How to Download Photos From iPhone to Pc

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of your iPhone’s storage being cluttered with photos? Do you want to transfer them to your PC for safekeeping or editing?

Look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of downloading photos from your iPhone to your PC. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Connect Your iPhone to Your PC

Using the USB cable that came with your iPhone, connect it to your PC. Make sure both devices are turned on and unlocked.

Once connected, you may see a prompt on your iPhone asking for permission to access the device. Tap “Allow” to proceed.

Step 2: Open the Photos App on Your PC

On your PC, open the Photos app. This app allows you to import and manage photos from various devices, including iPhones.

For Windows Users:

If you are using a Windows PC, simply type “Photos” in the search bar located at the bottom left corner of your screen and click on the “Photos” app that appears in the search results.

For Mac Users:

If you are using a Mac, click on the “Finder” icon in your dock, then select “Applications” from the left sidebar. Next, scroll down and double-click on “Photos” to open it.

Step 3: Import Photos

With the Photos app open, look for an option named “Import” or a similar term depending on your operating system.

Windows Users:

In Windows Photos app, click on “Import” located at the top right corner of the window. You may also press Ctrl + Shift + I as a shortcut.

Mac Users:

In Mac Photos app, click on “Import” located in the top toolbar. Alternatively, you can press Command + Shift + I as a shortcut.

Step 4: Select Photos

A window will appear displaying all the photos and videos on your iPhone. You can either import all the photos or select specific ones by holding down the Ctrl key (Windows) or Command key (Mac) and clicking on the desired photos.

Step 5: Start Importing

Once you have selected the photos you want to download, click on the “Import” button located at the bottom right corner of the window.


If you are importing a large number of photos or videos, this process may take some time. Please be patient and avoid disconnecting your iPhone during the import process.

Step 6: Access Your Imported Photos

After the import is complete, you can access your downloaded photos within the Photos app. From there, you can organize, edit, and share them as desired.


If you want to locate the imported files on your PC’s storage drive, navigate to your user folder (e.g., C:\Users\YourUsername\Pictures) and look for a folder named “Imported from Your iPhone” or similar.


You have successfully downloaded photos from your iPhone to your PC! Now you can free up space on your iPhone and keep your memories safe on your computer.

  • Tips:
  • If you frequently transfer photos from your iPhone to PC, consider using cloud storage services like iCloud or Google Photos for automatic synchronization.
  • You can also use third-party software like iTunes or iMazing to transfer photos from your iPhone to your PC.

That’s it! We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of downloading photos from your iPhone to your PC. Enjoy organizing and editing your precious memories on a bigger screen!

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