How to Get Photos Off iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 7 Easily for Free

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Myra Updated on Jun 20, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

It's quite normal that photos on your iPhone are the biggest supplier of your iPhone storage. But you cannot just delete all of them to free up your iPhone space without making a backup. If you want your iPhone running faster, a good choice for you is to get photos off your iPhone to Mac or Windows PC. No matter you are using a new iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus or earlier iPhone 7/iPhone 6, you can choose one of the tips below to transfer photos from iPhone to computer free of charge. Read on to get more details.

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Part 1: How to get photos from iPhone to PC for free
Part 2: How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac for free

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Part 1: How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC for free

To get photos off iPhone to PC running Windows 7 or later, the freeware you will need is EaseUS MobiMover Free, the world's first totally free iOS data transfer software. With MobiMover, you can transfer photos, movies, TV shows, music videos, home videos, photo videos, music, ringtones, voice memos, audiobooks, contacts, messages, notes, and more between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer. Thus you can not only import photos from your iPhone to PC but also transfer photos from PC to iPhone if you need. Follow the steps below to learn how to get photos off your iPhone to PC with MobiMover.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable. When a pop-up appears on your iPhone to ask you to trust this computer, please tap on Trust to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main screen of MobiMover. 

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Step 2: MobiMover enables you to customize the storage path for exported files by clicking the Folder icon or the computer icon. If you don't set it on your own, the files will be saved to a desktop folder named Exported by MobiMover. Then, click Select Folder and Next to take the following operation. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: MobiMover will load all the supporting data at the very beginning, including photos, contacts, videos, audios, books, messages, notes, etc.. Here, just check the Photo category. If you need to move specific items instead of the whole photo library, go to click your device name > Picture > Photo

choose photos to be transferred to the PC

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin to transfer photos from iPhone to PC with a single click. Please don't disconnect your iPhone until the process finished. After this, click View to check the transferred photos on your computer. 

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Part 2: How to get photos off iPhone to Mac for free

While if you are using a Mac, you can transfer photos from your iPhone to Mac without the help of third-party software. The built-in feature, AirDrop, enables you to share files between two AirDrop-supported devices. If AirDrop is not working on your iPhone in iOS 11, learn how to fix it first before you follow the steps below to get photos off your iPhone to Mac.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 7.

  • On iPhone 8/7: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center. On iPhone X, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to open Control Center.
  • Press deeply on the module where Airplane Mode locates in, click AirDrop to turn it on and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone. (Don't forget to turn on WLAN and Bluetooth at the same time.)

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.

  • On your Mac, go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and turn on Bluetooth and WiFi to enable AirDrop on your Mac.
  • Set your Mac to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

Step 3: Once your iPhone X/8/8 Plus and Mac are successfully connected, you can start to download photos from your iPhone to Mac.

  • Go to the Photos App on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus.
  • Select the photos you'd like to transfer from iPhone to your Mac.
  • Tap on the Share button and choose your Mac from the AirDrop section.

How to get photos off iPhone to Mac