iPhone Photo Backup – Best Ways to Backup iPhone Photos


December 22, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Every Mobile phone user would like to use camera to take photos of precious life, such as a beautiful flower, lovely daughter, nice neighbor, etc.


Thousands of photos will be stored on your phone.

You might encounter a problem with your iPhone that iOS kept notifying you of low storage space no matter you are using which kind of phone.

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As you know, Apple has improved its camera and photo quality, the format of them can be HEIC, JPG, PNG and more.

HEIC is a format can improve the image quality but invisible on Windows. You can use HEIC converter to convert the format to JPG or PNG easily.

Therefore, the iPhone space will be eaten up soon if you don’t know how to deal with it.

If you are looking for something workable to solve these problems, below are 4 ways will be helpful for you to save your iPhone photos before deleting them.

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1. How to Backup iPhone Photos to PC Using FoneLab

FoneLab iOS Data Backup & Restore is a convenient and effective tool, which helps you to backup and restore your iOS Data selectively.

Therefore, you can choose which certain items to be saved on your PC, as well as which items to be restored to your device.

You might be worry about its operating process, it is quite easy to use without any professional knowledge or skill for iPhone.

It supports and iOS 11 and earlier versions of iOS, and it is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Below is its step-by-step demonstration.

Download and install the software on your computer, and then double-click to open it if it doesn’t launch automatically.

Choose iOS Data Backup & Restore in the interface, then click iOS Data Backup when it appear.

Choose iOS Data Backup & Restore Choose iOS Data Backup

Choose if you need to encrypt the backup file or not, then click Start.

Click Backup

Check the box next to the Photos, then click Next to begin.

Choose Backup Content

In addition, you can backup safari bookmark on iPhone with FoneLab easily and effectively.

As you can see in above-mentioned steps, there are different functions you can choose from the interface of the program. FoneLab for iOS can easily helps you recover iMessages, restore calendar on iPhone.

Some of iPhone users like Apple ways because both of them are offers by Apple Inc. itself.

Both iTunes and iCloud are not difficult to use if you are familiar with them.

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2. How to Backup iPhone Photos to iCloud

iCloud is one of the Apple ways which is top convenient choice for iPhone users. You don’t need extra tools like computer or USB cable, then you can manage your iPhone data no matter where and when you are.

To backup iPhone photos, there are two different ways using iCloud.

Option 1: Apple's iCloud Photo Library

One is backup your iPhone photos only. These backed up photos will be automatically synced to your computer and iCloud, but it has limitation of about 1000 photos.

Go to Settings app.

Tap on Photos.

Turn on iCloud Photo Library.

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Option 2: Backup All iPhone Data with iCloud

Another one is backup all your iPhone data including iPhone photos, contacts, WhatsApp and others at once.

You don’t have options to choose which items to be saved, but the backup files will be stored on your iCloud account forever if you don’t delete them.

In addition, please make sure that you have enough storage for it because its limited storage. If not, you are allowed to purchase more space for your iCloud storage.

Go to Settings > [Your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. If you are using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup.

Turn on iCloud Backup via toggle the button.

Tap the Back Up Now.

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After backing data to iCloud, you can easily access iCloud photos.

You can’t wait to know that how to backup iPhone photos with iTunes if you don’t like iCloud because of its data security.

3. How to Backup iPhone Photos to PC with iTunes

iTunes is a common program which iPhone users installed on computer to manage iPhone data when they connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

It won’t store iPhone data on iCloud service but the computer local folder.

Let us walk through the process of backing up iPhone photos with iTunes.

Download and install iTunes on your computer.

Launch iTunes and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. Tap Trust on iPhone screen if it is the first connection with computer.

Click device icon and then Summary in the left pane.

Click Back Up Now in the Backups section.

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Cloud service is everywhere today, it will be the most convenient options to save and manage data whenever you want them with or without a computer.

If you don't have neither iCloud nor iTunes backup files, you can also recover deleted photos on iPhone.

4. How to Backup Photos from iPhone to PC via Dropbox

Dropbox is a tool you can download and install on your computer or iPhone to manage your data conveniently. It is no doubt that you can upload your iPhone photos to Dropbox so that you can check these photos whenever you are.

Let’s go how.

Launch Dropbox on your iPhone. If you don’t have this app on your device, go to App Store and search it, then install it on your device.

Log in your account.

Tap Photos on the bottom, and then tap Choose Photos.

Choose the items and tap Next. If you want to select all items, tap the button Select All on the top right corner.

Tap Upload or choose a folder to backup your iPhone photos.

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Another cloud service option we will introduce here is Google Photo Library.

5. How to Backup Pictures from iPhone with Google Photo Library

Google Photo Library is a powerful tool, which make all your photos are backed up safely, organized and labeled automatically, so you can find them fast, and share them how you like. It has free unlimited storage for you. so you don’t need to worry about that the storage space is running out.

Keep reading if you want to know how to backup iPhone photos with Google Photo Library.

Open the Google Photo app on your iPhone.

Tap the menu icon on the top left side of your screen.

Tap the Settings icon.

Tap Back up & Sync.

Turn on the button next to Back up & Sync.

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That is all. So easy, right?

It is important for every mobile phone user to backup data regularly, and then they can recover data from backup files without data loss. You can choose different methods according to your needs. Why not backup your iPhone data now!

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