By Lena / Last update September 8, 2022

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop

Do you know how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer? There are a lot of photos saved on my iPhone, so I would like to move these photos from my iPhone to my Dell laptop running on Windows 10. Please give me some advice. Thank you!

- Question from Dell Community

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer is a frequently asked question for most iPhone freshers. Some people try to use iTunes to transfer pictures because it’s the default management tool for Apple devices. However, the truth is that iTunes will not help users transfer photos or other files from iPhone to computer.

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To import photos from iPhone to Dell laptop, there are 4 ways you can apply and we will explain in detail next. You can first read and then choose one method to follow according to your situation.

Way 1 is able to transfer all kinds of photos selectively in Win 11/10/8/7
Way 2 shows you how to AirDrop photos from iPhone to Dell laptop
Way 3 can help you transfer camera roll photos to Windows 11/10/8
Way 4 allows you to copy and paste camera roll photos to Windows 11/10/8/7

All these methods described here apply to new iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro (Max), iPhone SE 2022, iPhone 13/13 mini/13 Pro (Max), iPhone 12/11/X series, iPhone 8/7/6/5/SE. Also apply to iPad and iPod touch.

Way 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop with FoneTool

FoneTool is one easy-to-use iOS data backup & transfer tool specially designed for Windows users. As for data transferring, it can help you transfer photos, videos, songs, and more between iPhone and laptop.

Import Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop the Way You Want
● Preview and select the pictures you need before the transfer.
● Transfer photos stored in Cameral Roll and other albums you created.
● Import original pictures or create a backup image for your photos (take less space).

FoneTool is able to transfer a large number of photos at high speed. Free download this tool on your Dell laptop and let it help you import pictures in a few clicks.

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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop in Windows 11/10/8/7

Step 1. Run FoneTool > Plug in your iPhone > Enter the passcode on iPhone so the software can access your device.

Step 2. On the Home screen, click Phone Transfer option. Go to iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

Transfer to Computer

■ Note: If you want to create an image backup, click Phone Backup > Selective Backup to backup iPhone photos.

Step 3. Click the “+” icon > Choose the pictures you want to transfer > Click OK to continue.

Choose Photos

Step 4. Click Start Transfer > Choose the storage path > Click Transfer to start.


Step 5. Click OK when the transfer is completed.

Transfer Completed

Way 2. AirDrop Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop

You may often use AirDrop to share photos with friends.  A large number of photos will be transferred in a flash. Can you AirDrop photos from iPhone to PC? Well, although AirDrop does not work on Windows, there are AirDrop-like apps that can help you transfer photos between iPhone and PC wirelessly, such as Snapdrop, Xender, SHAREit. Here we take Snapdrop as an example.

How to AirDrop Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop

Step 1. Visit Snapdrop website ( on iPhone and computer.

Step 2.  Tap the icon on your iPhone screen and you will see three choices: Photo LibraryTake Photo or VideoChoose Files.

Choose Photo Library

Step 3.  Choose Photo Library and select the photos and videos you want to transfer.

Step 4. Click Download on computer to save the photos

If you are interested in other AirDrop-like apps, you can refer to this AirDrop for Windows guide to learn more.

Way 3. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop via Photos App

Photos app is one built-in photo management tool for Windows 10 and it can help users transfer pictures stored in camera roll album. When the photos are imported into the laptop, it can automatically delete the photos on the iPhone for you.

Steps to Import Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Dell laptop and run Photos app. (Enter passcode on iPhone if asked.)

Step 2. Click Import > Choose From a USB device and wait for a while.

Step 3. Click Import Settings to set the destination or other options.

Step 4. Select the pictures you want to import and click Import Selected.

Import Selected

Way 4. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop via Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer is one built-in function of Windows computer that lets users view and manage files in devices and drives. When connecting iPhone to computer, your iPhone can be found under "Devices and drives" section and you can open it to view your pictures.

Steps to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Dell Laptop

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Dell laptop via USB cable.

Step 2. Go to This PC or Computer > Find your iPhone and open it.

Step 3. Go to Internal Storage > DCIM > Open those folders named 100APPLE, 101APPLE, 102APPLE, etc. to find your pictures.

Dcim Subfolder

Step 4. Copy and copy the selected pictures from iPhone to your laptop.


That’s all for how to transfer photos from iPhone to Dell laptop in Windows 11/10/8/7. Compare these three methods, FoneTool is highly recommended because it can help you transfer all kinds of pictures easily and quickly. What’s more, It can help you add photos to the iPhone, which the other two tools can't do. Go for it now to discover more!

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