How to Import Photos from iPhone to Computer Quickly

With the huge improvement of the iPhone camera, one picture will take more space than before to record more details. Before starting deep storage clean on your iPhone, you may like to back up some valuable pictures to your laptop or external drives.

But things seem not that easy because you got issues that stop you from transferring, like iPhone not showing on the computer and the device being unreachable. In this article, we’ll show you the normal ways to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows computer and give you some fixes to the issues you may meet.

How 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 successful 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 to know better, we also embed some Youtube video tutorials.) 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 your iPhone can be easily imported to your computer via USB.  On a Windows 10 computer, photo importing would be easier since it offers both File Explorer and the built-in Photos app for quickly importing photos and videos to a 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 the Photos app, and plug your iPhone into 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 the Photos app, you will get an Import button, which helps 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 a 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-party app. Below are are the details to import photos and videos in Win 8.

Connect your iPhone to PC and install a 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 the iPhone on a Win 7 PC is similar to that on Win 8. The difference is that, on Windows 7, may pop up an AutoPlay window after you connect iPhone to the computer. If it happens, just click “Import pictures and videos”.

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

These free methods only apply 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. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Photos > Transfer to Mac or PC and choose Keep Originals.

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