Super fast and simple – How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to PC
Backing-up your photos is a practice very few people do. Not only will it help save the heartbreak when things go awry with your phone, but also helps free storage on the limited space of your iPhone. Sure, the iCloud will auto-back up your iPhone, but if you have extensive photo archives on your phone (like me) you’ll find yourself soon without any space. The only sure way is to transfer your photos to your PC. There are several ways to go about doing this, but for me I find this the most straight forward way. Here’s how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC:
Plug your iPhone into your PC via USB cable. On your iPhone you’ll see a prompt “Trust this computer?”, make sure to hit “Trust”.
Open file explorer on your PC, you’ll see a iPhone icon beside your hard drives, Go Apple iPhone < Internal Storage < DCIM. You should see a whole whack of folders with odd names.
All your photos are in these folders, instead of individually opening each folder to grab the files you can use the search tools to single out all the images specifically. To do this click on the search bar within the file explorer, a new tab will pop up beside the view options called “search tools”, click on the search tools tab, go to the “kind” drop down menu and click pictures. This will single out all the image file types (.jpg, .gif, .png, etc). You can also type “kind:=picture” in the search box to single the files out.
Crtl + A to select all the image files and copy or drag them to the desired folder on your PC, wait for the transfer and you’re done!
You can do the same trick with your video files by going back to the search tools, click on the “kind” drop down menu, and select “video” or also by entering in the search bar “kind:=video:”.