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"I'm trying to transfer photos from my iPhone Camera Roll to my Windows 10 PC, but I can't view the photos on my computer successfully."
"Every time I connect my iPhone to your Mac to import pictures, there is difficulty in viewing the photos on my computer. Is there any way to cope with the issue?"
According to some iPhone users, it's a common problem that iPhone photos are not showing up on PC whenever they try to import photos from iPhone to PC by connecting iPhone to their computer. Indeed, it's convenient to transfer your iPhone photos to PC with the built-in App on your computer. However, it's not without problems while trying. Given that, this article is written to provide you an alternative way to transfer photos from iPhone to PC and the potential solutions you can try to fix the "iPhone photos not showing up on PC in Windows 10" issue. Read on to get the details.
Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s
If importing photos from iPhone to PC is your ultimate purpose, you can try an alternative tool to help you with it, which is EaseUS MobiMover Free, the free tool for iOS data transfer and file management. With MobiMover installed on your PC running Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (MobiMover is also compatible with Mac), you can export files from iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later) to computer, copy content from computer to iPhone/iPad and sync data from one iOS device to another. For example, you can transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, export contacts from iPhone to computer and vice versa. What's more, MobiMover can also help to manage your iPhone data by deleting, adding or editing items.
Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos
Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos
Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists
Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks
With MobiMover, you can not only transfer photos in Camera Roll from iPhone to PC like using the built-in Photos App but also import photos in Photo Stream and Photo Library. No matter you want to transfer photos all at once or selectively, you can use MobiMover to get things done. Follow the steps below to import photos from iPhone to PC.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows 7 and later or Mac OS X 10.7 and later. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, choose "Phone to PC" on the main screen and click the "Next" button to move on.
Step 2. Select the "Pictures" category as you want to copy from your iPhone to your computer. It's the right choice for you to transfer other supported file types together with photos from your iPhone to the computer to make a backup.
Step 3. Click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from your iPhone to the computer. Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to import pictures from your iPhone to your computer. Wait patiently for the process to finish and check the items in the selected folder after that.
It's required that your iPhone must be unlocked when you connect your iPhone to your PC. When your iPhone photos not showing up on your PC running Windows 10, you first need to check whether you have locked your device. If it's locked, unplug and unlock your iPhone and then plug it in again.
If your iPhone photos are not showing up on your computer, you can try to update the operating system to the latest version both on your computer and iPhone.
How to update the operating system on PC:
Choose Start (the Windows icon) > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click Check for Updates. If there is a new update available, follow the onscreen instructions to update your Windows to the latest version.
How to update the operating system on iPhone:
Go to Settings > General > Software Update and your iPhone will check for updates automatically. If there is a new iOS update, click Install Now to equip your iPhone with it.
Not all your iPhone photos are shown on your computer? If that's the case, you need to check your iCloud settings on your iPhone. If you have turned on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, some of the photos may have been stored in iCloud, not on your iPhone. You can go to iCloud.com to download iCloud photos to your PC if you are using a Windows computer or download photos from iCloud to Mac if you are a Mac user.
Some file storage like DropBox may conflict with Photos App, which can be the reason why your iPhone photos are not showing up on Windows 10 PC. If so, stop the service when you connect your iPhone to your computer or remove the storage from your computer to fix the issue.