Windows 10 | How to Export Photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes

Export photos iPhone photo Last Updated: September 12, 2018

Get 3 easy ways to export photos from an iPhone (XS, XS Max, XR, 8, 7) to PC, either Windows 10, 8, 7, vista.

Selfies has become a global fashion for both stars and man/woman in the street. Surely, most smartphone owners take much memorable and beautiful selfies for socializing, vanity or recording purposes when hanging out with friends or family, or just on a special journey alone. Afterwards, it's recommended to backup selfies or other scenery photos on iPhone to PC at time. Because even the latest iPhone models such as iPhone X/8 and iPhone 7 with the biggest 128GB storage will soon be running out of space, being filled with HD/4K photos, videos and more. What's even worse is that the photos may disappear if your iPhone suddenly comes across crashing or so problems.

This post will mainly focus on how to export photos from iPhone to PC (Windows 10 included) in 3 easiest ways.

How to quick export photos from iPhone to Windows PC?

All you need is - WinX MediaTrans

  • - Fast export certain or all of the photos from iPhone XS/XR to PC;
  • - Preview HEIC photo, export/convert iOS 12 HEIC photo to JPG;
  • - Support adding/deleting photos, and create new photo album.
WinX MediaTrans

Manage/transfer iPhone photos from/to PC/Mac. Export iOS 12 HEIC to PC as JPG

#Way 1 - How to Export Photos from iPhone to PC with WinX MediaTrans

Supported Photos: All iPhone Photos (incl. iOS 12/11HEIC/HEIF photos)
OS: Windows 10/8(.1)/7/Vista
Easy Level: ★★★★★

iTunes is loved and hated by most iPhone users for its complicated UI, and among the best iTunes alternatives, WinX MediaTrans stands out for its easier-to-browse interface and more stable performance. With the help of this best iPhone file manager, photos can be exported from iPhone to Windows (10/8/7/Vista) PC in a snap. Also, the not-so-important videos and music can be transferred to computer with WinX MediaTrans at the same time. Let's check out how to save iPhone photos to Windows 10 with steps and screenshots:

Download Windows version WinX MediaTrans on Windows 10 PC, install and then launch it. If your iPhone is connected to computer rightly, WinX MediaTrans will recognize the iPhone model and storage info once opened up.


Connect iPhone to Windows (10) PC

Step 1

Connect iPhone to computer via a USB cable. If it's the first time you've connected the iPhone to PC, you must tap "Trust" on the screen tooltip.

Tap Photo Transfer to Export Photos from iPhont to PC

Step 2

There are 7 options on the main interface. Click "Photo Transfer" section to jump into iPhone photo exporting screen.

Select Photos for Exporting

Step 3

Select photos or photo group(s) as you prefer. Photo group can be shown here by Day/Month/Year or None to check.

Start Exporting Photos from iPhone to Windows (10) PC

Step 4

Click "Export" on the top left to fast save those iPhone photos to local folder. You can also select and export HEIC photos to PC and convert to JPG.

Through real testing, WinX MediaTrans can export 100 pictures in 4K from iPhone to computer in 8 seconds, a compelling speed that any other image transfer tools cannot match. Furthermore, the fairly handy video and music transferring function with additional video format converting and music editing features together make WinX MediaTrans become the smartest iPhone file manager ever.

Many Windows users may don't know that Windows itself can export photos from iPhone to hard drive without any third-party tool. That's exactly the Photos/AutoPlay app.

#Way 2 - How to Export Photos from iPhone to Windows PC with AutoPlay

How to Export Camera Roll from iPhone to Windows 7 PC with AutoPlay

AutoPlay Supported Photos: Only photos in Camera Roll folder (unselectable)
OS: Windows 7
Easy Level: ★★★★

AutoPlay is available on Windows 7/8/10, and here we set transferring iPhone photos to Windows 7 with AutoPlay as the example.

• To begin with, you must ensure the AutoPlay feature is on under: Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> AutoPlay -> check "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices".

• Then after plugging iPhone to PC, an AutoPlay window will pop up soon, where you only need to click "Import pictures and videos using Windows" to have computer read and open all of your iPhone photos.

• When a notification saying "It has found new photos", click "Import" to start exporting all new iPhone photos to PC.

#Way 3- How to Export Photos from iPhone to Windows PC with Photos App

How to Export Photos from iPhone to Windows 10/8 with Photos App

Photos Supported Photos: All Photos (selectable)
OS: Windows 10/8(.1))
Easy Level: ★★★

The Photo app is adopted by Windows 8 and 10. To import iPhone photos out with Photos app, follow steps below:

Connect iPhone to PC -> Open Photos app -> Swipe in from the bottom edge to see the app commands -> Click "Import" -> Choose iPhone device -> All photos and videos searched by the OS, select all or partial photos (and videos) to "Import". (All selected photos are stored in a subfolder with a date name folder in Pictures.)

More Tips and Tricks: In case any file losing caused by Windows 10 errors, to backup iPhone photos to iCloud, OneDrive, DropBox and so on cloud services is also a good way to go.

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