How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10/8/7 without iTunes

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Q - "Is there a way to import photos from iPhone 7 to PC without iTunes? I got my iPhone filled with valuable family photos, videos, and music. I want to sync my iPhone photos to Windows 10 for backup without any of them to be deleted. I'm a total noob with this stuff. Should I turn to photo manager software?"

When it comes to photo transfer from iPhone to PC, there are certainly several ways that can be highlighted, but what makes downloading pictures from iPhone X/8/7 to PC easy and fast is definitely not iTunes. To help save you the trouble of backing up iPhone photo data, we are all prepared with best three ways of how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10/8/7 without iTunes.

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Transfer iPhone Photos to PC using iTunes? Don't Do That!

iTunes has been used to sync datas between iDevice and computer for a long time. Surely, it can be counted as a good music manager, which, however, is absolutely not a preferred option for iPhone photo backup to PC for the following reasons:

1. There are so many iTunes errors when running on Windows PC, such as iTunes runs slow, iTunes keeps crashing, iPhone won't connect to iTunes on Windows PC, etc. You can imagine that transferring photos from iPhone to PC using iTunes would be full of twists and turns.
2. There is no problem to import pictures from PC to iPhone with iTunes, which however doesn't allow you to download photos from iPhone to PC probably for privacy protection.
3. Mobile data syncing seems to be auto turned on the minute you plug your iPhone into the computer with iTunes popping up, which actually is a data checking progress. Besides, it is so complicated and time-consuming for noobs of tech things to find out where the iPhone backup photos are stored on PC. And you cannot open the file even if you find it, because there is no file extension, and your engine can't figure out what app should be used to open it.
4. Some third-party apps have facilitated the steps to transfer photos from iPhone to PC, which are much easier than iTunes. | transfer photos between iPhone 8 and PC

For your information, photos downloaded from PC to iPhone can't be deleted, which is not convenient for managing photos on iPhone and will eat up space. Since so many people are seeking for iTunes alternatives to transfer photos from iPhone to PC, we sort out best 3 ways as follows.

Best 3 Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

3. Via Windows AutoPlay

Windows provides default settings to help transfer photos from iPhone to PC. But things vary on Windows 10, 8 and 7.

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2. Via iCloud Photo Library

It is easy to auto sync iPhone photos to iCloud and later download iPhone photos to PC through icloud.com.

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WinX MediaTrans, using a different backup way from iCloud, transfers thousands photos to PC in an instant. No data loss!

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1. Best iPhone Photo Transfer Bakcup Software - WinX MediaTrans

Compared with iTunes, iCloud is much better for iPhone photo backup and transferring to PC. The whole backup process is done almost unconsciously anytime there is wireless network or you charge the phone. But at the meantime, there are limits. Firstly, iPhone photo to PC transfer only happens when you have an internet connection. Then there is only 5GB free storage. You all have to pay for it at last for the free storage is definitely not enough for your various data backup. To be precise, iCloud Photo Library is much more like a syncing service than a backup method. You delete a photo from iPhone, then it will also be removed from iCloud. It seems like there is no backup. Besides, many people are worried about things like "if I disable iCloud photo library on my iPhone, will it remove all photos on other iDevices?" Everytime you transfer photos from iPhone to PC or disable iCloud photo library, you may think about it over and over again to prevent photo loss. If you have such troubles, you can try a best alternative to both iCloud and iTunes - WinX MediaTrans.

WinX MediaTrans, designed as a multifunctional iPhone manager and being an easy alternative to iTunes/iCloud, actually is not a photo-only app. But whether you want to tranfer photos from iPhone to Windows PC or download pictures from PC to iPhone, it helps you do it, quickly and safely.

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Transfer tons of photos from iPhone to Windows 7/8/10 PC in a flash and vice versa
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Transfer 4K videos, music, eBook, ringtone, etc between iPhone and PC
Auto convert and rotate video/audio for better playing on iPhone; make ringtone.


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Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows PC with WinX MediaTrans

Step 1: Download WinX MediaTrans .exe file on your Windows 10/8/7 computer and install this photo manager iPhone X (iPhone X/8/7) by checking the "End User License Agreement" box and clicking "Install" directly. Or you can choose "Custom Installation", browse to set the file location and "Install Now".

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to PC, better using an original Apple iPhone USB cable. There pops out an alert box, suggesting you to adjust iTunes settings to prevent data erasing automatically.

Step 3: Click into Photo Transfer on the WinX MediaTrans main interface and you will see all photos on your iPhone grouped by day, month or year (totally up to you). Select photos you want to sync to PC, click Export, and it's done in a wink.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

NOTE: If you don't have iTunes on your computer, then get one. Be sure that you download the latest version. No matter how many photos you are transferring from iOS (11) Golden Master devices to PC, the syncing speed of this iPhone to PC transfer software is blazingly fast. Tests show that transferring 100 4K iPhone pictures takes only 8s. Better still, it supports transferring videos, music, ringtone, ebook, Podcasts, etc from iPhone to PC and vice versa. Video conversion capability embedded in this iPhone photo manager software is really a big surprise and will surely facilitate you a lot. | how to add photos from PC to iPhone >>

2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC with Windows AutoPlay

Windows 7 - An AutoPlay box will appear the minute you connect your iPhone with PC. There you can choose "Import pictures and videos", adjust the location path or not, and then transfer all photos from iPhone to PC Windows 7. Note that there is no option for selecting photo folders.

Windows 10 - Type "Photos" into the Cortana search bar after plugging your iPhone 6S/6 or maybe iPhone 7 later into the PC. And open the Photos app, click the top right button, select photos on iPhone you want to transfer to PC, and press "Import".

3. Transfer Photos from iPhone iPad to PC with iCloud

Using WiFi, you can transfer photos from iPhone X/8/7 to iCloud Photo Library with no efforts, and then access icloud.com and download iPhone photos to PC. Remember that you only have 5GB free backup storage, which however is not enough for most people to backup all photos HD or maybe in 4K resolution or large raw file, let alone music and 4K videos. You do have a plan B - pay to get more storage monthly: $0.99/m for 50G and $2.99/m for 200G. I guess some of you have paid for iCloud backup service. Have you ever got into errors? There are some traps if you want to download iPhone photos to PC through iCloud.

WinX MediaTrans vs. iCloud on Transferring Photos from iPhone to PC
WinX MediaTrans: iPhone-----directly transfer photo via cable to-----> PC
iCloud: iPhone------wirelessly stream photo to-----> iCloud-----manually download photo to-----> PC

If you choose to backup and transfer iPhone photos to PC via iCloud, don't disable iCloud Photo Library on a whim, which may erase all your pictures. If you go to "Settings -> Apple ID -> iCloud -> Storage -> Manage Storage -> iCloud Photo Library -> Disable and Delete" on iPhone, then your photos backed up to the cloud will be deleted as well.

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