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Taking Photo But iPhone Says Storage Is Full How to Solve

How to regain space if your iPhone says storage is full when you are taking a photo. Read this guide to get 3 methods to help you free up your iPhone 8/X/7/6s/6 by transferring iPhone photos to your computer.

Updated Jun 11,2018 | by Cody

What can you do if your iPhone says storage is full when you are taking a photo? You may wonder the answer to this question to learn how to free up more space for your iPhone. Transferring those precious photos to your computer will be your best choice if you don't want to delete them directly. The following tutorial shows you 3 ways to transfer and back up photos from iPhone to PC, and also you could make a comparison among them so that you can choose the best one to get the photos transferred from iPhone to your computer.

Method 1: Transfer Photos from iPhone to computer with IOTransfer

IOTransfer is a professional iOS data transfer and it will be your best choice if you are looking for the easiest way to transfer photos from iPhone to your computer. You will be deeply attracted by its clean interface and fast transfer speed. You could transfer all your iPhone photos with just one-click. During this transferring, all the information on your iPhone will be safe, and you won’t lose any data or file. Now get started with steps below.

Steps1 : Free download IOTransfer, and install the program on your PC.

Steps2: Plug your iPhone into your computer with a USB.

Steps3: Run IOTranfer and click Transfer to PC to start transferring your photos. You can click Set transfer path to choose the folder where you want to save the transferred photos.

Note: Photos, Music, Videos and Contracts are selected by default. Please untick other items before you click Transfer to PC if you just want to transfer photos to PC only.


Steps 4: Once the transfer finishes, you could click Open the file location to view the transferred photos.



One-click to transfer all your iPhone photos

Fast transferring speed

Top security guaranteed

Import/Export function


Need to install

Method 2: Transfer Photos from iPhone to computer by Photos app

You could save photos from iPhone to Windows by Photos app in bulk if you are running Win 10.

Let's see how it works.

Steps 1 : Connect your iPhone to your PC over the USB cable. .

Steps 2: Click Start and type "Photos” into the search bar to find Photos app

Steps 3: Click the import icon at the top-right of the Photos app to import.


Step 4: Select your iPhones and click “Import” to import the selected photos from iPhone to your computer.


Note: On Windows 7 and Windows 8, you could make use of AutoPlay to import your photos from iPhone to your computer.


No additional apps needed.

Easy to achieve.


It’s not able to load all photos of iPhone. Only Camera Roll photos can be transferred, Photo Stream and Photo Library photos are not supported.

Method 3: Transfer Photos from iPhone to computer with Windows File Explorer

Windows File Explorer will be the another option to help you save Photos from iPhone to computer.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC using the USB cable. Choose “Trust” option to continue if you are asked a permission.

Step 2: Open Windows File Explorer, you’ll see the “File Explorer” icon on the left panel.

Step 3: Double-click the icon for your iPhone under "This PC". Then open “Internal Storage” and double-click DCIM folder to get access to your photos.


Step 4: Photos taken on your iPhone should be visible now. Select the photos you want to save and copy them > Create a new folder to save those photos or paste them to the desired folder of your computer.


No apps need to be installed.

Easy to use.

Cons: It fails to read all photos of iPhone.

As you can see, all the three methods could help you transfer your iPhone photos to computers. Taking all aspects into considered, IOTransfer will be your best choice. Besides transferring photos, IOTransfer can do more things to manage your iPhone by transferring, deleting and backing up. Are you curious? Download it now for a try.

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