How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

By Emily Watson, Friday, May 12, 2017

As nowadays many people are obsessive about photo-taking with their iPhone 7/7 Plus/ SE/ 6s. Due to a limited storage, a question like "How to export pictures from iPhone to computer?" comes to bothering many users. Actually, there are several methods to do this transfer. You can use the old fashioned way – connect iPhone with computer and launch iTunes to sync or use Auto-Dialog. Or you can use iPhoto or Aperture to import photos. Or maybe some of you enable iCloud to sync pictures.

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But today, if you just need to quickly transfer one or two photos from iPhone to computer, or export iPhone photos to your friend's computer, the above methods seem not to be convenient enough. Here we introduce two fast and easy ways to you. That's using FonePaw iOS Transfer and iCloud for Windows.

Tutorial 1: How to Selectively Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer?

Free download the trial version of FonePaw iOS Transfer and have a try:

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1. Launch FonePaw iOS Transfer and Plug iPhone into Computer

First of all, install and run this iOS Transfer on your computer. Then plug your iPhone like iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 5s, etc. into computer with USB cable and soon you'll see the home interface of FonePaw iOS Transfer.

Note that if your iPhone is not showing up on computer, click in and see the solutions.

Scan iPhone Files

2. Click to show iPhone photos in album

Now you need to choose the album under "Photos" at the left side. Here you can see albums such as Camera Roll, Photo Library, Video and so on. Click "Camera Roll", you can see all photos on this folder.

Photos for Camera Roll on iPhone

3. Preview photos one by one

You can click any photo and preview them before exporting. Now, right-click the picture and choose "Preview" to play photos.

Preview iPhone Photos

4. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

Tick those photos you want to transfer and click "Export to"> "Export to PC" one by one. Then in a pop-up window, select a folder to save your photos.

Transfer iPhone Photos to Computer

Tutorial 2: How to Export Pictures from iPhone to PC via iCloud Panel?

iCloud Panel is also known as iCloud for Windows, compatible with Windows 7/8/10. To use this tool, you should ensure that you've turned on "iCloud Photo Library" on your iPhone whatever. Without iTunes or connection of iPhone, photos can be moved to computer without a hitch. If ready, learn your way around this panel by the instructions.

Step 1. Above all, please have "iCloud for Windows" installed on your computer.

Step 2. Launch "iCloud for Windows".

Step 3. Now, click on and select "Options" behind "Photos".

Step 4. From the pop-up window, tick up "iCloud Photo Library".

Note that you can change the default route under this option.

Step 5. Click on "Done" and select "Apply".

Step 6. Re-open up "iCloud for Windows" and choose "Download Photos". Now, your photos start to being downloaded. After that, you can view pictures on the folder you selected.

iCloud for Windows

Now you can view your iPhone photos on computer. With FonePaw iOS Transfer, you can not only transfer photos from iPhone to computer, you can transfer them back. That's to say, you are allowed to put photos on your iPhone from cmputer.

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