How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC Using iTunes

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Since the introduction of iCloud Photo Library, you will hardly know the iOS device you used to snap your Photos because photos taken with iPad Pro can be streamed to iPhone X instantly. Recently, many iPhone users who loved the rear-view ultra-high pixel camera of iPhone X for its 4K photos and HD videos are now turning such features of because of storage space issues.

Is your iPhone 4k photos and HD videos occupying a good chunk of your iPhone storage space, thereby making it hard to find enough storage space for other important files, apps, and data? Then, use iTunes or other tools to transfer your photos from your iPhone to your PC for safekeeping before erasing them from your device. Follow our guide to transfer your iPhone photos to PC successfully.

How to Transfer photos from iPhone to PC Using iTunes

Apple Inc. designed iTunes to be an all-in-one software for managing everything iOS. Being a single multimedia suite for your entire Apple devices’ need, iTunes can easily transfer iPhone photos and videos to PC without any hassle.

However, before you begin using iTunes to transfer/backup your iPhone photos, ensure that you do the following.

  • Update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS.
  • Update your Windows PC to the latest version of Windows 10.
  • Ensure that your entire iOS devices are using the same Apple ID.
  • Update iTunes software on your Windows PC.

Them, if you have photos on your iPhone that are not on your computer, you can follow these steps to import them:

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to PC using the original iPhone USB cable.
Step 3. Click your device icon on iTunes top bar.
Step 4. Look to the left side of the iTunes windows and click Photos.
Step 5. Tick the box next to Sync Photos, and choose the folder or app where to sync from.

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Step 6. Choose “Sync all photo and albums”. You can select “include Videos” to include your iPhone videos in the sync.

What If iTunes Can’t Transfer iPhone Photos to PC?

If you start encountering iTunes errors and issues, then use these Methods, Tools, and Techniques to transfer your photos to PC.

#1. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via iMyFone TunesMate

iMyFone TunesMate is a good alternative to iPhone in transferring multimedia files like songs, videos, photos, and more. TunesMate is a preferred alternative to iTunes because iTunes is not perfect in every sense, and tend to end up in unknown errors and issues when working or performing the simple task with it. Therefore, to solve iTunes error issues in transferring photos from iPhone to PC, iMyFone presents TunesMate to you.

TunesMate can help you transfer all iPhone media files, such as photos, videos, documents, ringtones, wallpapers, podcasts, audiobooks, playlists, and more without any error or issues.

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Key Features:

  • TunesMate can transfer all your iPhone media to PC in one-click.
  • If your iTunes library is corrupt, TunesMate can fix it via transfer your iPhone data to it.
  • All kinds of media files such as photos, videos, documents, ringtones, wallpapers, podcasts, audiobooks, playlists, and more can be transferred from iPhone to PC.
  • Much quicker and more friendly than iTunes.

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Steps to transfer photos from iPhone to PC:

Step 1. Launch TunesMate, then connect your iPhone to PC via a USB cable.

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Step 2. Click “Backup Photos to PC” > “Select Folder” tabs. You can now select the target folder to store your photos.

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Step 3. If “Backup Successfully” pops up, click “Open Folder” to view your backup.

#2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via iCloud Photo Library

iTunes was primarily meant to manage iPhone, iPad or iPod touch files and data especially music files. Now, iTunes has become overstock with many functionalities that it can’t even do the simple tasks efficiently. Hence, follow this tip to transfer your photos from iPhone to PC.

iCloud photo library safely stores your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Windows PC, and videos in iCloud, and make them available on all your mobile and desktop devices. Here is how to enable iCloud Photo Library on Windows 10 PC.

Step 1. Download iCloud for Windows.
Step 2. Open iCloud for Windows and click “Photos > Options > iCloud Photo Library > Done > Apply”.

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Step 3. Open Windows File Explorer, and click “Favorites > iCloud Photos > Upload Photos and Videos”.
Step 4. Then choose the photos and videos you want to upload and click “Open”.

If iTunes errors and issues will not allow you to transfer your photos to PC, then choose iMyFone TunesMate now for your file transfer.