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How to Copy Photos from iOS to PC Wirelessly

You don’t always need a lightning cable to transfer photos to PC for backup or editing. Learn how to copy photos from iOS to PC wirelessly.

Updated Jun 27,2018 | by Cody

After taking some good pictures using your iOS device, you may want to send it to computer to do some editing. Will it be great to instantly send files from your iPhone to PC without the need to fetch your lightning cable? In this article, I will show you how to copy photos from iOS to PC wirelessly.

As you may know, iOS users can easily copy photos or other files to a Mac via AirDrop. Many Windows users also want to transfer photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly. With this tool that I am about to show you, you can do just that and more stuff in term of managing your iPhone.

WiFi Photo Transfer between iPhone and PC

If you have iTunes for Windows installed on your PC, you can use iTunes Wi-Fi Sync feature to sync all content from your iOS device to PC wirelessly. Namely, if you only want to copy a few photos from iOS to PC wirelessly, you have to sync the entire device with iTunes.

For a more flexible way of transfer files between iPhone and PC wirelessly, I recommend you use iPhone transfer software IOTransfer. It allows you to select any photos, videos and other files to transfer to PC from iPhone or iPad over Wi-Fi.

Because of its user-friendly interface, it is very easy to set up. You don’t need to fetch your lightning cable first build the connection between your iPhone and PC. You can refer to following steps to copy photos to PC from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.

Step 1. Download and install IOTransfer on your PC. Also, you need to install WiFi photo transfer for iPhone IOTransfer AirTrans, which can be downloaded from AppStore.

Step 2. Open IOTransfer on your PC and go the AirTrans section. Click Start Transfer to get started.


Step 3. Wait until your iOS device gets detected and select it to connect over Wi-Fi, or you can use your iPhone to scan the QR code to build connection instantly.


Step 4. On your iPhone, open the IOTransfer AirTrans app, and select photos that you want to copy to your PC wirelessly.


As you can see from the screenshot, you can also select videos, music, and documents besides photos to transfer to your PC over WiFi. If you need to transfer files from PC to iPhone, just click Add Files on your computer to select files to transfer.


Watch the following tutorial video for more detail.

Another method

Another way of copying photos from iOS to PC wirelessly is via a cloud drive. Do you use OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox? You probably have installed one or more of cloud drive desktop apps on your PC.

When you upload a photo to the cloud drive, the desktop app will automatically sync the photo on your PC. You can configure Google Drive settings to sync iPhone photos to Google Drive automatically.

Since iCloud only provides 5GB of free space for regular users, it is not recommended to use iCloud to sync photos.


There is other WiFi photo transfer tool for iPhone, but they may not work as good as one of two methods above. Not to mention you may have other files to transfer besides photos. Do you know a better way to copy photps from iOS to PC wirelessly? If yes, share it down below. If not, which of the two methods are you going to try first?

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