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How to Transfer Photos from Your iPhone 11 to PC [Proven]

“How to Transfer photos from iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to Computer? I got the iPhone for shooting video, now I’m trying to edit these videos and photos on my computer, but can’t get the files onto the PC without data loss. How to do that easily?”

-Bob (one of our readers.)

Many users shoot videos and photos with their iPhone like the internet user bob, however, how do you download your photos from your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to the computer? How do you move photos from your iPhone to PC with different ecosystems? It is not so smooth to transfer files directly between the Apple ecosystem and the Microsoft ecosystem. Especially when you have a new iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max), you might experience new unknow problems. Here in this article, we will walk you through several simple resolutions to transfer pictures from iPhone 11 to PC.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to PC
How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to PC

Part 1: Transfer Photos and Videos from iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to Windows via the SD iPhone transfer software (without iTunes)

SD iPhone Transfer is a useful app to be your best iPhone companion. This app enables you to transfer pictures from iPhone to PC and also from PC to iPhone without data loss. The whole process is fast and stable.

To use this software, firstly, free download and install it on your computer.

Here is the Video Tutorial:

Step 1: Free download SD iPhone Transfer and install it on your Windows PC or Mac computer.

transfer photos from 11/11 Pro (Max) to computerStep 2: Launch it and connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.

Step 3: Navigate to Photos on the left menu. Choose photos. Click the Export to PC button.

export to pc In the pop-up window, set a file path to save the imported iPhone photos and videos.

Later, in the Pop-up window, choose from automatically transfer photos to JPG/JPEG for better compatibility or Keep the original format as HEIC. HEIC refers to High Efficiency Image File Format which is adopted by Apple in iOS 11. With this SD iPhone Transfer, you don’t need a special HEIC image converter software. The app can automatically convert the HEIC to Jpeg which is easy to share across all platforms if you choose the option. Then Click OK and wait until it shows a successfully transferred screen. The process is fast and neat.

automatically convert HEIC photosStep 4. When finished, click the open folder to check the imported pictures and videos on your transferred from iphone to pcsuccessfully

Part 2: Move pictures from your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to PC using the iCloud App for Windows.

To use this method. You are required to turn on iCloud Photos on your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max). Go to Settings>[your name] >iCloud>Photos>iCloud Photos, turn on the toggle switch on next to iCloud photos.

1. Download and install the iCloud app from the Microsoft Store.

2. Open the iCloud app and sign in your account with Apple credentials.

3. Click iCloud settings. Tick photos and click options next to photos. Check iCloud photos in the pop-up window.

 Transfer photos from iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to Computer via iCloud app4. Open the iCloud photos folder on your PC and choose Drag or copy photos in your computer to this folder. Waiting for them to be synced to your iPhone when it is charged, connected to Wi-Fi and screen locked. Usually, the iCloud sync will happen during the night. Check on your iPhone later if the iCloud sync finished across all your devices.

Part 3: Download Photos from iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to PC using Photos app on Windows 10.

If you encounter connecting errors when transferring photos to PC via photos app, try one or two more times. Here we have made a video tutorial.

Video Tutorial:

  • 1. Open the Photos app.
  • 2. Connect your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to the computer via a USB cable
  • 3. Click Import on the top-right corner of the screen. Check the import settings and set the path.
  • 4. Import and check the folder on your PC. Done.


Which is the best way to move photos from Phone 11/11 Pro (Max) to PC?

It depends. if you need a piece of free software or you only have a few pictures to transfer photos from iPhone to PC or the other way around, choose methods in Part 2 and Part 3. If you do have a large number of photos and videos to copy between iPhone and PC, we recommend you to use a more stable way in Part 1. This software is efficient and the transferring speed is quite fast and simple to use.

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Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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