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*hayley* Level 1 (0 points)

I have about 200 photos on my iPhone that I want to transfer to my pc (Vista).

I have read lots of other questions on here but havent found the answer!

When I plug in my iPhone and look in 'Computer' I can not see the phone (as I can with my digital camera)

Also, when I go to control panel/scanners and cameras, it is not there.
When I click 'add device' it takes me to a wizard that says it si 'unable to find any device' and asks for a disc (I dont have one)

Any suggestions?



toshiba satellite, Windows Vista
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)
    Pics taken with the iphone can only be imported into your computer via your computers photo management software ( iphoto, photoshop, scanner and camera wizard, etc).

    Pics not taken with your iphone, but downloaded previously via sync cannot be imported into your computer. You can e-mail them one at a time.
  • *hayley* Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for your reply.

    My problem is that I can not see the iPhone when I try to 'import photos' in photoshop, microsoft digital image etc.

    The phone doesnt appear when I look in 'my computer' .... as if it is switched off when I know it is active in the USB port.

    How can I 'see' the phone?

  • ImYourMacDaddy Level 1 (20 points)
    Are you using a powered USB and not one integrated into an accesory such as a keyboard? Does iTunes show your iPhone when you connect it?
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)
    Try a different USB port.
  • *hayley* Level 1 (0 points)
    Roaminghome - I tried all 4 different USB's and it doesn’t make a difference.

    ImYourMacDaddy ...

    I am not sure what a powered USB is! I am using the white USB cable that came with the iPhone (v3).

    iTunes does show my iPhone when I connect it. But there is no option on the 'photos' tab to import from my phone.

    I hope that this makes sense!

  • Andrew J Level 3 (790 points)
    Check the software you wish to use has updated drivers to see the iphone.
  • pOpsuk Level 1 (5 points)
    you will know if its a powered USB cause your iphone will start to charge
  • oozie Level 1 (0 points)
    hey! i am facing the same problem with my phone. i have connected it to all the usb ports and they are powered, meaning that my phone does get charged while connected. i could transfer pics before... i dont know wat is wrong now....
    itunes opens up when i connect but the phone is not shown in "my computer"... :S

    there is a new sign that has appeared on the top of my home page next to the time... its looks like a phone.. it wasnt there before...

    plz help!
  • Andrew J Level 3 (790 points)
    A reinstall of the latest version of iTunes 8 should remedy this problem. Obviously the driver that is installed with iTunes has become corrupt, and needs to be reinstalled.
  • Lawrence Suen Level 1 (0 points)
    Dear all,

    My question is simple, I downloaded photo from my notebook to iphone, but now I want to delete the downloaded photo from my iphone but can't find any way to do it. Any one can help me ?


  • Andrew J Level 3 (790 points)
    The iPhone mirrors your photo library or folder you synced with on the notebook, and can't be deleted from the phone. You can choose to remove it from the folder you selected to sync from. This does work better with Mac's and iPhoto, but less so on a PC.
  • glad Level 1 (145 points)
    I suggest you download googles Picasa photo management software for free and use that as it should pick up your iphone, you do need iTunes to run alongside it so have the latest version installed (version 8).
  • Thal3s Level 1 (0 points)
    It's easy to get your pictures taken with the built-in camera onto Windows.

    1) Go to iTunes->Preferences->Devices and check "Disable automatic syncing for iPhones and iPods" (Otherwise iTunes intercepts the iPhone as it mounts as does not present it to the OS)
    2) Download Picasa from Google (its free!)
    3) Plug in your iPhone via USB cable
    4) Start Picasa, click the "Import" button in the top left
    5) Select your pictures (or "Import All"), click Import, and it will ask you to create a folder for them.

  • CnDnMax Level 1 (50 points)
    With windows it should just show up in My Computer as a camera device, no other software needed except Itunes. I think Vista was having some issues with this, try reinstalling Itunes to get the right drivers set up.
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