[Easy & Fast] How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes?
"Does anyone know how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer without iTunes? A few days ago, I just bought a new iPhone Xs and went to the beach to take a lot of wonderful photos for my family. Now I want to back up these photos from my iPhone to my computer. I have iTunes installed on my computer, but I don't want to use it. I look forward to a simpler and more straightforward way to copy photos off iPhone without iTunes."
Transferring photos from iPhone to PC is more troublesome because it doesn't like an Android phone, which only needs to connect to your computer with a data cable and the transfer can be started. For iOS devices, you need to transfer photos from your iPhone to your Windows PC using iTunes. This is a problem for users who don't like to use iTunes. Then, how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes?
Fortunately, iTunes is not the only way to transfer iPhone photos to your computer. We have found several options for you to choose from. In this article, we will discuss 6 ways on how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer without iTunes. For Mac users, you can check this guide to get photos from iPhone to Mac.
- Method 1. 3 Steps to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer without iTunes [HOT!]
- Method 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes by Email
- Method 3. How to Get Photos off iPhone onto PC without iTunes by Windows Explorer
- Method 4. How to Import Photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes by iCloud
- Method 5. How to Copy Pictures to PC from iPhone without iTunes via Google Photos
- Method 6. Copy Photos off iPhone to Computer without iTunes via Dropbox
Transferring photos from iPhone to computer without iTunes can be a cumbersome experience. But with the help of MobiKin Assistant for iOS, you can finish the iPhone photos transfer within clicks. In addition to being an iOS data transfer tool to help you copy photos off iPhone without itunes, it also enables you to manage iDevice content on computer effortlessly.
Why recommend MobiKin Assistant for iOS first?
- Transferring files from iPhone to PC without itunes.
- Copy all Photos, as well as Video, Song, eBook, Contacts, Text Messages, Notes, Safari Bookmarks, Voice Memo, Podcast, Ringtone, Playlist, etc. between iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and computer.
- Transfer all photos from Photo Library, Camera Roll, Screenshots and other albums.
- Allows you to backup & restore data between iPhone, iPad or iPod and iTunes directly.
- Compatible with almost all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod, including iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 9, iPhone 9 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S/6, etc.
Now, quickly get MobiKin Assistant for iOS installed on your computer by clicking the button below. Windows and Mac versions are both available. Then, follow the guide below to see how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes by using this software.
How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes Using Assistant for iOS?
Firstly, connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable. Launch the installed Assistant for iOS program and wait until it detects the connected iPhone. After the detection, you can see an interface like below:
Note: iTunes is required to be installed on your desktop computer before, but it is no need for you to launch it.
Secondly, as you can see, all iPhone data are categorized on the left panel. Choose the "Photos" category and all photos on your iPhone will be scanned out and displayed on the screen.
Finally, preview and select the photos you want to copy to computer, and click the "Export" button from the top menu to start to transfer photos from iPhone to computer without iTunes.
Wait for the process to complete and then you can check the transferred photos on your computer.
Video guide: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer/Mac?
If you have only a few photos need to be transferred from your iPhone to computer, using email is a good choice. You can send an email which contacts the photos you want to transfer, and then check the email on your computer and download the contained photos to the computer. Below are the detailed steps:
Step 1: Just open the Photos app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Open the album and choose the photos you want to transfer from your iPhone to computer.
Step 3: After selected all the photos you want, tap on the Share button and choose Mail.
Step 4: Enter the mail account that you want to receive the photos, and click "Send" button.
Step 5: Log into the email account on your computer and check the email that contains the photos you transferred. Download the photos to your computer.
Another way to transfer photos from your iPhone to your computer without iTunes is to use Windows Explorer. Please note that after using this method, your photos and videos will be saved in a folder in Windows Explorer and not grouped by the previous album name. What's more, it doesn't upload all albums or photos to your computer like Assistant for iOS. Therefore, this method is not your best choice.
If you insist on using this method, please follow the tips below to get the job done.
Step 1: Unlock and open your iPhone and connect it to your PC with the Apple data cable.
Step 2: A reminder will pop up on your iPhone screen asking if you trust this computer, please click "Trust".
Step 3: Go to your computer, open This PC, locate and click [your iPhone name] > Internal Storage > DCIM > 100APPLE.
Step 4: Now you can choose to copy the entire folder containing photos to your computer, open the folder, select the photos you want, and copy them to your computer.
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If you don't have a USB cable, you can use Apple iCloud service to import videos from iPhone to PC. What you need to do is connecting to Wi-Fi using either iCloud Photo Library or Photo Stream.
Step 1: First, you need to unlock your iPhone and open the Settings app.
Step 2: Click the Photos option in the iCloud menu to toggle on both iCloud Photo Library and My Photo Stream. After that, your photos and videos will start uploading to your iCloud.
Step 3: Wait until all photos are backed up to your iCloud account. You can go to your PC, log in to your iCloud account on your PC, select the photos you want to download one by one, and click on the "Download" symbol in the top right corner to download the photos you have selected to your PC.
Google Photos gives users unlimited space to sync all your photos, as long as each photo can't exceed 16 million pixels. Next, I will show you how to use Google Photos to get photos off iPhone onto PC without iTunes.
Step 1: Find the Google Photos app on the App Store and download it to your iPhone.
Step 2: After the download is complete, open the Google Photos app and log in with your account. If you do not have an account, you need to register one. If you are using the app for the first time, it will pop up a prompt asking you to access your photo, you need to tap OK.
Step 3: Go to the upper corner to tap the three horizontal bars.
Step 4: Tap Settings.
Step 5: Select and toggle on the Back up & sync option. All your photos will then be backed up and synced to Google Photos.
Step 6: Once all photos have been synced to Google Photos, you can access Google Photos on your computer and view these photos by date.
Dropbox allows you to easily access photos, documents, etc. on any device using the Dropbox app or in your browser. You can set up to automatically copy photos to Dropbox in Dropbox, which means you can access them on your computer anytime, anywhere. Here are the specific steps:
Step 1: Find the Dropbox iOS app on the App Store and download it to your iPhone. Sign in to the app with your account and create an account if you don't already have one.
Step 2: Open the Dropbox app and select the "Settings" option.
Step 3: Select and toggle on Camera Upload. All photos will then be automatically uploaded to the Camera Uploads folder in Dropbox.
Step 4: Now you can access the Dropbox website on your computer and find the Camera Uploads folder to view those images.
Which is the Most Flexible Way?
All of the above 6 methods can help you transfer photos from your iPhone to your computer without iTunes. Compared to the other 5 ways, Assistant for iOS gives you the most direct and flexible way. You only need to pick a few photos, or transfer all your photos from your iPhone to your computer at once, including PCs, Macs, and laptops. You can choose to store your photos on your PC or external hard drive without worrying about any loss of photo quality. Assistant for iOS is also constantly evolving to provide you with more and more new features. Don't miss this versatile tool that is worth trying.