Transfer Photos from iPhone 15/Pro/Max to PC

The iPhone 15 is soon to be released. If you need to transfer photos from the iPhone 15 to Windows PC, this passage will give you the pros and cons of the available methods, helping you get the easiest approach.


By Kathy / Updated on August 31, 2023

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The release of iPhone 15 is approaching. Various rumors about it have caught the eye of many iPhone users. Especially for the camera. The camera functionality and photo quality of iPhone have always been highly anticipated, and the camera technology upgrade in iPhone 15 is bound to make photography an even more enjoyable experience.


However, after using iPhone 15 for a while, the number of photos tends to increase. To save storage space, you can transfer photos from iPhone 15 to PC as a backup, then delete some photos to free up.

Or you just want to migrate some photos on PC so you can easily edit your photos. Then what steps could you take to effectively accomplish these tasks? Let’s find answers in this article to get how to transfer photos from iPhone 15/Pro/Max to PC.

🌟Other rumors about the iPhone 15 models:

• Adopt USB-C charging and do away with the Lightning port.
• The Dynamic Island is likely to be introduced for both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.
• iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to be equipped with a robust new 3nm A17 Bionic chip and a titanium frame.
• Some potential enhancements may appear in battery capacity.

How to transfer photos from iPhone 15 to computer with USB

Compared to wireless transfer methods, moving photos from iPhone to PC using a USB cable can be more reliable, providing a quicker and safer transfer process. However, if you don't have a USB cable or prefer wireless photo transfer, you could skip to the next part directly.

The best way to transfer photos from iPhone 15 to PC

As an easy-to-use app, FoneTool can be the easiest way to move photos between iPhone/iPad and PC. From the user-friendly interface, you can finish all iPhone data transfer/backup tasks in a few clicks.

And transferring only depends on a USB connection ensuring the data security. Both rely on data cable for the transfer, yet FoneTool surpasses iTunes in terms of transfer speed significantly. For instance, you could transfer hundreds of full-resolution iPhone photos to PC within seconds.

Moreover, unlike persistent iTunes errors, FoneTool operates reliably across a range of iPhone models, starting from iPhone 4 to iPhone 15. Additionally, it offers compatibility with most iPad and iPod Touch models, as well as the latest iOS 16/17.

Now you could get how to transfer photos and live photos from iPhone to PC on Windows 7/8/10/11 with FoneTool from the instructions below.

Step 1. Download and install FoneTool on Windows PC. Open the software and connect your iPhone 15 to computer with a USB cable.

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Step 2. Click Phone Transfer > Choose iPhone to PC and tap on Get Started to continue.


Step 3. Check Photos icon to preview and select the targeted pictures > Then click OK.


Step 4. Select a storage path on your PC and check other settings from Transfer Settings > Click Start Transfer to begin the task.


That’s all about how to transfer photos from iPhone 15 to PC without iTunes.


smiley Don’t need to connect to a Wi-Fi network or consume any cellar data.
smiley Runs stably on most iOS devices and no data loss in the transfer process.
smiley With its super-fast transfer speed, transferring a large number of photos becomes incredibly simple.
smiley The storage path can be changed flexibly and there are no restrictions on the size of the transferred files.


sad Need a USB cable.

Move photos from iPhone 15 to PC with iTunes

iTunes also provides backup features allowing you to back up all iPhone data including photos to your computer. But you are not allowed to only save photos to your PC. Now you can download and install iTunes to begin the task.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 15 to PC with a USB cable and open iTunes.

Step 2. Click the device icon and choose Summary on the screen.

Step 3. Choose This computer and tap on Back Up Now to save your iPhone data to the computer.



smiley iTunes can sync your media content between your computer and iOS devices, ensuring your content is up to date on all devices.


sad Can’t view the backup content directly on the computer. And you need to use some additional apps to extract photos from iPhone backup.
sad iTunes often encounters operational issues during use.
sad The transfer speed is not fast and sometimes it may overwrite your iPhone data.
sad It doesn’t give the option to transfer photos from iPhone 15 to external hard drive or specified path.
sad The interface is illogical to some users.

Transfer photos from iPhone 15 to PC Wirelessly

When you don’t have a USB cable or just want to transfer iPhone photos wirelessly, iCloud and Google Drive could be available to realize the process.

Send photos from iPhone 15 to PC with iCloud

Sending photos to PC can be so easy with iCloud, but you should enable iCloud Photos Library on your iPhone 15 firstly: Go to Settings app > Choose profile > Click iCloud > Photos > Check if iCloud Photos or iCloud Photo Library is turned on. If not, enable it.

Then your photos will be synced automatically to your iCloud. And you can follow the steps to get how to transfer photos from iPhone 15 to PC wirelessly.

Step 1. Open the iCloud website on your PC, log in with your Apple ID.


Step 2. Tap on Photos icon, and you can browse all uploaded photos in your iCloud. Choose the targeted photos and click the download icon to save photos to your PC.



smiley Convenient wireless transfer process.


sad It’s troublesome when you forget Apple ID and password.
sad iCloud only offers 5GB of storage space for free users.
sad Network quality can affect the speed of transfers, especially when downloading large files.

Send photos from iPhone 15 to PC with Google Drive

To send photos from iPhone 15 to Windows 7/8/10/11, you should upload targeted iPhone photos to Google Drive and then download them from the app on computer.

Step 1. Download Google Drive from App Store > Launch it and sign in with your account.

Step 2. Tap the Plus icon > Followed by Upload > Choose Photos and Videos > Then select the specific pictures you wish to transfer.


Step 3. Access the Google Drive website through your PC's browser and proceed to download the chosen pictures.


smiley highly-convenient wireless transfer.


sad Google Drive only offers 15GB of storage space for free users.
sad The speed of transfers can be impacted by the quality of your network, particularly when dealing with the download of larger files.
sad It can be annoying when you forget the Google account and password.

Final words

Based on the instructions provided above, we believe you now have a clear understanding of how to transfer photos from iPhone 15 to PC, whether using a cable or wirelessly.

The outlined pros and cons can help you find the most suitable ways to complete the process. Hope you can achieve a smooth and prompt transfer after the reading.

Kathy · Editor
Kathy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, prefer to help more users address a series of iOS related problems. She likes traveling and being close to nature makes her relax. She is also keen to engage in social activities and spend much free time with her friends.