Four ways to get photos off iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
"How do I transfer pictures from my iPhone 8 to my computer?"
Honestly speaking, among the various data transfer situations between an iPhone and a computer, it's easiest to transfer photos from iPhone to computer. That's because you can use the built-in app or service on Windows to import photos from your iPhone 8 to PC using a USB cable.
Besides, there are other tools or services that also allow you to download pictures from iPhone to computer. Read on and learn how to transfer photos from iPhone 8 to computer in four proven ways.
Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8 to Computer via File Explorer
The most straightforward way to import photos from your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to a Windows PC is to use File Explorer. By connecting your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable, you can access the DCIM folder of your iPhone. Afterward, you can freely copy the photos and videos from your iPhone to your computer.
To download photos from iPhone 8 to computer via File Explorer:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to your PC using a USB cable.
Step 2. On your iPhone, trust the computer and enter your iPhone passcode to continue.
Step 3. On your PC, go to "This PC" > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM" > "100APPLE" and now you could see all the photos and videos on your iPhone.
Step 4. Copy and paste the pictures you want to transfer and paste them to a folder on your computer.
All the photos and videos are saved in one folder in File Explorer. Therefore, if you attempt to copy photos selectively, using File Explorer is not a user-friendly solution.
Method 2. How to Download Pictures from iPhone 8 to Computer via Photos
If you are going to transfer photos from your iPhone to a PC running Windows 10, there is one more option for you, which is to use Photos. The Photos app is available on PC since Windows 8. It works well to view and manage the photos on your computer and import photos from external devices to your PC.
Thus, the Photos app also helps to transfer photos from an iOS device to computer.
To import photos from iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to PC:
Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your PC.
Step 2. Unlock your iPhone and trust the computer.
Step 3. Launch the Photos app on your PC and click "Import" > "From a USB device".
Step 4. Wait for Photos to load all the photos and videos from your iPhone.
Step 5. By default, the app will select all the items existing on your device. Uncheck the ones you don't want to transfer and click "Continue" to start transferring photos from your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to your computer.
If the Windows 10 Photos app is not working, you can follow the related guide to fix it or follow one of the other solutions to get photos off your iPhone 8 to computer.
Method 3. How to Get Photos from iPhone 8 to Computer Using iPhone Transfer Software
Although both of the methods above help to transfer photos from iPhone 8 to computer for free without any third-party software, they are only workable when it comes to downloading photos and videos from iPhone to computer. If you want to copy other types of content, like music, ringtones, contacts, and messages, neither File Explorer nor Photos will work.
Given that, you may prefer the iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover. Other than photos and videos, it also supports audio files (music, ringtones, voice memos, audiobooks), contacts, messages, books, and podcasts.
Whether you want to transfer photos from iPhone to PC or download photos from PC to iPhone, EaseUS MobiMover can do it for you.
To get photos off iPhone onto computer:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC running Windows 7 or later. Run EaseUS MobiMover and click "Phone to PC" on the screen. Then, click the "Next" button to continue.
Step 2. Check the category/categories you want to transfer from your iPhone to PC running Windows 10/8/7. As you can see, you can copy other supported files together with photos from your iPhone to PC at once.
Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to transfer the photos from iPhone to your PC in one-click. If you've customized the storage path, find the files there. If not, you can check them on your desktop.
No matter which you prefer, transferring photos all at once or selectively, EaseUS MobiMover will satisfy your needs.
Method 4. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8 to PC Using iCloud
The three ways above all require a USB cable to work properly. Is there any wireless solution to transfer photos from iPhone 8 to computer? Of course, iCloud is one of the choices.
With iCloud enabled, you can share files across your devices that use the same Apple ID account.
To download pictures from iPhone 8 to computer using iCloud:
Step 1. Switch on "iCloud Photos" via Settings on your iPhone to upload your iPhone photos to iCloud.
Step 2. On your PC, open a browser and visit iCloud.com.
Step 3. Sign in with the Apple ID account you use on your mobile device.
Step 4. Choose "Photos" among the options.
Step 5. Now you could see the items from your iPhone.
Step 6. Download iCloud Photos to your PC. By doing so, you can transfer photos from your iPhone to PC.
Except for iCloud, there are other cloud-based storage services that could sync photos from your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to PC automatically over Wi-Fi, including popular Dropbox and Google Photos.
The Bottom Line
Importing photos from iPhone to PC is quite easy either with or without a third-party tool. The ways above are also applicable to download photos to PC from an iPhone that is earlier or later than iPhone 8 and transfer photos from iPad or iPod Touch to computer.
Follow one of the tips above to transfer photos from iPhone to computer effortlessly.
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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.
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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