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5 Steps to Transfer Your Photos from iPhone to Laptop


Eventually, you will want to transfer photos from iPhone to your laptop. Using iTunes is complicated and there are plenty of issues that may appear. Here is the easiest and quickest way to transfer your photos.

Photos from iPhone to Laptop

1. Connect your iPhone and a laptop using USB cable.

Make sure to confirm the connection on the iPhone. If you are doing this for the first time, you must select ‘’Trust’’ on the iDevice. Usually, you must wait a few seconds in order to laptop installs the driver needed for the USB connection with iPhone.

2. Go to my computer

Once the connection is established, you will have to go to My Computer on the laptop. The shortcut is Windows Logo+ E on all computers running Windows operating system.

3. Open the removable storage folder

The storage of your iPhone will be displayed as removable storage. Open it and you will see the folder called ‘’Internal Storage’’. This is the complete storage of your device and the entire data is here because iPhones don’t support memory SD cards.

4. Locate DICM folder

This is the folder where your photos are. Once you opened, it will usually take some time to load the photos. The duration will depend on the number of photos you have in the folder.

5. Select and copy

The final step is to select all the photos you want to copy to the laptop and open the folder where you want to transfer them. Now just paste the photos and wait for the process to complete. Don’t remove the USB cable before that! Tip: Leave the first window open while you are transferring the photos. In most cases, the procedure won’t work if you close the DICM folder.

Possible issues

In some cases, you won’t be able to connect the iPhone and laptop. If this happens, reboot the laptop and repeat the procedure.

If iPhone is charging but you cannot see the Internal storage in my computer, you haven’t confirmed the connection. Repeat all the steps.

If the connection cannot be established, again, download the iPhone USB driver from the web, install it and give another go.

The bottom line

The method in question will run on all laptops and it is the same for iPhones running all versions of operating systems. iTunes isn’t needed nor you need any additional software.

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