Why do only some of my pictures transfer from my iPhone to my computer?

Mac July 9, 2013
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Some of my pictures transfer to my computer from my iPhone, but some do not. How do I fix this?

  1. Jonathan
    August 14, 2013 at 5:07 am

    I am in the same boat. Generally only a few pictures transfer (often the first few or the first and last) it seems to be a size issue or the fact that the folder on my computer is a few folders deep. It must be a Windows 7 issue. Any more ideas are certainly welcome. Pulling a few pictures at at time 6 or less seems to work but is very tedious.

  2. Lieschen M
    July 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    As the answer / links above seem not to have helped you (or have you just forgotten to mark the questions as solved? - then, please do):

    1. You wrote that only some of your photos transfer to your computer. Which of those do and which not? Where on the iPhone are they saved?
    --> only photos saved to the camera roll can be transferred with "onboard means" (the computer accesses the iPhone just like any other digital camera, as far as to import), for photos previously synced to the iPhone via iTunes you'll need additional software, e.g. the DiskAid mentioned above or iExplorer (http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/). There's probably more, just search the Web...

    2. What's the Windows version you're running? If Windows XP, it has an issue with the USB timing, resulting in not importing photos / videos of (single or folder size of) more than approx. 500 MB. No way around it, except for using Win Vista and above or alternative OS ;-)

    Still not working??? Then please provide for more precise information.

  3. Hovsep A
    July 9, 2013 at 9:02 am

    have you a passcode? slide unlock add the passcode and try again transfer.

    iOS: Unable to import photos to computer
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3195

    iOS: Importing personal photos and videos from iOS devices to your computer
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4083

    DiskAid
    http://www.digidna.net/diskaid