How to Import Pictures From iPhone to Computer

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Importing pictures from your iPhone to your computer is a simple and convenient way to backup and organize your precious memories. Whether you want to free up space on your device or edit your photos on a larger screen, this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Using a USB Cable

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 2: Unlock your iPhone and tap “Trust” when prompted on the device and enter your passcode if required.

Step 3: On your computer, open the default Photos app (on Windows) or the Image Capture app (on macOS).

Step 4: In the Photos or Image Capture app, you should see your iPhone listed as a connected device. Click on it to access the photos.

Step 5: Select the pictures you want to import by clicking on them. To select multiple photos, hold down the Ctrl (Windows) or Command (macOS) key while clicking. You can also use Shift+Click to select a range of photos.

Step 6: Once you have selected the desired pictures, click on the “Import” button. You can choose whether to keep the photos on your iPhone or delete them after importing.

Method 2: Using iCloud

If you have enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, you can easily access and download your photos from any computer with an internet connection. Here’s how:

A. Using

  • Step 1: Open a web browser on your computer and visit
  • Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Step 3: Click on the “Photos” icon.
  • Step 4: Browse through your photos and select the ones you want to download by clicking on them.
  • Step 5: Once you have selected the desired photos, click on the download button (cloud with an arrow pointing downward) to save them to your computer.

B. Using iCloud for Windows

  • Step 1: Download and install the iCloud for Windows app from the Apple website.
  • Step 2: Open the app and sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Step 3: Check the “Photos” option and click on “Options” next to it.
  • Step 4: Choose whether you want to download all photos or only selected albums, then click on “Done”.
  • Step 5: Click on “Apply” to start downloading your photos to your computer.

Congratulations! You have successfully imported pictures from your iPhone to your computer using either a USB cable or iCloud.

Now you can easily access, organize, and edit your photos without worrying about limited storage space on your device. Happy photo managing!

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