Making a copy of your iPhone photos is a good option to prevent data loss. There are plenty of options to back up your photos. Each way has its own procedures. It's smart for you to understand the types of backups and get one that suits your need. And before choosing the best one, we will briefly introduce the features of each backup solution.

Solutions Features
Local Backup Safe; no internet is required, no limitation on speed and storage space
External hard drives Portable; easy to use; capable of storing large files
Cloud service Back up data in a remote location; access data anytime on any device via the internet
iTunes & iCloud Apple's recommended way to back up files

Under each backup type, we will introduce some tools and tricks to back up your photos. Now, you can follow our guide to back up your iPhone photos.

Part 1. Back up iPhone Photos to Computer via EaseUS MobiMover

If you are searching for a safe backup solution, EaseUS MobiMover Pro is your best choice. It is a versatile data transfer tool that can transfer various iPhone data, including photos between iPhone and computer within 1 click. Being compared with iTunes and iCloud, it has a lot of advantages, as listed below.

Unlike iTunes, which will sync all photos to computer, EaseUS MobiMover can transfer only wanted photos to computer. And these photos are accessible and viewable on your computer. 

Unlike iCloud, which requires a stable Wi-Fi connection, this tool doesn't require an internet connection. This avoids the "iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud" issue. Besides, you can also use it to delete photos on your iPhone from your PC, manage iOS files, or download any videos from any site.

Now, you can download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and start the backup process.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer (Mac or PC) with a USB cable and run EaseUS MobiMover. In MobiMover, choose "Phone to PC" to back up all your iPhone photos to the computer at once. Then, click the "Next" button to go on. 

How to back up iPhone photos to computer without iCloud - Step 1

Step 2. Select the category/categories you'd like to back up. It's an excellent choice to make a copy of all the supported file types on your iPhone using the data transfer feature. You can see from the screenshot below, MobiMover enables you to back up iPhone data on your desktop or customize the storage path by yourself. 

How to back up iPhone photos to computer without iCloud - Step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to start backing up your iPhone photos to computer without iCloud. The transmission is high-speed, and you don't have to wait too long. 

How to back up iPhone photos to computer without iCloud - Step 2

Part 2. Back Up iPhone Photos to External Hard Drive

There are two ways for you to back up iPhone photos to external hard drive, depending on your computer system. If you're a Windows user, then File Explorer is a good option. If you are a Mac user, Image Capture is a convenient choice. Whichever the way you choose to use, we will show you the detailed steps below.

Using File Explorer to Backup iPhone Photos

Step 1. Connect your iPhone and hard drive to the computer your Windows PC.

Step 2. Then a prompt will pop up on your iPhone asking for your permission. Click "Allow" to continue.

Step 3. On your computer, go to "This PC" > "Apple iPhone" > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM" > "100APPLE."

Step 4. Then, you will see all the photos in your iPhone Camera Roll.

Step 5. Copy the photos on your iPhone and paste them to the external hard drive. By doing so, you can back up photos from your iPhone to the external hard drive easily and quickly.

Transfer Photos via File Explorer

Using Image Capture to Backup iPhone Photos

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer.

Step 2. Unlock the iPhone and trust the computer.

Step 3. Open "Image Capture" on your Mac and choose your iPhone from the "Devices" section.

Step 4. Click the "Import To" pop-up menu, then choose to save the images to your external hard drive.

Step 5. Choose "Import All" to transfer all the items or select the photos you want to transfer and click "Import."

Transfer photos via image capture

Part 3. Backup iPhone Photos to Google Drive

Google Drive offers its users 15GB of storage for free, which exceeds the 2GB of Dropbox and 7GB of OneDrive. That's why we choose it for you.

Step 1. Download and install Google Drive on your iPhone.

Step 2. Open the app and tap the "+" icon.

Step 3. Tap "Upload."

Step 4. Tap "Photos and Videos."

Step 5. Choose the photos you want to backup.

Step 6. Then, you can follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Part 4. Back Up iPhone Photos to iTunes or iCloud

It is very easy to back up iPhone photos to iTunes and iCloud. Before doing a backup, it's necessary to know that iCloud only offers 5GB of storage for free. If you have over 5GB of photos to backup, you need to upgrade your storage plan.

Using iCloud to backup iPhone photos

Step 1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone.

Step 2. Tap [your name].

Step 3. Scroll down to choose iCloud.

Step 4. Move down and look for "Photos" and tap it.

Step 5. Now turn on the iCloud Photo Library from there

Turn on iCloud Photo Library

Using iTunes to backup iPhone photos

Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer.

Step 2. Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 3. Click on your device icon and choose "Summary."

Step 4. From the right panel of iTunes, click on "Back Up Now."

Using iTunes to backup iPhone photos

The Bottom Line

That's all about our guide on how to back up the iPhone photos without iTunes and iCloud. After reading our guide, we hope you have already known how to make a copy of your iPhone photos to the computer. If you have any questions about this topic, don't forget to contact us to help you.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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