By AOMEI / Last update December 24, 2020

I have about 2K pictures on my iPhone and I think I should transfer them to computer. They have eaten too much storage on my iPhone. I would like to know how to transfer photos from iPhone to pc using iTunes. Any advice?

- Question from an iPhone user

You might like photography and iPhone is really a good tool for taking beautiful pictures. During the journey, it could record the stunning scenery and happy moments. The quality of iPhone photos could be compared with the post-processed ones. If you need to view these photos on computer, edit then with Photoshop on computer, or just want to permanently save them to computer, you need to know how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC.

Using iTunes is one of the solutions but there could be other better ways to help you transfer photos more efficiently.

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How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iTunes?

iTunes could be used to save photos from iPhone to PC, but you should know what iTunes backup includes. Apple always stresses its feature of simplicity so iTunes would not transfer iCloud photos to computer to save time and space. If you want to know more about how to backup photos to iCloud, you should go to iCloud settings on iPhone. If you still want to backup photos from iPhone to laptop using iTunes, you should do:

1. Download and launch iTunes. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

2. Click the phone-shape icon and click Summary in the sidebar.

3. Click Back Up Now to save iPhone data to computer.

iPhone photos would be saved in the backup of your full iPhone. It is not allowed to directly view the content in that backup on computer. When you click Restore in Summary in iTunes, the content on your iPhone would be fully replaced the data from that backup. If you still want to check whether your photos have been saved to computer, you need the help of iPhone backup extractor.


How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes?

Viewing photos from iTunes backup is not so convenient. You need simple transfer like AOMEI MBackupper. It is the best iPhone photos transfer, allowing you to quickly transfer photos from iPhone to computer.

Preview and Select: You could select photos on your iPhone to make sure you saved the right photos.

Quickly Transfer: AOMEI MBackupper is the fastest iPhone data transfer software.

Manage Photos: You could easily view your photos by one click on computer.

Widely Compatible: It supports the latest iPhone 12 Pro Max/Pro/Mini/11, iPad 8/Air 4, and also supports iOS 14.

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper, connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, and tap Trust on it.

Step 2. Select Transfer to Computer at the bottom.

Transfer to Computer

Step 3. Click the Plus icon to preview and select photos from iPhone. After you select all the needed photos, click OK.

Choose Photos

Step 4. Check the photos in the box. If you are sure to export these photos, click Transfer.


How to sync photos from iPhone to PC using iCloud?

If you have already sent photos to iCloud, you couldn’t transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iTunes, but you could get photos back from iCloud.

1Download iCloud client to computer and sign in your Apple ID

2. Check Photos and enable download photos in Options

3. Right-click the icon of iCloud in the lower-right corner on desktop to download photos

4. Enter Windows Explorer

5. Click iCloud Photos and find your photos in the folder of Download.

iCloud Photos

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC on Windows 10?

Photos app is a built-in application on Windows 10 PC. You could use it to directly transfer photos from iPhone to PC.

1. Connect iPhone to a Windows 10 computer with USB cable.

2. Click the Start Button to search Photos app

3. Click Import From a USB device.

Windows Photo


You have a lot of photos on iPhone. How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iTunes? The first section of this passage has given you the answer. You could also have a better choice.

AOMEI MBackupper is the best iPhone photos transfer. It is professional, fast, and easy to use.

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