How to transfer photos from the iPhone


[MUSIC PLAYING] If your iPhone’s photo
storage is filling up and it’s time to offload some
of them to free up space, or you just want to back up
your pics for safe keeping, it’s both quick and easy to
send your smartphone photos to your computer or the cloud. The process for plugging
in and transferring photos from an iOS device basically
hasn’t changed for a decade, regardless if you’re using a Mac
OS X or Windows-based machine. The process varies
slightly between ecosystems and operating systems,
but it’s typically a matter of plugging
in your iPhone and clicking the
blue import button. For Mac OS X Yosemite and
newer, plug your phone into your computer either using
a 30-pin USB cord or lightning cable, the same way you would do
so if you were uploading music. The Photos app should
automatically launch, but if not, open the
program via Launchpad or your main
applications folder. If using Photos, click
the blue Import New button in the upper right corner
or select the individual photos you wish to transfer before
clicking the Import Selected button at the top. You can also check the
box beside Delete Items if you wish to automatically
delete the photos on your iPhone after importing. Once done, select Albums
from the dropdown menu at the top of Photos
and open Last Import to view your recently
uploaded images. For Windows 8 and newer, the
process is nearly identical. Plug your phone
into your computer either using a 30-pin
USB cord or lightning cable, the same way you would do
so if you were uploading music. The Photos app
should automatically launch, but if not, open the
program using the Windows Start menu or search bar. Click the Import button
in the upper right corner represented by a box
with a downward arrow inside. Afterward, check the
individual photos you wish to transfer
from your iPhone and click Continue
in the bottom left. Check the box in the
resulting pop-up window if you’d like to
automatically delete the photos on your iPhone
after importing them or simply click the Import
button to transfer the images to your main pictures folder. You can also click
the gray change where their imported link to
select a new save destination. When finished, click
the Albums button accessible via the left
hand navigational pane, then select Last
Import at the top to view, share, or edit any of
your recently uploaded photos. Using a cloud backup
is another easy way to transfer photos from
your iPhone, and what’s best is you can set them to
save them automatically. The most widely used
cloud service is Dropbox. To automatically upload
your pics to Dropbox, first download the
Dropbox mobile app, set up an account if
you need to, and log in. When viewing the main
interface, tap the Settings tab in the lower right corner,
followed by Camera Upload in the resulting menu. Toggle the slider beside Camera
Upload to enable the feature and allow the app to
automatically upload all photos to your Camera
Upload’s folder within Dropbox. Now, launching the
Dropbox app will prompt it to upload
any photos you’ve taken since the last
time the app was open. You can also manually
upload photos to Dropbox by choosing the folder where
you’d like to upload the files, tap the Actions
menu, then select Upload File from the
resulting dropdown menu. Now choose the Save
location from what you’d like to upload files
from, tap Camera Roll, and select the photos
you want to transfer, then tap the blue Upload button
in the upper right corner. [MUSIC PLAYING]