By Dylan / Last update September 13, 2022


Backup iPhone photos to PC

I have 100GB of photos on my iPhone to backup. But my iCloud is near capacity, and I won't upgrade it to the next tier(2TB). So I'm wondering is there any way to backup my iPhone to my Windows 10 computer without iCloud. Thanks.

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Need to backup iPhone photos to PC?

iPhone records our daily lives such as photos with our families and friends. When enjoying the convenience it brings, you could also meet the data disasters leading to data loss. It would be better to backup/transfer your photos on your iPhone to a computer to avoid data loss. Besides, If your iPhone storage is full, it is a good idea to backup iPhone photos and delete them to free up some storage. 

Although Apple provides iCloud to backup data, but it only provides 5 GB storage for each user and 2TB plan for each month at most, you may get "your iCloud storage is almost full" error when the storage runs out. Once your data like pictures about your old memory get lost. the photos you can restore depend on the extent of the data you have backed up.

So lots of people will want to backup iPhone photos to computer or external disk. Next, you can refer to the following content, which will walk you through how to backup photos on iPhone to PC (Windows 7, 8, 10).

How to backup photos from iPhone to PC?

Method1. Backup iPhone photos to computer via an easier way

To safely and swiftly backup iPhone, FoneTool can be the best way to backup iPhone photos. It could perfectly help you back up your iPhone photos with simple operations. You can see all the features directly in the pane, so you can find what to do as you wish. This application allows you to quickly and easily back up your iPhone photos. It always gives you flexible options.

  • Preview the Photos: When you back up your iPhone, you can preview the photo on the phone and decide to backup which photos.

  • Free and Clean: There are no plug-ins or advertising. You wouldn’t be interrupted when you use it.

  • More Files: Except for photos, this application also supports backing up contacts, music, videos, and short massages. You could save text message from iPhone to computer

  • Incremental Backup: It allows you to only backup added pictures next time you backup, so you can save space and time.

  • Widely Compatible: It supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 14 and would be perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 15/16. You could also use it to backup and restore the iPad and iPod Touch.

Step 1. Download FoneTool for free. Connect iPhone to PC with USB cable and tap "Trust" on it.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

Step 2. Launch FoneTool, and click Phone Backup on the main interface > Choose Selective Backup and click Get Started

click on backup

✍ Note:  If you want to edit, manage, view photos on your computer, you can transfer photos to computer by clicking "Transfer to Computer".

Step 3. Click the icon to preview and select the needed photos if you want and click OK to return.

Select Pictures

Step 4. Click Start Backup and your photos would be transferred to computer in seconds.

Click Start Backup

You could click the Eye icon to view the backup copy or the Pin icon to locate it on your computer.

Method 2. Backup iPhone Photos with iCloud and download iCloud photos to PC

iCloud Photos is usually enabled when you set up iPhone you could download photos from the webstite or iCloud client. You could go to iPhone Settings > [your name] > iCloud >iCloud photos to check with it is enabled. Once you could download iCloud backup to PC in two ways,

Download iCloud photos to PC from iCloud webstite: Go to iCloud website >sign in your Apple ID > click Photos to view and download iCloud photos.

iCloud Site

Backup iPhone photos to computer from iCloud client: Download iCloud for Windows > sign in Apple ID > enable Download photos, Upload photos, or Create new folders in Options > press Win + E to enter Windows File Explorer > click the icon of iCloud Photos > click Download Pictures and Videos in the upper-left corner.

iCloud Photos

Method 3. Backup iPhone pictures to computer with Windows Photos

If you are using Windows 10, 11 PC. You can import iPhone photos to computer via Windows photo app and save pictures on the computer.  

Step 1. Connect the iPhone with your computer. 

Step 2. Hit the "Start" button and run the "Photos" app. 

Step 3. Once the app is launched, click "Import" > "From a USB device".

Step 4. Choose the iPhone photos, and follow the prompt to save them on the PC.

Windows Photo


You have known about how to backup iPhone photos to PC, easily save photos to computer with FoneTool, download iCloud photos to computer, or import iPhone photos to computer using Windows Photos. But by contrast, FoneTool is faster and easier to use. Besides, it also helps you to backup iPhone music, contacts, messages, and so on. 

FoneTool Runs Perfectly on

iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad