By Lena / Last update December 21, 2022


How to transfer photos from iPhone to HP laptop

My iPhone 13 storage is full, So I want to upload some photos from my iPhone to my new HP laptop. Could someone point me to the steps of importing pictures from iPhone to HP computer?

- Question from iPhone users

When you have a phone or tablet that isn't the same make as your computer, it’s not that easy to transfer data between them. For example, how to import photos from iPhone to HP laptop?


When you connect your iPhone to a laptop, a pop window will appear to ask you what do you want to do with your Apple device. Then you can choose to import photos and videos to your computer. Or you can go to This PC to open your iPhone, find your photos, copy and paste them to your laptop. However, only photos stored in Camera Roll can be transferred. What’s worse, quite a few users have reported that the option did not appear when plug in iPhone or the option appears but says the iPhone has no photos.

Fortunately, there are other 4 available methods that can help you get photos from iPhone to HP laptop. To better illustrate these methods, according to whether to use the USB cable, we divide these methods into two categories.

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

Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to HP Laptop with USB Cable

The direct way to connect iPhone and laptop is to use a USB cable. The transfer speed will not be affected by the Wi-Fi network. Below are two methods that can help you transfer pictures from iPhone to HP laplop using USB cable.

Way 1. Transfer Photos from iPhone to HP Laptop with FoneTool

For HP laptop running on Windows 11/10/8/7

FoneTool is one easy-to-use iOS data transfer & backup tool specially designed for Windows users. This tool can help you transfer various files. For instance, you can transfer videos from iPhone to HP laptop, as well as songs, music, photos and more file types.

Import photos from iPhone HP laptop as the way you want:
● It can transfer photos stored in Camera Roll or other albums.
● The picture will be kept in original quality without any damage.
● It allows you to transfer a large number of photos at high speed.

It is only a matter of making a few clicks of the mouse to transfer photos from iPhone to HP laptop/computer. Follow the steps below to make it.

1. Download, install and launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to HP laptop with the USB cable. (If this is the first time to connect the iPhone and the laptop, you may need to enter the passcode on iPhone so that the software can access your device.)

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

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

Transfer to Computer

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

Choose Photos

4. Finally, click Start Transfer to start.


5. Click OK when the transfer is completed.

Transfer Completed

● If your photos are saved in HEIC format, you can let HEIC Converter help you convert photos to JPG/JPEG/PNG format. In this way, you can view your photos on computer as before.
● Deleting duplicate photos can help free up storage space.  You can let the Photo Deduplication Tool help you find duplicate photos on iPhone and computer.

Way 2. How to Import Photos from iPhone to Laptop with Photos App

For HP laptop running on Windows 10/8

Photos app is one built-in photos manager for Windows 10. It can help users transfer photos and videos stored in Camera Roll album.

1. Run Photos app and plug in your iPhone > Tap Trust or enter passcode on iPhone if asked.

2. Click Import and select From A USB device > Wait for a while for it to detect your photos on the iPhone.

4. Click Import Settings to set the destination or other options.

5. Uncheck the photos you don’t want to import > Click Import Selected.

Import Selected

Part 2. How to Import Photos from iPhone to HP Laptop without USB

If you want to know how to transfer photos from iPhone to HP laptop wirelessly, you can try AirDrop-like apps or cloud storage services to achieve the goal.

Way 1. “AirDrop” Photos from iPhone to HP Laptop

Although AirDrop is only for Apple products, there are many alternatives that can help you AirDrop from iPhone to laptop. You can choose one from Xender, SHAREit, Filedrop, Zapya, Send AnyWhere, etc. Here take Snapdrop as an example to show you how to AirDrop photos from iPhone to HP laptop.

1. Visit Snapdrop website ( on iPhone and laptop.

2. Tap the icon on iPhone screen and you will see three options: Take Photo or Video, Photo Library, Browse.

3. Choose one option to select the photos you want to transfer.

4. Choose to download photos from iPhone to your HP laptop.


Way 2. Import Photos from iPhone to HP Laptop via Google Drive

To transfer photos from iPhone to HP laptop, you can first upload photos to Google Drive on iPhone and then download photos from the cloud on laptop.

1. Download Google Drive on your iPhone > Open it and log in to your account.

2. Tap the Plus icon > Tap Upload > Tap Photos and Videos > Select the pictures you want to transfer.

Upload Photos to Google Drive

3. Go to Google Drive website on laptop and download your pictures.


That’s all for how to transfer photos from iPhone to HP laptop. Whether you want to download your iPhone photos to HP laptop or upload iPhone photos for backup, you can refer to this post. You can plug in your iPhone and let FoneTool or Photos help you transfer photos to laptop directly. If you prefer the wireless way, AirDrop-like apps and cloud storage services can do you a favor.

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