How to Upload Photos from iPhone to Dropbox on Computer

This article introduces 2 ways to upload photos from iPhone to Dropbox on computer. You can follow it to complete the task and choose one method you like.


By Dylan / Updated on June 1, 2023

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What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a cloud storage service. It allows you to copy your files to the cloud to save them. In this way you can access your files anytime and anywhere via the Internet, even if with a different device such as another computer, your mobile device, etc. As one of the most popular services of data backup, nowadays many people and teams use it to upload and share files. It will help you prevent the files from the data loss.

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How to upload photos from iPhone to Dropbox on computer?

Storing your photos to Dropbox will let you save iPhone space and keep your photos safe. Please read this article and learn how to upload photos from iPhone to Dropbox on computer.

Method 1 - Use Dropbox App on your iPhone

The Dropbox mobile app allows you to create and upload files directly to your Dropbox account from your phone, but it’s not totally free for you. It offers free service storage at 2GB or you have to pay for an advanced service.

★ Detailed Steps:

Step 1. You should download Dropbox in the App store. Install and open it.

Step 2. Tap on “Settings” > “Camera Upload”.

Step 3. Switch on “Background Uploading” to ensures that you don’t need to open Dropbox every time to store photos.

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Note: you can disable “Use Cellular Data” to ensures that the process of uploading is automatically done via Wi-Fi network not cellular data.

Method 2 – Use FoneTool – a professional transfer program

FoneTool is a free and practical backup program for iPhone, allowing you to easily backup and restore your iPhone. You just need to download and install it on your Windows computer, connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable, and then you can start to upload photos from iPhone to Dropbox on computer.

It owns the following advantages making it to be your best choice.

◆ It gives you a fast transfer speed, so you can quickly upload your photos to your Dropbox storage.
◆ It allows you to preview and select the files you want to upload.
◆ This tool support backup various types of file, including backup photos to computer, and videos, messages, and contacts.
◆ Supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12 iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

★ Detailed Steps:

Step 1. Download and install FoneTool. Connect your iPhone with USB cable.

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Step 2. Go to "Phone Transfer“ > "iPhone to PC".

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Step 3. Click the "plus" icon > Select the photos you need > Click "Start Transfer” to export photos to computer.

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Step 4. Log in your Dropbox account.

Step 5. Go to Files, create a new folder for the images that you want to upload, or open the existing photos folder.

Step 6. Select all the images that you want to upload and then click “Upload” in the top right corner to send them to your Dropbox account.

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You can use Dropbox to store your files just anytime and anywhere, and share them to synchronized files on computer or other devices. It guarantees the safety of your iPhone data. We have showed you two ways to upload photos from iPhone to Dropbox on computer, but we suggest FoneTool which is free for you and very simple to use. You could choose one application you like to upload photos with no efforts.

Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.