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:

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable, run EaseUS MobiMover Free, then choose iDevice to PC.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 1

Step 2: To move photos from your iPhone to PC, make sure that at least one option (Photo or Album) under Photos is selected. As you can see, you can choose to transfer all the supported files from your iPhone to the computer at once.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 2

Step 3: Click the folder icon to choose a folder to save the photos. After that, click Transfer to start downloading photos from your iPhone to PC.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 3

Step 4: Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to move photos from your iPhone to PC. When it has completed, go to the selected folder to check the items.

How to download photos from iPhone to PC - Step 4

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.