Why aren t all my photos showing up on computer from iPhone?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

I had a similar issue recently where I couldn’t see all my iPhone photos on my computer. It was quite frustrating because I wanted to transfer some important pictures to my computer for backup. After doing some research and troubleshooting, I was able to resolve the issue. Here’s what I did:

1. Firstly, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. If not, update it to the latest version. Sometimes, outdated software can cause compatibility issues with your iPhone.

2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure the cable is in good condition and properly connected to both devices.

3. Open iTunes on your computer. If iTunes doesn’t open automatically when you connect your iPhone, you can manually open it.

4. Once iTunes is open, go to the menu bar at the top of the screen and click on “Account”. From the drop-down menu, select “Authorizations”.

5. In the Authorizations menu, click on “Authorize this computer”. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password. Enter the required information and click “Authorize”.

6. After authorizing your computer, you should now be able to see your iPhone in the iTunes interface. Your iPhone’s name should appear in the top-left corner of the iTunes window.

7. Click on your iPhone’s name to access its settings. You may need to click on the device icon if you’re using an older version of iTunes.

8. In the left sidebar, click on “Photos”. Make sure the “Sync Photos” option is checked. If it’s already checked, try unchecking and rechecking the box. This can sometimes refresh the connection between your iPhone and computer.

9. If you still can’t see your iPhone photos on your computer, try restarting both your iPhone and computer. Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve any temporary glitches.

10. Once your iPhone and computer are restarted, reconnect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable. Open iTunes again and check if you can now see your iPhone photos.

11. If you still can’t see your iPhone photos, try accessing them directly through your computer’s file explorer or Finder (for Mac). On a Windows PC, open the file explorer and look for your iPhone under the “This PC” or “My Computer” section. On a Mac, open Finder and look for your iPhone under the “Devices” section.

12. Once you find your iPhone in the file explorer or Finder, navigate to the “DCIM” folder. This folder contains all the photos and videos stored on your iPhone. You should be able to copy and transfer the photos to your computer from here.

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the issue of iPhone photos not showing up on your computer. If you’re still experiencing problems, it may be worth trying a different USB cable or connecting your iPhone to a different computer to see if the issue persists.