Transfer Photos from iPhone and iPad to Windows 10 PC: 3 Easiest Methods

Looking for quick ways to sync photos from iPhone or iPad to Windows 10 PC? Check out these three simplest methods to transfer your pics to Windows PC effortlessly.

Even though macOS remains my first choice, I like using Windows as well since it’s also highly user-friendly. Windows 10 is Microsoft’s biggest bet designed to compete with macOS with more vigor.

With Windows 10, you can quickly transfer photos from iPhone to your computer to edit them perfectly or just store them all securely. There is no more lengthy workaround to sync images from iOS device to PC.

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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone and iPad to Windows PC

There are three ways you can transfer your iPhone pics to Windows 10. Let’s find out!

How to Transfer iPhone Photos to Windows PC

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone or iPad with Windows 10 Photos app

Windows 10 Photos app makes the process of transferring photos from iPhone super easy.

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Step #1. Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Though you won’t require it during the process, it’s better to have.

Connect your iOS device to computer using Lightning to USB or 30-pin Dock to USB cable.

Step #2. Open the Photos app and click Import at the top right of the window.

Click on Import in Windows Photos AppClick on image for bigger view

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Step #3. Next, you need to click the photos which you don’t want to import → Click Continue.

Import iPhone Photos to Windows Using Photos AppClick on image for bigger view

All the photos will be imported into the Photos app on your computer.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone or iPad to Windows 10 Using iCloud

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Windows 10 can let you quickly sync your photos from iPhone to Windows via iCloud.

Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer and head over to iCloud for Windows download site. Click on Download.

Download iCloud for Windows

After the download process is completed, click on Run. Click on I accept the terms.

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Step #2. Click Install → Click Finish. Now, the computer will restart. Once it has restarted, the iCloud window will appear. Now, you need to type your Apple ID and password. Then, click Sign In.

Sign In to iCloud for Windows

Step #3. Now, you have to click the Options button next to Photos. Then, click the box next to My Photo Stream.

Click on Options in Photos in iCloud for Windows

Step #4. Next, you will have to click the box next to Download new photos to my PC → Click on Done.

Check Download new Photos and Videos to My PC

Step #5. Click on Apply.

Transfer Photos from iPhone or iPad to Windows 10 Using iCloud

How to transfer iPhone or iPad pictures to a Windows 10 computer using File Explorer

Step #1. First off, install iTunes on your computer. Though you won’t need to use it during this process, it’s better to have.

Then, connect to your iOS device to the computer using Lightning to USB or 30-pin Dock to USB cable and launch Windows Explorer.

Now, click the arrow located in the menu next to This PC.

Step #2. Next, you need to click NAME’s iPhone/iPad in This PC sub-menu. Double-click Internal Storage.

Click on iPhone and Internal Storage in Windows PC

Step #3. Double-click DCIM.

Click on DCIM in Windows PC

Step #4. Double-click desired folder.

Double Click Folder in DCIM Folder on Windows

Click an image. Hold the Ctrl on your keyboard to select multiple images. To select all the photos, just the Ctrl+A shortcut. Then, you need to click Copy to located near the top of the window.

Step #4. Now, click Choose location or select one of the options listed on the drop-down menu.

Step #5. Click the folder in which you want to move your photos.

Copy iPhone Photos to Windows PC

That’s it! All of your photos from iCloud will be downloaded/copied to your Windows 10 PC.

Download iPhone Photos to Windows PC

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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