How to Import Photos from iPhone to Computer Quickly

The high quality picture always take a large space so your iPhone storage is filled up with these kind of files. To free up space of your iPhone, you may like to remove some big sized photos. But before the clean, it’s wise to backup pictures firstly. And  your personal computer may be a secure place to store your valuable photos and selfies.

You may be not that familiar with how to import photos from an iPhone to an computer, and while transferring, it’s easy to met issues that stop you from transferring, like iPhone not showing on computer and the device is unreachable.

And the problem, you may have met, the transferring way varies for different computer system. And the Internet offers you many choices while transferring from iPhone to Windows PC. Then how to make it easy and quick?

How to Make It Quick to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows PC?

Before you get started, make sure you’ve installed iTunes on your computer, which you automatically install Apple Mobile Device USB driver – make it success to connect your iPhone to Windows PC.

Based on your computer system, here we give you the best way to help you quickly transfer photos from iPhone to computer, as well as some solutions to the problem you may encounter while importing photos and videos.  (For you know better, we also embed some Youtube video tutorial.) Enjoy!

  1. For Windows 10
  2. For Windows 8
  3. For Windows 7
  4. Device is unreachable

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10

Unlike music, movies and other purchased items, the photos and videos you captured on iPhone can be easily imported to your computer via USB.  On a Windows 10 computer, the photos importing would be easier since it offers both File Explorer and the built-in Photos app for quickly import photos and videos to computer.

File Explorer

You can use File Explorer to import pictures. After you connect iPhone to Windows 10, your iPhone will be listed as a Driver under This PC folder. Just double-click your iPhone > Internal Storage > DCIM to drag and drop your photos to your PC. And below is the detailed video tutorial.

Windows 10 Photos app

Windows 10 Photos app is built-in, which is very helpful for you to get all pictures from your smartphone to your personal computer. Just launch Photos app, and plug your iPhone to your computer using cable. Make sure you’ve unlocked your device and trusted computer on your iPhone device.

And On the top-right corner of Photos app, you will get an Import button, which help you import photos from your iPhone. And a simple click will make all photos transferred.

Photos Companion App

Windows Photos app also added one feature to wirelessly transfer iPhone photos to computer. But you’re required to install the Photos Companion app on your iPhone first.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 8

TrickyWays said that you can get pictures and videos to your PC (Windows 8/8.1) without using any third-part app. Below are are the details to import photos and videos in Win 8.

Connect your iPhone to PC and install driver for your device, And normally, this driver can be automatically installed while installing iTunes. (If you have installed, you can skip this step.)

Right click your iPhone icon after you go to your computer “The PC”.Now you can import pictures and videos to your Windows 8 computer.

How to Import iPhone Photos to Windows 7

The process of importing photos from iPhone on a Win 7 PC is similar with that on Win 8. The difference is that, on Windows 7, may pop up an AutoPlay window after you connect iPhone to computer. If it happen, just click “Import pictures and videos”.

Select one of your favorite and start import pictures to your Mac.

These free methods only applies to people who want to import photos and videos in Camera Roll. Apple has said photos and videos that you sync from your computer to your iPhone can’t be imported back to your computer. but nothing is impossible, what Apple said couldn’t do, now is done by so many paid transfer apps already.

How to Fix “Device is unreachable” Error?

Getting an error message the device is unreachable? Here we give you the solution. One your iPhone, go to Settings > Photos > Transfer to mac or PC and  choose Keep Originals.

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