Windows 10: "No photos or videos to import" Can't upload iPhone images to computer

Discus and support "No photos or videos to import" Can't upload iPhone images to computer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Why is this so difficult :[ I simply want to connect my iPhone to my computer via USB and see the new pictures I have taken. I am an eBay seller... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JimPicardo, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. "No photos or videos to import" Can't upload iPhone images to computer


    Why is this so difficult :[


    I simply want to connect my iPhone to my computer via USB and see the new pictures I have taken.


    I am an eBay seller and and I need to be able to do this why is my brand new Windows 10 PC telling me "No photos or vidoes to import" We couldn't find any photos or videos to import. Please make sure the device isn't locked."

    What does this mean, why does it instantly pop up, where are my options to even choose which way to open the files..




    very frustrated. I cannot work right now

    :)
     
    JimPicardo, Jan 13, 2021
    #1

  2. photo and video upload

    Hi Marie,

    To better assist you, we need to clarify your concern:

    • Are your photos/videos stored on your iPhone 6, and you are trying to copy (upload) them to your Windows 10 computer?
    • Are you using Windows Photos app import feature to get photos/videos from your iPhone?

    Regards.
     
    Meliton Dec, Jan 13, 2021
    #2
  3. Javo Win User
    iPhone Photos import to Windows 10 PC not working

    I would like to troubleshoot my inability to import photos from iPhone to Windows 10. I am an advanced user struggling to find relevant help on the internet since most results are unusable masked adverts for paid third party software.

    I want to use it the following way

    1. connect iPhone via USB to my Windows 10 PC
    2. open Microsoft "Photos" app
    3. click in the upper right on import > add from the device over USB
    4. select all photos and click import

    4th step is where it fails, with no usable message.

    • I have set the device as trusted on iPhone
    • I mostly don't see it in My Computer, therefore I cannot just copy
    • I tried uninstalling every driver and iTunes software
    • Despite not being visible in Windows Explorer, iTunes can always access the contents with no issue
    • it has a tiny moments when it starts working, but overall import fails sooner or later and never copies all 3k photos. Mostly MSPhotos don't show any content, just failure message, sometimes it shows it's content and acts as I can select what to import, but as described fails sooner or later
    • iTunes can successfully copy entire phone.

      Other attempts
    • I tried multiple free 3rd party SW, all of them either failed or seemed like to be usable only after buying their extended version
    • I tried using iTunes for Syncing the Photos
      • I maybe don't know how to use it, or it is faulty too. But I've set the directory where my Photos should be synced, but sync seems to just backup the phone and creates tiny 'Photo Database file', but no photo actually gets copied onto PC.
     
  4. "No photos or videos to import" Can't upload iPhone images to computer

    Error Importing iPhone Photos & Videos from iPhone 11

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand the difficulties as you are unable to import pictures from your iPhone to the PC. In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below:



    • What is the Windows 10 Version and Build installed? (Type winver in Windows search/Run command)
    • What is the app/program are you using to import the photos?
    • Did you try different USB cable to connect the iPhone?
    • Does it happens on all the USB port on the PC?
    • Were you able to import photos before using Photos app on the PC?


    Meanwhile, we would suggest you to perform these steps if you are using Photos app to import the pictures and videos.



    Step 1: Reinstall the driver.

    1. Connect your iPhone to the PC
    2. Press Windows + X key and selectDevice Manager
      from the context menu.
    3. Spot and expand the “iPhone Device
      ”.
    4. Right click on the driver and select “Uninstall”
    5. Check the box beside “Delete the driver software for this device”
    6. Click Ok.
    7. Click on the Action tab of
      Device manager, select “Scan for Hardware changes” option.
    8. This will cause the device driver to be reinstalled. Once the driver is installed, restart the PC and check.


    Step 2: Reset Photos App

    1. Press Windows + I key to open Windows Settings.
    2. Click on Apps and select Apps & feature from the left pane.
    3. Scroll and look for the Photos app.
    4. Select the app and click on Advanced option.
    5. Click on Reset and once you see a tick mark, then relaunch and check.


    Step 3:
    Uninstall app using Power shell command

    1. Press Windows + X key and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).
    2. Copy and paste this command, then press enter: Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
    3. Close the PowerShell command and restart the PC.
    4. Reinstall the Photos app from
      Microsoft Store
      and check.


    Step 4: New User account

    If the issue persists, then we would suggest you to create a new administrator user account and check, refer this article to

    create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10
    .



    You may also refer these articles for additional help:

    Fix problems with apps from Microsoft Store

    Transfer photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

    Import photos and videos from phone to PC



    Regards,



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Jan 13, 2021
    #4
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