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How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC in seconds

MOVING photos to a computer is easy – and only takes a few seconds, depending on the method.

Here’s a quick guide on how to do it transfer photos from iPhone to PC or Mac.

It's easy to move photos from your iPhone to a computer

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It’s easy to move photos from your iPhone to a computerCredit: Apple

iCloud Photos

The easiest way to see your photos on a computer is to not transfer them at all.

Simply go into settings and let iCloud back your photos up.

You can then sign in on the web and view your backed-up photos whenever you like.

The photos will be saved in their full resolution, and it even saves space on your device.

AirDropping to a Mac is one of the quickest methods

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AirDropping to a Mac is one of the quickest methodsCredit: Apple

How to import iPhone photos to Mac

Here are the official Apple guidelines for transferring:

  • Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Mac with a USB cable
  • Open the Photos app
  • The Photos app shows an Import screen with all of the photos and videos that are on your connected device. If the Import screen doesn’t appear automatically, click the device’s name in the Photos sidebar
  • If asked, unlock your iOS device using your passcode. If you see a prompt on your iOS device asking you to Trust This Computer, tap Trust to continue
  • Either select the photos you want to import and click Import Selected, or click Import All New Photos
  • Wait for the process to finish, then disconnect your device from your Mac

Another very quick way to get photos onto your Mac is to use AirDrop.

Make sure AirDrop is enabled on both your iPhone and Mac in Settings.

Then simply use the Share function on your photos and choose to send them via AirDrop.

This will very quickly transfer a large number of photos and/or videos of your choosing to your Mac.

How to import iPhone photos to PC

Here’s Apple’s official guidance:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your PC.
  • Importing photos to your PC requires iTunes 12.5.1 or later
  • Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your PC with a USB cable
  • If asked, unlock your iOS device using your passcode
  • If you see a prompt on your iOS device asking you to Trust This Computer, tap Trust or Allow to continue
  • You’ll then be able to transfer

However, note that if your photos are stored on your iCloud and not on your iPhone, they won’t be transferred to the computer.

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