7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2010 12:34 AM by Allan Sampson
JAy24sg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I had recently changed to a new Laptop and downloaded I Tunes onto the new Laptop.

Previouly, I had sync my photos from the old laptop to my iPhone and there are severals photo albums created.

I wish to import these photo albums from my current iPhone to the new laptop, however I couldn't seem to find the right way.

Please kindly advise.

Sony Vaio VGN-C25G, Windows Vista
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    Photos transferred from your computer to your iPhone via the iTunes sync process is a one way transfer process only - from your computer to your iPhone.

    Photos transferred from your computer via the iTunes sync process are optimized for viewing on your iPhone - the original resolution of these photos is reduced, which is why Apple doesn't support or provide an option to transfer these photos in the opposite direction. These photos should remain on your computer and be included with your computer's backup along with all other important data stored on your computer's hard drive.

    Where is your old laptop?

    You need to transfer these photos from your old laptop to your new laptop along with all other important data from your old laptop that you will need or want to access on your new laptop.

    The iPhone is not designed or intended to be used as a backup storage device and does not support disk mode to be used as an external drive to transfer data from one computer to another.
  • JAy24sg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    my old laptop crashed. all datas are gone. what is left are those in the iphone
  • Midnitte Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    what happens when you take pictures on your iphone and want to store them on your comp, especially if your iphone storage is reaching capacity?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    Photos in your iPhone's Camera Roll can and should be imported by your computer as with any other digital camera.
  • Leo Derks Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    You are giving this answer now on several questions.
    This is not the answer people are asking for.
    For this question it is not even the right answer.
    If you know how to import you should tell in detail how to do it.
  • DaVBMan Level 6 Level 6 (9,265 points)
    Don't really see a wrong answer.
    First post was answered. Photo library's cannot be taken off, they are one way. Your computer was your primary data. The iPhone is NOT a backup device. Backups should of been done of the computer. The OP should of had a backup plan for his/her computer, plain and simple.

    Other question is the Camera roll SHOULD be cleared off regularly. It is not fully part of the OS and exists outside of it (this is why computer see's it as a digital camera and can just copy files off). Once off, they are on the computer that should be getting backed up (see first part). If you want them on phone you can sync back to their own library (thus actually in the OS file system). And thus no need to worry about since the full copies are on the computer and part of a backup plan.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    This is not the answer people are asking for.


    Unless you can read minds and bend spoons, yes it is.

    For this question it is not even the right answer.


    My previous answer was for this question.

    what happens when you take pictures on your iphone and want to store them on your comp, especially if your iphone storage is reaching capacity?


    For this question, my answer most certainly is the right answer.

    If you know how to import you should tell in detail how to do it.


    Thanks for the advice, but no I don't. If you want to tell the person that asked this question how to do it in detail, then you should DO IT.

    Since you have only 14 posts here since 02, you have NO BUSINESS whatsoever telling anyone here how they should answer a question.