Apple’ iOS and Windows OS are two incredible operating systems. You will hardly experience any flaw in them and even if there is a fault, you can easily troubleshoot it. However, the interconnectivity between these two operating systems tends to play tricks on the users. A problem would likely occur when it comes to transferring pictures from iPhone to PC.

If you are unable to transfer or view iPhone pictures on your PC then you are not alone. There is a large number of people who are facing these types of issues. Many people reported that they manage to fix this issue by trying repeatedly, but it is not a permanent solution. Mentioned below will be the few methods to fix this issue once for all. Before that, just check if you are transferring the photos correctly:

Transfer iPhone Photos Using Windows 10:

1. Connect your iPhone to PC via a charging cable.

2. Unlock your iPhone, and tap Trust This Computer if required.

3. Now launch the Photo App on your PC.

4. Locate the option Import at the top right of the screen and click on it.

5. Now click Import from a USB Device.

6. Just follow the on-screen instructions and let the process complete.

This is the simple procedure to transfer the photos from iPhone to Windows. If you are following this procedure and still having troubles, then you should try the methods below.

USB Connection:

First things first, you need to check the USB cable (charging cable) if it is working fine. Apple’ charging cables have a history of getting broken easily, and if it is broken then the connection is impossible. Physically inspect your charging cable to see if there are any damages.

If you cannot find any physical damages then try using a different charging cable to see if it works. You also need to check your PC’ USB port. They shouldn’t be damaged or have any dust around the edges. You can also try changing the USB port as well. This method has helped many users in fixing the issue.

iPhone Unlocked:

in order to transfer photos from iPhone to PC, your iPhone should remain unlocked during the transfer process. The transfer process will stop if your iPhone gets locked (passcode required) or even if it goes to sleep. You can keep tapping the iPhone’ screen to keep it awake until the process is complete.

Additionally, you can adjust lock settings if you do not want to keep tapping on your phone’ screen during the process. Doing this can also come handy if you cannot afford to stay glued to your seat while the process is happening. You can adjust your phone settings by:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.
Display and Brightness

2. Locate the option Display and Brightness and tap on it.

3. Now find the option Auto Lock and tap on it.

4. It is usually set to 1 minute by default. Tap on Never.

5. Doing this disables the Auto-Lock and you would have to lock your phone manually.

Home Sharing:

Make sure your Home Sharing is enabled. Enabling this feature means that your Laptop will allow you to access the phone just like a hard drive. If this feature is disabled then you will likely face connecting and transferring issues. To enable your Home Sharing:

1. Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC.

2. Locate and click the option File on the menu bar placed at the top of your screen.

3. Locate the option Home Sharing from the drop-down menu and click on it.

4. Next, click the option Turn on Home Sharing. You may have to provide your login credentials if you aren’t signed in already.

5. A pop-up will inform you that Home Sharing is now on. Simply click OK to that message.

Enable AutoPlay on PC:

If AutoPlay doesn’t appear when you connect your iPhone to PC then you may have to enable it through the Control Panel. You can do that by:

1. Launch Control Panel on your PC.

2. Click the option Hardware and Sound.

3. Now click the option AutoPlay.

4. Click on the option Change Default Setting for Media and Devices.

5. Click on the box Use AutoPlay for all Media and Devices.

Reset your iPhone as Trusted Device:

If you are unable to crack the problem then resetting your iPhone as Trusted Device can come to your aid. For that, you simply have to follow these steps:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of your screen and tap Reset.
Reset Location and Privacy

4. Now you will have many resetting options. Locate the option Reset Location and Privacy and tap on it.

5. Enter your passcode if required and let the device complete the process.

6. Now connect your iPhone to PC. A dialogue box asking Trust This Computer will appear on your screen. Click on Trust and you will be able to import photos from iPhone to PC.

Note: You do not have to create an iCloud backup for this reset method.

iOS and iTunes Software Update:

The primitive reason why many Apple users face issues is their laziness in updating the software when available. The Apple users who do not update their device’ software are bound to run into trouble. So, if you are struggling to transfer pictures from iPhone to PC then you should check if your iPhone and iTunes are updated to the latest software. To do that:

On iPhone:

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Tap on the option General.
Software Update

3. Now tap on the option Software Update.

3. Download and install the update if available. If not, then your iOS is up to date.

For iTunes:

1. Launch the iTunes on your PC.

2. Click on the option Help from the menu bar.

3. Scroll down and click on the option Check for Updates.

4. You will see a pop-up for an update if available. Download and install it. If not, then your iTunes is up to date.

Restart the Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS):

This one is more of a technical thing but it is quite helpful. If your iOS device isn’t recognized on Windows you might need to restart Apple Mobile Device Service, and here’s how to do it:

1. Shut down the iTunes and disconnect any Apple device connected to it.

2. Press Window Key + R on your keyboard. It will open the Run Window.

3. Type services.msc and press OK in the input field.

4. Now a Service Window would open.

5. Locate the option Apple Mobile Device Service from the list on your screen and right-click on it. Select Properties from the option.

6. Locate Startup Type on the properties Window and set it to Automatic from the drop-down menu. Click the Stop button below to stop the service as well.

7. You need to click the option Start once the service has stopped. Doing this will start the service again but the system would be refreshed. You would also need to restart your PC once this process is complete.

Now connect your iPhone to iTunes again and you will see the results.

iCloud for Windows:

This one is another method that can help you in troubleshooting the issue permanently. Follow these steps:

Enable iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone. You can do that by:

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Tap on your Apple ID.

3. Tap iCloud.

4. Tap Photos and Turn on iCloud Library. Also, tap on the option Download and Keep Originals.

Now Download iCloud for Windows from Apple’ website and follow these steps:

1. Open iCloud for Windows.

2. Click the option Select iCloud Photos.

3. Click Done, followed by Apply.