Three Quick Way to Transfer Photos from iPhone to External Hard Drive on PC/Mac

Three Quick Way to Transfer Photos from iPhone to External Hard Drive on PC/Mac
Samuel

Here are three straight way for you to transfer photos from iPhone to external hard drive on Windows or Mac easily.

Wanna know how to simplify the transfer process about how to transfer photos from iPhone to an external hard drive?

Actually, many people will choose to backup iPhone photos to external hard drive to prevent permanent loss. However, the transfer process may take a lot of your time if you are inexpert, so here I would like to show you three effective way to simplify your process to move iPhone Photos to an External Hard Drive easily.


Part 1. Transfer Photos from iPhone to An External Hard Drive with Photos App

Part 2. Export iPhone Photos to External Hard Drive Directly

Part 3. Download and Move iPhone Photos to External Hard Drive with iOS Transfer


Part 1. Transfer Photos from iPhone to An External Hard Drive with Photos App

Windows Photo Gallery on PC:

Step 1. Launch Photos app and connect your iPhone to the PC.

Step 2. (Windows7) You will see an AutoPlay window, then select "Import pictures and videos using Windows", Click "Import" to import the Camera Roll photos to PC.

(Windows 10) Hit the import button, then select items to import to PC.

Step 3. Plug your external hard drive to the computer and move iPhone photos from PC to the drive.



Image Capture on Mac:

Step 1. Connect both your iPhone and external hard drive to your Mac.

Step 2. Use Spotlight search to search for "Image Capture" and launch the program.

Step 3. Click the name of your iPhone and all the photos taken by your iPhone will be displayed.

Step 4. On the "Import To" bar, select your external hard drive as the output destination.

Step 5. To import only some of the photos, select the photos, then click "Import". To import all the photos, click "Import All".



Part 2. Export iPhone Photos to External Hard Drive Directly

Step 1. Tap "Photos" on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Step 2. Choose an existing album under Photo Library, or you can create a new album on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. On the top right corner, click "Edit". On the following screen, click "Add".

Step 3. Name your new album and click "Save". Then, click "Done".



Step 4. Open the album and click the icon on the top right corner.

Step 5. Choose "Add". On the following screen, click "Camera Roll" to show all photos that you have taken.

Step 6. Scroll down to find and check your wanted photos. Then, click "Done" on the top right corner. As you see, photos on Camera Roll are moved to the album.



Part 3. Download and Move iPhone Photos to External Hard Drive with iOS Transfer

iOS Transfer is a professional phone manager which can be used to manage photos, contacts, SMS and other media files on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch easily. It enables you to download and move iPhone photos to external hard drive in one click, and compatible with Windows and Mac version.

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Step 1. Connect your device to computer
Run the program and connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to your computer via a USB cable. Once your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch is connected, this program will detect it immediately.



Step 2. Move pictures from Camera Roll to the album

Export these photos to your PC firstly

a. Click "Photos" tab at the top of the main interface.

b. Right-click on the "Camera Roll" and select "Export to PC" from the dropped down list.

c. Open the Camera Roll album and choose your wanted photos, and then right-click the selected photos and select "Export to PC" from the dropped down list.



d. In the pop-up file browser window, select a location to save the exported Camera Roll album or Camera Roll photos.



Move images from Camera Roll to another album

a. Right-click on the left sidebar and select "New Album" to create a new album on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.



b. Open the album. Then click "Add" and then select "Add File" or "Add Folder" to add photos.

c. Navigate to the location where you save the Camera Roll album or Camera Roll photos.

d. Import the Camera Roll or the photos to the album.



Step3. Move pictures to a different album on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and delete these photos in the Camera Roll to free up space.



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