How to Copy Photos from iPhone to Pc Windows 10

Taking photos has become an indispensable part of people’s lives. And iPhone has long been known for its good camera quality. However, the photos will take up storage space on your phone, making it run slower or even crash. And you may also want to save the photos on your computer to make a backup or edit them with professional software. So how can you copy photos from your iPhone to your PC with Windows 10? Below are some methods.

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What’s Needed

Before copying the photos, you need to prepare some equipment:
1. An iPhone with photos to be copied.
2. A computer with Windows 10 system.
3. A USB cable to connect your iPhone and computer.
4. iTunes software installed on your computer.

What Should I Pay Attention to?

There are some things to keep in mind before you start copying your photos:
1. Make sure your iPhone is charged enough to complete the copying process.
2. Unlock your iPhone and choose to "Trust This Computer" if you have never connected it to this computer before.
3. Close all applications on your iPhone, especially those that use the camera.
4. Backup your iPhone before copying photos, in case of data loss.

Method 1: Use the “Photos” App

The Photos app on Windows 10 can help you copy photos from your iPhone. Follow these steps to copy photos using the Photos app:
1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable.
2. Open the Photos app on your computer.
3. Click on the "Import" button on the top right corner of the app window.
4. Select the photos you want to copy from your iPhone.
5. Click the "Continue" button and the Photos app will start copying the photos to your computer’s designated folder.

Method 2: Use AutoPlay

AutoPlay is a feature that allows your Windows 10 computer to recognize your iPhone when it’s connected to the computer. Here is how to use AutoPlay to copy photos from your iPhone:
1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable.
2. When the AutoPlay window pops up, choose "Import pictures and videos".
3. Select the photos you want to copy, choose a folder or create a new folder, and click "Import".

Method 3: Use File Explorer

File Explorer is a tool in Windows 10 that allows you to browse the files and folders on your computer. You can also use it to copy photos from your iPhone to your computer. Here is how:
1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable.
2. Press the Windows key + E to open File Explorer.
3. Under "This PC", click on your iPhone’s name.
4. Open the "DCIM" folder, and select the photos you want to copy.
5. Copy the photos and paste them into your computer’s designated folder.

Why Can’t I Copy Photos from iPhone to Pc Windows 10

There are several reasons why you may not be able to copy photos from your iPhone to your PC with Windows 10:
1. Your iPhone is not unlocked or connected to your computer properly.
2. Your iPhone’s cable is damaged or not plugged in properly.
3. Your iPhone is low on battery and needs to be charged.
4. You don’t have iTunes or the Photos app installed on your computer.
To fix these problems, make sure your iPhone is properly connected, charged, and the right software is installed on your computer.


Before copying photos, it’s recommended to create a folder on your computer to store the photos. You can also organize the photos into different folders based on date, event, or other categories. Also, remember to backup your photos regularly.

5 FAQs

Q1: Can I copy all the photos in my iPhone with one click?

A1: Yes, you can use the "Import all new items" option in the Photos app to copy all the new photos and videos since the last time you copied them.

Q2: Why do I need to backup my iPhone before copying photos?

A2: Data loss may occur during the copying process. Backing up your iPhone will help you recover photos and other important data in case of an accident.

Q3: How can I check if I have the Photos app installed on my computer?

A3: You can type "Photos" in the search box on the taskbar. If the app shows up as a search result, it’s installed on your computer.

Q4: Can I copy photos wirelessly?

A4: Yes, you can use iCloud to wirelessly sync photos between your iPhone and computer. You need to sign in to iCloud on both devices and enable the "iCloud Photo Library" feature.

Q5: Can I copy Live Photos or videos with these methods?

A5: Yes, the Photos app and AutoPlay support importing Live Photos and videos. However, File Explorer may not handle Live Photos and videos properly.


Copying photos from iPhone to PC with Windows 10 is not difficult if you follow the methods above. You can choose the method that suits you best based on your needs and preferences. Remember to prepare the necessary equipment, make backups, and check the connection and software before copying.