Four Ways to Extract Photos from iPhone

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iPhone becomes more and more popular these years because of its excellent performance, so there are more and more people use it as primary smartphone and digital camera. We use it to save the valuable and memorable moments and also share them with our friends and family. Undoubtedly photo is one of the most important things on iPhone and we cannot afford to lose them.

So the question is how to extract photos from iPhone to save them? This article will show you four different ways to do the job. Just read on.

Tip 1 Extract Photos from iPhone Using Windows

Windows detects iPhone as a digital camera or a file system. You can use the windows explorer to retrieve the pictures. Please note that you have to unlock the iPhone to allow Windows to access the content.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to Windows PC using the provided cable.

Step 2: Open "My Computer."

Step 3: You will notice your iPhone displayed under "Portable Devices."

Step 4: Left click on your iPhone and choose "Import pictures and videos" or explore the device to see the images stored in the device.

Step 5: Mark the pictures that you want to extract from your iPhone and save them on your computer in the preferred folder.

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Tip 2 Extract Photos from iPhone Using iCloud

If you have iCloud Photo Library enabled, iPhone will upload all the photos and videos automatically at full resolution. You can transfer these images to your computer using the following steps.

Step 1: Turn on iCloud Photo Library on your device and Mac. Log in with the same Apple ID on both the devices and ensure that they are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: If you have enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone and Mac, then iCloud will synchronize all the photos across the devices. Therefore, you will see your iPhone pictures on your Mac.

Step 3: You will have all the photos extracted from iPhone to your Mac and stored in the Photos app. You can browse them after completion of the synchronization process.

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Tip 3 Extract Photos from iPhone Using iTunes

You can also use iTunes to sync all the photos from iPhone to computer. See the following steps.

Step 1: Organize all the pictures on your iPhone.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to computer and open iTunes application.

Step 3: Under the device "Summary", look for "Photos" on the left side of the screen and click it.

Step 4: In the right screen, tick the checkbox that reads "Sync Photos."

Step 5: Choose "Choose Folder…" from the drop-down box.

Step 6: Select the folder where you organized the pictures.

Step 7: Press "Apply" to begin copying the folder to your computer.

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Tip 4 Extract Photos from iPhone Using Professional Data Transfer

Professional data transfer tool, such as iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Extractor is another choice for you to extract photos from iPhone to computer. The software, released by reliable iMyFone company, allows you to transfer photos from your iPhone/iTunes backup/iCloud backup to PC/Mac with ease. Visit the iMyFone official download center to download the FreeTrial version. You can also use the program to selectively backup your iPhone. That means you can backup only messages, WhatsApp, WeChat separately instead of all the data on your device.

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How to Extract Photos from iPhone with iMyFone D-Port

Step 1: Install and launch the program. From the main window choose "Back Up & Export from Device" option and press "Export Data".

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Step 2: From the next window, you will need to choose the data type you want to extract.

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After you click "Next", the program will start to scan your iPhone.

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Step 3: After scanning, you will see all the images displayed on the window. You can pick the pictures that you want to transfer to your computer and click "Export."

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Step 4: A small window will open up asking you to select the location where you want to store the images. Navigate to a folder on your computer. The program will then begin extracting the selected pictures to your computer.

Actually the program can do more than extracting photos; it can extract WhatsApp data from iPhone, view photos in iCloud backup and much more.

Now try iMyFone D-Port to extract your photos.

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As you can see, you can easily extract photos from iPhone with the four methods discussed above. You can choose the most appropriate one based on your requirement and convenience.