How to Transfer Photos From iPhone and iPad to Your Windows 10 PC

How to Transfer Photos From iPhone and iPad to Your Windows 10 PC

iPhone prides itself in high-quality pictures, and it’s one of the reasons many people prefer these phones. iPhone and iPad cameras feature some unique photography features that set these mobile devices apart from the others. However, the compatibility problems with Windows and Android systems remain a frustrating problem for iPhone users. 

So, is there a way to transfer photos from iPhone and iPad to your Windows 10 PC? While it may not be a straightforward process like transferring a cord, sending photos to Windows 10 PC is still quite a simple job. So, if you have an extensive collection of beautiful photos in your iPhone but you want to make room for more, here is how you can transfer your pictures to Windows 10 PC. 

First Up- iTunes 

iTunes is an essential application needed for a wired file transfer between iOS devices and Windows 10 PC. So, if your iOS device must communicate with the PC, you first need to install iTunes on your computer. Also, make sure all the drivers are updated or you might face issues if there’s something that’s not compatible with older versions of drivers installed on your PC.  

iTunes to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows

Luckily, the Windows Store features iTunes, so you need to download the app from there and it will install automatically. So, now that you have iTunes in your system, we can learn different ways to transfer pictures. 

Use the File Explorer to Transfer Files from iPhone to Windows 10 

File Explorer is the easiest way to make the transfer. So, plug in your iPhone or iPad with the PC and follow these instructions: 

  • Go to the Windows Explorer. Want to know a shortcut? Press Win + E. Else, you can navigate there from the Taskbar or the start menu as well. 
  • In the left-hand pane, you will see ‘This PC’. If the dropdown menu shows, look for the iPhone device that you connected. If the dropdown list doesn’t appear, click on the arrow next to ‘This PC’, and the list will unfold. 
  • Locate your iPhone or iPad and click on it 
  • Go to ‘Internal Storage’ and then ‘DCIM’ 
  • The DCIM folder contains image files, so pick a folder from which you want to transfer the images. You can either select individual pictures or select all by pressing Ctrl + A. 
  • Next, click ‘Copy to’ in the Menu bar of the File Explorer. 
  • You will see the option to ‘Choose Location’. Select a location to transfer the pictures. 

Alternatively, you can also use keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V to copy-paste the pictures to your desired location. During the transfer, make sure that the device is not disconnected from the PC. 

Use iCloud for Wireless Transfer 

If you wish to transfer the pictures wirelessly, you can use the iCloud app. The app is available on Microsoft Store. So, once downloaded, here is how to use iCloud to transfer pictures from your iPhone and iPad to Windows 10 PC. 

Transfer Photos to Windows from iCloud

  • As you launch the iCloud app, it will ask for your Apple ID and password. 
  • Provide the credentials and click ‘Sign In’ 
  • Go to ‘Options’ located next to ‘Photos’ 
  • Check the ‘iCloud Photos’ box 
  • Uncheck the ‘Upload new Photos from my PC’ box to make sure that the file transfer is only one way, i.e., from your device to the PC. 
  • Click ‘Done’ and the photos on your iPhone or iPad will start downloading on your PC. 

File Transfer Using Windows 10 Photos App 

Windows 10 Photos app is another great tool to transfer photos from iPhone or iPad to Windows PC. The app comes as a standard built-in app in Windows 10 systems. Hence, you won’t need to download any additional tools for this method to work. So, plug in your iPhone or iPad and follow these guidelines: 

  • Go to the Photos app on your PC. 
  • On the top-right corner, you will see the ‘Import’ option. 
  • Click on ‘Import,’ click on from a USB device and you’ll see all the photos from the iPhone or iPad selected for import. Here, you can unselect the photos you don’t wish to transfer. 

Import iPhone photos using Windows Photos App

  • Once selected the images, click ‘Continue’ and the importing should start. Image transfer may take some time, especially if you have a large set of pictures. So, make sure that your device stays connected to the PC. 

Concluding Notes

Working with Windows 10 is incredibly easy, thanks to its intuitive design. Hope you got enough idea about how to transfer your memories (photos) from your iPhone or iPad to Windows 10 PC without any troubles! 

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