Full Guide | How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Computer without iTunes

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Myra Posted on Oct 29, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

This article will present you four main ways to transfer photos from your iPod to your computer, including:

Method 1: Transfer All/Multiple Photos from iPod to Computer at Once

Applies To: PC and laptop running Windows 7 and later; Mac running OS X 10.7 and later

Whether you are using a computer running Windows or macOS, you can use the free iOS data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover Free, to copy pictures from your iPod (or iPhone/iPad) to your computer. With this tool, you can get photos off your iPod either by item or by album. In addition to importing files from an iOS device to a computer, MobiMover also enables you to:

Other than photos, MobiMover also supports other categories, including videos, audio files, contacts, messages, books, and more. In a word, MobiMover is a versatile tool for iDevice users like you. When it comes to iOS data transfer, file management, and video download, you can help yourself out with the assistance of it.

Now, follow the guide below to transfer photos from your iPod to the computer in four steps.

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Step 1: Connect your iPod to your computer (Mac, PC, or laptop), launch EaseUS MobiMover Free, then choose iDevice to PC. (If you prefer to transfer photos from your iPod to computer selectively, go to [your device name] > Picture > Photo/Album instead.)

How to transfer photos from iPod to computer - Step 1

Step 2: Keep the category/categories you’d like to copy selected. Under the Photos option, there are Photo and Album; the former shows you iPod photos by item, the latter shows by album.

How to transfer photos from iPod to computer - Step 2

Step 3: If you want to customize the storage path, click the folder icon and choose a folder. Then click Transfer to start transferring photos from iPod to computer.

How to transfer photos from iPod to computer - Step 3

Step 4: : Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to copy photos from your iOS device to the computer. Wait patiently for the process to finish and then go to check the items from the folder you just selected.

How to transfer photos from iPod to computer - Step 4

Method 2: Get Photos Off iPod onto Computer in Windows 10/8/7 with Windows Explorer

Applies To: PC or Laptop running Windows 7 and later

You can import the photos from your iPod Camera Roll to your computer via Windows Explorer. With this method, it's convenient for you to transfer all the photos from your iPod to computer. However, if you prefer to copy pictures selectively, it will be time-consuming for you to choose the items. Besides, if you intend to get photos off your iPod by album, which can be done with Method 1, using this tip can't fulfill your needs. Even though, this method is a preferred option if you don't want to install a third-party tool. (The following steps are performed on Windows 10 computer.)

Step 1: Unlock your iPod and connect it to your PC/laptop. When a prompt pops up on your iDevice asking you whether to trust this computer, click Trust.

Step 2: Open This PC on your computer, go to [your iPhone name] > Internal Storage > DCIM > 100APPLE.

Step 3: Choose to transfer the whole folder or some specific items from iPod to your computer according to your needs.

How to transfer photos from iPod to computer - Method 2

Method 3: Import Photos from iPod to Computer in Windows 10 via Photos

Applies To: Computer running Windows 10

On computers running Windows 10, there is the Photos app that helps to transfer photos from iOS device to computer. Learn how to do it from the steps below. (You can also use the Photos app on Mac to get photos off your iPod onto Mac. Read the post about how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac for reference.)

Step 1: Unlock your iPod and connect it to your computer.

Step 2: If a prompt appears on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer, click Trust.

Step 3: Open Photos on your Windows 10 computer, click the Import button and choose to import from your iPod.

Step 4: Then Photos will load all the photos and videos on your iDevice. When it has finished, you can choose to transfer all photos from your iPod to your PC/laptop or just copy some pictures from your iPod to the computer.

How to transfer photos from iPod to computer - Method 3

Method 4: Copy photos from iPod to computer via iCloud

Applies To: Mac, PC, laptop

With the help of iCloud, you can sync photos from your iPod to other devices on which iCloud is available, whether you have installed iCloud on your computer or not. (This method is applied on PC with the iCloud control panel. If you haven't installed it yet, go to the post about how to download iCloud photos to PC to learn how to copy photos from your iPod to the computer via iCloud.com.)

Step 1: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and turn on iCloud Photo Library on your iPod.

Step 2: Open iCloud control panel.

Step 3: Click Options next to Photos and check iCloud Photo Library.

Step 4: Turn on Download new photos and videos to my PC.

By doing so, your iPod photos will be synced to your computer automatically while connected to Wi-Fi.

How to get photos off iPod onto computer - Method 4