How to Transfer Photos from your iPhone to your Computer
iPhones are known for the picture quality that their cameras offer and with a camera as good as this, it is no wonder that you are running out of space to save your photos. If you are struggling to save and segregate the hundreds of selfies and boomerangs you have on your iPhone, it’s probably time to back these up on your computer.
Here is a comprehensive guide to help you transfer your photos from your iPhone to your computer.
iPhone to MacBook Via Photos App
Photos App is perhaps the easiest way to transfer your data from your iPhone to your MacBook. So ensure that you have the latest version of Photos App on your device.
- Connect your iPhone to your MacBook with a USB cable
- Unlock your iPhone using your Passcode
- Click on Trust the computer when the prompt appears
- The Photos App should open automatically. If it doesn’t, open the app by going to Application > Photos.
- An import window with all your photos and videos will open on the device
- You can also select Import from the top menu bar or click on a device to bring up the import screen
- Now you can either select all the photos you need by selecting them individually or you can directly import all new photos from the device at once
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iPhone to Mac via AirDrop
AirDrop has been replicated by numerous apps but for Apple users it is still the best way to transfer photos between multiple devices. This is how you can transfer your Photos via AirDrop.
- Open the Photos app on your iPhone
- Select the photos you want to transfer
- Tap on the Share menu
- Select AirDrop from the Share menu
- Select the name of your computer
- Once the transfer is complete, your iPhone will display a notification to indicate a successful transfer
iPhone to PC
Just like the Mac, Windows also provides an inbuilt Photos app that is quite efficient and will enable you to transfer your photos. Windows treats all USB devices similarly and therefore, when you connect an iPhone via USB a Select What Happens dialog box should pop-up. When you click on that pop-up you will see the option to import photos and videos.
Steps to transfer your photos if your PC has Windows 10
- Connect your iPhone to your PC and enter the passcode to unlock it
- Tap on Trust/Allow to allow Windows access to your iPhone when the prompt appears
- Now go to Start and click on Photos
- When the Photos app opens up, click on Import and select ‘From a USB Device’ from the menu
- A dialogue box with the new photos from your device will appear
- Select the photos you want to import
- Once selected, click on Continue
- The next window will ask you to select a location where the photos will be saved after import
- Select a location on your hard disk and click Import
Now you can easily browse through the imported photos either on the Photos app or by navigating to the directory you saved them to. Live photos and Portrait mode photos may be skipped during the process as Windows does not support those formats. Ensure that all your photos are on your device and not on iCloud as Windows cannot find the photos on your device if they’re stored on the cloud.
While iPhones already come with excellent inbuilt storage along with enough cloud space to hold years of photos, you can always choose to back up all your photographic data to declutter your device. Transferring your data has never been easier and now you can back up all your memories with the help of this handy guide.