How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Flash Drive

We cannot transfer directly from iPhone to flash drive because iPhone does not support the connection with USD disks, whether you need to send to your flash as backup before you upgrade your operating system, to share your pictures with your loved ones, or if you just want to free up your space, there are simple methods that require a few steps to get the job done. You can either transfer to your computer first and then to your flash drive, or you can transfer to your flash drive straightaway.

Part 1: Ways to transfer photos from iPhone to computer

Solution 1: Transfer photos from iPhone to computer using email

Step 1

Go to the photo application on your iPhone and launch it.

Step 2

Look for the photos you wish to transfer to your computer. Tap the select button so that you can select more than one photo.

Step 3

Tap the Share button. However, it will only allow you to send up to five photos at a time. On the pop-up, after you select share, choose “Mail”, which will prompt the mail application to open a new message window with the photos you selected attached.

Step 4

Enter your email address so that you can send the photos to yourself.


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Step 5

Access your email account on your computer for Gmail users; your email will have thumbnails of the images at the bottom of your message.
For Yahoo users, the attachment download option is at the top; you can just click download all attachments.
The image will be downloaded and stored under your Downloads Folder, which is located at the left side of your Windows Explorer.

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Solution 2: Transfer photos from iPhone to computer using iPhoto

Step 1

Using the cable that comes with the phone, connect iPhone to your Mac .

Step 2

Launch the iPhoto application on your Mac. On the left under DEVICES you should be able to see your iPhone. Tap the Select button so that it allows you to select more than one photo.

Step 3

Select the photos you wish to import or you can choose all photos and videos in the iPhoto library. On the pop-up, after you select share, choose “Mail”, which will prompt the mail application to open a new message window with the photos you selected attached.

Step 4

On Finder, select Edit, Paste XX Items, and then paste the photos and/or videos you imported to the hard drive of your Mac.

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Part 2: Transfer photos from PC to your flash drive

Step 1

Connect your flash drive to your computer, ensuring that the flash drive has enough space for the photos you want to import.

Step 2

Select the photos you imported from iPhone to your PC. On the left, under DEVICES, you should be able to see your iPhone. Tap the Select button so that you can select more than one photo.

Step 3

Right-click and select copy. On the pop-up, after you select share, choose “Mail”, which will prompt the mail application to open a new message window with the photos you selected attached.

Step 4

Open your flash drive. Right-click on the white part of the window and select paste to import all the photos you copied from your PC.

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Part 3:Transfer photos from iPhone to flash drive directly with TunesGo Retro

TunesGo Retro-iOS Transfer, copy photos, music, playlists, videos from iPod, iPhone & iPad to iTunes and to your PC for backup.
TunesGo Retro is optimized to be compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6, provided they are running IOS 5, 6, 7 or 8.

Step 1

Download the setup from the link below:

Step 2

Connect your iPhone to the computer
Connect your flash drive to the computer, depending on the operating software you use. For Windows, it will appear under “My Computer”, while for Mac users, the USB flash drive will appear on your desktop. Double-click TuneGo Retro to run it on your computer, and then connect your iPhone to your computer using the iPhone cable that comes with the phone. When this has been done successfully, TunesGo Retro will detect your iPhone and it will appear in its primary window.

Step 3

Connect your flash drive to the computer
Making sure that the flash drive has enough memory for the photos you want to transfer. As a precaution, scan your flash drive for viruses to protect your PC.
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Step 4

Transfer photos from iPhone to flash drive
When your phone is showing on the TunesGo Retro window, and your flash drive is connected to your computer, select “Photos”, which is on the left of TunesGo Retro's main window. iPhones running iOS 5 to 8 will have their photos saved in folders, “Camera Roll” and “Photo Library”. “Camera Roll” stores photos that you capture using your phone, while “Photo Library” stores photos that you synced from iTunes. If you have created personal folders on your phone, they will also appear here. When you click any of the folders (discussed above) with photos, then photos in the folder will appear. You can select the folder or the photos that you want to transfer to your flash drive, and then click the “Export to” option, which is visible on the top bar. A pop-up window will appear, select your USB flash drive and click to open so that you can save the photos there.
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nic77e
The software is free, so not sure that's the reason either.. but in any event Image Capture is really easy to use, just not an often known about method. Glad you found it helpful!
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They're trying to make it seem like there isn't a way so people will buy their software. Thank you for the great tip!
nic77e
A much easier method for Mac is to use Image Capture (which is already installed on your Mac). Simply plug in your phone and your usb into the same Mac. Open image capture and drag the images you want from your Phone to the usb on the left hand side. It by-passes the save to the computer step, and saves you having to bother with iPhoto and other programs and their formats. Very easy and quick solution. Image Capture is also a very easy way to delete photos from your phone in bulk if you don't want to save them anywhere, just select and press delete.
Thomas_Jones
You can also view them on a PC.
Emma
Will the photos on the flash drive only be Mac compatible or can you still view them on a PC?
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