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4 Methods to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus to Computer

Apple has released three new iPhone models: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. One man's meal is another man's poison, some people like iPhone 8/8 Plus, while others like iPhone X, 3 new models give you more options when you want to purchase a new iPhone. Both iPhone 8 iPhone X has many upgraded features compared with the iPhone 7, but to my disappointment, the camera, has no big upgrade compared with its predecessor, only added a portrait mode on front camera to shoot better selfie. Whatever, after got a new iPhone 8/8 Plus, you may take lots of photos and videos with your new device, and now let me show you how to easily sync these photos with your computer.

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Generally, no matter your computer is running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system, there are build-in photos manager to help you sync photos with computer, when connect your device to computer, there would be a pop-up window to ask whether you'd like to import photos to computer. However, these build-in tools are not that user-friendly, so this article we'd like to give you 4 great handy methods to help you transfer photos to computer. And now let's check them out.


Method 1: Transfer iPhone 8 photos to computer via USB.

Unlike Android system, there are many restrictions on iOS system, Apple prevent third-party applications from accessing its data. When connect your iPhone to computer, the only thing you can access is the photos.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to your computer with an USB cable, and tap Trust on your iPhone screen to let this computer access your data.

Step 2: After connected successfully, open Computer, find the Portable Devices > iPhone 8 Plus.

Step 3: Open the iPhone 8 Plus option and the sub-folder, until you see a DCIM photo folder, which contains several folders that saved your photos. Simply open it and copy the photos and pictures to your computer. You can also drag and drop the photos and pictures to your computer.

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Method 2: Transfer iPhone 8 photos to computer via Syncios iPhone Manager.

Syncios Manager is a free and helpful iPhone manager, which makes it easy to help you sync all types of files to your computer from your iPhone 8. This program provides you with visual interface to make you preview and transfer photos better on computer. Tips are as follows:

Step 1: Download and set up Syncios Manager on your computer from below, then launch the program and connect your iPhone 8 to it with an USB cable.

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Step 2: Click on Photo on the left of the panel, to transfer the photos or folder to computer, check the photos or folder and click on Export button, set the path for the photos, then start to transfer.

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Method 3. Transfer all iPhone 8 photos to Windows PC with iCloud for Windows.

iCloud for Windows, which allows you to access your photos, contacts, calendars, files, and more from any of your devices. With iCloud Photo Library, any new photos and videos that you take on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch automatically download to your PC. And you can upload new photos and videos from your PC so that you can access them from your other devices too.

Step 1: Download and install iCloud for Windows on your computer, and restart your computer. The program would open itself after restarting your computer, otherwise, you can open it manually, and sign in your Apple ID.

Step 2: Of course, make sure you have enabled iCloud Photo option and iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone 8. After that, you are allowed to choose the features and content that you want to keep up to date across your devices, simply make the change as you like and click on Apply button, then click Close.

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Step 3: Click on the iCloud program icon on the right bottom of your computer, select Download Photos, then you are allowed to download all photos or download your entire collection by year, hit Download.

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Step 4: After a while, all your photos would be downloaded to your computer. You can find them under My computer > iCloud Photos > Downloads folder.

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Method 4. Transfer all iPhone 8 photos to computer by single click.

The final method could be the easiest and the best way to transfer your iPhone 8 photos to computer, since Syncios iPhone Data Transfer only takes you ONE CLICK to backup all DCIM photos and Pictures from your iPhone 8 to computer. What's more, this data transfer handy tool has many other great features, including Phone to Phone Transfer, Restore iTunes/iCloud backup files to device, 1-click backup and restore iPhone etc. Follow the steps below to 1-click transfer photos from iPhone 8 to your computer.

Step 1: Download and install Syncios iPhone Data Transfer on your computer from below. Launch it, select Backup to PC mode on the homepage. And connect your iPhone 8 to computer with USB cable.

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Step 2: Waiting for the program to connect your device and load the data on your iPhone 8. After that, check the DCIM photos and Pictures option on the middle of the panel, set the path on the right, then hit Start Copy. After a while, all your photos and pictures would be downloaded to computer successfully. Of course, you can restore them to iPhone 8 whenever you like.

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All of four methods are introduced above, you can simply choose your preferable one to help you transfer photos from iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to your computer. If you have more good idea to transfer photos to PC or encountered some problems while transferring photos, leave a comment below.


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