How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop

By Emily Watson, Saturday, November 17, 2017

I am wondering how to transfer photos from iPhone 7 Plus to my Dell laptop running windows 10 so that I can free up some space on the phone. I've tried to sync pictures with iTunes to no avail. Is there any way to import my iPhone photos to my computer without iTunes? Thank you!

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Many have such a question in mind - how to transfer photos from iPhone to laptop or PC running Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. Be reassured. You're far from alone. Since iTunes has a pretty awful job in transferring photos, you might consider the following method, and let FonePaw iOS Transfer offer you a hassle-free and foolproof way to move photos from iPhone to your laptop or computer with ease. 

Method 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop (Windows & Mac)

The iOS software FonePaw iOS Transfer comes to help. It offers an easier, quicker and more efficient way to transfer photos from iPhone to laptop without iTunes, such as HP, Acer, Asus, MSI, Samsung, Lenovo, Toshiba, and Dell. This software can export whole photo album from your iPhone to laptop. Plus you can transfer videos, music, TV shows, books, playlist, messages, too. It fully supports iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4s/4, iPhone 3GS and all models of iPad and iPod.

What you need to do first is make a download of the program on your laptop. Here you can download it:

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STEP 1. Install and Run iPhone Photo Transfer Program

Download the trial version of FonePaw iOS Transfer on your Windows laptop/PC, install and run it. Then, connect iPhone to the laptop.

Run iOS Transfer to Scan iPhone Photos

Tip: If you are using a Mac laptop, here you can get the tutorial: How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac.

STEP 2. Preview iPhone Photos

With your iPhone connected to your laptop and selected "Photos" on the left-hand side of the program interface, there will show up all photo albums on your iPhone, such as Camera Roll, Photo Library, and Videos. Click those albums one by one to see photos respectively. To preview any picture, just right-click the image and choose "Preview."

Preview iPhone Pictures

STEP 3. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop

Select the photos you want to transfer to your laptop and click "Export" > "Export to PC" and the photos you selected will be automatically transferred to your laptop/desktop. If necessary, you can choose any photo album and export all photos in this album to PC in batch.

Transfer iPhone Photos to PC Laptop

Then you can view the transferred photos on laptop at ease. If you didn't choose other location, the photos should be saved on "Drive:C" > "Program Files".

Transferred Photos on Laptop

What else FonePaw iOS Transfer can help you to manage iPhone photos:

  • Transfer pictures from iPhone to PC without hassle;

  • Sync photos from computer to iPhone easily;

  • Export iPhone photos to other iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod);

  • Delete photos on iPhone Photo Library to free up space;

  • Create new photo albums to store iPhone photos.

Method 2: How to AirDrop iPhone Photos to Laptop Using Bluetooth (Mac Only)

There are times when we have no network connection or USB cable but have to transfer pics from iPhone to laptop. If you are using a MacBook, you can easily do that. AirDrop is the file transfer service that uses Bluetooth to create a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi network between devices. It allows users to send photos between iPhone and MacBook without a network.

  • Turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on both Mac and iPhone. (It is okay that the Wi-Fi is not connected).

  • On iPhone, swipe up to open the Control Center and tap "AirDrop". Choose to let your iPhone discovered by "Everyone".

  • On Mac, make your Mac discoverable by "Everyone" through "Finder" > "AirDrop" > "Allow me to be discovered by".

  • Choose the photos you want to transfer and click the Share button.

  • Click AirDrop and choose your MacBook.

    Share Photos via AirDrop

  • Click "Accept" to receive the photos on the laptop.

Mac Accept AirDrop Photo

This method only works between iPhone and MacBook. If you are using a Windows laptop, FonePaw iOS Transfer is a better option. Also, you can download photos to laptop from iCloud, however, to be honest, most of the time I cannot see my photos on iCloud for no reason. If you have any problems when transferring photos to iPhone, leave your comment below and let me get to you.

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