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5 Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 to Computer

iPhone 11 owns all new dual camera system which can take your photos from wide to ultra wide. A redesigned interface uses the new Ultra Wide camera to show you what's happening outside the frame — and lets you capture it. Shoot and edit videos as easily as you do photos. It's the world's most popular camera, now with a whole new perspective.

After taking so much photos by iPhone 11 you must be wondering how to backup them in time. In this article, we are going to share you five useful methods to transfer iPhone 11 photos to computer. What you need are iCloud Photos, iTunes, Syncios Data Transfer and Syncios Manager. Now start to learn how they work!

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Method 1: Use iCloud Photos to Backup iPhone 11 Photos to Computer

iCloud for Windows helps you access iCloud Drive, photos, contacts, calendars, tasks and bookmarks of your iOS devices on Windows computer. iCloud Photos is one of the function which will automatically keeps every photos and videos you take on iPhone, iPad or iPod. With iCloud Photos you can realize the two-way transmission of photos between iPhone and computer.

Step 1: Make sure you have install iCloud for Windows on your computer. Then set up your iCloud with your Apple ID. Please pay attention that this Apple ID should be the same on your iPhone 11.

Step 2: We need to do some settings on both your iPhone 11 and computer.

On iPhone 11: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then turn on iCloud Photos. (*Attention: iCloud Photos was called iCloud Photo Library on iOS version before 10.3)

On Windows:

  • 1. Launch iCloud for Windows and click the 'Option' button which refers to 'Photos'.
  • 2. Select 'iCloud Photo Library' and click 'Done'.
  • 3. Click 'Apply' to confirm your settings.
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Step 3: Find iCloud icon which hide on the right bottom of your Windows computer, or you can find iCloud >> iCloud Photos in Start menu, launch it. Click on 'Downloads' and you are able to select photos which sorted by year. Tap on 'Download' to sync every selected iPhone 11 photos to computer.

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Step 4: Once it finished, all your iPhone 11 photos will saved in My computer > iCloud Photos > Downloads folder.

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Method 2: Use iTunes to Sync iPhone 11 Photos to Computer

For most iOS users, they must have already installed iTunes on their computer. With iTunes they can manage iPhone well, and of course, the photos shoot by iPhone 11 as well. Here is how you can use iTunes to transfer iPhone 11 photos to computer.

Step 1: Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to it until the iPhone icon appear. Click the iPhone icon.

Step 2: Select 'Photos' option and tick 'Sync Photos'. Click on the drop-down box to choose the certain folders.

Step 3: Tap on 'Apply' to start it.

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Method 3: Use Syncios Data Transfer to Backup All iPhone 11 Camera Roll & Photo Library

Despite iCloud Photos and iTunes are both can support to sync iPhone 11 photos to computer, we have a much more useful tool - Syncios Data Transfer which achieves to backup more types of categories include contacts, messages chats, video, camera roll, photo library, audio, call-history, safari history, bookmarks, WhatsApp, book, notes and voice mail. Additionally, Syncios Data Transfer also support to manage Android devices.

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Step 1: Install and launch Syncios Data Transfer on computer first. Then go to 'Backup' module. Connect your iPhone 11 to computer by using the USB cable. Once it connect successfully, set up your saving path. Then click 'Next' to select certain contents to backup for.

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Step 2: Tick 'Camera Roll' and 'Photo Library' options, then click 'Next' button to transfer all iPhone 11 photos to computer. (*Attention: To avoid transmitted photos form in thumbnails, please disable 'iCloud Photo Library' option on iPhone 11 during the process.)

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Tips: If you encounter any detection problem during the process, please check our iOS tutorial for help.


Method 4: Use Syncios Manager to Transfer Certain iPhone 11 Photos to Computer

This program supports to transfer certain photo files from iPhone 11 to computer. All photo album will list on screen and you can select the certain one or certain photos in this album to transfer. What's more, you can use Syncios Manager to manage your iPhone 11's data.

Install and launch Syncios Manager on your computer. Then connect iPhone 11 to it through USB cable. Once Syncios finish to synchronize your phone, select 'Photos' option.

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Export Photo Folder

Pick the certain photo folder and click 'Export' button on the menu bar. Set up your saving route and click 'Export' to transfer iPhone 11 photos to computer.

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Export Photo File

In order to select desired photo files, please double click on certain photo album to enter. And now you are allowed to pick multiple photos. Then do the same steps as 'Export Photo Album' does.

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*Tips: If you upgrade Syncios Manager to Syncios Ultimate, the version which possess with the '1-Click Backup' function to transfer all iPhone 11 photos to computer. For more information about the difference between free version and ultimate version, please visit Syncios' Version Compare to know more.

Step 1: Launch Syncios Manager >> Go to 'Toolkit' >> Select '1-Click Backup'

This time go to 'Toolkit' module and launch the '1-Click Backup' function.

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Step 2: Choose 'Photos' >> Click 'Start Backup'

Syncios supports to one click backup these four main categories of data. For more contents you can click the expand button to select. Here, we select 'Photos' option. Then click 'Start Backup' to transfer all iPhone 11 photos to computer.

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Method 5: Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 to Computer by Manual

The most traditional way to transfer photos is by manual.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 11 to computer, tap 'Trust' this computer on iPhone and wait until it appear as 'Portable Devices' on computer.

Step 2: Click on iPhone 11 icon to open and find the photo folder. Usually located under Internal Storage > DCIM.

Step 3: Then you can copy and paste desired photos to computer.

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Summary: Above are 5 useful solutions to help you in backing up iPhone 11 photos. No matter you are using iCloud Photos, iTunes, Syncios Data Transfer, Syncios Manager or just transfer by manual. All these functions are feasible! Now choose the one you like and start to transfer iPhone 11 photos to computer.


Supported OS: iOS 5 - iOS 13

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