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

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 by Sabine to iPhone Data Transfer

Do you want to transfer selected photos from your iPhone X/8/7 or iPad Pro/Air/mini to your PC at once? The following article will show three different methods, then you can achieve this with three free tools – EaseUS MobiMover, iCloud, iTunes.

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, iPad Pro/Air/mini and iPod touch, etc. It can also seamlessly transfer data between your iOS device and your computer and iTunes.

Step 1. Download and install MobiMover on your PC. Connect your iPhone to your PC and run MobiMover.

Step 2. Choose "Custom" in the main interface and then select "Photos" on the left side menu.

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Step 3. Select the photos you want to transfer. Tap on "Transfer to Computer" icon in the top right corner and then find or create a folder to save the photos.

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Step 4. Then transfer will begin, and it will only take a few seconds. When it's completed, you can choose "View" to check the photos.

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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.