Most iOS devices are equipped with high definition cameras, but taking lots of pictures does take a toll on the device's internal storage. You can free up space on the iPhone by transferring the photos to a Windows-based computer. There are a couple of ways to achieve so.
Transfer Photos with iFonebox
is professional iOS data recovery software which is capable of recovering or extracting as well as transferring data from iPhone, or iPod or iTunes or iCloud backup files to computer. Here we would like to take extracting photos from iPhone 6 Plus for demonstration.
Step1: Run the full version of iFonebox, and get iPhone connected to your computer, and then choose “Recover from iOS devices” by hitting “Start” at the bottom of the interface.
Step2: Choose Photos by checking the icon for Photos.
Step3: Preview and start transferring photos to your PC. iFonebox will extract all the photos from your IOS devices including those deleted or lost ones. If you don’t want to transfer those, just uncheck them.
Transfer Photos with Windows Import Utility
Step1: Connect the iPhone or iPad to the computer using the USB cable.
Step2: Select "Import pictures and videos using Windows" from the Autoplay dialog box that pops up.
Step3: Click the "Import settings" link to set folder options, file names and other options, such as prompting for a tag on import, erasing pictures from the iPhone after import, picture orientation and whether to open Windows Explorer after the import. Click on "OK" when complete.
Step4: Create a tag for the photos, if desired, and then click on the "Import" button. The computer copies the photos from the iPhone to the designated folder, which defaults to "My Pictures" unless you change it in Import Settings.
Step5: Disconnect the iPhone from the computer. Open the "Recently Imported" folder under Windows Photo Gallery when the program launches.
To free up storage space, select "Always erase from device after copying" under "Import settings" permanently deletes the photos from the iPhone after the transfer.
Note: Only photos that are taken with the iPhone's built-in camera may be imported onto the computer. Photos synced from iTunes cannot be imported.
Transfer Photos with Windows Explorer
Step1: Connect the iPhone to the computer using the USB cable.
Step2: Go to the Start Menu and select "Computer."
Step3:Double-click on the iPhone icon under Portable Devices. Double-click on "Internal Storage" and then the folder "DCIM" to access the pictures on the iPhone or iPad.
Step4: Right-click on the folder and select copy to transfer the entire contents of that folder to the computer. Otherwise, press the "Ctrl" key and simultaneously click on the individual photos to copy, right-clicking within the selected photos and choosing the "Copy" option.
Step 5: Paste the photos in the destination folder under Windows Explorer.