Transfer photos from your iPhone to your Windows 10 PC

If you have an iPhone, it's helpful if you can view the photos you've taken with it on your PC. That way you can, for example, edit them further with more advanced software. Here we show you two ways you can transfer the photos that are on your iPhone to your Windows 10 PC.

It's useful to be able to view and edit the photos you've taken with your iPhone on your PC. Here we'll show you how to transfer your photos to your PC using the Photos app in Windows 10 and File Explorer.

In preparation, it's important that you install iTunes on your PC so that your iPhone can communicate properly with your PC, even if you don't use iTunes to transfer the photos. You also need a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your PC.

Import photos with the Photos app

With Windows 10's ingrained Photos app, you can transfer the photos stored on your iPhone to your PC in bulk. Connect your iPhone to your PC using the USB cable. Open the photos app and click on the icon at the top right that allows you to import photos. This is a rectangle with a downward pointing arrow above it.

Select the photos you want to import. At this point, you can choose to delete the photos from your iPhone right away, but it's recommended that you don't do this just to be on the safe side. Then click Import.

The photos you just selected are now in the Photos app. You can now also access them from Windows Explorer by going to the folder Pictures go into your user folder.

Import photos using Windows Explorer

If you prefer to use Windows Explorer, this is also possible. This way requires a little more work, but it does give you more freedom.

Open the Windows Explorer and click on the left panel This PC. Then click on your iPhone in the list and navigate to \Internal Storage\DCIM. Choose the folder(s) and photo(s) you want to transfer here and copy them to the desired folder on your PC.

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