To keep media content (books, photos, music, videos) on the iPhone in sync with a local computer, Apple's desktop software iTunes is required.
For privacy reasons, German business people must avoid Apple's iCloud.
Instead, iTunes is used with a USB cable (but without backup to the iCloud). Security-conscious private users should handle this in the same way!
After establishing the USB connection with a Windows computer, Windows asks the user whether the pictures and videos found on the iPhone should be displayed in the Explorer window or copied to the hard drive (see the figure below).
Screenshot: Importing images and videos
Without iTunes this is the only way to get at least pictures and videos from the iPhone to the Windows computer.
For the iCloud Apple uses mostly foreign data centers!
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