Today we’ll talk about transferring photos & videos from iPhone to Windows computers. It is not all about backing up your photos to PC, although they seem similar. If your data is only saved on your phone and you lose your phone, they’re go. That’s main reason we transfer or back up our Camera Roll to desktop or laptop computers. People copy photos from iPhone to PC for many other reasons as well. It is not only backing up content to computer. For example, a mother may take many photographs of her baby on iPhone, and then comes the idea to create a home video using those photos. Windows PC has the Windows Movie Maker which seems to be the perfect tool for the job. To do that, she has to transfer the iPhone photos to computer. There are many causes behind the scene. No matter for what reasons you want to transfer photos or videos from iPhone to PC, you can follow the easy instructions below.
We will not recommend iTunes or iCloud in this guide. The only thing you need is Swift Photo + File Transfer app on iPhone which you can get from App Store for free It is the best free iPhone wireless transfer app. You don’t even need USB data cord to load off media files from Camera Roll on iPhone. Following solution enables you to back up all photos and videos from iPhone to computer in a batch mode wirelessly over Wi-fi, or selectively choose and send certain photo(s) and/or video(s) from iPhone to PC without iTunes, iCloud or data cable. You use your local Wi-fi network for direct file exchange between devices in your local network, no internet connection required!
More iPhone iPad Photo & Video Transfer Solutions
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. Here are more great transfer options you can choose from:
How to Transfer Photos & Videos from iPhone to PC over Wi-Fi?
This point-to-point or device to device photo sharing requires both devices to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or wireless router. Your PC can be connected through Wifi or a cable, both are fine. Run the photo transfer app on iPhone, you will be prompted to choose photos from your Camera Roll. See below screenshot.
In this All Pics screen you can see two tabs: Photo and Video. You can select photos and videos from your Camera roll, then tap on Send button at the bottom to proceed to next step. The second step is to choose target iOS device(s) to receive the selected photos or videos or both from iPhone. To send files to PC or Mac computers, you need to switch from Swift 2 Swift mode to No Swift Installed mode as shown in below Send to screen. In the latter file sending mode, you will get a URL address, see below screenshot.
Now open a web browser on your PC, enter and access above IP address, you will be able to access iPhone from your PC using your web browser on PC. In this demo, we use the stock Windows PC browser Internet Explorer to show you how you can download photos and videos from iPhone to PC, like Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, etc. If you are on Mac OS X, check out this guide to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to Mac over Wi-Fi. Your selected media files on iPhone now are displayed in your web browser on computer. You can simply click Download All button to instantly copy photos and videos from iPhone to PC. If you like to selectively download photos and videos from iPhone to PC one by one, click on the Download icon below each item to load them off. Check out below screen capture.
The media files downloading from iPhone to desktop or laptop happens in your local network without any device or a cloud server in the middle, thus you can expect very fast file transfer speed. You can pick up and send many photos and videos from iPhone to computer quickly.