"This just started happening over the past 2 weeks, iPhone is up to date and PC is Windows 7 Pro, all updates on it are fine. But when they connect, the photos are not syncing and only report that a small number of new photos on the phone can be imported. Used Explorer to browse the photo folder, rebooted phone and PC, tried other PC and USB port thing, nothing worked. How to fix this??"
- Excerpted from iPhone & iPad community
iPhone photos not showing up on PC seems to have been reported by many users recently. If you get into this difficulty when trying to export photos to computer, don't panic, we will teach you how to fix this problem in this article.
Part 1. Why Are iPhone Photos Not Showing up on PC?
Part 2. How to Fix the Problem "iPhone Photos Not Showing up on Computer" Quickly?
Part 3. Can't See iPhone Photos on PC? The Ultimate Way to Access iPhone Photos on Computer
Here is a list of factors that have caused iPhone not showing all photos on computer:
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However, this is not the end of the world when you can't view iPhone photos on PC. The following tips are proved to be useful to show up iPhone photos on PC.
Simply check these fixes out:
Option 1. Restart your iPhone and your Windows PC
This is the easiest way to show up photos, and sometimes it does solve the problem of iPhone photos not showing up on PC Windows 11/10/8/7.
Option 2. Make sure that you have authorized your computer
Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, then tap Trust on iPhone when Trust This Computer pops up on the screen > click the menu bar in iTunes window > Account > Authorizations > Authorize This Computer > Enter your username and password.
Option 3. Update your iPhone and computer to the latest operating system
If you find not all iPhone photos showing up on PC, you can update your iPhone and computer with the steps shown below:
Update your iPhone: Go to Settings > General > Software Update > Click Install Now if there is a new iOS update after it automatically checks for updates.
Update your Windows PC: Click Start (the Windows icon) from the left side of the Taskbar > Settings > Update & Security > Click Check for Updates. If a new update is there, follow the on-screen instructions to update it.
Option 4. Try a different USB port or cable to reconnect your iPhone and computer
Option 5. Enable Windows AutoPlay to import photos from iPhone Camera Roll to PC directly
Press the Windows + I keys to open Settings > Devices > AutoPlay > Turn on Use AotoPlay for all media devices.
Option 6. Fix iPhone DCIM not showing all photos
To fix this problem, you can try trusting your computer with the steps in Option 2. Besides, if your iPhone is locked when iPhone DCIM folder not showing up on computer, you can unplug your iPhone, unlock it and connect it to the computer again.
Apart from this, here are other tips to fix iPhone DCIM not showing photos on PC:
1. Reset Location and Privacy on iPhone:
2. Uninstall and reinstall iTunes on your computer Windows 10:
Option 7. Reinstall Apple Drivers
When you connect your iPhone to computer for the first time, Apple will automatically install the USB drivers. In most cases, Apple Drivers may result in iPhone not showing all photos on PC.
Follow these steps to reinstall Apple Drivers on Windows:
Option 8. Check the iCloud Settings
Turning on Optimize iPhone Storage will automatically upload photos to iCloud. To bring back the missing photos, you need to download them to your computer:
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Option 9. Restore iPhone with iTunes
Note that your iPhone must keep connected before the syncing process is over.
Generally, iPhone photos not showing up on Mac seldom happens. But if you can't access photos on iPhone from computer suddenly, you can try the following solutions:
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Can't access photos on iPhone from PC and want the easiest and safest way to import photos from iPhone to PC? Coolmuster iOS Assistant is the ultimate solution for you. It enables you to sync, view, manage iOS data on computer without using iTunes. You can easily preview and export all files or selected single item from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer or iTunes default location for backup, or delete photos, import eBooks, contacts and other files from iDevices on computer directly.
Coolmuster iOS Assistant supports various types of files, like contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, notes, bookmarks, eBooks, calendars, apps, etc. and all generations of iPhone/iPad/iPod (iOS 16 included), such as iPhone 14/13/12/SE (2nd generation)/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/SE (1st generation)/6S Plus/6S/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4, etc.
Notes: Adding new notes on iPhone is not supported in iOS 10 or later versions due to the strengthening of iOS security firmware.
Here is how to access iPhone photos on PC with Coolmuster iOS Assistant:
1. Install and launch Coolmuster iOS Assistant on your computer.
2. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Click Trust option on your iPhone if Trust This Computer pops up and then tap Continue on this program to move on. Once your device is detected by this program, you will see the main interface as below.
3. Import photos from iPhone to PC. Click Photos from the left panel, preview and select the photos you want to transfer and hit Export button on the top menu.
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iPhone photos not showing up on PC is a very common issue when connecting iPhone to computer. If you run into this snag, you can adopt the above approaches to fix this problem. You can also utilize Coolmuster iOS Assistant to view and import photos from iPhone to PC directly. This useful software is extremely easy, secure, fast and user-friendly.
If you have better ways regarding this issue, welcome to share your opinions with us. Or, if you get into difficulties when using, feel free to let us know by leaving a comment below.