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Quite often people are looking for an effective solution to transfer photos from iPhone to PC. Luckily, we have an app that offers 2 quick and efficient ways to transfer photos from iPhone to computer in just a few clicks without iTunes.

Follow the guide below to learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer. The method also works with any iOS or iDevice device which supports photos.

Watch our YouTube tutorial: How to transfer iPhone photos to PC

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer

  1. Download CopyTrans Photo from the following page:

    Download CopyTrans Photo

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Photo, please refer to the installation guide.

  3. Run CopyTrans Photo and connect your iPhone. iPhone or iPad photos are displayed on the left hand side of the main program window. The photos on your computer appear on the right:iPhone photos and PC photos

  4. Now, select one of the options:

Backup all iPhone photos to computer

  1. To download all iPhone photos and albums at once, click on the “Full Backup” button at the top-left. Click on Full Backup to backup iPhone photos in one click

  2. From the newly-appeared window, select the PC backup location where the iPhone photos will be transferred and click OK. select ipad photo backup location on PC via copytrans photo

  3. Wait until the photos are transferred and the backup completes. ipad photos backup to computer in progress

  4. The iPhone photos are now transferred to the computer folder of your choice!

BONUS: CopyTrans Photo preserves your folder structure, so all the albums you’ve created on your device are succesfully transferred to the PC, including the contents.

ipad photo albums appearing as individual pc folders

Transfer certain photos from iPhone to computer

  1. Select the Camera Roll photos you want to transfer. You can also select the iPhone photo album on the left of the photo pane and select the photos you wish to transfer from iPhone to PC. Select the album that contains the photos you want to transfer

  2. TIP: To select multiple photos, press and hold the CTRL key and click on each photo. To select all photos from a particular iPhone album press and hold CTRL + A.

    Select photos you want to transfer

  3. Select a PC folder from the pane on the far right side of the main program window where you want to import photos from iPhone.Select the photo album where you want to transfer iPhone photos

  4. Now drag and drop the selected photos from the left to the PC pane on the right to transfer them to computer. Drag and drop photos to the folder

  5. Finally, click on the “Apply changes” button that will download photos from iPhone.Click Apply Changes button to finish the transfer

  6. The photos are now transferred from iPhone to computer. iphone photos as they appear in computer folder


For users on iOS 11 and iOS 12

Apple introduced a new default photo format in iOS 11. If you are using any of the recent iPhone models starting from iPhone 7, you will most likely have some of your photos transferred in HEIC format.

To view your HEIC pictures on Windows, use CopyTrans HEIC for Windows – a simple tool that allows you to open and view HEIC files using the native Windows Photo Viewer and Windows Explorer.

View and open HEIC files on Windows

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.