How to Copy Pictures from iPhone to PC Without iCloud
If you have an iPhone with iCloud, and you also have a Windows PC that does not have iCloud setup, you may still want to copy the pictures off of the iPhone to the PC. This is a common situation that not everyone is familiar with, so we’re going to take the opportunity to demonstrate how you can transfer photos from iPhone to a Windows PC, without using iCloud.
This method will rely on a USB cable to transfer the photos from iPhone to the PC. USB transfers are pretty quick and will usually go fast, though if you have a ton of photos or large videos, it may take a while to complete the image transfer. If you’re looking to do this with a Mac instead, go here.
How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone Without iCloud to Windows PC
This method will copy pictures from iPhone to a Windows PC, without using iCloud, by using the Photos app in Windows 10 and newer.
- Connect the iPhone to the Windows PC with a USB cable
- Go to the Start menu in Windows and choose “Photos” app, or use the search bar and type “Photos”
- After Photos in Windows is open, click on the “Import” button in the upper right corner of the app
- Choose the photos you want to transfer from the iPhone to the PC running Windows 10 and then click “Import” to begin copying the photos
You can also transfer pictures from iPhone to Windows PC by using Windows Explorer, which you can read about here if you’d prefer that approach.
Obviously this is covering the process of copying pictures from an iPhone to a PC running Windows. However, Mac users are able to transfer photos in a similar way with a USB cable.
And obviously if you don’t mind using iCloud then you can always enable iCloud Photos which seamlessly keeps all of your photos synced between your devices.
If you use a Windows PC and iPhone together, let us know what you think of this process, or if you have any other helpful information or tips to share in the comments.