Most iPhone users are fond of taking photos with their iPhone. But after installing many necessary apps on iPhone, or saving a lot of music files and videos, we would probably find that it’ll only leave us a very small portion of space to store more photos. At this time, I think no one would like to delete iPhone photos just for freeing up more storage space, especially for those young girls who like taking selfies of themselves. And now, there is a way to save all of your iPhone photos as well as free up iPhone storage space, which is to get photos off iPhone to computer and then remove them from iPhone. You may ask how to get photos from iPhone to computer? Now, this guide will show you 4 ways to get photos off iPhone onto computer, including Windows and Mac computer.

If you want to sync not only photos but the whole iPhone to computer, refer to: How to Sync iPhone to New Computer

Part 1: How to Get Photos from iPhone to Computer Windows with Windows Explorer

On a Windows computer, you can easily get photos from iPhone to computer with Windows Explorer, the process is really simple and easy to learn.

Step1. Connect your iPhone to computer and wait for it to be recognized, and then open Computer on the desktop. Find your iPhone under Portable Devices section.

Connect your iPhone to computer

Step2. Open iPhone to find your photos and select the photos you want to move to the target location on your computer. You can either choose the whole file folder or open one of them and select some photos to transfer.

select some photos to transfer

Part 2: How to Get Photos from iPhone to Computer Mac with Photos app

Photos app is a great hybrid between iPhoto and Aperture, which works in conjunction with iCloud Photo Library to help keep all your photos on all of your Apple devices accessible and manageable. Also, you can use Photos app to get photos off iPhone onto Mac computer.

Step1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with the USB cable, and open the Photos app on your Mac.

Step2. Click Import at the top, and select the photos you want to transfer to your Mac from iPhone. Then choose Import XX Selected or Import All New Items if you need to transfer all photos.

Get Photos from iPhone to Computer Mac with Photos app

Part 3: Use iCloud.com to Get Photos from iPhone to Computer (Win & Mac)

It is known to all that we can use Apple iCloud service to sync photos from iPhone to computer if there is enough storage space. When we take a photo, it will be uploaded to iCloud when the iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi. But some of us may be confused by how to download photos from iCloud to Windows computer or Mac computer. To know the way of getting photos from iPhone to computer, please notice what this says.

Step1. Open up Settings on your iPhone and tap on iCloud> Photos, then turn on iCloud Photo Library. This will automatically upload and store your entire library in iCloud.

turn on iCloud Photo Library

Step2. Log in iCloud.com with your Apple ID and password, click “Photos”. You can view all photos synced from your iPhone.

click Photos

Step3. Find the photos you need and select the photos, click the download icon on the top to get the photo saved onto your computer.

click the download icon

You can always log onto iCloud.com in any web browser to view your entire iCloud Photo Library and download photos from it. This works the same with any web browser, so it doesn’t matter if you’re on a Mac or Windows computer.

Part 4: Get Photos from iPhone to Computer (Win & Mac) With Leawo iTransfer

However, you can also use an iPhone data management tool, Leawo iTransfer is strongly recommended. Leawo iTransfer provides perfect solutions for iOS devices data transfer issues. It’s quite nice to transfer 12 kinds of files, like photos, music, videos, SMS, contacts, and so on between iOS devices and PCs. Moreover, Leawo iTransfer help users manage media files effectively and directly on computer. With it, you can simply know the way to get photos off iPhone onto computer in only few steps.

iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer 

☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.

Step1. Launch Leawo iTransfer and connect your iPhone to PC using the USB cable. The software will detect your device automatically, and you will get a main interface as below.

Launch Leawo iTransfer

Step2. When your iPhone is detected, you can see data catalogues listed on the left bar. Go to iPhone>LIBRARY>Camera, all photos are displayed on the right interface.

catalogues listed on the left bar

Step3. Choose certain photos, and then click the transfer button in the right bottom of the interface to get photos off iPhone to computer. Or you can give a right-click on the photos you want to transfer, and choose “Transfer to > My Computer”.

Choose certain photos

Step4. In the pop-up window of transfer settings, choose the output location on the computer to save photos. Choose “Save to Folder” and click “Change” to choose the target folder, and then tap “Transfer Now” to start getting photos off iPhone onto computer.

choose the output location

In brief, you have many ways to get photos from iPhone onto computer, and whether you are on a Mac or Windows computer, you can use different tools. If you have a large amount of precious photos stored in iPhone, don’t hesitate, and go into action now to get photos from iPhone to computer before the iPhone storage space is full.