Save photos and videos from iPhone to PC

It's very easy to transfer and save photos and videos from iPhone to your PC. If you want to synchronize photos and videos from iPhone direct on DropBox or OneDrive, try the iDevice Manager and see how easy it is. Of course, you can also save the pictures on your computer or laptop just as easily.

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For Windows 11
and Windows 10
For iPhone 15, 14, 13, 12 and Max, iPad Pro
and iPhone 11, XR, iPhone X, SE, iPad

How to transfer Photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes?

  1. If the iDevice Manager is not installed yet, download the program from here.
  2. Start the iDevice Manager and pair the iPhone with the USB cable on computer.
  3. The images will be loaded. Depending on the amount of photos and speed of the computer takes the process more or less time.
  4. After that can you see the images and videos on the screen.
  5. All photos and videos which are not transferred yet, are marked with a yellow .
  6. On the right, can you find a powerful filter menu, to have a better overview about the images.
  7. Possible filters are:
    • Creation date
    • Not transferred (copied) items
    • By photo album
    • Photos that are not assigned to an album
    • .
    • By image format (HEIC, JPG, JPEG, DNG, RAW photos, LIVE photos, 4k videos, videos, and screenshots)
    • By capture source (name of capture app)
    • File size
    • And more
  8. If you want can you scale the photos up and down. The slider is on right bottom.
  9. Now mark some or all of the photos that you want to transfer to the computer.
  10. Press "Copy" and choose the destination Computer, OneDrive or DropBox.
  11. If you choose one of the online storage DropBox or OneDrive, is a login and authorization needed. This will be shown to you.
    • Follow the instructions of DropBox or OneDrive.
  12. Choose now the destination folder and confirm your selection.
  13. The Photo transfer starts.
If you have enabled the iCloud Photos Library on your iPhone, then are not all original images on your device. What you see in the iDevice Manager are thumbnails only, like on your iPhone. A transfer of images which are in the iCloud, is impossible. You have to disable the iCloud Photos Library in the iPhone settings.
iPhone Photos on iDevice Manager

How can I search and filter iPhone photos?

With the help of the filter in iDevice Manager, you can easily and quickly find photos on your iPhone. Instead of complicated thumbnail images, iDevice Manager gives you a better overview of your overview of your iPhone photos on your large PC monitor or laptop. The 7 minute tutorial video on Youtube explains with examples how to filter and download iPhone photos and videos.

Youtube Video

Recognize at first glance which photo it is!

The iDevice Manager marks photos and videos with different icons so that the type and nature of the photo can be recognized at first glance. This will save you time to recognize certain photos.

High Efficiency Image (*.HEIC)
JPG and JPEG Photo
DNG and RAW Photo
LIVE Photo
PNG Image
New image (Not downloaded yet)

How to disable iCloud Photo Library?

  1. Do open the iPhone settings
  2. Tap on first entry, where your name is displayed
  3. Tap on iCloud row
  4. Now tap on Photos
  5. Disable the switch "iCloud-Photos"
  6. Done
The transfer back from iCloud to your iPhone takes couple of hours, depend on the load (use / hibernation) on your iPhone and the WiFi and internet connection speed.
Disable iCloud Photo Library on iPhone

Transfer *.DNG files from iPhone to computer!

Starting with iDevice Manager version 10.12, the program also recognizes photos taken with other apps like ACDSee Pro or ProCam 8 and transferred to the iPhone photo app. ProCam 8 saves photo and video recordings automatically in the iPhone photo app. The saved HEIC or JPG photos ,also includes shooting in RAW or DNG file format. The ACDSee Pro app, on the other hand, saves the HEIC or JPG file by default. If you also want to load the Adobe DNG file later from the iPhone must activate the "Raw Capture Mode" in the ACDSee Pro settings.

Not every iPhone supports this function, even if the app can. The prerequisite is an iPhone X or later.
Youtube Video

Can iPhone LIVE photos also be transferred with iDevice Manager?

Yes, transferring the LIVE Photo Movie is possible with iDevice Manager 10.12 and later. The download of the LIVE video can be activated in the "Download" settings. This will not only download the JPG or HEIC photo from the iPhone, but also the associated *.MOV file.