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by Joy on Jan. 25, 2016 | NO COMMENT

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows PC

Want to transfer some photos from iPhone to PC as backup but find no easy way option to go? Try this quick guide.

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One thing that we've learned is that it's easy to access your iPhone photos from a Mac with the default Photos app (or iPhoto on OS before Yosemite). However, on a Windows PC, it requires a bit more work. The Windows Explorer gives you access to photos in iPhone camera roll, but you need to go through each folder one by one, which is going to be much time consuming.

Let's say you just need to import one or two pictures from iPhone to PC using Windows Explorer, you will need to search for the photo within multiple folders under DCIM, what a TEDIOUS work! In this quick tutorial, we are going to show you how to import pictures from iPhone to PC using Windows Explorer as well as an iPhone photo management program.

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Import Photos from iPhone to PC | Windows Explorer

On Windows 7/8/10, you can use Windows Explorer to import iPhone photos to PC, and the steps are almost identical. Here is how to import photos from iPhone to Windows 7.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC, and unlock your phone. Open "My Computer" on your PC.

Step 2. Find your iPhone, it will appear under Portable Devices.

Step 3. Double click your iPhone name, and click Internal storage.

Step 4. You will see a folder named DCIM, click on it and find the photos you need in different folders.

How to Use Windows Explorer to Import Photos from iPhone to PC

How to Use Windows Explorer to Import Photos from iPhone to PC

This method is not the way want to import photos from iPhone because it is energy consuming to find the photos in multiple folders one by one. What's more, the photos in Photo Library or Albums cannot be imported with Windows Explorer.

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When it comes to importing photos from iPhone to PC, PrimoPhoto is much flexible and easy to use compared to Windows Explorer. Give you a pleasant experience on iPhone photo management is what PrimoPhoto made for. Try PrimoPhoto for PC if you:

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Steps to Import Photos from iPhone to PC with PrimoPhoto:

Step 1. Open PrimoPhoto on your PC, and plug in with your iPhone.

Step 2. On the Export section, choose photos you need from Camera Roll, Photo Library and Albums.

Step 3. Click the Export button to import iPhone photos to PC.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to PC

How to Import Photos from iPhone to PC

Comparison Table of Windows Explorer and PrimoPhoto

We can easily draw the conclusion that PrimoPhoto is more powerful on importing photos from iPhone to PC as well as managing all kinds of photos on iPhone. Give a try on PrimoPhoto now.

Windows Explorer PrimoPhoto
Camera Roll Photos
Photo Stream Photos --
Photo Share Photos --
Albums Photos --
One-click to import all --

More Suggestions on Importing Photos from iPhone to PC

1. If Windows AutoPlay is enabled on your PC, it will pop up automatically when you plug in with your iPhone. You can use it to import all photos and videos from iPhone camera roll to PC.

2. To import a small number of photos, you can mail the photo to myself as an attachment.

3. Enable iCloud Photo Library on both your iPhone and PC if you have sufficient iCloud storage (5GB for free, and you need to buy if you want more.)

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Joy Wang Member of @PrimoSync team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of Apple related issues by writing iOS-how-to tutorials.

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