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How to Backup iPhone Photos to PC?

Looking for a step by step process to backup iPhone photos to PC? Here’s an easy to follow step-by-step process to backup your iPhone photos to Windows PC. There are multiple ways you can backup iPhone photos to PC such as:

Backup iPhone Photos to PC Using iTunes on Windows

  1. 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.
  2. Open iTunes. It’s an app with a musical note icon. Or, it may open automatically once you connect your iPhone to your PC.
  3. Click on the iPhone icon. It will appear in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.
  4. Click on ‘Photos’. It’s in the left pane of the window.
  5. Click on ‘Sync Photos’. It appears near the top of the right pane.
  6. Select a folder. Do so in the dialog box that pops up, then click OK.
  7. Click on ‘Apply’. It’s in the lower-right corner of the window. Doing so saves the sync options you’ve selected.
  8. 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.

Backup iPhone Photos to PC Using iCloud on Windows

  1. Launch your favorite web browser from the Start menu, taskbar, or desktop.
  2. Navigate to the iCloud for Windows download site.
  3. Click Download. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Run when the download his finished.
  6. Click I accept the terms….
  7. Click Install.
  8. Click Finish. Your computer will restart and, upon restart, the iCloud window will automatically appear.
  9. Type your Apple ID.
  10. Type your password.
  11. Click Sign In.
  12. Click the Options button next to Photos.
  13. Click the box next to My Photo Stream so that a checkmark appears.
  14. Click the box next to Upload new photos from my PC so that the checkmark disappears. You can set these options how you’d like, but this ensures you’re just getting the photos off your iPhone or iPad onto your PC.
  15. Click Done.
  16. Click Apply. Any photos in your iCloud will now download to your PC.

Another way to Backup iPhone Photos to PC Using iCloud on Windows

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings. The grey gear icon which is typically located on your home screen.
  2. Tap your Apple ID. It’s the top section in the Settings menu that contains your name and image if you’ve added one. If you are signed in already, ignore this step and follow the nest one.
  3. Tap ‘iCloud’. It’s in the second section of the menu.
  4. Tap ‘Photos’ button located at the top of ‘Apps Using iCloud’ section.
  5. Slide “iCloud Photo Library” to the “On” position.
  6. Slide “Upload to My Photo Stream” to the “On” position.
  7. Now, open iCloud Photos on your PC. Just Log into iCloud on a Web browser and click on Photos in any version of Windows.
  8. Click on Albums. It’s at the top of the window.
  9. Click on ‘All Photos’. It’s one of the albums on the screen, located in the upper-left corner. Upon successful synch, the photos from your iPhone will appear in this folder. Or, if you’re logged into iCloud in a Web browser, click on the photo you’d like to download (hold the control key to select multiple photos).
  10. Click on the download button. It’s a cloud icon with a downward pointing arrow at the top of the window.
  11. Select a location to save your photo(s) in the dialog box that appears.

Backup iPhone Photos to PC Using AutoPlay on Windows

  1. Connect your iPhone to a PC using the USB cable that came with your device.
    Note: On Windows & later versions- It should pop-up a dialog box, and in case if it doesn’t make sure you have the latest driver installed and that ‘AutoPla’y is enabled in your version of Windows.
  2. Click on ‘Import…’. The language will vary depending on the version of Windows you’re running.
  3. Click on Next. (Depending on what version of Windows you are using, you may be prompted with the option to select or customize the photos and videos you’re transferring.)
  4. Click on Import. Doing so begins the transfer process.

Backup iPhone Photos to PC Using Windows File Explorer

  1. Install iTunes — this ensures your computer can communicate with your iPhone or iPad even if you don’t specifically use iTunes to transfer files.
  2. Plug in your iPhone with your USB cable.
  3. Launch ‘Windows Explorer’ from the ‘Start’ menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  4. Click the arrow next to ‘This PC’. It’s located in the menu to the left of the window and looks like >.
  5. Click ‘NAME’s iPhone’ in the ‘This PC’ sub-menu.
  6. Double-click ‘Internal Storage’.
  7. Double-click ‘DCIM’.
  8. Double-click a folder — these all contain images.
  9. Click an image. You can hold Ctrl on your keyboard and select multiple images or Ctrl + A to select all images.
  10. Click ‘Copy to’.
  11. Click ‘Choose location…’ to select a location. You can also click one of the options already listed in the drop-down menu.
  12. Click a folder where you’d like to move the photos.
  13. Click ‘Copy’.

Backup iPhone Photos to PC Using Windows 10 Photos app

  1. Install iTunes — this ensures your computer can communicate with your iPhone even if you don’t specifically use iTunes to transfer files.
  2. Plug in your iPhone with the USB cable.
  3. Launch the Photos app from your desktop, or Start menu, or taskbar.
  4. Click Import — it is located at the top right of the window.
  5. Click any photos you’d like to not import. They will all be imported by default.
  6. Click Continue. Your photos will now be imported into the Photos app.

These are 6 of the main ways you can backup iPhone photos to your PC.

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