Transfering photos

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by WillyBo, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. WillyBo

    WillyBo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2016
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    6
    Why cant I transfer photos from my iPhone onto the computer with windows 10?
     
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,412
    Likes Received:
    366
    I'm pretty sure you have to use iTunes, but don't quote me on that I have never and will never use anything from Apple. :)
     
  3. BIGBEARJEDI

    BIGBEARJEDI Honorable Member
    Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    219
    Apple iPhone uses iCloud to store photos on the Cloud, and Microsoft's Cloud storage uses OneDrive, they are incompatible and don't sync bidirectionally. There are workarounds that involve downloading your photos to your local PC, laptop, or tablet, and then re-uploading them to the MS Cloud, which is OneDrive. The converse is true also. Android, Blackberry, and WindowsPhone users have the same issue trying to get their photos over to an iPhone via Apple iCloud. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.:headache:

    There are several companies making software that is supposed to fix this such as iSyncr for music files, and some others I can't think of at the moment for photos. Some of these are free, and some charge you money. I haven't seen one that works in both directions from the same program or even the same company.:down: Maybe someday but it's going to take some true heterogenous programming skills to accomplish this. Couple of decades ago I worked with a team that solved this problem for file transfers across Apple-IBM/Microsoft networks. And that was no easy thing.

    If we hear of something, we will post it back here to this thread, so make sure you subcribe to the thread to get E-mail alerts.

    Best of luck,
    <<<BIGBEARJEDI>>>
     
    WillyBo likes this.
  4. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
    Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5,116
    Likes Received:
    301
    WillyBo likes this.
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    6,052
    Likes Received:
    302
    Hi

    I use Drop Box to transfer stuff from my iPad to my PC.
    But if the phone works the same as the pad, you can also just plug the charging cord into a USB port and do it that way.

    My wife on the other hand sends all her images from her Iphone to her PC via email.

    Mike
     
    WillyBo likes this.
  6. gtatler

    gtatler Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    1
    Plug device into USB port on PC and file manager will display contents of device. You may select and copy from device to PC. I don't have an iPhone, but it works for iPad and 2 other phone makes.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
    WillyBo likes this.
  7. pnamajck

    pnamajck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2014
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    28
    gtatler is right … don't need any software … just plug your white iphone-cable into your computer's usb-port and access files from windows file-explorer … iphone is listed as a drive. you want to "copy" as opposed to "move" the files … just remember to "eject" once you finish. my device is iphone-3gs (os 6.1.3)… wouldn't surprise me if all iphones retain that capability. and, WillyBo, don't try the reverse scheme (pc to iphone).
     
    WillyBo likes this.
  8. WillyBo

    WillyBo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2016
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    6
    Guys, I am grateful for all your tips! I try everything and pick up for yourself is the best way! ;)
     
  9. Neon Thomas

    Neon Thomas New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    you can use iCloud or iTunes. But I found it limited due to the system. You can try out some transfer tools. There are tons of apps in the application store. I recommend you AirMore. This tool is free and transfers files on web. No need to install the program on desktop. Connection is easy to be achieved via Radar or the QR code. Hv a try! You can google it.
     

Share This Page

Loading...