5 Methods to Backup Your Precious Photos on iPhone 5

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Have to backup photos on iPhone 5 before iOS upgrade? Need to backup iPhone 5 Photos as after storing music, movies, apps, you found there was only a small space to store your pictures? To be sure that your iPhone 5 can take photos continuously, you have to backup your photos then delete them. Below I offered 5 ways to backup iPhone 5 photos on different devices with different tools.

Method 1: Backup iPhone 5 Photos to Windows PC via Copying

iPhone 5 photos are different from other data such as contacts, messages; you can directly import photos that you took or saved on your iPhone 5 to Windows computer. Pictures received or sent from Messages can also be backed up to PC if you save them in Camera Roll.

Note: You can only copy these photos in your device's Camera Roll. Want to backup other photos? Go to iPhone 5 Data Recovery.

  • Connect your iPhone 5 to your computer with a USB cable.
  • Go "My Computer" and find your Apple device displayed here. Then double click it.
  • Preview all your photos and copy your wanted pictures to save them in your computer.

Method 2: Backup iPhone 5 Photos to Mac with iPhoto

You can preview and backup iPhone 5 photos to Mac using iPhoto. But you can only sync photos from your iPhone Camera Roll.

  • Connect your iPhone to Mac. iPhoto will automatically launch and open to the Import window. There you will find all the images and videos saved in "Camera Roll".
  • Select the pictures you want to backup and then click "Import Selected" to save your photos in your Mac.
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Method 3: Backup iPhone Camera Roll with iTunes (For Windows & Mac)

You can backup iPhone 5 pictures to iTunes easily but iTunes will delete old contents you have backed up from previous Apple devices.

  • Sync your iPhone 5 with iTunes. (Make sure you have the latest iTunes on your computer.)
  • Right-click your iPhone 5 in iTunes under Devices and choose "Back up".
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Method 4: Backup iPhone Camera Roll using iCloud on iPhone 5

You can save your photos to iCloud. All photos you stored in iCloud will be in Photo Stream which stores 1000 of your latest photos for 30 days.

  • Go to Settings -> iCloud ->Photo Stream on your iPhone 5.
  • Turn on My Photo Stream and Shared Photo Streams.
  • Every picture you take will appear in a special Photo Stream.
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Method 5: Backup iPhone 5 Pictures with iPhone 5 Data Recovery

Besides the methods we offered above, there is another easy way to backup photos: backup iPhone 5 photos with iPhone 5 Data Recovery. It will backup all your data (photos, contacts, messages, notes) directly to your PC. And you can preview and transfer them to other devices whenever you want.

  • Download and install iPhone 5 Data Recovery. Connect your iPhone 5 to your computer with a USB cable.
  • Click "Start Scan". iPhone 5 Data Recovery will scan your data automatically.
  • Select your wanted photos and click "Recover" to backup photos from iPhone 5.
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I am sure you can find the most appropriate way for you to backup photos from iPhone 5. For most users, I recommend to choose iPhone 5 Data Recovery to backup your photos in case of an accident loss of precious memories records.

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