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How to copy pictures from your iPhone to Windows
The iPhone's built-in camera makes it easy to snap decent quality photos, but the process for copying those photos to your computer using iTunes is clunky and a little different than you'd expect from most digital cameras.
Fortunately it's easy to just copy photos from your iPhone to your PC using Window's built-in photo importer.
1. Plug in your iPhone to your computer using the usb charging cable that comes with your iPhone. Windows will detect your iPhone and ask you what you'd like to do:
2. Click "Import pictures" to start the import process.
3. Enter a keyword tag to let you easily find your pictures after they've been uploaded to your computer. The keyword tag will be used for the folder name that's created during the import.
4. Click the "Import" button to start the import process. You can also choose to remove photos from your iPhone once they've been uploaded.
Once your photos have been copied over to your computer, Windows will open the Photo Gallery and will show you the pictures you've just uploaded.
What if I only want to transfer a few pictures?
The method described above works well but has one drawback - it copies ALL of your files. If you have thousands of pictures, then the process is going to take some time.
If you'd like a little more control over the import process - like the ability to choose individual pictures to import, rather than importing all of them in bulk - then check out Laplink Sync.
Here's a detailed tutorial for using Laplink Sync to import photos from a mobile phone. This software will let you transfer photos between iPhones and Androids, between Windows and Macs, and all combinations of the above.