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How to View iPhone Photos on PC in 4 Ways

Rita updated on Mar 25, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

There are four easy and proven ways for you to view your iPhone photos on PC. With them, you can also transfer photos from iPhone to computer if you need to.

I guess there are thousands of photos on your iPhone that occupy a large part of your iPhone storage. To manage the photos on your iPhone, you want to view these pictures on your computer and then transfer the precious photos from iPhone to PC to make a backup or delete the unwanted items to free up the device storage. 

Happily, there are four easy and quick ways for you to access iPhone photos on PC, no iTunes needed. Read on to get the details.

Method 1. How to View iPhone Photos on PC with an iOS Content Manager

With the iOS content manager - EaseUS MobiMover, you can not only access your iPhone photos on PC but also transfer photos from iPhone to the computer or vice versa. Be more specific, here are the things you can do with the photos using the content manager:

  • View your iPhone photos on PC by album, name, resolution, data, size, list or icon
  • Transfer photos from iPhone to computer
  • Import photos from PC to iPhone
  • Delete photos on iPhone (Photos from other resources)

To view iPhone photos on PC and transfer photos from iPhone to computer:

Step 1. Connect your iPhones to your computer. Run EaseUS MobiMover, then go to > "Pictures" > "Photos" or "Albums".

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone X/8 - Step 1

Step 2. If you choose "Photos", you can double-click the image to view it. If you choose "Albums", double-click the album to view all the items in it.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone X/8 - Step 2

Step 3. To transfer photos from iPhone to the computer, select the pictures you want to transfer and click the "Transfer to PC" option. The photos will be stored in the desktop by default, if you want to change the location, go to click "More" > "Settings" to set the storage path according to your needs.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone X/8 - Step 3

Isn't it easy to view and manage photos and videos from your iPhone on PC using EaseUS MobiMover? With the software, you can also manage other files on your iPhone from the computer, including videos, music, contacts, messages, books, and more. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

Method 2. How to Access iPhone Photos on PC via File Explorer

Do you want to view photos from iPhone on PC using a USB cable? If you do, File Explorer will help. Without downloading any software, you can access your iPhone photos on PC via File Explorer just by connecting your iPhone to the computer.

To view iPhone photos on PC with File Explorer:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Unlock your iPhone and click "Trust" in the prompt on your iPhone to trust the computer.

Step 3. Open "This PC" and you will see your device showing up there.

Step 4. Double-click [your device name] > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM" > "100APPLE", and you will see all your iPhone photos and videos here.

Step 5. Then you can delete photos from your iPhone or copy these pictures to transfer your iPhone photos to PC.

How to view iPhone photos on PC with File Explorer

The only drawback of using File Explorer to view your iPhone photos on PC is that it disallows you to view the photos by album since all the photos and videos in your Photo Library will be shown in a folder. If you want to manage your iPhone photo albums, use other workable ways provided here.

Method 3. How to View Photos from iPhone on PC Using Photos

The Photos app is a built-in program on Windows PC that enables you to import photos from a USB device to the computer and manage the items. Therefore, using Photos is also a practical solution for you to view iPhone photos on PC.

To access iPhone photos on computer using the Photos app:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Unlock the iOS device and click "Trust" in the iPhone prompt to continue.

Step 3. Open the "Photos" app on your PC and click "Import" > "From a USB device".

Step 4. Then the Photos app will look for the items on your iPhone. When it has done, check the pictures you'd like to transfer and click "Continue" to import photos from your iPhone to PC.

Step 5. Afterward, you can view your iPhone photos on PC. In Photos, you can view, rotate or crop the images. If you need to, you can make a video from the photos.

How to access iPhone photos on PC with the Photos app

Method 4. How to View iPhone Photos on PC with iCloud

If you don't have a USB cable available, you can also access your iPhone photos on PC, which is to use iCloud Photos. We all know that iCloud enables us to upload files to iCloud automatically and access these files from all of our devices, including PC. Thus, you can view photos from your iPhone from PC with the help of iCloud. Make sure there is enough space in iCloud to store the photos from your iPhone, or you will fail to make a complete backup.

To view iPhone photos on computer using iCloud, there are two ways for you. According to whether you have installed iCloud for Windows or not, the way for you varies.(Make sure you are using the same Apple ID on the computer and the iPhone.)

If you have installed iCloud for Windows, to access iPhone photos from PC:

Step 1. On your iOS device, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" > "Photos" and enable "iCloud Photos".

Step 2. On your Windows PC, run iCloud control panel and check "Photos". In the new window, select "iCloud Photo Library" and check "Download new photos and videos to my PC".

Step 3. Then you can go to the folder shown under the "Download new photos and videos to my PC" option to check the photos from your iPhone.

How to view iPhone photos on PC with iCloud for Windows

If you haven't installed iCloud, visit iCloud.com instead:

Step 1. Enable iCloud Photos on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your Windows PC, go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 3. Choose "Photos" and you will see all your iPhone photos. Aftward, you can view iPhone photos on PC freely or download iCloud photos to PC.

How to access iPhone photos on PC with iCloud

The Bottom Line

Most of the ways above can also be applied to view iPhone photos on Mac and all of them can help you view iPad photos on a computer. These tips can also transfer photos from iPhone to PC for you. Carry out the one that fits your needs best to view the photos from your iPhone on PC and manage the photos as you want to.