Depending on what type of device you're using (iPhone, iPod or iPad) and operating system (Mac or Windows) you're connecting it to, there are various ways to access your photos. In some particular cases, whether it's an older iPod, iPhoto isn't working properly or you're using a Windows PC the recommend photo transfer technique from Apple may not be ideal or even work at all. With iExplorer, we simplified photo transfer for you. iExplorer lets you easily copy any photo from any iPhone, iPad or iPod to your PC or Mac. The following tutorial provides an indepth step-by-step walkthrough of how to access and transfer your pictures from your device to your computer. If you use a Mac, you can even export them directly into iPhoto.
What you will need
- An iPhone, iPad, or iPod
- A Mac or PC with iTunes installed
- USB cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
Before you begin
If you don't already have iExplorer installed, click here for more information, or download it using the link below.Download for Mac
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To access your pictures and photos on your iPhone or iPod, first open iExplorer on your Mac or PC. Then, go ahead and connect your device with its USB cable to your computer. Once the device is connected, iTunes may prompt you to sync your device - click "No" or "Cancel." Until all of your music have been transferred back to into iTunes we recommend that you avoid syncing the device to iTunes as, in some cases, doing this may result in the permanent loss of data from your device.
Have questions that aren't addressed here? Please visit our Support Center for iExplorer FAQs.
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