3 Ways to Transfer Photos Directly from Your iPhone/iPad to Your PC

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Sabine Updated on Jun 25, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

For many reasons, you want to transfer photos from your iPhone/iPad to your PC: save photos from loss or set beautiful pictures as the desktop. How to transfer photos from iPad Pro/Air/mini and iPhone X/8/7 to PC with one click?

The PC with Windows system does not support iPhoto. Windows Autoplay and Windows Explorer can only import the images in Camera Roll onto your PC. No worries! This guide will show you three free methods & tools: EaseUS MobiMover, iTunes and iCloud that will help you transfer photos from your iPhone/iPad to your PC. Please follow the steps!

Method 1: Transfer photos from iPhone (X/8/7)/iPad to PC - With MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover is a professional and free data transfer tool for iOS devices. It supports almost all iOS devices, such as iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/5 and iPad Pro/Air/mini. It can also seamlessly transfer data between your iOS device and your computer without using iTunes. Follow the steps below to learn how to safely and quickly copy photos from iPhone/iPad to computer.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer with a USB cable. Tap on Trust on your iPhone to continue if necessary. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to the 1-Click-Transfer screen. 

one-click to transfer from iPhone to PC

Step 2: If you don't need to customize the storage path, click Next button to take next step. Or you can click the Folder icon or the computer icon to set the route for exported photos on your computer. Then, click Select Folder > Next to enter the data loading interface. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: Uncheck Select all and choose the Photo category. You can transfer one certain data category or alternatively choose multiple data types at one time. 

choose photos to be transferred to the PC

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to the computer with ease. When the process finished, you can view and manage the copied photos on your computer, which can't be allowed by iTunes or iCloud backup. 

begin to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes

Method 2: Using iTunes - Drag images from the iPhone/iPad to PC

iTunes can back up all content from the iPad, iPhone, and then browse the photos in the backup on your PC and then save them to PC.

Step 1. Connect iPad or iPhone to your computer > Start iTunes > Click on your device.

Step 2. Under "Overview" you can see Backup > Activate the option "This computer".

Step 3. Click on the "Save now" button.

Step 4. Then search for these pictures on your PC (Windows XP/7/8/10) as the following route:

  • C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

With iTunes, you're supposed to back up all your iPhone/iPad to your computer, and then browse the photos in the backup. In addition, if the process is interrupted, you must operate it again. It's gonna take a long time. To transfer iPhone/iPad images to a PC with high efficiency, it's better to use the method 1.

Method 3: Using iCloud to copy photos from your iPhone/iPad to your PC

Normally, you can upload photos from your iPhone/iPad to iCloud and then upload them to your computer via iCloud.

Step 1. On the iPhone or iPad, tap Preferences > General > iCloud > Photos > Enable (activate) iCloud Photo Library.

Step 2. Download iCloud for Windows > Open iCloud > Click on "Options" > Enable "My Photo Stream".

Step 3. Then click on "Done" and then on "Apply" or go to "icloud. com" > Load the desired images on PC.

With iCloud backup, you can transfer the photos of your iPhone/iPad from the backup to your PC. But you should first save the photos in iCloud. Export pictures from the iCloud to PC, you can only send a single piece with one. And the transfer also depends on the speed of the network. Without restrictions to transfer all/set of photos from iPhone to PC at once, follow the quick method 1.

You can instantly transfer all or more iPad/iPhone photos to your PC. EaseUS MobiMover can also transfer photos between two iOS devices.