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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Mac and Windows)


Are you the iPhone user and thinking about viewing photographs on a larger screen? If, that’s what is bothering you, then you should go through the steps compiled below Just as it is easy to capture moments through the in-built camera, copying and moving photos from iPhone to Mac and Windows computer is not that tough. A step by step guide on how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer would help you accomplish the task with Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

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Easy Steps to Download Photos from iPhone to PC (Mac and Windows)

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac?

One of the fastest ways of transferring pictures from iPhone to the computer running on Mac operating system is by using iPhoto. This is an application which offers aid while you think about sharing, organizing, editing and printing photos apart from the import function. So now, how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer using iPhoto? Follow below steps;

Once you have sourced the software, get started with the iPhoto method.

#Step 1: Connect the iPhone with the help of a suitable USB cable. You should be meticulous about which type of cord you would be using. This is because nothing should come in your way when you are connecting the device to the laptop or the computer.

Once the app is detected, if iPhoto doesn’t open automatically then you should open ‘Image Capture’ from the Applications folder.

Transfering Photos from iPhone to mac using iphoto

Later, select the device followed by the choosing ‘iPhoto’ from the applications listed in the drop down list.

#Step 2: Click ‘Import All’ for importing the photographs from iPhone. Well, if you don’t want all photos to be transferred, then use the mouse to select them. Later, click ‘Import Selected’.


NOTE: You can delete the snaps from the communication device later. But, you should decide what needs to be done.

Import through Image Capture

#Step 1: Connect the iPhone as explained above.

#Step 2: Launch ‘Image Capture’ just in case the app doesn’t open automatically once the device has been recognized. Later, select ‘Image Capture’ from the drop down list present at the lower left hand side corner.

#Step 3: Select a proper location where you want to store the photos after importing them. If you want to delete the photos after the transfer, then select ‘Delete items from camera after downloading’. But, if you want to keep the photos just as they are, then ignore the step and click ‘OK’.

#Step 4: Finally, ‘Download All’ or select the ones which you desire to transfer.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer with Windows Vista/7

If you are using computer which is running on Windows Vista/7 operating systems all the time, then there are two ways for transferring pictures from iPhone to computer.

Use the AutoPlay Method

Initially, you should know if the AutoPlay functionality is enabled in the operating system you have been using.

#Step 1: Once the iPhone is connected, click ‘Start’ and go to the ‘Control Panel’.

#Step 2: Next, click ‘Hardware & Sound’ followed by ‘AutoPlay’.

#Step 3: Scroll down till you reach the ‘Devices’ section. From the drop down menu, select ‘Ask me every time’.

Ask Me Everytime Screen

Just in case the AutoPlay window pops up soon after the connection is established, then you can skip the steps mentioned above.

From the window select ‘Import Pictures & Videos’. In case the system doesn’t prompt you with AutoPlay, then go to ‘Start > Computer’ and right click the icon on the device. With this tip, you would be able to select ‘Import Pictures and video’ from the context menu.


Finally, before importing, navigate to ‘Import Settings’ and browse through the system via. the ‘Import to’ field. Once you know about the disk space across partitions, you can easily decide the destination folder. If such type of command is not given to the system, then the photos would get transferred to ‘My Pictures’.

Image Transfer through Windows Explorer

#Step 1: As usual, connect the communication device with the help of the USB cord.

#Step 2: Once the device gets recognized, double click on the icon. In this case, the iPhone would be considered as a removable storage drive.

#Step 3: Locate the camera folder. Remember the path

 [Your iPhone Device]\Internal Storage\DCIM\100APPLE.

#Step 4: Once you have found the photos, use the conventional copy paste method. Press ‘CTRL + A’ for selecting all the images inside the sub folder.

Well, consider this to be smart solution when you think on ‘how to move photos from iPhone to computer’.

Hope these ways make it possible to transfer photos. If you come across any tool or method, feel free to share it with us.

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.