10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2012 8:40 AM by leroydouglas
EarleHatesApple Level 1 Level 1

Jeez, you might think this would be intuitive or straight forward but I can find no way to take a photo from my iPhone 5 and transfer it to my Dell PC.  Do I need a sticking App for that simple, simple task or am I just an idiot?  Trying to make a Christmas Card for each member of my family, as is TRADITION for me, and I CANNOT get the picture off my phone!!!!! Merry Christmas Apple Folks.......


iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6

    I don't do PC so I can not say all your options.

     

    You can always email the photo to yourself and collect it on the PC.

  • EarleHatesApple Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah, sent myself a 2MB file before the post, figured that workaround out.  That is convenient!  Really?  You see, most people that operate PC's understand folders, directories, file formats, transfering files between PC's and other devices.  I realize Apple keeps it all simple for everyone but, again, jeez......

    So in the meantime, I found a free App, WiFi Photo which is clunky but yielded the result I need.  Honestly Apple, the average person is not THAT stupid.  Drag and drop is AT LEAST expected these days, hence, my Apple Support community name....

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6

    EarleHatesApple wrote:

    hence, my Apple Support community name....

     

    Glad you sorted a work around.

     

    Doesn't Windows make a phone??

     

    p.s. great name thanks for pointing it out "EarleHatesApple"

     

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM

     

     

     

     

     

  • hrrogersjr Level 1 Level 1

    Hummmmm...good point, Mr. Douglas. I'm BrandNew to both Apple & iphone 4S (until a week ago, I had been using-for 11 years- Nokia with TMobile. Switched over to At&T). 

    Yes, I use Windows 7, and am learning to like the 4S,  but you are correct...I probably needed to go to a Windows8Phone ..if I'm not going to be switching-over to Mac. I'm quite sure "Earle" would have had instant transfer.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    This is a user-to-user forum. Being sarcastic and unpleasant to someone who took the time to try to help you, even if you didn't find the suggestion useful is a sure way to discourage anyone from helping you in the future.

     

    Best of luck.

     

    P.S. You might try reading the manual. It's book marked for you in Safari one your iPhone. Also see this article:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083

  • mmauro186 Level 1 Level 1

    Well, it is easy, I do as follow steps to solve the same problem

    - Plug in your phone.

    -Open Windows Explorer

    - Find your iPhone which will be listed as a removable storage drive.

    -Drag out the pictures you want on your computer to where ever you want to store them.

     

    Maybe what mentioned above is not useful for you, i personally share you with a article about transferring photos from iPhone to.

    For Mac user,you can refer to this page transferring photos from iPhone to Mac.

    Hope they can do you a favor.

    Cheers.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    Apologies. My reply was meant for EarleHatesApple

  • Sk8Dreams Level 3 Level 3

    Earle - As mmauro says it really is as simple as drag and drop (open the DCIM folder and its sub folders under your phone, to find the pix).  I understand your frustration.  This must be your first Apple device, so here is the best advice I can give you (having once been in your situation) - Google is your best friend.

  • EarleHatesApple Level 1 Level 1

    All,

     

    mmauro186 shows that I am an idiot.  I am a very Windows savy person and was looking for a drive letter, totally missing the name of my phone acting as a drive alias.

     

    Thanks, mmauro186 for making me check.  I do appreciate all responses though I find sarcasm to be one of life's spices.  Please accept that I in NO WAY was being sarcastic towards leroydouglas; I was targeting my comments at the "philosophy" employed by Apple.  My apologies to Mr. Douglas if I offended you.

     

    Frankly, I travel alot and am looking for a companion PC, my company forced me into an iPhone.  Long story short, I am purchasing an iPad!  MS Surface does NOT have a GPS!  May I say...Duh?

     

    Thanks all.

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6

    EarleHatesApple wrote:

     

    I do appreciate all responses though I find sarcasm to be one of life's spices.  Please accept that I in NO WAY was being sarcastic towards leroydouglas; I was targeting my comments at the "philosophy" employed by Apple.  My apologies to Mr. Douglas if I offended you.

     

    Thanks all.

     

    EarleHatesApple- Thanks for the apologies but  no worries mate, personally I found no offense what-so-ever in your response, nor did I find it sarcastic or unpleasant.

     

    Happy New Year !  Good computing!!!