Download Photos From iPhone to Computer Easily & Freely

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

How to download photos from iPhone to computer?

If you find that your iPhone storage is almost full with tons of photos and pictures, or you just want to download your precious photos from iPhone to the computer to make a backup copy, you can refer to this tutorial article. Here we will show you 2 ways to move or download your photos from iPhone to the computer with or without iCloud.

Download photos from iPhone to computer via iCloud

You can log in to your iCloud account on Windows PC, which is the same account you used to back up your iPhone data on your iPhone.

  • As the first step, you must make sure you have backed up all your photos in iCloud already: On your iPhone with iOS 10.3 or newer, select Settings > [Your Name] > "iCloud" > "Photos", and then select "iCloud Photo Library". Under iOS 10.2 or older, select "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Photos".
  • Install the "iCloud Control Panel for Windows" program on your computer or you can open icloud.com directly on your PC, then log in to your iCloud with your Apple ID and password.
  • Then go to the Photos section and click on "Options".
  • In the photo options, activate "iCloud Photo Library" and "Photo Sharing" if necessary.
  • Then set a location where you want to store the iCloud photos and then click the "OK" button.

Download photos from iPhone to computer with free iPhone data transfer

As you all know that iCloud only gives you 5 GB of free storage to store the backed-up data. What if your iCloud storage is full, that you can't upload all your photos in iCloud? Luckily we have an alternative option to download photos from iPhone to computer. EaseUS MobiMover Free is a free iPhone data transfer to transfer photos from iPhone to PC and you can also use it as an iPhone content manage to delete photos on iPhone as well.

Now follow the steps below and start to download your iPhone photos to computer without iCloud:

 Free Download for PC
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 Free Download for Mac
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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC via a compatible USB cable. When a pop-up appears on your iPhone to ask you to trust this computer, please tap on Trust to continue. Start EaseUS MobiMover and go to the 1-Click-Transfer screen. 

one-click to transfer from iPhone to PC

Step 2: You can customize the storage path for exported photos by clicking the Folder icon or the computer icon. If you don't, MobiMover will send the files to a desktop folder named Exported by MobiMover. Then, click Select Folder and Next to take the following step. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: You can use MobiMover to move various kinds of contents to the Windows PC with one-click. If you just need to download iPhone photos, click Photo category. 

choose photos to be transferred to the PC

Step 4: Now, click Transfer to begin to save pictures from iPhone to PC with ease. Please don't disconnect your iPhone until the process finished. Then, click View to check the exported images on your computer. 

begin to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes

In addition to photos, MobiMover also support other file types, including contacts, messages, videos, music, ringtones, and more. Thus, if you need to, you can transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone, put music to iPhone from computer, or import videos from iPhone to PC, and more.