How to Download Pictures From an iPhone 3G

By Erika Dean

Updated February 10, 2017

If you are ready to download pictures from your iPhone 3G to your computer, there are a couple of ways you can transfer the pictures. After you connect your iPhone to your computer, you can choose to select each picture you want to download or you can choose to download your entire photo folder.

Select the Pictures to Download Manually

Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable you got when you bought the iPhone.

Open "My Computer" after you connect your iPhone to your computer. You should see your iPhone listed under "Portable Devices."

Double-click the iPhone icon and then double-click "Internal Storage." In addition to being able to access your pictures here, you can also see how much storage is available on your iPhone.

Open the folder labeled "DCIM" and then double-click the "100APPLE" folder. This folder contains your iPhone pictures.

Select the pictures you want to download to your computer. You can select more than one picture at a time by holding down the "CTRL" key.

Drag the selected pictures to your desktop. If there is a folder you want to add the pictures to on your desktop, hover over the folder and then drop the pictures into the folder.

Use the Import Wizard

Connect your iPhone to your computer. If a dialog box opens prompting you to download the pictures, click "Import using Windows." The pictures will be added to your computer.

Click the Start button, select "Programs" and then open "Windows Photo Gallery." Do this if you aren't prompted to import the photos to your computer after you connect.

Click "File" when the photo gallery opens and select "Import from Camera or Scanner."

Select your iPhone when the "Import Pictures and Videos" dialog box opens and click "Import." The pictures will be added to your computer.

Items you will need

  • PC running Windows

  • USB cable for iPhone