Back Up From iPhone

Dodgeman

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If I do an iTunes backup I know it will be stored in iTunes as a backup but will it move all my pictures & videos over to be viewed manually in my pictures "app" or is that something I have to initiate?
 

Dodgeman

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But once connected to PC, your iPhone will show up on a comp as a hard drive and you can just copy the photos.
Hhmmm.

I had a windows pc and itunes. Plugged in my device and every single thing moved over when I accessed my new device.
 

Weaselboy

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iTunes backup doesn’t backup Photos but you can use Google Photos or Dropbox or even iCloud.
It will backup the photos along with everything else into this folder. But the photos don't show up on the macOS Photos app or anything.

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
 

Dodgeman

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It will backup the photos along with everything else into this folder. But the photos don't show up on the macOS Photos app or anything.

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
That is what I figured. You have to connect the iPhone and manually move them over correct?
 

Weaselboy

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Yes that is to back up the whole device to iTunes correct?
Lets say I have a ton of pictures from a vacation how can I move those into the photos section on the mac?
Yes... that will backup the whole device including photos. If you want to transfer over photos so you can view them on a Mac, just attach the phone over USB then open Photos and you can import them there.
 

Dodgeman

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Yes... that will backup the whole device including photos. If you want to transfer over photos so you can view them on a Mac, just attach the phone over USB then open Photos and you can import them there.
Excellent!!!
Weird question.... can any device transfer photos like a Note 8?
That way it may be easier to switch back to apple.
May want to find a way to transfer from a Note back to apple and use the computer as a medium.
 

CoastalOR

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Excellent!!!
Weird question.... can any device transfer photos like a Note 8?
That way it may be easier to switch back to apple.
May want to find a way to transfer from a Note back to apple and use the computer as a medium.
Like Weaselboy, I have zero experience with a Note 8. Maybe consider using Dropbox or Google Drive to transfer photos.

Create a account on your preferred cloud storage. Install the cloud storage app for the Note 8, iPhone, and Mac. Copy the photos from the device and download them with other devices. Depending the the amount of photo files you may have to pay for more cloud storage or transfer the photos in smaller batches. I do not think you can use Apple's iCloud because of the Note 8's OS.
 
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