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How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Computer

author Emily Watson
date Monday, September 10, 2018

It seems that so many users are keen on taking photos by iPhones X/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6s due to its high resolution and beautiful filters. And how to transfer pictures to computer is also becoming somehow a sought-after matter online. In that way, users can back up and restore them in case of any loss or mistaken deletion on iPhone. We find out that there are several ways available. For example, you may follow the old fashion to use iTunes or iCloud to back up the whole contents on iPhone.

However, if you prefer transfer pictures selectively over in one go, you'll feel the inconvenience of the above two ways. So this is where FonePaw DoTrans (opens new window) comes. This program helps you transfer all kinds of pictures in Photo Library, Camera Roll and another folder from iPhone to computer selectively or in a group without restriction. What's more, it also enables you to switch them back and forth between all iOS device and computer. Now let's go!

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Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer

After you download and install the program, launch it and connect iPhone to computer via USB cable. If your device cannot be detected by DoTrans, you can click "Device is connected, but can't be recognized?" to get the solution to fix your issue.

Connect iPhone to Computer

Step 2. Preview Photos on iPhone

As you can see, the program has sorted iPhone data into Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Messages, and Toolbox in the left sidebar. Now you can click "Photos" and then "Camera Roll" or "Photo Library" or other folders you created on the iPhone to show all photos under each of them in the right interface.

Before transferring, you can preview photos one by one by double-clicking them or right-click and then choose "Preview".

Preview Photos on iPhone

Step 3. Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Computer

Tick off pictures you want and then right-click to choose "Export to PC" icon. Or you can right-click on items to choose "Export to PC" to transfer iPhone images to computer.

Note: You can see there are different icons on the right bottom of the images. They mean different kinds of album: Recently Deleted, Screenshot, Live Photos, Videos and more.

Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Computer


If you want to transfer all the pictures in a folder, you don't need to mark down them one by one, you can right-click and choose "Check All" to accomplish this.

Step 4. Choose Local Path on Computer

After clicking "Export to PC", you're prompted by a window that appears to choose a local folder to save pictures. The transfer process depends on how many photos you choose. But in all, it won't cause you much of time.

Hurray for you! Just four steps and you got pictures transferred to computer for backup. You can feel assured to delete photos on iPhone to free up more space for taking new ones. Suppose that you have other needs with regard to transferring music, movies, videos, contacts, SMS, etc. you can definitely count on FonePaw DoTrans (opens new window).

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