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How to Transfer Photos and Videos from iPhone to Windows 11 [Definitive Guide]

The camera is one of the leading highlights of an iPhone. And if you’ve captured some beautiful images on your iPhone and want to store or edit those images on your PC, then the process of sharing items between two systems is a bit complicated. If you got a new iPhone and want to know how to easily share photos and videos from iPhone to Windows 11 PC. Then, here’s a definitive guide on it.

There are numerous ways to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to Windows 11 PC. iPhone users can opt both wired and wireless medium for sharing the media stuff between iPhone’s iOS and Windows.

Without taking any more time, let’s move right in to the different ways to share photos from iPhone to Windows 11 PC.

How to import Photos from iPhone to Windows 11 [Wired Method]

The traditional and one of the easiest ways to transfer your Photos and Videos to a computer is by plugging the iPhone to Windows 11 PC with a USB or Lightning to USB Type-C. Windows 11 automatically connect the iPhone as a digital camera with a DCIM folder which include media files. And the best part is, the Windows 11 now supports HEIC image format as well, so you can now open your photos without converting it. Here’s how you can import or copy photos from iPhone to Windows 11 with wired method.

  1. First thing, attach your Lightning to USB or USB Type-C cable to your Windows 11 running laptop or desktop, then attach second end of cable to the iPhone.
  2. If you’re connecting your iPhone to PC for first time, then you’ll see a prompt message on your iPhone, it will ask whether you want to allow this PC to access your Photos and Videos or not. Tap on allow.
  3. Head over to the Windows Explorer (formerly known as File Explorer) on your PC and find “Apple iPhone” in the Devices and drives section or in the Navigation pane.
  4. Once you seen the Apple iPhone (disk) in the Explorer, it means your iPhone is connected.
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  5. Now open the Photos app on your Windows 11 PC, Go to Start > find the Photos app and open it.
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  6. In the Photos app, you need to click on the import button listed on the top-right corner of the Photos app.
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  7. Once you click the import window, it will show you two different options, click on import from connected devices.
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  8. Now it will detect the connected devices and start showing you media from your iPhone.
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  9. Choose the photos or videos which you want to store or save on your PC and click on the import option. It will save the photos on your PC.
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  10. That’s it.
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Alternative Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 11 [Wired]

Second Way to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 11 with cable: Open “Apple iPhone” directory from Windows Explorer and move to this location, Internal Storage > DCIM > locate the image you want to save. Opening DCIM folder will show you a list of different folders with different naming’s, based on dates. Locate the image you want to store and simply copy it on your PC.

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Third Way to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 11 with cable: If you’ve iTunes installed on your Windows 11 PC, then you can easily import media from iPhone to PC. Make sure you’ve latest version of iTunes on your PC for better experience.

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How to import Photos from iPhone to Windows 11 [Wireless Methods]

These days, people prefer wireless methods more instead of traditional wired methods for transferring files between two systems. And you can do the same for transferring photos from iPhone to Windows 11. All you need to do is, connect your PC and iPhone to the same network (Wi-Fi) connection. Now follow the below mentioned steps to transfer photos between iPhone and Windows 11 PC wirelessly.

Note: Make sure both devices are connected with same network connection.

  1. Firstly, open any web browser on your iPhone and head over to the Snapdrop website, follow the same on your Windows 11 PC.
  2. After opening the Snapdrop website, you’ll see your PC name on your iPhone’s browser and iPhone’s name on your PC, which means both devices are connected.
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  3. Now tap on your PC name from iPhone and it will show you three different options – Photo Library, Take Photo or Video, and Choose Files. As the name suggest, you can pick image from Photos app using Photo Library option, instantly capture image or video with second option, and use third one to share image from Files.
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  4. For this tutorial, I’m using the first option which is Photo Library, tapping Photo Library will show you the recent photos and album, tap on the image which you want to transfer to your PC and hit the add button on your iPhone.
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  5. Once you tap on Add button it will send the image from your iPhone to your Windows 11 PC.
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  6. That’s it.

This is one of the easiest ways you can use to share files between iPhone and Windows 11 PC.

Alternative Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 11 Wirelessly

Second Way to transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 11 wirelessly: If you’ve synced your Photos and Videos to the iCloud, then you can easily transfer media files wirelessly from iPhone to Windows 11 PC. All you need to do is, head over to the iCloud website or download iCloud client on your PC, and sign in with the same Apple ID you’ve on your iPhone. After signing in to the iCloud it will show you the Photos, you can now easily transfer the image you want, to your PC.

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Third Way to transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 11 wirelessly: Aside from the afore-listed methods, you can simply share the media by sending an email to yourself and open it on your PC. You can also use cloud drive services, such as Google Drive, OneDrive, or iCloud to transfer files from your iPhone to PC.

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Fourth Way to transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 11 wirelessly: If you’re not connected to an Internet connection, then you can use the traditional Bluetooth method to share Photos between iPhone and Windows 11 PC. All you need to do is, open the image you want to send it to your PC, then tap the share icon > Bluetooth > select your PC, and accept the media on your PC.

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If you’ve any query on how to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 11, then leave a comment in the comment section.

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Haneet Singh
He enjoys troubleshooting with iOS & Android devices. He loves to keep in touch with the latest technology! He loves to do experiments on new Operating Systems.

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