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What to Do if iPhone Photos Not Showing Up on Mac/PC?

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Francisco Spearman

March 7, 2018 (Updated: March 7, 2018)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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We all love to click photos, don’t we? We almost always transfer the photos to the PC to view them later. Imagine a situation wherein the photos you have clicked are no longer available on your PC owing to different reasons. So, here we are going to show you a lot of different ways by which you can fix this kind of problem.

With the right kind of tips and tricks, you should be able to explore the different methods which are likely work and you will be able to click more pictures and view them later on your system too.

Tip 1. Reboot the device

One of the easiest tricks that usually work have to be restarting the iPhone. Try to turn it off and then wait for a moment and turn it on again to see if the pictures are visible again. Further, you can also try to reset your phone by holding the sleep/wake button along with the home button together until you see the Apple logo.

Sometimes, it might make the photos movable again and they may begin to appear on your PC or Mac.

reboot the device

Tip 2. Common guidance to be used for this problem

Here are some of the common tips which you can use to fix this issue.

  • Start the iTunes on your PC and then head to ‘Edit’.
  • Now move to ‘Preferences’ and then to ‘Devices’. Check on ‘Prevent iPods, iPhone and iPads from syncing automatically’. Now, iTunes will recognize the iPhone and display the icon for the device at the upper right corner.
  • Now, you need to click on ‘File’ and then ‘Device’ and then on ‘Back up’. Doing this won’t lead to loss of data.
  • When the backup has been updated, you need to click on the iPhone icon again and then choose the option of ‘Restore backup’ present in the summary panel.
  • Now choose which backup version you want to pick and then click on the ‘Restore’ button.

Sometimes this step helps in fixing this problem.

Tip 3. View and export photos from iPhone to computer

If the above steps do not seem to yield the right output for you, here we are going to show you the right software which can turn out to be of help.

iMyFone D-Port Pro is one of the top software which can be used to solve these issues.  You can selectively export different data types from your iPhone or other Apple devices, or access/download even the iTunes and iCloud data even when you do have your Apple device nearby. In addition to data export, you also can use it to fully or selectively backup and restore iPhone data without overwriting the previous backup.

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Now that we know the key features, let us see the steps to export data from your iPhone to your Mac or PC.

Step 1. Download iMyFone D-Port Pro Backup and Restore Tool on your system and then click ‘Backup and export from device’ option. Make sure that the phone is connected to the same system and it has been detected by the program and click on ‘Export data’.

backup and export from device

Step 2. In the screen that follows, you will find all the different types of data categories. You can choose the data type(s) which you want to export and select them. Now choose Photo and Click Next to proceed.

choose photos from the data types

Step 3. After the scan, you can preview all the photos in detail. Then click Export to save the photos in any folder on your computer.

preview and export photos

With these steps, you can have the photos on your Mac or PC without any hassles. This software is a top choice for many because even when you restore the backup, it doesn’t delete the existing files.

So, the next time you encounter such a problem, use the above steps and hopefully you can fix things in the right way.

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