How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC

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

Transferring photos from iPhone to 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 don’t like leaving 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 it is.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC via iCloud

ICloud is Apple’s cloud file storage service. The first step in transferring photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly is to activate 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 iCloud on both devices;
  • Check if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, as data transfer can consume a lot of mobile data.

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

  • iPhone: Settings → your name → iCloud → Photos → activate iCloud Photos.
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  • PRAÇA: open iCloud for Windows → Options (next to Photos) → check the iCloud Photos library → Done → Apply.
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  • Mac: System Preferences → iCloud → Options (next to Photos) → select iCloud Photos.

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

iCloud.com

Through the icloud.com website, you can also 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, some prefer to import photos and videos the old-fashioned way. 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 on the device are transferred and not in the cloud.

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 your iPhone with your access code;

3. It is possible that the question 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, you can also send photos and videos from your 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 your iPhone with your access code;

3. It is possible that the question Trust this computer?. Confirm in Trust or To allow;

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

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5. Now click on the photos you want to transfer and then click 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 find no difficulties. There are at least two ways to do this without even needing wires.

Pelo iCloud Photos

As we 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 (between Apple devices only)

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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. They also need to have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled.

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

The person will receive a notification of the submission. 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, the country he adopted. In his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, reading, watching movies and doing series marathons. Instagram is your favorite social network, but it is WhatsApp that saves you from missing those who stayed in Brazil.