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How to Backup iPhone Photos to PC with iTunes?

Do you want to backup iPhone photos to PC for editing or to simply look at them on a big screen? Or, do you want to backup iPhone photos to Pc to create more free storage space on your iPhone? Here’s a quick guide to show how you can backup iPhone photos to PC with iTunes.

iTunes is the ultimate solution for backup and upload photos, videos, and other files to and from the iPhone. This is true except for getting pictures from your iPhone to the computer using iTunes. Due to some features limitations, iTunes does not allow you to transfer images to a computer. You can only use iTunes to transfer images and other files from your PC to iPhone.

If you’re looking for the most effective ways to backup iPhone photos to your computer, you are in the right place. Here, we will show you two efficient methods to upload iPhone photos to PC easily i.e manually backing up iPhone photos that doesn’t require any software, but has some limitations (you can only import pictures from your Camera Roll). And the second option to backup iPhone photos to PC using iTunes.

Backup iPhone Photos to PC with iTunes

  1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Open iTunes on your computer.
  3. Connect your iPhone to a PC. Use the USB cable that came with your device: Plug the USB end into the computer and connect the other end to your iPhone’s charging port.
  4. Open iTunes.
  5. Click on the iPhone icon. It will appear in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.
  6. Click on ‘Photos’. It’s in the left pane of the window.
  7. Click on ‘Sync Photos’. It appears near the top of the right pane.
  8. Choose to sync all photos or selected albums.
  9. Select “Include videos” to sync the videos from your app or folder too.
  10. Select a folder. Do so in the dialog box that pops up, then click OK.
  11. Click on ‘Apply’. It’s in the lower-right corner of the window. Doing so saves the sync options you’ve selected.
  12. Click on Sync. It’s in the lower-right corner of the window. The syncing process will begin.

Note: DO NOT unplug your phone while the photos are transferring.


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Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!
Robert testimonialRobertonedrive
I started with the basic plan, went to premium and now on their platinum plan and it's more than worth the price for me. PicBackMan has saved me many tedious hours of effort moving many files between my various cloud and photo site services and my local computers.
Pausing Motion testimonialVladdropbox
I am very satisfied and surprised at the same time with Pic BackMan. The service is very good and useful. I used it to transfer my photos from Dropbox to my Flickr accound. I highly recomment it.
Dave testimonialDavesmugmug
PicBackMan was an answer to many a prayer. How can I get this MASSIVE collection of photos onto a service that cripples uploading? PicBackMan. I uploaded approximately 85,000 photos in less than a month. It would have taken me close to a year to get all of those photos where they needed to go. Nothing short of brilliant.
Barry Graham testimonialBarry Grahamflickr
Great tool for enduring your photos are always safely backed up. I backed up tens of thousands of photos and dozens of videos to Flickr in my 1st couple of months using PicBackMan. Would unreservedly recommend as it works seamlessly and copies your photos to Flickr in sets which reflect your folders.
Achal Gupta testimonialAchal Guptaflickr
This is a fantastic piece of software! I wanted to backup 100+ gigs worth of original sized photos to Flickr and after trying many many tools, PickBacMan was the one that finally worked. It worked flawlessly for 10 straight days uploading all my photos without a single error/ timeout/ crash. Absolutely amazing! I didn't try the other premium features but the ability to replicate stuff across multiple...