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How to Back Up Photos from iPhone with Ease

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Updated on Dec 11, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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Five common ways for you to back up iPhone photos.

When Do You Need to Back Up iPhone Photos

It's undeniable that the photos stored on your iPhone are so important that you can't afford to lose them all. That's why it's necessary for you to make a backup of your iPhone photos. Besides, photos always take a large portion of your iPhone storage. If you want to get more space, you need to back up photos on your iPhone before you remove them.

No matter what kind of reason you have, as long as you want to back up iPhone photos, you can follow one of the tips below to get things done. Whether you want to back up iPhone photos to PC/Mac or to cloud-based services, you can find the corresponding solution.

Part 1. How to Back Up iPhone Photos to PC (or Mac) in 3 Ways

A computer is always a good choice to save your iPhone photos. By transferring photos from iPhone to PC or Mac, you can make a copy of your iPhone photos on the computer. The advantages of backing up iPhone photos to PC or Mac are that you don't need to worry out that there is insufficient storage on the computer and you are able to view and access your iPhone photos from the computer whenever you need to.

To back up photos from iPhone to PC, there are XX ways for you to choose from:

Method 1. Back up iPhone Photos to Computer with iPhone Transfer Software

Whether you are using a PC or Mac, you can use the iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover to transfer photos from your iPhone to computer, either by item or by album. Except for photos, this tool also supports videos, music, ringtones, contacts, messages, books, and more. Thus, you can also back up other types of content from your iPhone.

Besides, as an iOS data transfer tool, it also enables to transfer files from PC to iPhone or share data from one iPhone, iPad, or iPod to another.

To back up pictures on iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac, run EaseUS MobiMover, then choose "Phone to PC". With this feature under 1-click transfer, you can back up all your iPhone photos to the computer at once. Click the "Next" button to move to the following step. 

How to back up iPhone photos to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Select "Pictures" from the supported data types. By default, MobiMover will save the exported files on your desktop. If you don't like, you are free to customize the storage path by clicking "Custom Path". 

How to back up iPhone photos to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to start backing up your iPhone photos to computer. Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to completes. Wait patiently, then check these items at the destination.

How to back up iPhone photos to computer - Step 3

In addition to being an iPhone transfer software tool, it also works well as a video downloader with which you can download online videos from various video sites or social networking sites. Whether you want to download YouTube videos to iPhone or save Facebook videos to computer, you can save the video you like for offline watching with the help of EaseUS MobiMover.

Method 2. Back Up iPhone to PC via File Explorer

If you are using a PC, you can connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable and then transfer photos from your iPhone to computer via File Explorer.

To transfer photos from iPhone to PC:

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Unlock your device and trust the computer.

Step 3. If you see a prompt on your PC asking you what to do with the device, choose "Import photos and videos" > "Review, organize and group items to import" or "Import all new items now". Or you can go to "This PC" > [your iPhone's name] > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM" > "100APPLE" to copy and paste pictures from your iPhone to PC.

How to back up iPhone photos to PC

For more tips to back up iPhone photos to PC, refer to the guide on how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC.

Method 3. Back Up Photos from iPhone to Mac using the Photos App

While if you are using a Mac, you can use the Photos app to import photos from iPhone to Mac to make a backup. The Photos app enables you to manage photos on Mac and transfer photos from an external storage device to Mac. Thus, using Photos to back up photos from iPhone to Mac is also workable. 

To back up photos from iPhone to Mac:

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and connect your iPhone to Mac. (You may need to go through a verifying process, depending on your iPhone settings.)

Step 2. Run Photos for Mac, go to the "Devices" section, and select your device.

Step 3. Based on your needs, click the "Import All New Photos" or select the photos you want to transfer to the Mac and then click "Import Selected". 

How to back up photos from iPhone to Mac

There are also other tips to get iPhone photos to Mac. Check the guide on how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac if necessary.

Part 2. How to Back Up Photos from iPhone to Cloud Storage in 2 Ways

Apart from backing up iPhone photos to another device, you can also choose to back up photos from iPhone to cloud storage, like iCloud and Google Photos.

Cloud-based storage services enable you to store your iPhone photos into cloud wirelessly over a network connection. It's quite convenient since you can back up iPhone photos whenever there is a Wi-Fi network available.

Method 1. Back Up Photos from iPhone to iCloud

If you don't want to apply any third-party service, using iCloud will fulfill your needs well. By turning on iCloud photos, you will be able to sync your iPhone photos to iCloud to make a backup. By doing so, you can not only back up photos on iPhone but also share your iPhone photos and videos to other devices that use the same Apple ID.

The only problem is that, if you delete a photo from your iPhone, the item will be removed from iCloud, too. Thus, if you intend to back up your photos and then remove them from your device to free up space, using iCloud is not advisable.

To save photos from iPhone to iCloud:

Step 1. Go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud".

Step 2. Tap "Photos" and toggle on "iCloud Photos".

How to back up photos on iPhone via iCloud

After syncing, you can access your iPhone photos from iCloud.com.

Method 2. Back Up iPhone Photos to Google Photos

Unlike iCloud, if you upload your iPhone photos to Google Photos, the changes you do with the photos on your iPhone won't be synced to the cloud storage. Therefore, when you delete photos from your iPhone, the photos in the cloud won't be removed.

To back up photos on iPhone via Google Photos:

Step 1. Download and install Google Photos for iOS on your iPhone.

Step 2. Open the Google Photos app and sign in with your Google account.

Step 3. Tap your photo at the top right and select "Photos".

Step 4. Tap "Back up & sync" and turn on "Back up & sync".

How to back up photos from iPhone to Google Photos

The Bottom Line

Now you know it's actually quite easy to back up your photos on iPhone. If you prefer to back up iPhone photos to a PC or Mac, you just need a USB cable. While if you like a wireless solution, you need to make sure there is enough storage for you to save your iPhone photos. Specify your need and choose the most suitable way to apply.

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