How to Upload Pics From iPhone to Computer

by Alexander Poirier

Apple's iPhone smartphone comes with a VGA-quality front-facing camera and a 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera that allow you to capture pictures in any situation. The process of transferring these pictures to your computer differs slightly depending on the operating system your computer is using, but in each case you can transfer pictures in a few simple steps.



Connect the iPhone to the computer via the iPhone's USB connection cable. When prompted by the AutoPlay window, select the "View Content" option. Windows Explorer now shows the iPhone's contents in a series of folders.


Open the "Photos" folder to view the photos saved on the iPhone. Hold the "Ctrl" key and click on all of the photos you want to upload onto the computer.


Drag the selected photos onto the computer's desktop. Allow several minutes for the transfer process to finish.



Connect the iPhone to the computer via the USB connection cable that came with the device. Click the Finder icon in the computer's dock, then click the "Applications" folder. Double-click "Preview" to launch the Preview application.


Click the "File" tab and select the "Import from [name's] iPhone" option, where "[name's]" is your name.


Hold the Apple key and click on each photo you want to import onto the computer. Click the "Import" button. Alternately, click the "Import All" button to import all of the photos saved on the iPhone. Allow several minutes for the import process to finish.

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About the Author

Alexander Poirier began writing professionally in 2005. He worked as the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine "Calliope," garnering the magazine two APEX Awards for excellence in publication. Poirer graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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