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How to Import Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 7

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By transferring photos from your iPhone to your computer, you can make a copy of important images, share precious pictures with your friends, or print beautiful photos. Whatever your purposes of exporting iPhone photos to PC, here are five methods to do it. 

Method 1. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC with EaseUS MobiMover

By far, the easiest way to transfer pictures from iPhone to a PC running Windows 7/8/10 is to use an iPhone data transfer tool such as EaseUS MobiMover. With which you can transfer entire iPhone photos to your PC, or you can export just a selection of pictures from your iPhone. The whole process doesn't require an internet connection, so you don't have to worry that your internet is unstable or there is no internet available.

To transfer photos from iPhone to PC running Windows 7/9/10:

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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

Method 2. Copy Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 7 with AutoPlay

If you don't like using a third-party transfer tool, you can use Windows's built-in feature - AutoPlay to transfer photos from your iPhone to your computer. To use this method, there are some additional things you should do.

  • Download and install iTunes on your computer so that AutoPlay can read your iPhone data. 
  • Prepare a USB cable.
  • Unlock your iPhone using your password.

If everything goes smoothly, you can follow the steps below to finish the rest of the steps.

Step 1. Plug your iPhone into your PC using a USB cable.

Step 2. You may need to unlock your iPhone using your password.

Step 3. A prompt will appear on your iPhone asking you to "Trust This Computer," tap "Trust."

Step 4. When your iPhone is detected by this PC, the AutoPlay window will appear. Click "Import pictures and videos." Then the import process will begin. 

Step 5. Then, all of your pictures will be imported to your computer. You can find them in a folder called "My Pictures." If you want to change the default location to store the transferred pictures, you can click "Import Setting" in the left corner bottom and then follow its on-screen instructions to do it.

Transfer photos from iPhone to PC Windows 7 via AutoPlay

Note: The steps vary will vary depending on the different systems of your computer. You can follow its instructions to do it with ease. Plus, AutoPlay doesn't allow you to export certain pictures. If you want to export some specific photos, just follow the next method to do it. 

Method 3. Import Photos from iPhone to PC Running Windows 7 via File Explorer

File Explorer is another free option to download pictures from your iPhone to your PC. As with the AutoPlay method shown above, you'll need to download and install iTunes (the latest version) so that your Windows 7 computer can read your iPhone's content. Then, follow these steps.

Step 1. Open Files Explorer by going to "This PC" > "Apple iPhone" > "Internal Storage" > DICM.

Step 2. Open the "DICM" folder, and then you'll see all of your pictures and videos.

Step 3. Choose the pictures you want and copy them to another folder on your computer. 

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Method 4. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer with iCloud

iCloud is a wireless option to export iPhone photos to a PC running Windows 7. Here are a few things you should know about using this method. 

  • This method requires you to enable iCloud Photos on your iPhone. If you don't, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos > iCloud Photos. From here, you can enable and disable iCloud Photos. 
  • Once you've enabled iCloud Photos on your iPhone, every new picture you take will be automatically synced to your iCloud photos when your iPhone connects to a WiFi network. 
  • Every iCloud account comes with 5GB of storage, which can exceed easily if you transfer photos and videos that are in large size. If you have many photos to transfer, don't forget to upgrade your iCloud storage plan. (Prices start at $0.99 a month for 50GB)

iCloud is a great feature to use if you want to access your iPhone photos on other devices. If you prefer to use it, here are the steps.

Step 1. Download and install iCloud for Windows on your computer.

Step 2. Sign in to your iCloud account.

Step 3. Make sure the "Photos" option is enabled, then click "Option."

Step 4. Check the box next to "iCloud Photo Library" and "Download new photos and videos from my PC."

Step 5. Click "Done."

Transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iCloud

Method 5. Export Photos from iPhone to Computer via Email

Apart from the methods listed above, you can also transfer photos from an iPhone to a computer in an old-fashioned way by using email. But this method only works when you have several photos to transfer since your email has a size limit for attachment. 

Step 1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone. 

Step 2. Go to your Camera Roll.

Step 3. Select the photos (not more than five) you wish you transfer.

Step 4. Click the export icon in the bottom left corner.

Step 5. From the suggested options, choose "Mail."

Step 6. Enter the detailed information by following its on-screen instructions. 

Step 7. Then, you can sign in to your email account on the computer and download pictures to your PC.

Transfer photos from iPhone to PC via Email

The Bottom Line

In addition to the methods we mentioned in this guide, there are many other different ways out there that can help you export photos from iPhone to PC. For example, you can also do the same thing via social apps, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Skype, and Facebook. To use them, all you need is to add your photos to any of these apps and open them on your computer. Then, you can download them all to your computer. 

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