10 responses

  1. Christopher P. Trice
    January 13, 2017

    I use iCloud for Windows which automatically syncs iOS photos the same way it does on macOS.

    • Ian Chandra Ogle
      January 14, 2017

      iCloud for Windows works well to download pictures from iCloud on iPhone to Windows 10, I agree.

      I prefer the WIndows Explorer method of copying pictures from iPhone to Windows, but I am old-fashioned. I manage the pictures myself.

      Windows Photos can also pull pictures and manage them after they are downloaded from iCloud from the iPhone too.

  2. Pmike
    January 13, 2017

    I have the opposite situation… a lumia with a MacBook Pro and i do throw OneDrive and its a Good option. But in some cases I wish my Mac support mi lumia with Windows 10 by cable for big files.

    • Ian Chandra Ogle
      January 14, 2017

      If you are on Windows 10: You can copy pictures from Lumia to MacBook Pro in Windows 10 using Photos app as described above, use a USB cable and it can import the pictures from the device. Also you can use Windows Explorer (my preferred method).

      If you are on Mac OS: You can copy pictures from your Lumia to MacBook Pro with a USB cable and Image Capture or the Photos app for Mac to import pictures to the computer.

      I use Windows 10 regularly and find it to be pretty good and it’s highly compatible with iPhone, though iTunes is a mess still but it is everywhere. iCloud works well for Windows as well and offers another way to download all pictures to Windows from iCloud or iPhone.

  3. Sally A Shuler
    January 16, 2017

    I must transfer some software to my new iPhone 7. Verizon transferred my documents I downloaded. I don’know how to do it.

  4. Nelson
    March 16, 2017

    Both ways work well, however, it would take more time for me than using AirMore to transfer photos from iPhone to PC. As sometimes I just need a few photos, and I have to unselect other photos in “Photos” app, and I need to find a certain picture in Windows Explorer when I have a lot of photos.

  5. Bob Stromberg
    May 25, 2017

    I like how this article mentions both the use of the Photos app and File Explorer. However, I have several questions:

    1. This article covers a one-time use. Suppose you have done this once, using either method mentioned here, then use your iDevice to take more photos. How do you come back and import only the newly added photos?

    2. Once I open the DCIM folder, I see a whole lot of subfolders with meaningless (to me) names. Inside those folders are the photos I want to copy. The solution here is to search for *.jpg and then, from the search results, select all, then copy them to your computer.

    3. A warning: If you have edited photos on iOS, I think that the edits are stored in a “side file” (a la Picasa). If you copy the jpeg to another computer, you don’t get the edits.

    4. Another warning: Apparently you can add “titles” to photos in iOS. Again, it’s not clear whether these titles are in the jpeg metadata and travel with the jpeg when sent or copied to other computers.

    5. Same with “renaming” a photo in iOS.

    6. Same with “Markup.”

    I think we ALWAYS want to know if an edit or file name change is in the actual jpeg itself or kept separate. Apple might want to “simplify” this by keeping the details hidden, but as soon as something goes awry, Apple customers are left scrambling for good answers.

  6. Sarah M
    June 11, 2017

    Connect iPhone to computer but do not get permissions screen on iPhone. Also, assuming iPhone does connect, it will only show new pics and some previously downloaded. It never has shown me ALL of the pics on the phone. Even when trying the Explorer method, even fewer pictures show up! What gives?

  7. Shaheryar
    September 3, 2017

    this method worked perfectly for me. Thanks.

  8. mop
    September 28, 2017

    damn good article

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