otherwise, select some photos and click on Import selected button as shown in the screenshot.
Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows PC using Photos App
The method to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows PC is pretty much similar to the Mac. Connect your iPhone to the Windows PC and Click on Start Menu. Search for Photos and open it. This method will work for the Windows 8 and 10. If you are using Windows 7, you can simply open the connected iPhone to transfer the photos.
On the main screen of the App, click on the Import button as shown in the screenshot below.
It will start searching for all the photos and videos on your iPhone.
It may take a second or two depending upon the number of photos present on your iPhone. Now, it automatically selects all the photos, so, if you want to move all photos, click on Continue. Otherwise, click on Clear and only select the photos that you want to transfer and then click on Continue.
On this screen, you can select the location of imported photos and there is another option that will let you delete photos from iPhone after copying them to your PC. After selecting the appropriate options, click on Import button.
That’s it! This process may take some time depending upon the number of photos that you want to transfer.