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How to Transfer Photos on Windows

By default, iTunes can only sync photos in bulk. So users can't solely add, export and delete photos on computer.

With DearMob iPhone Manager, it's easy to transfer your iOS/iPadOS device photos with encryption method to your computer. You can backup and transfer your photos securely and selectively in just a few clicks. The features below can truly help your photo transfer.

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To export your iPhone, iPad, or iPod photos to your Windows PC

In DearMob,
A Live Photo can be exported as both a video and a picture file.
A HEIC Photo can be exported as a JPG for being viewable on Windows PC.

1. Launch DearMob iPhone Manager and connect your iOS/iPadOS device.
2. Entering Photo Transfer, select the photo(s) you want to export. Click Export and then you can find the photos on your computer local drive.

export photos to pc


  • You can group photos by date or view in different size column.
  • A photo with a cloud tag shows that it is in iCloud. Please download it to your device first if it can't be exported.
  • Optional: tick Export with Encryption in Export button to set a password to encrypt the photos while exporting.
  • From DearMob iPhone Manager version 5.8 and onwards, you will be able to explore the Hidden album in Photos. Photos stored in the Hidden album will not show up in the Camera Roll album.

To add your photos to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod from your Windows PC

In DearMob,
Photo Formats include .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .tiff and .heic.
HEIC can be imported and saved as JPEG on iPhone.
Undo Option allows you to click the red curve icon or cancel button for avoiding the wrong import before Sync.

1. Launch DearMob iPhone Manager and connect your iDevice.
2. Click + icon to create a new album first. Then enter the new album and click Add Photo or Add Folder to choose the photos your want to import.
3. Click Sync button to complete photos import.

add photos from pc


  • You can customize the name of new album.
  • Photos can't be added to locked album like Camera Roll or Screenshot.

To delete photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod from your Windows PC

In DearMob,
Undo option can prevent you from deleting some photos/albums by mistake. Also, you can revoke all deletions by click Cancel before Sync.

1. Launch DearMob iPhone Manager and connect your iDevice.
2. Select photo(s) that you want to delete and click Delete Photo to confirm.
3. Click Sync button to finalize photos deletion.

delete photos on PC


  • Album can be deleted by clicking the X icon if all the contained photos in it have been deleted.

How to transfer photos in iTunes on Windows PC

Before you begin using iTunes to transfer/backup photos on your iOS/iPadOS device, you have to do the following things:

  • Update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS.
  • Update your Windows PC to the latest version of Windows 10.
  • Ensure that your entire iOS/iPadOS device are using the same Apple ID.
  • Update iTunes software on your Windows PC.
  • If you have photos on your iPhone that are not on your computer, you can follow these steps to import them:


  • iTunes can't selectively transfer and backup photos.
  • Wrong step will lead your photos to be permanently erased.
  • iTunes only supports one-way photo transfer: from PC to iPhone. You cannot transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iTunes.

1. Launch iTunes on your PC.
2. Connect your iPhone to PC using the original iPhone USB cable or via Wi-Fi.
3. Click your device icon on iTunes top bar.
4. Look to the left side of the iTunes windows and click Photos.
5. Tick the box next to Sync Photos, and choose the folder or app where to sync from.
6. Click the Sync to apply.

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