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5 Methods to Transfer Photos from iPhone X to Computer

Besides of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple also released a 10th anniversary special edition, the iPhone X (pronounced ten), which comes with a full OLED screen called Super Retina Display and face recognition. The iPhone X is a huge step forward by Apple, it's the first generation of iPhone that comes with no home button, and the TouchID is replaced by new-designed faceID, Apple claims that it's much more accurate and safer than previous. Moreover, with the most powerful A11 bionic chip and upgrade to the most fastest iOS 13system, the iPhone X can be the best iPhone ever, of course, also the most expensive iPhone ever.

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We love taking photos with our smartphone nowadays, I bet you must shoot bunch of photos and videos as long as you got a new iPhone X. And have you wondered how to sync these photos (live photos, depth effect photos) with your computer? If you are looking for methods to effortlessly transfer photos from iPhone X to your computer, you find the right place here. In this article, we will gives you up to five methods to help you transfer iPhone X photos to computer, so you can simply choose your preferable ones to get your photos copied. Now let check them one by one.

Solution 1: Transfer iPhone X photos to computer via USB cable.

Although we can't access everything on iOS devices through computer just like Android devices due to Apple's security settings, we can still access iPhone X photos on our computer.

Step 1Connect your iPhone X to computer with an USB cable, and tap Trust and enter your lock screen password on your iPhone X.

Step 2After connected successfully, open This PC, find the iPhone X under Devices and drivers.

Step 3Open the internal storage of iPhone X, you would find a DCIM photo folder there, which contains several folder that saved your photos. Simply open it and copy them to your computer. You can also drag and drop them to your computer.

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Solution 2: Import iPhone X photos to PC via Windows built-in app.

On Windows PC, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 now all have built-in app to help you import photos from your portable device to computer. And here I will take Windows 10 operating system as example, the Window 7 and Window 8 are almost the same.

Step 1Connect your iPhone X to a Windows 10 PC, for the first time, it will install a driver for your iPhone automatically. After installed successfully, a small dialog box would pop up on the right bottom of desktop: Tap to choose what happens with this device. Click on it, then a new window pops up: Choose what to do with this device. Simply select Import photos and videos option.

Note: If it doesn't pop up the window, you can find Photo app on Windows > All apps to open it.

Step 2Simply choose your desired photos and tap Continue, then it would ask you to set the path for the photos, change the path as you like, then import the photos.

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Solution 3: Transfer iPhone X photos to computer via Syncios iPhone Manager.

Syncios iPhone Manager is a free and helpful iOS device manager, which helps you sync all types of files between your computer and your device. With this handy manager program, we can easily preview and transfer photos on computer no matter your computer system is.

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

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

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Solution 4: Transfer all iPhone X photos to computer 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 1Download 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 2Of course, make sure you have enabled iCloud Photo option and iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone X. 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 3Click 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 4After 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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Note: Of course, if you don't want to install iCloud for Windows on your computer, you can also go to iCloud webpage to download photos from iCloud to PC.

Solution 5: One-click transfer all iPhone X photos to computer.

The last method can be the fastest way to transfer iPhone X photos to computer. iOS Data Transfer supports 1-click backup data from iOS devices to PC, including contacts, messages, call logs, photos, pictures, videos, music and more. With the help of this program, you can transfer all photos and pictures from iPhone X to PC with ease.

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

Step 2Waiting for the program to connect your device and load the data on your iPhone X. Set the path on the right, then hit Next to come to select the Camera Roll and Photo Library which you are going to deliver to PC. Next again and after a while, all your photos and pictures would be downloaded to computer successfully.

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All methods are introduced above, especially Syncios Data Transfer brings you more convenience when backing up and restoring iPhone data. Inside a Transfer feature lets you directly transfer your iPhone to any iOS or Android phone. You don't even have to run iCloud or iTunes while you are still able to restore these 2 storage backups to your iPhone simply. Anyway, you can freely choose your preferable one to help you transfer photos from iPhone X to your computer. Still have more good ideas to transfer photos to PC? Leave a comment below.