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EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

  • An iOS data transfer tool to transfer files to or from iPhone/iPad
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  • A free video downloader to download online videos to a computer or iPhone/iPad

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer windows 8

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Although Windows 11 has been released for a while, there are still users who use computers based on Windows 8 and need to transfer photos from iPhone to PC. Actually, the ways to import iPhone photos to Windows 8 are quite similar to transferring photos from iPhone to Windows 11.

If you don't know how to import iPhone photos to Windows 8, read on to check the easy and proven ways and apply one of them to get your iPhone photos onto the computer with ease.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer in Windows 8

Whether your computer is running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, or the latest Windows 11, you can use the iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover to import iPhone photos to the computer. In addition to photos, it also supports videos, music, ringtones, contacts, messages, books, and more. 

What's more, there are other situations in which EaseUS MobiMover will help:

  • View and access iPhone files on PC or Mac
  • Transfer files from a computer to an iPhone
  • Transfer data from one iPhone to another

These features are quite helpful if you want to transfer files to or from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you want to transfer photos from PC to iPhone next time, you can also use EaseUS MobiMover to get things done.

To import photos from iPhone to Windows 8:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC running Windows 7 or later. Run EaseUS MobiMover, choose "Phone to PC" and click the "Next" button to go on. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes - Step 1

Step 2. Check the category/categories you want to transfer from your iPhone to the computer. As you can see, you can copy other supported files together with photos from your iPhone to PC all at once. Besides, you can customize the storage path for the exported photos. Otherwise, MobiMover will save them on your desktop. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes - Step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from your iPhone to PC without iTunes. Exporting files from iPhone to PC with MobiMover is the right way for backup to avoid unexpected data loss. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes - Step 3

How to Import iPhone Photos to Windows 8 with Photos

Photos is a pre-installed app on PC since Windows 8. It performs well to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to PC or from an external device to a computer. Whether you are using an iOS device or an Android phone, you can import photos to Windows 8 or later with the Photos app.

The differences between using Photos and a tool like EaseUS MobiMover are that:

  • Photos can only transfer photos and videos, while EaseUS MobiMover can transfer many other file types like contacts, music, ringtones, and books.
  • Photos can only transfer photos from iPhone to computer, while EaseUS MobiMover also works to transfer photos from PC to iPhone or from one iDevice to another.
  • The Photos app sorts your photos and videos by date, while EaseUS MobiMover allows you to transfer items by date or by album.

If you prefer Photos, follow the steps below.

To import iPhone photos to Windows 8:

Step 1. Connect the iPhone to Windows 8 computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Unlock the iPhone and trust the computer.

Step 3. Launch the Photos app.

Step 4. Click "Import" > "From a connected device."

Step 3. After the loading process, select the items you want to transfer and click "Import Photos."

Check the "Delete original items after import" option if you want to get more iPhone storage. 

If Microsoft Photos is not working on your PC, you are commended to try one of the alternative ways to complete the data transfer.

Import photos to Windows 8 with Photos

How to Import Pictures from iPhone to Windows 8 with Windows Explorer

If you want to copy all photos and videos from your iPhone to a Windows 8 computer, you can use Windows Explorer (called File Explorer since Windows 10). As long as the computer can recognize your iPhone, you can access your iPhone storage from the PC and then manually copy the DCIM folder from the iPhone internal storage to your Windows 8 computer.

However, just like Photos, Windows Explorer categorizes your items by date and can only transfer pictures from your iPhone to a computer. If you want to transfer photos back to your iOS device or need to transfer MP3 to iPhone without iTunes someday, it won't help.

To import pictures from iPhone to Windows 8:

Step 1. Connect the iPhone to Windows 8 with a USB cable and make sure the iPhone shows up on your PC.

Step 2. In any Windows Explorer window, visit "This PC" > "Apple iPhone" > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM." 

Step 3. Select the photos and videos you want to transfer and manually copy them to your computer.

Copy iPhone photos to PC with Windows Explorer

iPhone photos are not showing up on PC? Don't worry. Follow the troubleshooting guide to solve the problem.

Frequently Ask Questions

There are some questions you may also have. Check the answer below to eliminate your confusion.

1. How do I access my iPhone files on Windows 8?

If what you want to access are photos, you can connect your iPhone to Windows 8, open Windows Explorer, go to This PC, and then choose your iPhone to visit the DCIM folder from its internal storage. However, if you want to view photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, and more from your iPhone on Windows 8, you need an iOS content manager like EaseUS MobiMover to help. It allows you to view and access iPhone files on Windows in various versions.

2. Why won't my photos transfer from iPhone to PC?

When your photos are not transferring from your iPhone to your PC, you first need to check whether you have unlocked your iPhone and trusted the computer. If you do, you then need to check the USB cable and the USB port you use. If you are using a cloud service, check the network connection and the cloud space instead.

3. How do I transfer all my photos from iPhone to computer?

To import all photos from iPhone to computer, there are multiple ways for you to choose from. For example, you can use the Photos app on Windows. Just connect the iPhone to the computer, launch Photos, choose to import photos from a USB device, and then you can choose to import all photos from the connected iPhone to the computer.

The Bottom Line

Transferring photos from iPhone to computer in Windows 10 can also be done with cloud-based services like iCloud, Google Photos, Dropbox, and OneDrive. However, given that there are generally GBs of pictures on your device and cloud services rely on Wi-Fi networks to work, you are recommended to import iPhone photos to Windows 8 via a USB cable, which could be faster.

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