Ever since Windows 10 was released last month, it has drawn lavish praises from its users. Many people have upgraded their computer to Windows 10. Among other new features, it is equipped with a new app called Phone Companion which allows you to sync media files between iPhone and PC without iTunes. Technically, it is not a new feature, as Windows 7 and 8 can do the same thing. The process is quite different. In the light of the fact that a lot of people have the need to transfer images from their phone to PC for backup, here introduces how to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 10 step-by-step.
Step 1: Method One: Utilize Free Web-based Phone Transfer Tool
To transfer iPhone pictures to PC with Windows 10 in a simple way, you can try some powerful file transfer apps like AirMore. This tiny tool enables you to wirelessly transfer all kinds of files from mobile phones to computer and vice versa. To know how it works, you may read the following instruction.
- Open Chrome or Firefox browser. Use google to search this application and enter its official website. Install it on your iPhone then.
- Click "Launch AirMore Web to Connect". On the new page, a QR code will be shown.
- Open the app on your iPhone and tap "Scan to connect". Scan the QR code on the browser.
- After your iPhone and PC are connected successfully, click "Pictures" icon. Select the photos and click "Download".
Within a short time, all of the pictures will be transferred into your computer. But please note that to use this tool, you need to connect your iPhone and computer to the same Wi-Fi network with internet accessibility.
Apart from photos and videos, you can also use it to transfer music and documents.
Step 2: Method Two: Use Phone Companion to Import Photos
With this default app Phone Companion, you will no longer need to make use of iTunes or other third-party software to copy photos from iPhone to Windows 10. Now, let's see the right way to use this gadget.
- Connect your iPhone to PC with matched USB cable.
- Click "Windows" icon at the left corner of the taskbar. Then find the box with "Phone Companion" floating on it. Open it afterwards.
- At the bottom of the new pop-up window, you'll see that your iPhone is plugged in to this PC. Click "Show" to see more details.
- After that, select "Import photos and videos". A collection of photos will come out with a notification says it has found new photos and videos. Click "Import" to transfer all these items to your PC.
- You can find your transferred photos by going to "Settings" and locate its sources.
However, this way only provides you the option to move all your photos and videos into PC. If you want to choose the images you'd like to transfer, you may click "Transfer other files" rather than "Import photos and videos". There, you can find different folders where your photos and videos are stored. Find those images you want to backup, and then copy and paste them into a folder in the computer.
By following the guide above, you can successfully copy photos from iPhone to Windows 10. But the process is quite complicated. Besides, there are some shortcomings you should know:
- Through the way of importing photos into the Photos app, you cannot transfer the same pictures again, even when you have deleted them on your computer.
- If you click "Transfer other files", it's a tough work to find the pictures to transfer, as all the photos and videos are mixed together and stored in several different folders.
- It doesn't work for some jailbroken iPhone since they cannot be detected by the computer.
As you can see, this method is applicable but not as convenient as the first one.