By Nick / Last Updated April 22, 2020

“I have about 2K pictures on my iPhone and I think I should transfer them to computer. They have eaten too much storage on my iPhone. I would like to know how to transfer photos from iPhone to pc using iTunes. Any advice?”

You might like photographing. iPhone is really a good tool for you to take beautiful pictures. During the journey, it could record the stunning scenery and happy moments. The quality of iPhone pictures could be compared with the post-processed ones. If you need to view these photos on computer, edit then with Photoshop on computer, or just want to permanently save them to computer, you need to know how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC. Using iTunes could be one method, and there are also other ways to help you transfer photos in an easier way.

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#1 How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iTunes?

iTunes could be used to save photos from iPhone to PC, but you should know what iTunes backup includes. Apple always stresses its feature of simplicity so iTunes would not transfer iCloud photos to computer to save time and space. If you want to know more about how to backup photos to iCloud, you should go to iCloud settings on iPhone. If you still want to backup photos from iPhone to laptop using iTunes, you should do:

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

Step 2. Click the phone-shape icon and click Summary in the sidebar.

Step 3. Click Back Up Now to save iPhone data to computer.

iPhone photos would be saved in the backup of your full iPhone. It is not allowed to directly view the content in that backup on computer. When you click Restore in Summary in iTunes, the content on your iPhone would be fully replaced the data from that backup. If you still want to check whether your photos have been saved to computer, you need the help of iPhone backup extractor.

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#2 How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC in an easier way?

Viewing photos from iTunes backup is not so convenient. You could use a professional tool to quickly transfer and manage your photos on computer. AOMEI MBackupper is a free professional iPhone backup software allowing you to quickly transfer photos from iPhone to computer.

Preview and Select: You could preview and select photos on your iPhone to make sure you saved the right photos.

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

Manage Photos: You could easily view and manage your photos by one click on computer.

Widely Compatible: It supports the latest iOS 13 and the previous versions. You could use AOMEI MBackupper to transfer photos from iPad and iPod Touch, too.

Transfer photos from iPhone to PC in 3 steps

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

Step 2. Click Photos Backup. Click the icon to preview and select iPhone photos and click OK to return.

Select Pictures

Step 3. Click Start Backup to save every photo.

Click On Start Backup

If you need to view your photos, click the eye icon or the pin icon in Backup Management.

#3 How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iCloud?

If you have already sent photos to iCloud, you couldn’t transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iTunes, but you could get photos back from iCloud.

Method 1. Go to the page of iCloud > sign in your Apple ID > click the icon of Photos > select photos as many as possible > click the icon the downloading in the upper-right corner.

iCloud Site

Method 2. Download iCloud client to computer > sign in your Apple ID > check Photos and enable download photos in Options > right-click the icon of iCloud in the lower-right corner on desktop to download photos > enter Windows Explorer > click iCloud Photos and find your photos in the folder of Download.

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#4 How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10?

Photos app is a built-in application on Windows 10 PC. You could use it to directly transfer photos from iPhone to PC.

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

Step 2. Click the Start Button to search Photos app

Step 3. Click Import From a USB device.

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Conclusion

If you want to transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iTunes, you need to save them to iPhone backup. If you have already saved iPhone photos to iCloud, you could also download them to computer. AOMEI MBackupper is the best tool to help you transfer and manage photos. Photos app could help you transfer photos on a Windows 10 computer. If this passage solves your problem, you could share it to help more people.