How to Download Photos From an iPhone to a PC

Updated March 23, 2017

With an iPhone, not only can you play games, watch movies, listen to your favourite music and keep track of your everyday life, you can also take pictures. The camera on your iPhone is very easy to use and will store hundreds of photographs. While it is easy to take pictures with your iPhone, knowing how to get those pictures off your phone and onto your computer is not common knowledge.

Connect your iPhone to your computer and wait for iTunes to open. You can close iTunes down once it opens, allowing iTunes to open just shows you that your computer recognises your iPhone. You can not proceed if you computer does not recognise your iPhone.

Click on "Computer" or "My Computer" twice. This will bring up a list of items that are on your computer. You will find options like "Hard Drives" and "Devices with Removable Storage."

Locate the portable devices. The portable devices are usually located at the bottom of the list of options.

Click twice on your iPhone to open up its contents. Your iPhone should be labelled as "Owner's iPhone" or by whatever name you changed it to. It should also be marked by a icon of an iPhone.

Click twice on the DCMI folder and then twice again on the folder that reads "Apple." This will bring up your photos.

Click twice on the photo you'd like to download onto your computer. The picture will open in your preferred photo viewing program. Click on "Save As" and save the picture to your PC. If the program you open the photo in does not allow you to save, then copy and paste the picture into Paint or your preferred photo editing software and then click on "Save As."

Things You'll Need

  • iPhone
  • USB cord


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