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How to Backup iPhone photos Without iTunes?

Want to backup iPhone photos without iTunes? Want to backup iPhone photos to Mac or PC? Are you looking for an easy solution to backup iPhone photos without using iTunes? Then this post if just for you. There are multiple options you can choose to backup iPhone photos to another PC, Mac or a cloud account. Here in this post, we will explain you some of the simple ways to backup iPhone photos to a PC or a Mac computer without using iTunes.

The processes given below are easy to follow and do not require any technical skills. Anyone with some basic iPhone, Windows PC and Mac knowledge can follow these steps to safely backup iPhone photos to PC and/or Mac machine. So, here are some of the popular ways to backup iPhone Photos to PC and Mac machine without iTunes.

Backup iPhone Photos Without iTunes to PC

A. 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.

B. 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.

C. 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.

D. 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’.

E. 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 on 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.

Backup iPhone Photos Without iTunes to Mac

A. Backup iPhone Photos to Mac Using the Photos App

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with the USB cable that came with the device.
  2. Open the ‘Photos’ app on your Mac. The app may open automatically when you connect your iPhone. Your iPhone’s icon should appear in the upper-left corner of the app’s window.
  3. Click on ‘Import’. It’s a tab at the top of the window. Your iPhone’s photos and videos will be displayed in the window beneath the tabs.
  4. Select the photos you’d like to transfer. Do so by clicking on images.
  5. Click on ‘Import (#) Selected’. It’s in the upper-right corner of the window. If you’d like to transfer all the photos on your iPhone that aren’t already on your Mac, click on ‘Import All’ New Items.
  6. Click on ‘Albums’. It’s at the top of the window. The photos you just transferred will be in the “Last Import” album under this tab.

B. Backup iPhone Photos to Mac Using iCloud Photo Library

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings
  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 not signed in, tap Sign into iPhone, enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In.
  3. Tap ‘iCloud’. It’s in the second section of the menu.
  4. Tap ‘Photos’. It’s near the top of the “APPS USING ICLOUD” section.
  5. Slide ‘iCloud Photo Library’ to the ‘On’ position. It will turn green. Photos you take on your iPhone, as well as existing photos in your Camera Roll, will now be saved to iCloud.
    If you’d like to save storage space on your iPhone, tap Optimize iPhone Storage to store smaller versions of photos on your device.
  6. Slide ‘Upload to My Photo Stream’ to the ‘On’ position. Any new photos you take with your iPhone will now sync to all that devices on which you’ve signed in with your Apple ID when they’re connected to Wi-Fi.
  7. Click on the ‘Apple’ menu on your Mac.
  8. Click on ‘System Preferences’. It’s near the top of the drop-down menu.
  9. Click on ‘iCloud’. If you haven’t signed with your Apple ID, click on ‘Sign into iCloud’ and follow the on-screen prompts to sign in.
  10. Check the ‘Photos’ box.
  11. Click on ‘Options…’.
  12. Check the ‘iCloud Photo Library’ box. It’s at the top of the menu.
  13. Check the ‘My Photo Stream’ box. It’s the next menu option.
  14. Click on ‘Done’. It’s in the lower-right corner of the dialog box.
  15. Open the ‘Photos’ app on your Mac.
  16. Click on ‘Albums’. It’s at the top of the window.
  17. Click ‘All Photos’. It’s one of the albums on the screen, likely in the upper-left corner. After your iPhone and Mac have synced with iCloud, the photos from your iPhone will appear in this folder.

C. Backup iPhone Photos to Mac Using AirDrop

  1. Click on ‘Finder’ on your Mac. Your Mac and iPhone must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth must be enabled on both devices.
  2. Click on ‘AirDro’p. It’s located under ‘Favorites’ in the toolbar on the left side of the ‘Finder Window’.
  3. Click on ‘Allow me to be discovered by’. A drop-down menu will open.
  4. Click on ‘Everyone’.
  5. Open the ‘Photos’ app on your iPhone.
  6. Tap ‘Albums’.
  7. Tap ‘All Photos’. It’s one of the albums on the screen, likely in the upper-left corner.
  8. Select a photo. Do so by tapping the photo you want to share.
  9. Tap the ‘Share’ button.
  10. Select additional photos (optional). Scroll left or right through the photos at the top of the screen and tap the open circle in the lower-right corner of an image to select it.
  11. Tap the name of your Mac. It will appear between the images at the top of the screen and the other sharing options at the bottom of the screen. If prompted to turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, do so.
  12. Click on Save. This saves the picture to Photos on your Mac. Click on Open and Save to see the picture(s) you saved to your Mac.

 

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