How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to Pc Windows 10

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to transfer your precious photos from your iPhone to your PC running Windows 10? Look no further!

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of transferring photos from your iPhone to a Windows 10 PC. So, let’s get started!

Method 1: Using File Explorer

If you prefer a direct method that doesn’t require any additional software, using File Explorer is the way to go.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your PC using the lightning cable provided with your device.
  2. Unlock your iPhone and trust the computer if prompted.
  3. Open File Explorer, either by clicking on the folder icon in the taskbar or by pressing the Windows key + E on your keyboard.
  4. In File Explorer, locate and click on This PC in the left-hand sidebar.
  5. You should see your iPhone listed under Devices and drives. Click on it.
  6. Navigate to the folder where you want to transfer your photos.

    You can create a new folder if needed.

  7. Select all the photos you want to transfer by either holding down Ctrl and clicking on each photo or by selecting multiple photos at once using Shift+Click.
  8. Right-click on one of the selected photos, then click on Copy.
  9. Navigate to the destination folder, right-click inside it, and then click on Paste. The selected photos will now be transferred from your iPhone to your PC.

Method 2: Using iCloud for Windows

If you prefer a wireless method that allows you to automatically sync your photos across devices, using iCloud for Windows is the way to go.

  1. Download and install iCloud for Windows from the official Apple website if you haven’t already. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up iCloud on your PC.
  2. Open iCloud for Windows and sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. In the iCloud app, enable the Photos option.

    This will automatically download all your iPhone photos to your PC.

  4. In File Explorer, navigate to the iCloud Photos folder. You should see all your iPhone photos organized by date.
  5. You can now simply copy and paste or drag and drop the photos from this folder to any other location on your PC.


  • Keep your iPhone unlocked: Ensure that your iPhone remains unlocked throughout the transfer process to avoid any interruptions or authentication issues.
  • Clean up unwanted photos: Before transferring, take some time to delete any unnecessary or duplicate photos from your iPhone. This will save storage space on both your device and PC.
  • Use a high-quality lightning cable: To ensure a stable connection between your iPhone and PC, always use an Apple-certified lightning cable that’s in good condition.
  • Regularly backup your photos: It’s a good practice to regularly back up your precious memories so you don’t lose them in case of any unforeseen events. Consider using cloud storage or an external hard drive for backups.

With these methods at your disposal, transferring photos from your iPhone to a Windows 10 PC is a breeze! Choose the method that suits you best and enjoy organizing and accessing your photos on a larger screen. Happy transferring!

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