By Lena / Last Updated July 19, 2021

How to Back Up Camera Roll on iPhone?

I have many photos in the camera roll and I would like to save them. I don’t want to lose them. Could you please give me some advice about how to backup iPhone camera roll?

- Question from Apple Communities

You must have saved a lot of pictures in iPhone Camera Roll. They should be carefully protected, otherwise, you will lose precious memories. If you want to back up the iPhone camera roll, transferring the iPhone camera roll to your computer is a good choice.

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There are many ways to help you transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC. We will introduce each method in turn. You can read first, and then choose the most suitable method according to your situation. Here we go.

1. The Easiest Way to Transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC

AOMEI MBackupper is a PC-based iPhone backup & transfer tool. It can help users backup iPhone data to PC and transfer data between iPhone and PC.

It offers 2 ways for you to backup iPhone Camera Roll to PC:
●Transfer photos in original quality without any damage. You can view your photos on computer and edit them the way you want.
● Create a backup image for your photos. It will take up less space and you can restore the backup file to your iPhone anytime you want.

Download AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable and enter passcode on Home screen. Now you can start to backup iPhone Camera Roll to iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper.

How to Transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC:

1. Click Transfer to Computer under Tools.

Transfer to Computer

2. Choose the pictures you want to transfer > Click OK to continue.

Choose Photos

Step 3. Choose a folder to save your photos > Click Transfer to start.

Transfer

How to Backup iPhone Camera Roll to PC:

Step 1. Click Photos Backup.

Photos Backup

Step 2. Select the photos you need > Click OK to continue.

Select Pictures

Step 3. Select the storage path > Click Start Backup to make it.

Start Backup

2. How to Transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC Wirelessly?

If you want to transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC without USB, you can choose to AirDrop photos from iPhone to PC. Although AirDrop is not available on Windows PC, there are many AirDrop-like apps that provide similar functions, such as Snapdrop, Xender, SHAREit.

Here we take Snapdrop as an example:

Step 1. Go to Snapdrop website (https://snapdrop.net/) on iPhone and computer.

Transfer Photos via Snapdrop

Step 2. Tap the icon on iPhone screen and you will see three options: Take Photo or Video, Photo Library, Browse.

Step 3. Click one option to select photos you want to transfer.

3. How to Transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC via File Explorer?

When you connect iPhone to computer, your PC will take your iPad as a digital camera or storage device. You can go to File Explorer to open your iPhone and find camera roll photos.

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone > Enter passcode on iPhone if asked.

Step 2. Go to This PC or Computer > Find your iPhone “Devices and drives” > Open your iPhone.

Step 3. Go to Internal Storage > Open DCIM folder > Open these folders named 100APPLE, 101APPLE, 102APPLE to find needed photos > Copy and paste them to computer.

Transfer iPhone Camera Roll via File Explorer


4. How to Transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC via Photos?

If you use a Windows 10/8 computer, you could use the Photos app to move iPhone Camera Roll to PC.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Click the Start Button on desktop. Find or search Photos.

Step 3. Click Import > Choose From a USB Device > You can click Import Settings to change the storage path.

Step 4. Uncheck photos and videos you do not want to transfer to PC > Finally click Import Selected.

Transfer iPhone Camera via Photos

5. How to Transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC via AutoPlay?

If you use a Windows 7/8 computer, you could use the AutoPlay to backup iPhone Camera Roll to PC.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Press Windows Key + E to enter Windows Explorer. Click your iPhone Name in the sidebar and select Import pictures and videos.

Step 3. Preview your camera roll and click Import to transfer them to computer.

Tips: You could find those photos in Windows Photo Gallery on computer.

Import Pictures and Videos

Conclusion

That's all about how to backup iPhone Camera Roll to PC. Way1 and Way 2 are recommended. AOMEI MBackupper offers 2 ways to backup iPhone Camera Roll and the AirDrop-like app helps you transfer photos wirelessly.

By the way, besides photos, AOMEI MBackupper also supports backing up videos, music, contacts, messages and more. It can be your best assistant in helping you protect your important iPhone data. Go for it now and discover more >

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