iPhone 6 Annoyances

I know I've asked something similar before.

(1) I have Win 7 PC; iPhone plugged in via usb. Computer does not see iPhone in Windows Explore.

(2) Trying to off load photos from iPhone to PC. Tried to email them from iPhone to my self. Email not received.

Is there NO WAY to offload iPhone 6 photos onto my PC? I should have kept my iPhone 4, none of these issues, it was intuitive.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
You should be able to transfer them using iTunes.  iTunes has gotten more convoluted recently and in my opinion, it's downright unusable.

If you want to simply browse and copy use iExplorer.  https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

I've been using this for years and it works great.

I gave up on iTunes.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:

OK, I remember this from before. I can't believe I have to buy software just to get the pictures off my iPhone.

I went to iTunes, how to access the iPhone is either well hidden or non-existent.

Anyone else on how to use iTunes (SPECIFIC instructions) on how to extract photos off iPhone 6?

Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Yes, I remember it too.  

I got it because I wanted to transfer video files to my iPad.  I used to be able to do this from within iTunes and then after one update....I was no longer able to.
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Do you have iTunes installed?  if not then install the latest iTunes on your Win 7 PC, then you can use iTunes to transfer your photos.

Also PhotoTrans @ $30 is very easy to use.

Anytrans @ $40 for transferring photos, videos, music, and more from iPhone to computer.
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
Anyone else on how to use iTunes (SPECIFIC instructions) on how to extract photos off iPhone 6?

I tried this on my iPhone 6+:
Plug phone into USB port on Windows 7.
Autoplay typically appears.  Select open device to view files.
Open Internal Storage.
Open DCIM.
Open 100APPLE.
All images and movies should be in this folder.  Copy the files, make a new folder on your desktop and paste the images into that new folder.  Now you have "offload[ed] iPhone 6 photos onto my PC."

Another way to do this almost same exact thing:
Plug phone into USB port on Windows 7.
Autoplay typically appears.  Close the window.
Go to My Computer.
Under portable devices right click your iPhone.
Select 'Import pictures and videos'
Click Import Settings link.
Choose your destination folder(s).
Click Import.

The only significant difference between my two suggestions above are: 1) the first option lets you select files individually. 2) the second option imports EVERYTHING all at once.

Let me know if this works or not.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Kyle Santos

That's the way it used to work with iPhone 4.

Windows Explore does not see iPhone 6 so I can't even get started.

A prior time I was able to get started; got to iPhone, all it shows is the 350 - 400 photos I have on the phone with some crazy naming contention; no dates, no organization, not order chronologically, etc.

So I would have to go through them one by one.

Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
To Michael Best,

I tried that link, it does not describe how iTunes looks on my PC. See attached.

What now?

Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Maybe it's something on your Windows 7 machine.

Have you tried a different one?
Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:

You know, I may have already had hidden files enabled on my computer.  Derp!

Follow these steps to display hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

Now try these steps.  Did that work?

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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
I hope all worked out for your, Richard.

Just remember: There is "no love lost" between Microsoft and Apple, so it is fair to say if its convenient on an Apple device it probably won't be as convenient on a Microsoft system, and vice versa, hehe.

Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks Kyle,

Of course I know about Microsoft & Apple.

But I thought, concerning the iPhones & iPads, there was sort of an uneasy truce by Apple because they know there are hundreds of millions of Windows PC's & they know that if there is compatibility with their devices, it helps with sales.
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