By AOMEI / Last Updated March 16, 2020

“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?”

You must have saved a lot of pictures on iPhone camera roll. Whatever the photos you took by yourself or others interesting images should be carefully protected or you would lose precious memory. Transferring iPhone camera roll to computer or saving these photos to iCloud would be a good choice.

When you use the iOS 12, it could be found in Albums. After upgrading iOS 13, you might be confused about where to find the folder camera roll. In iOS 13, you could view all the photos in the folder Recent in Albums like you view them in camera roll.

It is strongly suggested to backup iPhone photos to computer because some users reported that they lost photos after upgrading iOS 13. Don’t get further confused about that. The next part would tell you how to backup iPhone camera roll without missing any important pictures.

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#1 How to backup iPhone camera roll and preview every item?

Have you ever worried about missing any photos on iPhone because you can’t preview camera roll or check the backup? You need a professional tool. AOMEI MBackupper is a free professional iPhone backup software to help your backup all the photos of all formats on iPhone.

Preview and Select: You could preview the photos in the camera roll or other folders and select the needed ones to backup them to computer so would not miss any important items.

★ Quickly Backup: AOMEI MBackupper would transfer every 100 photos in 2 seconds.

Widely Compatible: It supports the latest iOS 13 and the previous versions.

Backup iPhone camera roll in 3 steps

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable and tap “Trust” on it.

Step 2. Click Photos Backup. Click the icon to preview and select every item in folders and click OK to return.

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Step 3. Click Start Backup to transfer every item in seconds.

Click On Start Backup

Tip: You could check your backup by clicking the eye icon or pin icon to view your photos on computer any time without the Internet.

#2 How to backup iPhone camera roll to PC on Windows 10?

If you use a Windows 10 computer, you could use the Photos app on Windows 10 to import camera roll from iPhone. You should do:

Step 1. Connect iPhone to a Windows 10 computer with USB cable.

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

Step 3. Click Import From a USB Device.

Tips: You should unlock iPhone screen, or you could not view the photos in camera roll, or your backup session would fail.

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#3 How to transfer iPhone photos to laptop on Windows 8?

If you use a Windows 8 computer, you could use the application AutoPlay to backup iPhone camera roll. You should do:

Step 1. Connect iPhone to a Windows 8 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.

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#4 How to backup iPhone camera roll photos with iCloud?

Apple has two official tools to help users backup iPhone, iCloud and iTunes. You could directly backup iPhone camera roll to iCloud on iPhone by going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos > iCloud Photos.

Your photos would be uploaded to iCloud with Internet connected. You have only 5GB of free storage on iCloud. If your iCloud storage is full, you could clear iCloud data. If you want to view your iCloud photos, you could download iCloud backup to computer.

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#5 How to use iTunes to backup iPhone photos?

iTunes works on computer. You could use it to back up the important data including iPhone camera roll on iPhone to your PC. You might need to know what iTunes backup includes before you use it. To backup iPhone camera using camera roll, you should do:

Step 1. Download iTunes on computer. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Click the phone-shape icon in the upper-left corner to enter Summary of your iPhone.

Step 3. Click Back Up Now to save iPhone camera roll to computer.

Your camera roll could not be easily viewed on computer and you could just restore the photos along with the whole backup file, which means the existed data on iPhone would be replaced. If you really want to view camera roll in that backup, you need iTunes backup extractor.



You got 5 ways to backup iPhone camera roll in this passage. You could use AOMEI MBackupper, Photos, AutoPlay, iCloud, or iTunes to save iPhone photos. AOMEI MBackupper is considered the most professional tool for you. You could conveniently backup and manage your camera roll on computer with it. If this passage solves your problem, you could share it to help more people.