How to move pictures from an iPhone to SD card

Wondering how to transfer or export photos from your iPhone to your SD card? This post will walk you through the standard procedure. Read on to learn more.

Accumulated messages, videos and photos from your iPhone can consume hundreds of megabytes or even gigabytes eventually. This is when backup creation or file transfer plays a significant role. Aside from a computer’s hard drive, you can also back up or transfer files from your phone to an SD card. File transfers are typically done seamlessly among Android devices but a bit complex when it comes to Apple devices, particularly iPhones. Apple designed their smartphones without SD card support, thus iPhones don’t have SD card slots. Seeing the need for extra storage by iOS device users, software developers created apps as prompt solution. And this is the main reason behind the existence of third-party iOS file transfer and data management software. Since then, iPhone owners already have an option to move iPhone data to external drives or SD cards. This post will walk you through the steps on how file transfer is done from an iPhone to SD card. Read on to learn how to move pictures or image files from your iPhone to an SD card.

The following steps will let you transfer photos from your iPhone to an SD card using iOS data transfer and file management tools such as EaseUS MobiMover Free, like AnyTrans, Tenorshare iCareFone, and the like. Note that the menu options and interface may vary depending on the iOS file transfer app you’re using. Here’s how it works.

  1. If you haven’t already, download and install your preferred iOS data transfer and file management software on your Windows or Mac computer.
  2. Close any running programs/applications on your computer.
  3. Open the iOS file transfer and data management software on your computer.
  4. Plug your iPhone into the computer as well as the SD card. You may need to insert the SD card into the SD card reader, if your computer doesn’t have a built-in SD card slot or SD card reader driver. Otherwise, insert it directly into the provided slot.
  5. On the your iOS file transfer tool, select your iPhone then click the Device Manager or File Manager icon. Other tools have options to directly transfer files from iPhone to PC or SD card. Just select the pertinent command or option.
  6. Select Photos or Camera Roll folder that contains the pictures you want to export or transfer.
  7. Select and set your SD card as the destination (export path/directory).
  8. Select all the photos you want to transfer then click the transfer option or Export command button to confirm file transfer.

Follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to instigate file transfer from your iPhone to SD card. You should see a progress bar indicating the current transfer status by percentage. Wait until the transfer is complete.

Once all selected photos are successfully transferred to the specified drive, you can open the destination folder to check and confirm if all files are saved in there. You can use these files as backups or extra copy in case the original files on your iPhone gets lost or corrupted.

If you encounter errors when attempting to move photos from your iPhone to an SD card, read the error prompts to have some clues on what went wrong and what needs to be done to correct the error and make the file transfer work. Or you can refer to some applicable solutions and workarounds found on this site’s troubleshooting pages.

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