Easy Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to a PC or Mac


Are you tired of manually transferring photos from your iPhone to a PC or Mac? From time-consuming processes like connecting cables and emailing yourself photos to bulky cloud storage platforms, there’s no denying that transferring photos from an iPhone can be a hassle. Thankfully, there are many easy ways to transfer photos with minimal effort. In this article, we’ll discuss the different methods for transferring photos from an iPhone to a PC or Mac quickly and easily. Whether you’re looking for simple solutions or the most advanced tools available, you’ll find what you need in this comprehensive guide.

How to Use iCloud

Assuming you have iCloud set up on your iPhone and Mac, follow these steps to transfer photos: 

1. On your Mac, open the Photos app.

 2. Click the iPhone icon in the sidebar. If you don’t see the sidebar, click View > Show Sidebar.

 3. Select the photos you want to transfer, then click Import Selected or Import All New Items.

On your PC with Windows 10: 

 1. Open the Photos app from your Start menu. 

 2. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable, then unlock your iPhone and tap Trust This Computer when prompted. 

 3) Your pictures will be imported automatically into the Pictures folder in File Explorer on your PC; double-click this folder to view them. If you’re using an earlier version of Windows, use either Windows Photo Gallery or iCloud for Windows to sync photos from your iPhone to your PC instead of the Photos app.

How to Use iTunes

Assuming you have iTunes installed on your computer, follow these steps to transfer photos from your iPhone to a PC or Mac:

 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using the included USB cable.

 2. Launch iTunes and select your device from the sidebar.

 3. Click the “Photos” tab and select “Sync Photos.”

 4. Choose to sync all photos or selected albums, then click “Apply.”

 5. Your photos will now be transferred to your computer!

How to Use a Third-Party Service

If you’re looking to transfer photos from your iPhone to a PC or Mac, there are a few different ways to go about it. One option is to use a third-party service like iCloud or Dropbox.

Using iCloud:

 1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap on your name at the top of the screen.

 2. Tap “iCloud.”

 3. Tap “Photos.”

4. Turn on the “iCloud Photo Library” switch.

5. Tap “Optimize Storage” to save space on your device.

6. Any photos you take will be automatically uploaded to iCloud. To view them on your computer, simply login to icloud.com and click on the “Photos” icon.

Using Dropbox:

 1) Download the Dropbox app from the App Store and create an account if you don’t already have one. 

 2) Open the app and sign in with your account credentials. 

 3) Tap the “+” icon in the bottom center of the screen, then tap “Upload files.” 

 4) Select “Camera Roll,” then tap all of the photos you want to upload (you can also select multiple photos by tapping and holding one, then tapping others). When you’re done selecting, tap “Open” in the top right corner of the screen> 5) The photos will begin uploading.

How to Email Photos from Your iPhone

Assuming you have your photos in the Photos app on your iPhone: 

 1. Open the Photos app and go to the album containing the photos you want to email.

 2. Tap Select in the screen’s upper-right corner, then tap each photo you want to include in the email. To select multiple consecutive photos, tap one photo, then drag your finger over adjacent photos. To select multiple nonconsecutive photos, tap each photo you want while holding down the Control key (PC) or Command key (Mac). You can also quickly select all photos in an album by tapping Select All in the upper-left corner of the screen.

 3. Tap Share in the upper-left corner of the screen.

 4. Tap Mail. The Mail app opens with a new message containing the selected photo or photos attached as high-quality JPEG files. If you have Live Photo turned on for an attached photo, it’s automatically converted to a still image before being attached to your email message.

 5. Type a recipient’s email address into the To field, then type a subject line and any additional text for your message into the appropriate fields.

 6. When you’re finished composing your message, tap Send in the upper-right corner of the screen to send it off.

Other Ways to Transfer Photos from Your iPhone


iCloud is a cloud storage service provided by Apple. It can back up files from your iOS devices and access them from any computer or iOS device. To use iCloud, you must sign up for an Apple ID and enable the iCloud service on your device. Once enabled, iCloud will automatically back up your photos and other data when your device is connected to a power source and Wi-Fi.


iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple. It can be used to transfer photos from your iPhone to your computer. To do this, connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and launch iTunes. Then, select your iPhone from the list of devices in iTunes and click the “Photos” tab. From here, you can choose to sync all photos or select specific albums or folders to sync.


AirDrop is a file-sharing feature built into iOS 7 and later that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to wirelessly transfer files between two compatible devices. To use AirDrop, both devices must have AirDrop turned on and be within 30 feet (9 meters) of each other. When transferring photos using AirDrop, you can send them via email or the Messages app.


Transferring photos from an iPhone to a PC or Mac is simpler than you think. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily transfer your favorite memories without a hassle. All the methods discussed are reliable and will help ensure that your photos remain safe and secure during the transfer process. So go ahead and back up those precious moments today!

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