Base on the statistics, there are about 30 thousand American iPhone users per day, asking and searching how to import photos from iPhone to Window 10 (PC/laptop/book/pad) for the practical solution. That adds up to more than 10 million people per year facing up with this issue. The number of the similar users around the world would be much bigger. Guess you are definitely not alone. And why do you have the need for transferring photos from your iPhone to computer Windows 10?

Normally, people would like to transfer photos from iPhone to PC due to the not enough space issue. For photo taking lovers, it is very common to save hundreds, or even thousands of photos on their iPhone, because of its convenience and high resolution.

But one day, you’ll find the Photos App becomes the biggest storage consumer and almost haven’t available storage to take one more picture or download one more app. At this moment, iPhone will suggest you managing your storage in Settings, and you have to consider deleting some photos from iPhone to free up space.

With these possible situations where iPhone photos need to be transferred to a Windows 10 computer, which one are you in, and how to import photos from iPhone to Windows 10 on earth? Many specialists or tutorials tell you that you can make it in many ways, like Windows File Explorer, Windows 10 Photos app, third-party software, etc. In this guide, we will offer you 3 methods to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 10 computer. And also make a comparison among them so that you can get the best way to import photos from iPhone to Windows 10.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 with iCloud

We can also install the iCloud app on Windows 10 to download the photos from iPhone. But before we head to the detailed steps, you need to know that using iCloud app just enables you to download the iPhone photos saved in iCloud. If the photos on iPhone have not synced to iCloud, or the iCloud storage is less than the amount of your iPhone photos, this way cannot work.

Step 1. Go to iCloud for Windows download site, download and save the app on your computer, and then install it.

Step 2. Run iCloud on your computer, and it will require you to type in Apple ID, So just put the correct account and password to login in.

Step 3. After that, it will automatically enter the page where you can download the iPhone photos saved in iCloud to Windows 10. There will be Photos, iCloud Drive, Bookmarks, and more that you can choose. Just select Photos.

Download Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 with iCloud

Step 4. Then select iCloud Photo Library. It will show you two options: Download new photos and videos to my pc, and Upload new photos and videos from my pc. Here we just choose Download new photos and videos to my pc, which means as long as there show new photos or videos in your iCloud, it will automatically download them to the folder that you set before.

Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 with iCloud

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 with Photos App

Windows 10 Photos app is another way that we will introduce to you to transfer photos from iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s. But you need to know that the Photos app just supports accessing the photos in Camera Roll folder, not including My Photo Stream, iCloud sharing photos, Synced photos from computer, etc.

Step 1. Please download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer, because it will help your computer recognize your iPhone.

Step 2. Plug in your iPhone with USB cable to your Windows 10.

Step 3. Open the Photos app from the Start menu.

Step 4. Click the Import button at the top right of the window.

Step 5. By default, all the photos and videos in camera roll are checked, and you need to click the photos you don’t want to import. Then click Continue.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 with Windows File Explorer

The last way shared in this tutorial to help you with transferring photos from iPhone to Windows 10 is using the file explorer. It will show you both photos in Camera Roll and pictures saved in iCloud, with Apple and Cloud named folder: 100Apple, 100Cloud, or 99999Apple, etc. The word Apple means that the folder contains the photos in Camera Roll; The folder with the word Cloud includes your iPhone photos downloaded from iCloud, and the number stands for the maximum quantity of photos in this folder.

But according to user’s feedback, sometimes they cannot find the folder, or the photos are missing, when they go to it. Besides, if you would like to transfer iPhone photos from My Photo Stream, or the iCloud sharing photos, or ones synced photos from computer, etc.

Step 1. Also make sure that you have installed the latest iTunes on your computer, which will help your iPhone be dtected and connected. Connect your iPhone to Windows 10, and open Windows File Explorer from Start menu > This PC > Desktop.

Step 2. Click your iPhone name > Internal Storage > DCIM.

Step 3. Find photos in folders you want to transfer to Windows 10, and click “Copy to”.

Step 4. Choose the location and select a folder where you want to save those photos, and click Copy.


As you can see, can you to easily transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 10 computer, with all photo albums covered.