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Completely Free Software to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

Myra updated on Sep 25, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

There are four options for you to transfer photos from iPhone to PC for free. All of them have pros and cons, which are listed below.

Options Prices Supported files Disadvantages
File Explorer       Free Photos and videos Sometimes, it may fail to detect your photos
EaseUS MobiMover Free All iOS files  Need to download a third-party tool
iTunes Free Media files  Synced photos are not viewable on the PC
iCloud 5GB storage for free All iOS files     Extra storage is not free

Any one of these approaches can help you transfer photos from iPhone to PC. Give them a try and see which one matches your needs.

Way 1. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC Freely with File Explorer

File Explorer is a free tool specifically designed to transfer photos and videos between mobile phones and computers. No extra software is needed, only a USB cable for transferring the images. 

Now, you can follow the steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to PC with File Explorer.

Step 1.  Connect your iPhone to PC via a USB cable.

Step 2. Open File Explorer on your computer. If you're using Windows 8 or Windows 10, you can open it by pressing Windows key + E.

Step 3. Click on the "This PC" in the sidebar. Then you will see your iPhone under "Devices and drives." If you're using Windows 7, then your iPhone is under "Computer."

Step 4. Double click your iPhone's name and then click on "Internal Storage" then DICM.

Step 5. Find the folder that holds the photos you'd like to import and drag (copy) them to the folder you want to house them.

Way 2. Transfer Photo from iPhone to PC via EaseUS MobiMover (Fastest and Easiest)

With MobiMover installed on your PC, you can

  • Import pictures from iPhone to PC for free. 
  • Copy photos from iPhone to iPhone.
  • Download images from the computer to iPhone.
  • Export iPhone pictures from Camera Roll, Photo Stream, and Photo Library.
  • Transfer and manage iPhone photos free unlimited.
  • Other files you can transfer and manage are videos, music, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, Safari bookmarks, and more. 

The steps below will show you how to use EaseUS MobiMover, the free application to transfer photos from iPhone to PC easily and quickly. Click the download button to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover on your PC running Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, or macOS 10.13 - OS X 10.7. Then, follow the guide to copy photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes for free.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC running Windows 7 or later. Run EaseUS MobiMover, choose "Phone to PC" and click the "Next" button on the screen. This mode allows you to transfer data from iPhone to PC in one click. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC - Step 1

Step 2. MobiMover supports transferring audio, videos, pictures, books, contacts, messages, etc. from iPhone to PC. Here, choose "Pictures" only. MobiMover will save the files on your desktop by default. You can customize the path as you need. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC - Step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from your iPhone to PC. The transfer time depends on the file size. Wait patiently

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC - Step 3

Way 3. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via iCloud

iCloud is a storage service offered by Apple. It allows you to sync files across Apple devices or transfer files to the computer. To use iCloud, make sure you've had the iCloud for Windows installed on your PC. Also, make sure the iCloud Photo Library has been enabled on your iPhone. ( Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos > Turn on the iCloud Photo Library)

Then you can follow the steps below to send photos from iPhone to PC. 

Step 1. Open the iCloud Control Panel on your computer.

Step 2. Turn on the corresponding option, and then you can access the files on your iPhone from PC.

Tranfser files from iPhone to PC via iCloud

If you didn't install the iCloud Control Panel on your computer, you could go to the iCloud website to get the job done as well.

Step 1. Go to iCloud.com on your computer and sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Select "Photos" to view all photos stored in your iCloud.

Step 3. Choose and download the items to your PC.

Transfer files from iPhone to PC via iCloud website

Way 4. Sync Photos from iPhone to PC via iTunes

iTunes can help you make a copy of your photos to the computer. But the images you backed with iTunes are not viewable unless restoring them to your iPhone or iPad, which will erase your current data on the iPhone. 

Step 1. Plug your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable, then launch iTunes.

Step 2. Find the device icon on the menu and click the "Photos" tab under the Settings section.

Step 3. From the right side of iTunes, tick the "Sync Photos."

Step 4. Select "all photos and album" or specific files and click "Apply."

Step 5. Wait for the syncing process to complete and then click "Done." 

Step 6. Then, you can find your backup on the computer.

The Bottom Line

With the four methods we offered in this post, we hope you have successfully transferred photos from iPhone to PC. If you have any questions about this topic, then you can contact us to help you out. During the process of transferring, you may meet data loss. If that unfortunately happens, don't forget to find the lost photos back