How to Open an iPhone Picture Folder When It's Plugged Into a Computer

by Michelle Carvo

The Apple iPhone is capable of many different uses, but one of the most basic and commonly-used is its ability to take pictures. If you've recently taken pictures on your iPhone and want to transfer or view the pictures on your computer, you'll want to know how to access the iPhone picture folder. Opening the iPhone picture folder on your computer is easy if you know the right place to look for it.

Plug your iPhone into the computer by using the iPhone USB cable if you haven't already done so.

Click "Start," and then "Computer."

Double-click the "iPhone" icon under "Portable Devices."

Double-click "Internal Storage."

Double-click the "DCIM" folder.

Double-click the "800AAAAA" folder to open the iPhone picture folder. To copy a photo to your computer, right-click a picture, select "Copy" and then click "Paste" on the folder you want it in. You can also delete a picture by right-clicking the picture and selecting "Delete."

About the Author

Catherine Hewson has been writing professionally since 2006, contributing to a variety of websites. She is also a technical writer with extensive experience in Android/iPhone development and PC repair. Hewson holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Flint and works as an IT project manager.

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