How to Download Pictures from iPhone to PC

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Most people use the internet, if not all, and we are familiar with ways on how to download pictures of our friends or events from a website or blog to our phones. However, this may get a little complex when trying to download pictures from phone to PC, especially for iPhone users. This article will explain in detail several ways on how to download pictures from iPhone (to PC) easily without having to lose its quality and without iTunes.

How to Download Pictures from iPhone Using iPhone Manager

The use of iPhone data management tool cannot be overemphasized, and it is no surprise it could be used to download pictures from iPhone to PC. The best data management tool so far is iMyFone Umate Pro for Windows or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac which doesn’t only act as a data eraser but has the potential to do download from one device to another.

iMyFone Umate Pro acts mainly to erase data permanently from iPhone without being able to recover them; however, aside from deleting your pictures, iMyFone Umate Pro allows you to export your pictures to your computer before deleting them. This is a function of the 1-click free up space which is a feature on iMyFone Umate Pro.

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Features of iMyFone Umate Pro

  • It can help you download pictures from iPhone to PC or other devices with simple steps.
  • It can help you manage photos on your iPhone by deleting them all at once or selectively.
  • It can even help you find out the deleted pictures and delete them completely.
  • It can help you manage your other files like messages, videos, and call history and so on.

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How to download pictures from iPhone to PC via 1-Click CleanUp:

Step 1: Launch iMyFone Umate Pro on your computer and connect your iPhone with a USB cable.

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Step 2: Choose the 1-Click Free Up Space mode, and click Quick Scan.

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Step 3: After scanning, choose the Photos and click on Clean.

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Step 4: Then you can see all the photos listed there, you can choose them all or selectively. Then choose Backup & Compress to transfer the photos to your pc or Export & Delete.

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Note: After the process finished, your pictures will be transferred to your PC, and you can choose to keep them on your iPhone or delete them completely.

How to Download Pictures from iPhone Using File Explorer or Windows Explorer

Another easy way to download pictures from your iPhone to PC is with the aid of a File Explorer or Windows Explorer on your PC. However, this is done by connecting your iPhone to your PC (Windows or Mac book) via a USB cable. When connecting your device, you have to be 100 % positive about the computer against virus malware attacks. A popup comes on if you trust the computer or not, or another which asks whether you would allow your photos and videos to be accessed.

On your File Explorer or Windows Explorer, your iPhone appears under “This PC” after you’ve granted permission to access photos and videos or trusted the computer. Click on your iPhone and go straight to your photo file - “DCIM.” Pictures and videos on iPhone are stored under 100APPLE folder, and if there are many media files, there will be 101APPLE, 102APPLE and so on. Select whichever you want (your pictures may be in the form of .JPEG or .PNG files), copy and paste them on a folder on your PC.

However, if you can’t find your iPhone on your computer, try to adjust the cable or change the cable or adjust some settings on your device. Finally, you have succeeded in downloading your pictures from iPhone to PC via File Explorer or Windows Explorer.

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Steps on how to download pictures from iPhone to PC via File or Windows Explorer

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a PC via a USB cable.
Step 2: Grant access of your iPhone to your computer.
Step 3: View your iPhone under “This PC.”
Step 4: Browse and select pictures you would like to download.
Step 5: Copy and paste the pictures to a folder on your PC.


In conclusion, you don’t have to worry about how to download pictures from your iPhone to PC anymore because there are easy ways to that without losing picture quality. However, two ways have been explained above, but the best so far is with the use of a data management tool; iMyFone Umate Pro because it erases private fragment and safely secure data before being transferred or exported to a computer, unlike File and Windows Explorer where you can download even with private fragments and data.

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