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How to Backup Your iPhone Photos

People take pictures with iPhone almost everyday. It would be a great frustrating if the photos were lost because of system update, crash, hardware failure or stolen issue. Backup iPhone photos regularly can totally help you stay away from the mess.

Updated Jul 29,2016 | by Niko


More than just a phone device, iPhone is considered as one of the most popular camera in the world and you might take pictures with iPhone everyday. But what you love even more definitely are the moments and memories that are saved within those photos. It would be a great frustrating if they were lost because of system update, crash, hardware failure or stolen issue. However, backup iPhone photos regularly can totally help you stay away from the mess.

How to backup iPhone photos? In the following, we will introduce 2 simple but most effective ways to backup your iPhone photos properly.

Backup iPhone Photos to iCloud Photo Library

iCloud Photo Library will upload and store every photo you take in the cloud automatically, and keep them up to date on all your devices. No computer or USB cable needed, you can access your photos and download them anywhere and anytime you want.

Indeed, there are many other cloud services like Dropbox, OneDrive and etc. available to allow you to backup your photos. It’s just no need to get the apps from App Store and upload your photos manually.  iCloud Photo Library is designed for iOS users, and it will backup your photos automatically. Let’s enable iCloud Photo Library.

Note: Apple offers 5GB free storage in iCloud, and you have to pay for extra storage needs.

Go to Settings > iCloud > Photo


Turn on iCloud Photo Library


Backup iPhone Photos via IOTransfer

IOTransfer is one of the best iOS manager and iPhone transfer software that can help you backup your iPhone photos with few simple clicks. The storage depends on your computer’s available space, so generally, you can store as many as you want. 

Tip: To back up more files from iPhone to PC , you can use this multifunctional software as well!

Connect your iPhone to IOTransfer, and IOTransfer will automatically recognize your iPhone photos. You can select all of your photos or choose those you want to keep, and then click “To PC”. IOTransfer will export the photos to your computer, and you can use them as a backup. It’s very quick and very easy.


Related reading:

iPhone Photo Manager Free is your free alternative for iPhone photo backup to PC.

How to Manage iPhone Photos from PC

How to Manage iPhone Photo from Windows

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