Apple Photo Backup

How do I take the photos OFF my iPhone/iPad ?

There are two ways to take photos off either your iPhone/iPad. I find that the one that works the best is laid out below.

Windows 7 Operating System

1. apple_photos.pngConnect your iPhone to the computer. If the AutoPlay window appears, click "Import Pictures and Videos using Windows".

2. Click the Import Settings link > In the resulting window, you can change the folder to which your Camera Roll photos will be imported by clicking the Browse button next to the "Import to" field.

3. After setting your import options, click OK > Choose a tag if desired and click Import.

Windows 8/8.1 Operating System

1.apple_photos1.png Connect you iPhone using the cable with your Windows 8 PC. Wait for your PC to detect your iPhone. You might see a notification with Trust option. Top Trust option to continue.

2. Open "The PC" and right-click on the iPhone device and then select "Import pictures and videos".

3. Select "Review, organize, and group items to import" option if you are transfer or importing images first time. Or click "Import all new items now" if you have already transferred photos from your iPhone. Click Next.

4. Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 8

5. Click on "More Option" link to choose folders where you want import iPhone pictures and videos. Set folder for Pictures. click OK and then Next button.

6. Select the groups of photos you want to import, click the Import button.

Transfer with Windows 10 Operating System using File Explorer

Install iTunes, If you haven't already. This will ensure your computer can communicate with your iPhone or iPad.

Plug in your iPhone or iPad with your Lightning to USB or 30-pin Dock to USB cable.

Open Windows File Explorer. It's the little yellow folder icon on the bottom taskbar. You can also press the Start key on your keyboard and "E" at the same time to open File Explorer.

On the left pane, look under Desktop. If there's nothing below it, the file tree may be collapsed. Click the right-pointing arrow next to the Desktop icon to see everything contained inside.

Under This PC, you should see your iPhone as a drive. Again, This PC may need to be expanded to see everything inside.

Double-click the icon for your iPhone here. You will also need to open Internal Storage, then DCIM, then another folder inside to get access to your photos.

Photos and videos take on your iPhone or iPad should now be visible. Select the items you want to copy to your computer. Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and left-click each item you want to include. Previously selected items can be unselected in this way as well. You can also select multiple items by left-clicking and dragging your mouse to form a box over photos, or hit Ctrl and "A" on your keyboard to select everything.

The top bar in the window should have a menu that says Copy To. Click it, and click the destination where you want your selected files to be copied to. The Desktop is a nice, easily accessible spot, provided you aren't copying too many photos. If your preferred location isn't listed, click Choose Location… at the end of the list. Try not to use the Move To option unless your iPhone or iPad is running out of storage space and you want the photos removed altogether from the device.

Transfer with Windows 10 Operating System - PHONE COMPANION APP !

We think this is THE best way!

If you're feeling adventurous, there's also the new Windows Photos app. It isn't quite as precise as manually picking your pictures to copy over, but it does a fine job of doing it in bulk, and the app is very nice for looking at your pictures.

Plug your iPhone or iPad into your computer over the Lightning cable.

Open Photos. Again, this can be found by typing "Photos" into the search bar at the bottom of the screen in Windows 10.

Click the button at the top-right of the Photos app to import. It's just to the left of the three dots.

Select your iPhone from the options that appear.

Remember, having an automatic sync over iCloud or iTunes is leagues easier than these options, although you enjoy less fine-tuned control over what transfers and when (and most people have so many photo's on their phone that iCloud becomes full and then stops backing up. If you're having any trouble at all getting photos off your iPhone and onto your Windows computer, let us know and we'll do our best to help.

If you don't have Phone Companion on your Windows 10 Operating System (unfortunately it is a paid program for any other operating system) - this is because of a glitch in a windows update (nothing new there) - you can download it FREE from the Windows Store


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