To transfer photos from iPhone to PC is easy, despite the fact that some iPhone users have encountered issues while copying some pictures to their computer.
Regardless of the system one is using, transferring files from mobile to a computer shouldn’t be that hard. Well, it’s really not. It’s just that most of us don’t want to look for other ways to get the job done if the one we’re used to doesn’t work.
So, in this post, I will give you three options to transfer photos from iPhone to PC. Use the one that you think is more convenient to you.
Transfer Photos From iPhone To PC Using Lightning Cable
Step-by-step Tutorial Video
Time Needed : 7 minutes
Your iPhone uses a lightning cable that can be connected to a USB port. Needless to say, you can connect it to any computer and transfer files at will once the connection is established. But in this tutorial, I will be showing you how to import photos from your iPhone to your computer.
- Unlock your iPhone screen.
You need to do this as you will need to allow access to its memory.
- Connect the lightning cable to your iPhone and then to your PC.
Just make sure the connection is correct and good. A pop-up will show on your iPhone screen.
- Tap Allow.
This allows your PC to access your iPhone.
- On your computer, launch Photos.
I’m assuming your PC runs on Windows 10 (well, it’s 2020).
- Tap Import at the upper-right corner of the window.
It will ask you where to import photos from, click From a USB device.
- Select the photos you want to import.
It’s already sorted by month, so it’s easier to choose.
- Click Import selected to begin the transfer.
Depending on how many pictures you’re copying, the process may take a few seconds to a few minutes to complete.
- iOS, Windows 10
- iPhone, PC
And that’s pretty much it! The photos will become available on your PC after the import but a copy of each remains on your iPhone’s memory.
Transfer Photos From iPhone To PC With iCloud
Apple’s iCloud is the default cloud service on your iPhone. You have free storage of up to 5GB that you can use to backup your important files and data, including your photos. When enabled, your photos will automatically be uploaded to the cloud, which you can then access using other devices either through a web browser or the official iCloud client.
For this, you don’t need a cable to connect your iPhone to your PC. What you need is an Internet connection for both devices. To transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iCloud, here’s what you need to do.
1. On your iPhone, make sure iCloud Photos is enabled.
Go to Settings > Photos > enable iCloud Photos. Your iPhone will then start uploading your photos to iCloud servers. You just have to wait a little longer for the upload to finish, depending on the number of photos being uploaded.
2. On your PC, open a web browser and log on to iCloud.com.
Sign in with your Apple account to have access to iCloud services.
3. Click Photos to view the images that have already been uploaded.
You may not see all of your photos immediately especially if you’ve just enabled iCloud Photos on your iPhone. But just wait for a few minutes as they start to populate.
Transfer Photos From iPhone To PC Through Email
The next option is more practical if you only transfer a few photos. You can actually email the photos to yourself and then access your email on your PC and download it. Here’s how it’s done:
1. From the Home screen, tap Photos.
Depending on how you’ve set up your iPhone, the Photos app is often on the Home screen.
2. Choose the photo you want to transfer.
Your pictures are sorted by Years, Months and Days so it should be easier to find it.
3. Tap the Share icon.
It’s the square with arrow pointing up.
4. Tap on the Email service you’re using.
May it be Mail or Gmail or anything, as long as the account has been properly set up.
5. In the To field, enter your own email address.
It’s up to you if you want to fill in the Subject field or not.
6. Tap Send.
It will take just a few seconds for the email to be sent successfully.
7. On your computer, open a web browser and sign in to your Email account.
Or you can open the client that’s already set up and find the message you just sent.
8. You can then download the photo to your computer.
Thanks for reading!