How to Transfer Photos from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) to Flash Drive

We cannot transfer pictures directly from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) to flash drive because iPhone does not support the connection with flash drive, whether you need to send to your flash drive as backup before you upgrade your operating system, to share your pictures with your loved ones, or if you just want to free up your space, there are simple methods that require a few steps to get the job done. You can either transfer to your computer first and then to your flash drive, or you can transfer pictures from iPhone to flash drive straightaway.

Part 1: Transfer Pictures from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) to Flash Drive Straightaway

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How to Transfer Photos and Pictures from iPhone to Flash Drive Directly

Step 1. Download and install dr.fone - Transfer (iOS).

Download and install this iPhone transfer software, open dr.fone on your computer, choose Transfer and then connect your iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) to your computer using the iPhone cable that comes with the phone. When this has been done successfully, the iPhone transfer tool will detect your iPhone and it will appear in the primary window.

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Step 2. Connect flash drive to PC/Mac to transfer pictures.

To transfer pictures from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) to flash drive, connect your flash drive to the computer. For Windows, it will appear under “My Computer”, while for Mac users, the usb flash drive will appear on your desktop. Making sure that the flash drive has enough memory for the photos you want to transfer. As a precaution, scan your flash drive for viruses to protect your PC.

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Step 3. Transfer iPhone photos to flash drive.

After your flash drive is connected to your computer, select “Photos”, which is at the top of dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) main window. iPhones will have their photos saved in folders: “Camera Roll”, “Photo Library”, "Photo Stream" and "Photo Shared".

  • “Camera Roll” stores photos that you capture using your phone.
  • “Photo Library” stores photos that you synced from iTunes. If you have created personal folders on your phone, they will also appear here.
  • "Photo Stream" are the photos shared by the same iCloud ID.
  • "Photo Shared" are the photos shared with differenct iCloud IDs.

Select the folder or the photos that you want to transfer to your flash drive, and then click the "Export" > “Export to PC” option, which is visible on the top bar. A pop-up window will appear, select your USB flash drive and click "Open" so that you can save the photos there. After you have made the backup to your flash drive, to save your iPhone space, you can delete the pictures which have backed up fast and easy with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS).

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You can also transfer photos types/albums from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) to flash drive with one click. Select photo album and right-click, choose “Export to PC”. A pop-up window will appear, select your USB flash drive and click "Open" so that you can save the photos there.

Transfer iPhone Photo albums to flash drive

The 1-Click Backup Photos to PC/Mac option could also help you transfer iPhone photos to flash drive easily and straightaway.

The iPhone Transfer tool could also help you transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone. Simply download and have a try.

Part 2: Transfer Pictures from iPhone to computer first, and then Copy to Flash Drive

a. Transfer photos from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) to computer

Solution 1: Transfer photos from iPhone to computer using email

Step 1. Go to the photo application on your iPhone and launch it.

Step 2. Find the photos you want to transfer to your computer. Tap the Select button, you can select more than one photo.

Step 3. You can send up to five photos at a time. On the pop-up, after you select Share, choose “Mail”, which will prompt the mail application to open a new message window with the photos you selected attached. Enter a email address to accept the photos.

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Step 4. Access your email account on the computer. For Gmail users, your email will have thumbnails of the images at the bottom of your message. Click it to download the photo. For Yahoo users, the attachment download option is at the top, just click Download All to save all attachments at one time.

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The images will be downloaded and stored in your Downloads Folder, which is located on the left side of your Windows Explorer.

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Solution 2: Transfer photos from iPhone to Mac using Photos app

If you are running an older version of the Mac operating system may not have the new Photos app, but the older iPhoto instead. Note that the steps are almost identical to import your iPhone or iPad photos to your Mac using iPhoto or the new Photos app.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac using the USB to iOS cable.

Step 2. The Photos app should open automatically, but if it doesn’t open the app.

Step 3. Pick up the photos you want to transfer from iPhone to your Mac, then click on “Import Selected,” (if you just want to transfer some photos) or select “Import New” (All New Items)

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Once the process of transferring has been done, iPhoto will list all the Events and Photos on the screen in chronological order, you can easily find some photos to watch or move them to some folder of your Mac. With iPhoto, you only can transfer Camera Roll photos from iPhone to Mac, if you also want to transfer photos in other albums like Photo Stream, Photo Library, you can move to Solution 1.

b. Transfer photos from PC to your Flash Drive

Step 1. To transfer pictures from iPhone to flash drive, connect your flash drive to your computer make sure that the flash drive has enough space for the photos you want to import.

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Step 2. Select the photos you imported from iPhone to your PC. Right click and select Copy.

Step 3. Open your flash drive. Right-click on the white part of the window and select Paste to import all the photos you copied from your PC.

Steps to Transfer iPhone Photos to flash drive

As you can see, to transfer iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) photos to flash drive, dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) would be your best choice. Why not download it have a try? If this guide helps, don't forget to share it with your friends.

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