Transfer iPhone Photos To Windows 10 Issue

Windows 10 was released on the second quarter of 2019. It came with new features and design as well as improved operating system. So far, Windows 10 is great with less reports of issues and problems related to its operating system. However, there have been reports lately of iPhone users having problems transfer Photos to Windows 10 no matter what methods they used. 

The problem is not only related to transferring photos but to other photo related concerning an iPhone and Windows 10. Below are the common problems that iPhone users are experiencing:

Photos on iPhone is not appearing on Windows 10: There have been quite a few reports of users wherein when they plugged their iPhone to their PC on Windows 10, the photos on the iPhone isn’t showing. Perhaps a driver that is outdated or even corrupted is what’s causing this issue to occur.

Photos on iPhone cannot be viewed on Windows 10: This is not a common problem if you can’t view the photos when connected to a PC on Windows 10 but the solutions below should be able to help fix it.

Unable to transfer iPhone Photos using iTunes, Bluetooth and iCloud: there are several iPhone users who are experiencing problems with transferring photos via iTunes, iCLoud and even when using Bluetooth connection.

The problem with transferring Photos does not only occur with older iPhone models, but several iPhone users using a newer iPhone models are also experiencing this issue as well. Lucky for you there are a few potential solutions that you might want to try to fix problems with iPhone Photo transfer. Read on below to find out how.

Transfer iPhone Photos To Windows 10

SOLUTION 1: MAKE SURE iPHONE IS UNLOCK

To be able to transfer photos from iPhone to your Windows 10 PC, both devices should synced with each other. However, if an iPhone is locked when connected to a PC syncing will not commenced. Therefore, make sure that the iPhone should be unlocked for syncing and connection between the iPhone and Window 10 PC will be successful, hence iPhone photos will be transferred to the Windows PC.

SOLUTION 2: MAKE SURE TO SET PC AS TRUSTED DEVICE

Connecting your iPhone to your Windows PC for the very first time, a prompt message will appear asking if you want to trust the computer or not. Trusting your device will allow you to sync your iPhone to your Windows10 PC, you are able to back up your data and content from the iPhone.

Once a device is already trusted on, it will remain the same until you connect it again to another computer. Basically, if a device is not trusted, you will not be able to have access to the iPhone on Windows 10 PC.

How to Set ‘Trust This Computer’ on iPhone:

  1. Connect iPhone device to Windows 10 PC using an appropriate USB cable.
  2. Once prompted, input Passcode to unlock iPhone.
  3. Either way, you can choose to trust or not to trust your Windows 10 PC. You can select the option ‘Don’t trust” if you do not want to trust the computer or you can select option ‘Trust” if you want to trust the computer on your device.
  4. Then tap on ‘Continue’
  5. Since an iPhone on a trusted computer will be remembered, you can also change the settings if you no longer want to trust the computer.

How to change settings on ‘Trusted Computer’:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Scroll down from the list of options and tap on Reset
  4. Then tap on Reset Location & Privacy
  5. Once reset, when you try to connect again to a computer you will again be prompted for options to Trust or Don’t trust the computer

SOLUTION 3: UPDATE BOTH DEVICES

It is likely that you are having problems transferring photos from your iPhone to your Windows 10 PC is because you are not running on the latest software. At times, bugs and glitches can cause issues on your devices that is why it is recommended to update iPhone and Windows 10 PC regularly to help fix bugs that may have caused the problem of not being able to transfer photos. 

How to update iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings from the home screen of your iPhone.
  2. Tap on General
  3. Then tap on Software Update
  4. Apple will now check for updates. If there is an available update, tap on Download and Install. But if there aren’t any, it means that the software running on your iPhone is up to date. 

How to update Mac on Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Apple Logo located at the upper left corner of the screen
  2. Then click on System Preferences
  3. Select and Click on Software Update
  4. Apple server will now check for updates. If there is an available update, click on the Update Now.

SOLUTION 4: CHECK THE USB CABLE

You have to make sure that the USB cable you are using to connect iPhone to Windows 10 PC is working. Make sure that it is free from any damage. If you are using a third party cable, it is likely the cause of problems with transferring photos. USB cables that are authentic may only be used to charge an iPhone device but it is impossible to use it to transfer photos. Also, if you an extra USB cable on hand may want to try it as well.

SOLUTION 5: USE ANOTHER WINDOWS 10 PC

If at some point you are still unable to transfer photos to Windows 10 PC, you may want to consider using another Windows 10 PC to check whether or not the cause is from the iPhone or on the PC. This can be your basis whether or not the problem is related to the PC which is perhaps due to incompatibility with the driver or on your iPhone. If after using another Windows 10 PC but still the problem persists, it simply means that the problems is on your iPhone.

Solution 6: USE ICLOUD INSTEAD OF iTUNES

Another way to transfer photos from an iPhone to a Windows 10 PC aside from iTunes is by using iCloud. Once iCloud has already been downloaded, you can simply go to iCloud for photos. There will be three directories and one of them should contain your photos. You need to access that directory to be able to transfer photos from an iPhone. Some iPhone users have reported that this method actually worked for some. 

SOLUTION 7: RESET LOCATION AND PRIVACY SETTINGS

There have been reports of users who have tried resetting their location and privacy settings and that it actually works in solving the problem of not being able to transfer photos from an iPhone to a Windows 10 PC. Resetting basically disabled the ‘Trust’ on your computer and ‘Trusting your Computer’ again. 

  1. Go to Settings from the home screen of your iPhone.
  2. Tap on General
  3. Scroll down from the list of options and tap on Reset
  4. Then choose and tap on Reset Location & Privacy
  5. Enter Passcode when prompted
  6. Connect iPhone again to the Windows 10 PC
  7. Tap and Select on the option ‘Trust your Computer’
  8. Then, launch iTunes. When ‘Trust’ Option appears, tap on Trust
  9. Try to transfer photos to see if it helped fix the problem.

SOLUTION 8: CONNECT TO A DIFFERENT USB PORT

There are instances wherein a certain USB port on Windows 10 PC is not functioning that may have caused unable to transfer photos. Ideally, connecting to a USB 3.0 port is much faster and reliable but that is not always the case as sometimes it may not function the way we want it to be. Therefore, try connecting to a different USB port on Windows 10 PC to help fix it. You may also try connecting to a USB 2.0 port instead as there are several users claimed of it solving the problem.

SOLUTION 9: CHANGE PERMISSION SETTINGS

If you are unable to transfer photos from an iPhone to Windows 10 PC, the cause is likely to be with the permission settings on the PC.

  1. Click on This PC, then right click on the Pictures folder to reveal a drop down menu
  2. Click on Properties. Then, on the Picture Properties Category, click on the Security Tab
  3. Then, click on Edit, to change permissions. Now, select the account from the lists. In the Allow Column, put a check on Full Control option. 
  4. Click on the Apply and then click OK to save the changes made.

You can also choose to have Everyone have a Full Control by simple following the steps below:

  1. Click on This PC, then right click on the Pictures folder to reveal a drop down menu
  2. Click on Properties. On the Picture Properties Category, click on the Security Tab
  3. Tap on Edit
  4. Then, click on the Add tab
  5. On the field “Enter the object names to select”, type in Everyone. Click on Check Names to see if it has already been added before.
  6. Click and Select on ‘Everyone’ from the group or user names category
  7. Finally, click on the Apply changes and click on OK to confirm the changes made.

In order to check if the solution works, try to transfer photos one by one or per batch as long as you don’t transfer all Photos at once.