Transfer photos and videos from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC
You can copy photographs and movies from your iOS device to your personal computer using the Photos app and a USB cord. Through the use of iCloud Photos, you can also make your photographs accessible from any of your devices.
Use iCloud Photos
iCloud Photographs ensures the security of your photos and videos while also keeping them up to date and making them readily accessible across all of your Apple devices, as well as on iCloud.com and even your own computer. While you utilise iCloud Photographs, you won’t have to import photos when switching between different devices that use iCloud. Your original photographs, in their full resolution, are always uploaded to and stored by iCloud Photos. You have the option of storing the original high-resolution files on each of your devices, or you can choose to make space by using versions that are suited for the specific device. In either case, your originals are always available for download whenever you might need them. All of your Apple devices will always have the most recent version of any organisational adjustments or edits you make to their respective apps. Acquire the knowledge necessary to set up and use iCloud Photos.
Your iCloud storage space is being utilised by the photographs and movies that you keep in iCloud Photos. Make sure that there is sufficient space available in your iCloud account to accommodate the entirety of your photo collection before you turn on iCloud Photos. You are able to determine the amount of space that you require and then, if necessary, upgrade your storage plan.
Import to your Mac
Simply by connecting your device to your computer, you will be able to transfer photographs and movies to your Mac. If, on the other hand, you store your photos on iCloud, there will be no need to import them.
Importing to your Mac requires:
You can use a USB cable to link your iPhone or iPad to your Mac computer.
Launch the Photos programme on your personal computer.
When you open the Photographs app, you will see a screen labelled “Import” that contains all of the photos and movies that are currently stored on your connected device. If the Import screen does not immediately appear, you can manually bring it up by clicking the device’s name in the Photos sidebar.
If prompted, enter the passcode you set up to open your iOS or iPadOS device. Tap the Trust This Computer option if you see a prompt on your iOS or iPadOS device requesting you to do so. Only then will you be able to proceed.
Select the location into which you would like to import your images. You have the option of selecting an already existing album or making a new one next to where it says “Import to.”
You can choose which photos to import and then either click the “Import Selected” button or the “Import All New Photos” button.
Display on a Mac showing the photographs that are available to be imported
Once the process has completed, you can remove the device from your Mac and then wait for the next step.
Import into your computer running Windows.
When you connect your device to your computer and use the Windows Photos programme, you’ll be able to transfer photos from your device to your personal computer.
Import to your Windows PC
iTunes on your computer should be updated to the most recent version. In order to import images to your PC, you must have iTunes 12.5.1 or a later version.
Use a USB cord to connect your iPhone or iPad to your own computer.
If prompted, enter the passcode you set up to open your iOS or iPadOS device.
Tap Trust or Allow to proceed if you are prompted on your iOS or iPadOS device to Trust This Computer. If you see this prompt, you can ignore it.
Then, navigate to the website of Microsoft to obtain instructions on how to import photographs into the Windows Photos programme that is included in Windows 10.
If you have iCloud Images turned on, you will first need to download the full-resolution, original versions of your photos to your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) before you can import them to your computer.
It is possible that the Windows Photos programme will improperly rotate some of the videos that you import from your iOS or iPadOS device to your personal computer. You can play these videos in the proper orientation by adding them to iTunes and playing them from that application.
Follow these steps to ensure that your photographs taken with an iOS or iPadOS device will be compatible with Windows 10 to the greatest extent possible:
More ways to transfer photos and videos to your computer
Launch the Settings app on your Apple device running iOS or iPadOS.
Tap the Camera icon, then tap the Formats button.
Select the most compatible option. Your camera will now take still images and record videos in the JPEG and H.264 file formats from this point on.
There are now more ways that photographs and videos can be transferred to your computer.
Sending photographs and movies to your Mac from your iOS device can be done in a flash with AirDrop.
Import pictures and videos saved on many types of storage media, such as a hard disc or an SD card, into Photos for macOS.
Importing photographs that were taken with a film camera requires the use of a scanner in conjunction with Image Capture software.
Using Image Capture, you may import your photographs to a folder on your Mac immediately after capturing them.
Using your PC, you may sync music, videos, and other content from your iOS devices.
You can create a backup of all of your stuff, including your images and videos, on an external hard drive by using the Time Machine application.