Windows 10

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 10

If you have shot multiple photos and videos with your iPhone, you will need to transfer them to your computer for safekeeping/backup or even editing. Luckily, you can import photos from one device to the other effortlessly. You can either transfer photos using WIFI, Bluetooth, File Share, and many other file transfer software.

But you should know that there are times when the process is not as straight forward as it might look.

For instance, when you are importing photos from an iPhone to Windows 10, you need to follow a series of significant steps. Importing pictures from an iPhone to mac, on the other hand, is a straightforward process. Check out How to connect AirPods to Windows 10 if you want a detailed understanding of how to use an Apple device on Windows-based devices.

Below are four of the most efficient and easy ways of importing photos from iPhone to Windows 10.

However, note that there are many different approaches to achieving successful results.

  1. Using iTunes
  2. Windows Explorer
  3. Using WIFI
  4. Using the internet


iTunes is a versatile media player that allows efficient file transfer, including photos and videos from the apple devices to other supported locations.

Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. Download and install the latest version iTunes for PC on your Windows 10 computer
  2. Connect your iPhone to the USB port (using the recommended cable)
  3. Allow any pop-ups that appear on the phone and computer screen.
  4. Windows 10 will automatically recognize the iPhone device, and iTunes will also launch automatically.
  5. On the iTunes page, navigate to the file-sharing section.
  6. On your iPhone, go to photos.
  7. Choose photos and click share.
  8. Click Save to Files
  9. Choose one app from the list available.
  10. Click save
  11. Go to your iTunes and go to the app that you chose on the phone.
  12. Click Save. Choose the location you want to save your photos.

Windows Explorer

Windows explorer is considered the easiest way to import photos or data from your phone to your PC.

Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. Connect your phone to your Windows 10 computer and let it detect automatically
  2. Open My computer
  3. on the Windows folder, double click Apple Phone, Internal Storage, DCIM, and Photos.
  4. Select all the photos you want and click import. (Choose the location)

Importing via WIFI

If you do not have a cable to facilitate the transfer of photos to your Windows 10 computer, need not worry. You can alternatively use the WIFI for efficient file transfer.

Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. On your iPhone, go to photos.
  2. Select the photos
  3. Click share then Save to File. (In most cases, we prefer using VLC media player)
  4. Open VLC
  5. Click Network and enable sharing via WIFI.
  6. Go to browser on your PC and the address section, type the proxy (check the proxy settings on your phone under WIFI settings)
  7. VLC will appear on your computer’s browser screen
  8. Transfer files to your preferred location

Using the Internet

Other ways of transferring/importing photos to Windows 10 involve the internet.

Here are the best applications to use

  • Dropbox
  • Google drive
  • iCloud

Note: The internet transfer process is similar to VLC transfer covered above

Final Thoughts

From the above insight, you should choose which procedure works best for you in terms of organization and time consumption.

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