Step-by-Step Guide on How to View iPhone Photos on PC

2023-05-11 00:00:00/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

"I love taking photos and videos with my iPhone. Now, there are about 10,000 photos stored in my phone album, which makes it very inconvenient to manage them. Now, I want to transfer these photos to my computer so that I can view iPhone photos on PC. I want to know if these photos can be transferred to a PC? And where is it kept? Can someone help me?"


Yes, iPhone is not only an excellent smart phone, but also used as a camera, its performance is also very good. You can take pictures of your family and friends on the weekends, and you can take photos of your products, scenery along the way, or even your colleagues while traveling. If you transfer these photos to your computer, you can view them at a higher resolution. At the same time, you can keep them on your iPhone to share with others anytime, anywhere. So, how to view iPhone photos on PC?

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Method 1: How to View iPhone Photos on PC Using Assistant for iOS?

The most direct method to transfer photos from iPhone to computer so that you can view iPhone photos on PC is to use MobiKin Assistant for iOS, a program that can transfer not only photos in the Camera Roll, but also in photostream, photo library and photo share, to computer for viewing. Here are the reasons why we choose Assistant for iOS.

  • An easy way to view all types of photos from iPhone on PC, including photo stream, photo library, photo share, live photos, screenshots, etc.
  • In addition to photos, other types of data, including Video, Music, eBook, Contacts, Text Messages, Notes, Safari Bookmarks, Voice Memo, Podcast, Ringtone, Playlist, etc. also can be transferred from iOS devices to computer.
  • The program enables you to manage iPhone/iPad/iPod content on computer directly once it is connected to computer.
  • Backup and restore data on your iDevices directly and import iTunes backups from PC to your device, or delete any unwanted iTunes backups from your PC.
  • Supports almost all iOS devices, including iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR, X, 9 (Plus), 8 (Plus), 7/7S (Plus), 6S/6 and all models of iPad and iPod.

Download Assistant for iOS on your computer and follow the steps below to learn how to look at iPhone photos on computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

Install and launch Assistant for iOS on your Windows. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a digital cable. Once the connected iPhone is detected by the program, you will see the main interface of the program like the screenshot below.

run assistant for ios

Step 2. Select the photos you need

All data in your iPhone is categorized on the left side menu. Choose the "Photos" tab and all photos in your iPhone will be scanned out and displayed on the right. Here, you can preview the photos on your iPhone and find those you need.

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Step 3. How to view iPhone pictures on PC

Now, you can copy all the selected photos to computer by clicking on the "Export" button on the top menu. You can specify an output location to save the transferred iPhone photos. After the transferring process, you can freely view iPhone photos on PC.

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Method 2: How to See Photos on iPhone on PC Using Windows Explorer

If you are using a Windows PC, and you are not willing to download additional third-party software to view iPhone photos on PC, then you can also transfer photos from iPhone to computer for viewing via Windows Explorer on each PC.

Here are the steps on how to use Windows Explorer to look at iPhone photos on computer:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to PC with an available USB cable.

Step 2: Click "Computer" on the main screen of the computer, and double-click the iPhone icon under the "Portable Devices" section on the punch-in interface. The content stored in the iPhone will be displayed on the computer.

Step 3: Locate to the "Internal Storage" folder and select "DCIM". Here you will see many folders, all of which may contain photos and videos from your iPhone.

Step 4: Find the photos you want to view on your computer, select them, and paste them into any folder on your PC. You can also create a new folder to save these transferred photos.

Step 5: After the transfer process is completed, you can view iPhone pictures in the folder on your PC at any time.

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Method 3: How to See iPhone Pictures on PC Using iCloud

In addition to backing up data on your device, iCloud can do many other things. For example, today we are going to show you how to use iCloud to open pictures from iPhone on PC. Before we start, make sure your iPhone is connected to a stable network. Ok, we can start by following these steps:

Step 1: Go to your iPhone and select "Settings"> "[Your Name]"> "iCloud"> "Photos". Then, enable the "iCloud Photos" option.

Step 2: Go to your computer, download and install iCloud for Windows on your computer.

Step 3: Open iCloud for Windows, click "Photos"> "Options"> "iCloud Photo Library" on the interface, then click "Done"> "Apply".

Step 4: When finished, you can go to the File Explorer window on your computer. Click on "iCloud Photos" under "Favorites".

Step 5: Now you can select the "Download photos and videos" option, select the photos you want to view on your PC, and then click the "Download" option.

how to see iphone pictures on pc via icloud


As you can see, the above three methods can make you look at iPhone photos on computer. However, using Windows Explorer is not 100% successful in identifying your iPhone. The operation steps of iCloud are relatively complicated. Therefore, in my opinion, the ideal way to view iPhone photos on a PC is to use Assistant for iOS. This software not only helps you transfer photos to your computer, no matter PC or Mac, but also helps you easily transfer photos and other content from your computer to iPhone. It also enables you to manage iPhone content directly on your computer. Try it now and enjoy a more convenient and efficient way to view iPhone photos on PC and manage iOS devices' data.

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