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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card With/Without Computer

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

If you take photos with your iPhone often, you will eventually find that your iPhone storage gets full quickly and you won't be able to take new photos anymore. That's when you need to transfer photos from your iPhone to another device to free up your iPhone storage.

Some users choose to transfer photos from iPhone to computer while others prefer to transfer photos from iPhone to an external storage device like an external hard drive, USB flash drive, or SD card. Since the ways to transfer photos from iPhone to an external hard drive and USB drive have been detailed already, here I'd like to show you how to transfer photos from iPhone to SD card, either with or without computer.

Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card with Computer in 2 Ways

If you don't mind using a computer to help, it will be quite easy for you to move pictures from your iOS device to an SD card. Generally, there are two ways for you to choose from:

Method 1. Transfer Pictures from iPhone to SD Card with iPhone Transfer Software

With the help of the iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover, you can not only transfer photos but also move videos, music, ringtones, voice memos, and other types of content from your mobile device to the SD card, which will save much of your iPhone space.

EaseUS MobiMover supports the data transfer between two iDevices or between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer. Thus, whether you want to transfer photos from SD card to iPhone or from iPhone to SD card, it will help.

Prepare an SD card reader and follow the steps below to move photos from iPhone to SD card with computer:

Step 1. Insert the SD card into your computer at first. After that, connect your iPhone to your computer, run EaseUS MobiMover, choose "Phone to PC" and click the "Next" button to continue.

How to transfer photos from iPhone  to SD card - Step 1

Step 2Choose "Pictures" to transfer photos from iPhone to the SD card. You can also select other data types to export together. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone  to SD card - Step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to begin to transfer photos from iPhone to the SD card. When it has completed, you can go to the SD card to check the items.

How to transfer photos from iPhone  to SD card - Step 3

Method 2. Export Photos from iPhone to SD Card via File Explorer

Actually, you can transfer your iPhone photos to an SD card without iTunes or any third-party software. By using the Windows File Explorer, you can access your iPhone internal storage and copy the photos and videos from your iPhone camera roll to the SD card manually.

To transfer pictures from iPhone to SD card with computer:

Step 1. Insert your SD card into an SD card reader and connect the SD card reader to your computer.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and make sure your device is recognized by your computer.

Step 3. Go to "This PC" > [your iPhone's name] > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM" > "100APPLE".

Step 4. Copy the iPhone photos and videos and paste the items to your SD card.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to SD card

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card Without Computer

If you don't have a USB cable or computer available, you may prefer to transfer iPhone photos without a computer. Luckily, with the help of an SD card reader for iPhone (digital camera reader adapter compatible with iPhone/iPad), you will be able to transfer photos from your iPhone to SD card without computer.

Let me take the FA-STAR SD card reader as an example and show you how to use it on an iPhone running iOS 13.

To transfer photos from iPhone to SD card without a computer:

Step 1. Insert the SD card into the SD card reader and connect the SD card reader to your iPhone.

Step 2. Go to the "Photos" app on your iPhone and select the photos you want to move.

Step 3. Click the "Share" button and choose "Save to Files".

Step 4. Select to save the items to the USB device (generally called "NO NAME") and choose a folder to store the photos.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to SD card without computer

The Bottom Line

Whether you have a computer or not, you are able to transfer photos from your iPhone to an SD card easily. Carry out the way best suited to your needs to get photos from your iPhone photos onto an SD card within minutes.