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If you want to free up some space on your iPhone and still keep the photos backed up, copying them to an external hard drive is a way to go. CopyTrans Photo can transfer iPhone photos and videos to any external hard drive, USB flash drive or an SD card.

Transfer photos from the iPad to a flash drive or external disk

  1. Download CopyTrans Photo to the PC 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. Connect the USB memory stick or external drive to your computer and run CopyTrans Photo. Then plug in the iPhone or iPad to the PC. iPhone photos and albums appear on the left side of the program window while PC photos appear on the right. On the right side you'll see the PC photos and on the left side - iPhone photos

  4. Select the external drive or memory stick from the tree on the right. Select the USB stick from the tree on the right

  5. From the left side, choose the photo album or the photos or videos that you wish to transfer. To select multiple photos, press and hold the CTRL button on your keyboard while clicking on each photo or just select them using the mouse. Select the photos you wish to transfer

  6. Drag and drop the selection of photos or videos to the right side. Drag and drop the pictures from left to right

    NOTE: You can also drag-and-drop entire iPad photo albums in the same way. Drag and drop albums from left to right

  7. Click the “Apply changes” button. Click on the Apply changes

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  8. The selected iPad photos and videos have been transferred to the external drive or USB memory stick of your choice.Now you have your photos on your USB drive

This is how to transfer iPad or iPhone photos to a USB flash drive or an external drive with the help of CopyTrans Photo.

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