How to Upload Photos from iPhone to PC/Mac

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Searching for a way to upload photos from iPhone to your PC/Mac? Take a moment to try out solutions in this tutorial.

I'm sure that for most of us, iPhone is not only a mobile telephone but also an excellent camera to shoot nice pictures of family photos with high quality. However, it's an inescapable fact that a large number of iPhone consumers are in doubt as to upload iPhone photos to PC. If you cannot find a proper solution after searching answers in hundreds of forums, stop wasting your time! Here we'll cover the efficient ways for you to copy iPhone photos to computer.

What You Will Need

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• iPhone (iPhone7/iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, etc.)

• A Mac or PC with iTunes installed

• A USB cable to connect iPhone

Steps to Upload Photo from iPhone to PC/Mac

FonePaw iOS Transfer is able to upload photos, videos, music, messages, books, contacts, playlist and more from iPhone/iPad/iPod to the computer or vice versa. Once your iDevice is connected, you can take full preview of the content stored on your device. For example, you can preview all kinds of pictures from different albums including Photo Library, Camera Roll and more. All photos found are transfer-supported and no damage will make during the process.

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Step 1: Connect iPhone to PC/Mac with the USB Cable

Download and install the software on computer. And then connect your iPhone to PC via the USB cable. You will see the below interface come up on the computer if your device are connected.

Connect iPhone to PC


Step 2: Preview Pictures One by One

Select "Photos" from the left column, a drop-down list that includes all albums on your iPhone will display. Select any album you like such as Camera Roll, Photos Library, etc. and then all images found will appear in the main interface. To preview one particular picture, you just need to double-click or right-click at it and select "Preview".

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Step 3: Upload Photos from iPhone to PC/Mac

After previewing, mark down the pictures you would like to upload and then click on "Export to" > "Export to PC/Mac" to upload the images.

Upload Photos from iPhone to PC


Tips: Upload Photos from iPhone to PC with Windows Explorer

If you are using Windows computer, then there's another way that allows you to upload a package of photos from iPhone to PC. But it has one disadvantage – you are not able to preview the pictures before transferring. Here is how to do it:

Step 1: Connect iPhone to PC with the USB cable.

Step 2: Double click the computer icon to open the Computer interface.

Step 3: Find your device from the left-side bar. Then, you need to right-click on it and select "Import pictures and videos" from the pop-up menu. After that, it will automatically start searching all videos and photos stored on your iPhone.

Step 4: Select "Import Settings" and choose the location that you would like to save the uploaded pictures. All images will be saved to My Pictures folder on computer by default.

Import Photos from iPhone to PC


Hope it helps! FonePaw iOS Transfer is a comprehensive tool for managing your iPhone files. With it, you are free from any troubles when it comes to upload photos from iPhone to PC or sync data between iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes or PC/Mac.

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