Intelligently Transfer iPhone Photos to/from ComputerIntuitively manage and import iPhone photos to PC/Mac without syncing. No data erasing.

iPhone has its unique personality and so does iPhone Photos. Nowadays, what we are actually handling is no simple pictures, but over 10GB edited iPhone photos, geotagged iPhone photos, undeletable iPhone photos, a hundred thusand messed up burst photos, live photos, HEIC photos… To deal with these "stylish" images, to organize or to transfer them from iPhone to computer or reversely, we just need a smarter tool.

Manage & Transfer iPhone Photos of Any Sort

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For iPhone shutterbugs, DearMob organizes your beautiful mess by albums while making iPhone photo transfer, backup and restore an easy task. Curating your visual assets and other iOS files with DearMob iPhone Manager is a breeze.
✔ Two-way transfer iPhone photos from/to computers.
✔ Transfer only picked iPhone pictures without erasing/syncing.
✔ Intuitively convert or keep HEIC/Live photos as you need.
✔ Keep raw/edited iPhone photos, animated GIFs and geo-info.
✔ Spot and delete undeletable images to release more space.
✔ Password protect each photo/folder to guard privacy.

Encrypt Photos Whenever You Want

DearMob iPhone Manager applies military grade encryption algorithm to encode your photos with 1-click. Rest assured when you backup encrypted photos on a hard drive or send to friends via internet. Snoops will find no luck here. Transfer with encryption >>

iPhone HEIC to JPG Converter

HEIC files are cool as they offer same image quality in smaller size, but they are not universally adopted. DearMob previews and converts HEIC photos to JPG in case needed. It's simply done during photo exporting process without glitch. Convert upon exporting >>

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Outsmart iTunes in Many Ways

Let's throw off the shackles of iTunes' one-way syncing. DearMob iPhone Manager offers you the two-way transfer solution to move photos from/to iPhone in an intuitive manner. No more scary warning from iTunes to erase your photos when syncing from multiple photo libraries nor the need to disable iCloud Photos. Fast and responsive, exporting/importing 1000 4k photos in 2 mins.

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Well-Organized for A Selective iPhone Photo Transfer

All your iPhone photos organized in one place. The layout of photo albums and media types on the sidebar of DearMob iPhone Manager helps you pinpoint photos at a glance.

Easily pick and transfer iPhone photos to computer from apps such as Snapchat, VSCO, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapseed, etc.

Clearly spot and move pictures of varied media types: Favorite, recently deleted, selfies, live photos, panoramas, bursts, and screenshot, etc.

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Turn Your Live Photos into Customized Videos and Still Photos

Your live photos are gorgeous. How about sharing every moment with your beloved ones even if their phones fail to support live photos? DearMob iPhone Manager splits live photos into still photos plus MOV videos for you to share. It is auto done with a simple click to export.

If you make a new key photo on your iPhone, change live photo effects (loop/bounce/long exposure) or edit live photos (rotating/cropping/ filters/color balancing), you will have edited and original key photos & videos all transferred to your computer.

Now your glittering moments are not confined to three seconds.

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Remove Undeletable Photos in a Flexible Way

No trash icon to delete photos? Constrained by Apple's ecosystem, photos imported from computer cannot be removed on iPhone. Syncing an empty folder via iTunes or enabling iCloud Photo Library will wipe out all the synced pictures at once. DearMob iPhone Manager is a wiser choice to selectively delete any unwanted and undeletable picture.
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Export Both Edited and Original iPhone Photos to PC/Mac

No more tiresome process to duplicate photo or revert to the original. Select and transfer edited photos from iPhone to computer using DearMob iPhone Manager, and you will have both edited copies and in their original forms. Now you can unleash your creative power. Go crop, add filters or markup and never worry about messing up.

How to transfer edited & original photos>>
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Retain Geotagged Photos on Map across iPhone/iPad

Around the World in Eighty Days? World map dotted with geotagged pictures in Photos app is your trophy to be cherished. DearMob iPhone Manager transfers geotagged photos from old iPhone to new one, turning you brand-new photo library into an exciting database of places you went. Yes, we keep intact GPS data, time data and other metadata of your photos.

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Showcase the Best Shot of Burst Photos

Save you from the headache of swiping right to compare and save one perfect snap out of dozens of burst photos on a small screen. DearMob iPhone Manager groups all your burst photos into one album. Transfer your amazing action photos from iPhone to computer and decide which one captures the perfect moment on a larger screen.

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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer with DearMob

It is super easy and straightforward to transfer photos from iPhone to computer and backward using DearMob iPhone Manager. You are offered with options to convert HEIC to JPC or to password protect sensitive photos upon exporting. Syncing photos from Mac and Windows PC to your iPhone is also simple and safe, as it never erases anything against your will as iTunes might do.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC/Mac with DearMob

Follow these steps to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac/Windows PC:

Step 1: Go to "Photo Transfer", browse photos by switching albums at the left panel.

Step 2: Select some or all the photos and click "Export".

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• Before exporting, click "Export with encryption" to password-protect your photos.
• Tick "Select All" to quickly select photos, or you can drag your mouse or press Ctrl/Command+left click to pick photos.
• Group by year/month/day to better organize and view photos.
• Click the gear icon or go to settings to change default path for exported items.

How to Transfer Photos from PC/Mac to iPhone

Follow these steps to sync photos to iPhone from computers:

Step 1: Go to "Photo Transfer", click "+" at the left panel to create an album.

Step 2: Hit "Add Photo" and select desired photos on your computer.

Step 3: Click "Sync" to confirm to transfer photos to iPhone.

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• Constrained by Apple's ecosystem, you cannot add photos directly into the Camera roll or albums created by iPhone.
• DearMob iPhone Manager supports adding GIF and keeps it animated, while iTunes syncing ends up with a still photo.
• Find synced photos in your camera roll as well as in albums. They are not editable by default unless you duplicate them.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone

Follow these steps to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone:

Step 1: Lauch DearMob iPhone Manager and connect your iPhone to the computer with data cable.

Step 2: Go to "Photo Transfer", select pictures you want to move to another iPhone, and click "Export".

Step 3: Plug in another iPhone, go to "Photo Transfer", and create an album by clicking "+" on the left column.

Step 4: Hit "Add Photo", select exported pictures in step 2 and click "Sync".


• Before step 2, you can click the gear icon or go to settings to change default path for exported items.
• In step 4, you can also drag-n-drop pictures into the newly created album.


System: Mac OS, Windows 10/8/7/Vista, etc.

Apple devices: iPhone XS/XS MAX/XR, iPhone X/8/7/6S/6/5S/4S/Plus, iPad, iPod, etc.

Format: supports adding photos in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmp and .tiff format to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. More specs info>>

No jsut migrating iPhone photos, DearMob iPhone Manager can do a lot more iOS data management tasks than you can think of. Get it and try it out yourself.

3 Other Ways to Move Photos from iPhone to Computer

Indeed, apart from DearMob iPhone Manager, there are many other ways to export iPhone photos to computer, including iCloud for Windows, Windows file explorer, and Dropbox. But each has their own limitations.

How to import photos from iPhone to computer using AutoPlay or File/Windows Explorer

Windows computers recognize iOS devices natively. For Windows 7 computers, AutoPlay will intuitively pop up a dialogue windows once you connect the device to it. You can choose either AutoPlay or File Explorer to move photos from iPhone to computer. For Windows 10 users can choose either Photo app or Windows Explorer to migrate pictures from iPhone to PC.

File explorer for Windows Computers:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer.

Step 2. Passcode unlock your iPhone and you will see your device > Internal Storage > DCIM folder

transfer photos from iPhone to PC File Explorer

Step 3. Copy all the folders or open folders to select certain picture to copy and paste from iPhone to computer.

Drawbacks: all the pictures are listed by IMG_xxx numbers without proper organization, which makes it difficult to navigate or pinpoint a picture.

AutoPlay For Windows 7:

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer.

The AutoPlay window will apear. You can either click "Import Pictures and Videos using Windows" or close AutoPlay dialogue window and direct to File/Windows explorer.

Step 2. Click the Import Settings link and a window pops up showing you different settings including the target folder you want to import iPhone photos to by clicking the Browse button.

Step 3. After setting up the import options, click OK to transfer photos from iPhone to computer.

Notice: Only Camera Roll photos can be transferred via AutoPlay. And by using AutoPlay, you cannot preview all your photos. If AutoPlay fails to work, you can either transfer iPhone photos to PC using Windows Explorer.

Photos App For Windows 10:

You can use Photos app for Windows to transfer photos from iPhone to PC, and collect, view, or edit your photos.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Windows 8/10 PC ->Open Photos app –> Scroll down to the bottom -> Click Import.

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Note: Photos app will automatically detect all photos on your iPhone, and you can click "Select all" to get all your photos from iPhone to Windows 8/10 PC at once.

Step 2. Choose the iPhone photos you want to import your Photos App by clicking Deselect All and then pick the ones you like to move.

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Drawbacks: The problem of this transfer method is that you cannot preview photos or videos to compare before transferring to PC. And the MOV files generated from Live photos are totally messed up.

How to transfer pictures from iPhone to computer using iCloud for Windows

iCloud for Windows is another popular way for transferring photos from iPhone to computer and vice versa. With WiFi connected and valid Apple ID, it allows you to wirelessly upload new photos or videos to your personal account and view anywhere anytime on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. You can directly watch your iPhone photos on PC or Mac with network required, or you can download iPhone photos to computer for offline enjoy as well.

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Step 1. Sign in with your Apple ID to access your iCould personal center on iPhone and computer.

Step 2. Choose one photo you like to upload -> tap the Share button at the bottom left corner of your iPhone -> choose Add To iCloud Drive -> choose the folder you set to save your photo, and then it will automatically sync your photo to iCloud on your computer in a flash. You may find you can only select one picture each time to upload, that's really inconvenient indeed.

Step 3. Go to your computer, click Photos in your iCloud. A window with all photos you upload shows up, choose one or several photos you like to download and then click the download arrow on the top right of iCloud Photos. Now the photos on your iPhone have been downloaded on your computer, you can find them in your Downloads folder.

Notice: iCloud allows you to take various beautiful pictures in different places and enjoy them at home easily. However, it requires network for uploading and only offers 5GB storage space for free storing.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC using Dropbox

To transfer iPhoto photos to computer, you need Dropbox which is similar to AirDrop for Mac.

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Step 1: Download and install Dropbox app on both your iPhone and Windows PC.

Step 2: Open Dropbox on iPhone and switch to Uploads tab

Step 3: Press + icon at the top left corner to choose the photos you want to transfer

Step 4: Choose an upload destination and start uploading.

Now you get to your computer, and the photos are ready to be downloaded to your Dropbox folder.

Managing iPhone Data Has Never Been So Easy with DearMob

We invite you to explore the joy of managing more iPhone data with DearMob full features!

Besides iPhone photos, DearMob simplifies the way you manage all iOS files. It's fast, easy to use, and trustworthy. With this handy tool, you can backup & restore iPhone, transfer iPhone photos, videos, songs, contacts, messages and more, encrypt sensitive files, make custom ringtones…

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