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See how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC via iCloud or USB cable

Transferring the photos from the iPhone to the Windows or Mac PC is a simple task and can be done even wirelessly. IOS users are able to transfer files to their computer automatically through the iCloud Photos service.

However, for those who do not like to leave their photos and videos in the cloud, you can use the good old USB cable or memory card. Just have the latest version of iTunes installed on the machine.

AppGeek explains the two ways to import photos from your iPhone to your computer. See how simple.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC via iCloud

ICloud is Apple's cloud file storage service. The first step to transfer photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly enable the feature ICloud Photos.

When turned on, the photos and videos present on the device are automatically stored in the cloud. Consequently, they are updated on other devices connected to the same Apple ID account.

Before activating iCloud Photos, Apple recommends:

  • Check if iOS is up to date;
  • Set up iCloud on both devices. This means downloading, logging into your account and selecting the services you want to use,
  • Check if you are using the same Apple ID on the iCloud of both devices;
  • Check if a Wi-Fi network is connected, as data transfer can consume a lot of mobile data.

Having confirmed the topics above, then just activate iCloud Photos on the iPhone and the PC or Mac you want to transfer to. See how:

  • iPhone: Adjust your iCloud name Photos activate iCloud Photos.
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  • PRAÇA: open iCloud for Windows Opes (next to Photos) check the iCloud Photo Library box Done Apply.
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  • Mac: ICloud Options System Preferences (next to Photos) select iCloud Photos.

Automatically, photos and videos added to iCloud Photos will be downloaded to your PC or Mac.

iCloud

Through the icloud website, it is also possible to download the files to your computer. After accessing the page and logging in with your Apple ID, go to Photos, on the left side.

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Then, click on the items you want to download and then click on a cloud icon with a down arrow. Inform if you want to download the content in the original format or the most compatible and finish in Download.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC with USB cable or SD card

Despite the convenience of transferring files via the cloud, there are those who prefer to import old-fashioned photos and videos. That is, using USB cable or SD card.

In this case, the procedure only works if iCloud is not activated. By this method, only items that are in the device and not in the cloud are transferred.

To do the process, Apple recommends that you are using the latest version of iTunes on your PC.

1. Connect the USB cable connected to the iPhone to the computer or insert the SD card;

2. If prompted, unlock the iPhone with your access code;

3. it is possible that the question will appear on the iPhone Trust this computer?. Confirm in Trust or To allow;

4. Tap the Windows icon to access the Start Menu and click on the program Photos;

5. Then, go to import and then on From a USB device;

6. Select the photos and videos you want to download and the folder where you want to save.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with USB cable or SD card

As with Windows PCs, it is also possible to send photos and videos from iPhone to a Mac. Before performing the walkthrough below, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.

1. Connect the USB cable connected to the iPhone on the Mac or insert the SD card;

2. If prompted, unlock the iPhone with your access code;

3. it is possible that the question will appear on the iPhone Trust this computer?. Confirm in Trust or To allow;

4. The app Photos automatically open, displaying the screen import. If not, click on the device name on the left side menu;

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5. Now click on the photos you want to transfer and then on the button Import selection.

Okay, now just remove the cable or the memory card from the computer.

And how to transfer photos from PC or Mac to iPhone?

Anyone who wants to go the other way, that is, send photos from the computer to the iPhone, will also not encounter difficulties. There are at least two ways to do this without even needing wires.

Pelo iCloud Photos

As already explained, iCloud Photos stores files stored in it in the cloud. As such, all devices connected to the same Apple ID will receive updates automatically.

Therefore, when using the program as an option to save your photos on the PC or Mac, you can also view them on the iPhone.

By AirDrop (only between Apple devices)

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AirDrop is a feature on Apple devices that allows you to transfer files between devices over the wireless network. It is enough that gadgets are less than 9 meters from each other. It is also necessary to have the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks enabled.

Then, just open the photo you want to upload and click on a rectangle icon with an up arrow. Choice AirDrop between sharing options, then select the user to transfer to.

The person will receive a notification of the shipment. Just tap Accept to start the transfer.

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Taysa Coelho

Journalist graduated from UFRJ, she has been writing about technology for seven years. Carioca currently lives in Portugal, a country he adopted. In his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, reading, watching movies and doing serial marathons. Instagram is your favorite social network, but WhatsApp saves you from missing those who stayed in Brazil.