Apple iPhone is still one of the best smartphones out there and selling pretty well in spite of stiff competition from the beautiful Nokia Lumia 920 and powerful Galaxy S3/S4. We all use our iPhones to catch memorable moments and would like to keep a backup of photos on our PCs.
If you own an iPhone/iPad and would like to transfer your photos from iPhone to your Windows 8 PC or tablet, you can do so with a few clicks or taps.
The native Photos app in Windows 8 not only lets you view pictures but also allows you import pictures from your smartphones and digital cameras. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to safely transfer photos from your iPhone to your Windows 8 PC without the need of iTunes or any other third-party tools.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC using the connection cable provided by Apple.
Step 2: The moment Windows recognizes your iPhone, you will see a toast notification on the upper right of the screen asking Tap to choose what happens with this device.
And if this notification isn’t appearing on your screen, it’s because you have either disabled the toast notification feature or turned on hide notification for 1, 4, or 8 hours option. In this case, you can follow the instructions provided in Method 2 to import your iPhone photos.
Step 3: Click or tap the notification to see three options: Import photos and videos, Open device to view files, and Take no action.
Click or tap Import photos and videos option. This action will open all photos on your iPhone in Windows 8’s Photos app.
Step 4: Select photos and videos that you wish to import and then click or tap Import button to start copying all photos from your iPhone to PC.
Step 5: Once Photos app completes its business, you’ll see an option to open up the folder to view imported photos. You can also close Photos app if you would like to view photos later.
All imported photos are located in Pictures library. To open Pictures library, open up Computer (File Explorer) or any other folder, and then click Pictures option located in the left pane. Good luck!
Method 2: Use this method if you have already connected your iPhone to Windows 8 PC.
Step 1: Switch to the Start screen, click or tap Photos app tile to run the app.
Step 2: Right-click anywhere on the Photos app to see Import option in the lower right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Click or tap Import button to view list of all connected devices to your PC.
Step 4: Click or tap your iPhone entry, select photos and videos that you would like to import, and then click or tap Import button to start transferring selected photos and videos to your PC.
Photos app saves all imported photos in Pictures library. You can view all imported photos either using Photos app, Windows Photo Viewer, or any other program.