Are you still using iTunes or USB data cable to transfer photos or videos from iPhone to Mac? Time to make a change now. If you have read this guide to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to computer via Wi-Fi, you will never want to use the old-fashion iTunes sync or USB cable data transfer methods. Firstly of all, it does not requires USB data cord; Secondly it can avoid unexpected iTunes sync and data loss; Thirdly it directly copy photos and videos between your media library on Mac and Camera Roll on iPhone; Fourthly, it can help you freely transfer photos and videos from iPhone to iPad, iPod touch, another iPhone, Mac, PC or vice versa. Last, but not least, all you need is just downloading the free Swift Photo + File Transfer app from App Store on to your iPhone. Check out below steps for the details.
Best iPhone iPad Photo & Video Transfer App
This free wireless transfer app for iPhone iPad however has some disadvantages, for example, you cannot transfer photos in raw format, when you transfer photos from iPhone or iPad to another device or computer, your image files will be compressed, thus you will lose image quality. I tried to sent photos from iPhone 4S to windows 10 via Firefox browser, it reduced source image from 3264*2448p to 960*720p, the original image is 2.47mb, but the one sent to computer is merely 188kb.
Other than this, it does not have a computer version or Android versions. This makes the media transfer not very easy to use. Its transfer speed when sending big files, such as multiple photos and videos, is slow compared to premium wireless or bluetooth transfer apps.
If you are looking for a Wifi transfer app or bluetooth transfer app to share, transfer or exchange photos and videos for iPhone iPad Android and computers, we highly recommend you there greater alternatives:
SHAREit File transfer
ZAPYA file transfer
Xender file transfer
How to Transfer Photos & Videos from iPhone to Mac via Wi-Fi?
Run the free photo transfer app on iPhone, you will get the screen to choose photos and videos from your Camera Roll directly. Choose any photos and videos on iPhone that you like to download to Mac computer. See below screenshot.
When you have chosen the photos and videos from iPhone Camera Roll, tap on Send button. You will then be taken to a new window where you need to pick up a receiving device or a file downloading address. See below figure.
From the bottom section of above screenshot, you can see this iPhone transfer app has two file sending modes: Swift 2 Swift and No Swift Installed. The former is for photos and videos sharing between iOS devices. The later is for file exchange between iOS devices and computers, as you can’t install the free wireless transfer app on to your laptop or desktop computers. To download photos and videos from iPhone to Mac, you should choose the second file transfer mode. After that you will be provided a URL link address, it is a local IP address to your iPhone. You can visit this iPhone IP address using a web browser on your Mac to download photos and videos from iPhone to Mac. Are you on a Windows computer? See this tutorial to send photos and videos from iPhone to PC wirelessly over Wi-fi.
Open Safari browser on Mac or any other web browsers you have, then access the iPhone IP address, you will open a screen with all selected photos and videos from iPhone. You can click the Download icon below each item to download the photo or video from iPhone to Mac one by one. Alternatively you can simply click the Download All button to quickly download all photos and videos from iPhone to Mac.
Note that this media transfer app for iPhone only display, transfer your selected photos and/or videos on the computer, thus it is very safe to transfer only any data you like to others’ computers and protect your privacy. If you want to send certain photos or videos to your friend’s computer without letting them see other sensitive photos or videos on your iPhone, this wireless transfer app is your best option.