Ways to move photos from iPhone to computer for Backup or freeing up storage

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Alisa Updated on Jul 02, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

You may already have one iPhone, or get the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8. Surely, it is wonderful to take pictures with iPhone for its perfect camera performance, but have you met such problems below?

"Last month, my parents gave me one iPhone 8, I was so happy that I used it taken many photos with my classmates, and now want to share them with my family. Hope anyone help me moving photos from iPhone to computer"

"I'm looking for a simple way to move photos of my wedding from iPhone to computer for backup. Do you know which way is the quickest and the most convenient? Please give me some advice."

"Uh, I used up all storage in my iPhone 7 taking pictures of my travel and need to move these pictures to my computer. Somebody help?"

Taking high-quality photos with iPhone 7/8/8Plus/X built-in camera will quickly eat up your iPhone's storage. But these pictures might contain some important information. You can't delete them and store them on your iPhone. One day, you'll find there is no available storage and have to move photos from iPhone to computer to free up space. Besides this reason, you may just want to move these precious photos from iPhone to computer for backup permanently or sharing with friends.

Here, we will offer you some methods - free iPhone data recovery software, iTunes, iCloud and Dropbox to move photos from iPhone to computer. and you can get the best way for you to move photos from iPhone to computer.

Part 1: Move photos from iPhone to computer with EaseUS MobiMover Free

FREE iPhone data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover Free is the only free iTunes Alternative in the market. It can allow you to move all kinds of photos including Camera Roll photos, Photo Stream, Photo Library, etc to computer with an organized folder.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer, either Mac or PC, then run EaseUS MobiMover Free and choose iDevice to Mac. (With 1-Click Transfer, you can transfer all photos from your iPhone to the computer at once. If you intend to copy some of your photos to the computer, go to [your device name] > Picture > Photo/Album to selectively import iPhone photos to PC.)

Transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2: By default, MobiMover will select all the supported file types for you. Keep the category/categories you want to transfer selected.

Transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3: Click the folder icon to choose a location for the files to be copied, then click Transfer to begin transferring photos from iPhone to computer.

Transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Step 4: It time it will take to transfer photos from your iPhone to the computer depends on the size of the files you’d like to copy. Wait patiently for the process to finish and then go to the selected folder to check these items.

Transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 4

When it's completed, you can choose "View" to check the photos. It's easy to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone too. You just follow the guide of" Transfer to Other Device".

Part 2: Move photos from iPhone to computer via iTunes

With iTunes you cannot select one specific picture to send. If you want to copy a specific picture to PC, please go to Part1.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a PC with the USB cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes and click on the iPhone icon in the upper-left corner of the window

Step 3: Click on Photos >> Sync Photos, and select a folder to save the photos.

Step 4: Click on Apply >> Sync.

Part 3: Move photos from iPhone to computer via iCloud

You can also use the Apple iCloud service to Move photos from iPhone to your laptop or computer. Just enable iCloud on your iPhone in Settings and turn on Photo Stream. Then download the iCloud Control Panel onto your computer. After that, when you connect to WIFI your all photos that you take with your iPhone will be saved within seconds directly to your computer. However, you can not move one specific photo to computer, either.

Part 4: Move photos from iPhone to computer using Dropbox

1. Install Dropbox app onto both your iPhone and your computer.

2. Open the Dropbox app on your iPhone and switch to the Uploads tab.

3. Press the + icon at the top left corner then select the photos you need to move.

4. Choose an upload destination and start to upload.