Import photos and videos from an iPhone to PC

Applies to: Windows 10

Transfer photos from an iPhone to your PC.

  • First, connect your iPhone to a PC with a USB cable that can transfer files.
    • Turn your phone on and unlock it. Your PC can’t find the device if the device is locked.
    • On your PC, select the Start  button and then select Photos to open the Photos app.  
    • Select Import > From a USB device, then follow the instructions. You can pick the items you want to import and select where to save them. Allow a few moments for detection and transfer. 
  • Make sure the photos you want to import are actually on the device rather than in the cloud. Then, follow the steps for your type of device.