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How to Sync iPhone Photos to PC over Wi-Fi

Want to sync iPhone photos to your computer over Wi-Fi? Besides iTunes, there is still other choices. In this article, you will learn how to sync iPhone photos with or without iTunes.

Updated Jul 06,2018 | by Cody

Why is it necessary to sync iPhone photos to a computer? Nearly everyone takes photos of beautiful scenery, tasty food, and funny items with their phones these days. With all kinds of photo filters and photo editor apps, they can share their pictures on a social app conveniently. After a period of time, photos will take most of your storage. You have to figure out a way to leave more space for the new photos. Instead of deleting those precious old photos directly from your iPhone, you can sync your iPhone photos to a PC before deleting. Then you can still view them whenever you want. In this article, you can get some practical tricks about how to sync iPhone photos to PC over Wi-Fi.

Sync iPhone Photos to PC over Wi-Fi via iTunes

As a powerful and official tool, iTunes allows you to share all the information on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Read the following steps to get familiar with how to sync iPhones photos to PC over Wi-Fi via iTunes.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Note: You will need to connect with a USB cable for the first time. From then on, you can transfer the data wirelessly.

Step 3: Once connected, iTunes will open automatically. Find and click your connected iPhone.

Step 4: Select ‘Sync with this iPhone over W-Fi’ option in the Summary tab.


Step 5: Click Apply to enable wireless syncing on that iPhone. And you can disconnect the USB cable now.

Step 6: Click the items that you want to sync, and then click sync.

This way you can transfer photos from iPhone to PC over WiFi. However, please note the sync settings can only be done on your computer.

Sync iPhone Photos to PC over Wi-Fi using IOTranfer

IOTransfer is a comprehensive management tool of iPhone/iPad/iPod, it is an alternative to iTunes. IOTransfer 3 adopts the WiFi Direct technology to allow you to quickly and wirelessly sync photos, videos, and other files between iPhone/iPad/iPod and PC on the same local network without using a USB cable.

Step 1: Free download IOTransfer, and install this program on your computer.

Step 2: Install Air-Trans - IOTransfer via WiFi app on your iPhone.

Please go to App Store and search for IOTransfer AirTrans to install it.


Step 3: Open IOTransfer on your PC > go to AIR-TRANS tab > click the Start Transfer button. IOTransfer will automatically search for the available iOS devices which are on the same network with your PC.



If it takes too long, you can open the Air-Trans app, tap the computer icon at the top left and then tap Scan QR to scan the QR code on the IOTransfer window.


Step 4: Click on the iPhone which you want to use AirTrans feature among the found available iDevices. And tap Allow in the prompt window on your iPhone to grant the connection.



Step 5: Once connected, you can choose the items and click the Send (number) button at the bottom area of your iPhone.


After all these steps, you can easily sync your iPhone photos to your PC over Wi-Fi.

And if you don't want to sync the whole Album, you can tap the blank area around the Album name to see the details of the photos in that Album, and then select or deselect the items before you send them to your computer.

Likewise, if you want to transfer your photos from your computer to your iPhone, you can click the Send to iPhone/Send to iPad/Send to iPod button on IOTransfer - AIRTRANS window.


Besides sync all kinds of files between iOS devices and PC, IOTransfer can also help you download videos from over 100 websites, and it can also clean your iOS device. Don' hesitate, download it now.


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