How to Transfer iPhone Photos to PC (Using USB Cable)

How to Transfer iPhone Photos to Computer

If you are running out of storage on your iPhone, one of the best way to reduce the files in your iPhone is by deleting or transferring your iPhone’s photos. You can do it using your iTunes. But, in this article, we are going to show you a neat way on how to transfer your photos and videos by only using your lightning USB cable and your computer.


There are many reasons why you would want to transfer the files to your PC. Here are some of the possible reasons

  1. TO REDUCE STORAGE – This is one of the top reasons why you need to move that massive video or photos into your computer. Photos and videos will take an enormous portion of your storage on your iPhone.
  2. TO USE FOR EMAIL – Another reason is to use the photos or videos as an attachment to an email you want to send. It is better sometimes to use a computer to attach large files to your email instead of doing it in your iPhone
  3. TO TRANSFER THE PHOTOS TO YOUR FRIENDS – Another reason might be to transfer the file to your friends or colleague. Instead of emailing the data, you can move it directly to your friend’s computer

So, if you are interested to learn how to transfer the photos and videos to your PC using the USB connection,

here are the steps.

Step 1

At your PC or laptop, look for the USB port

Step 2

Plug your iPhone’s lightning cable into the USB port

Step 3

Once connected to the computer, your iPhone will prompt a menu. Tap “Trust this PC” on your iPhone to proceed

Step 4

In your computer, go to “My Computer” folder here

Step 5

In your My Computer”, find your iPhone in the Portable Devices

Step 6

Open the access to your iPhone, and click at “Internal Storage.”

Step 7

In the internal storage, click at “DCIM” and then click at “101APPLE” folder

Step 8

Browse through the photos and pick photos that you want to transfer

Step 9

Right-click at your mouse and click “Copy.”

Step 10

Click at your computer home screen and right-click at your mouse. Select “Paste”. This will transfer the photos to your computer

So, there you have it – Simple steps on how you can transfer the photos and at the same time help reduce the storage in your iPhone. Please leave us a comment below on how do you transfer files to a computer using your iPhone.

Please read our previous article on some more tips on how you can reduce the storage usage in your iPhone.