How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC/Laptop Wirelessly

In some situations, you need to transfer photos from iPhone to a computer wirelessly. Follow this post, it will help you how to send iPhone photos to a Windows 11/10/8/7 PC.


By Dylan / Updated on June 9, 2023

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Need to transfer photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly?

There are many conditions where you want to transfer photos from iPhone to a computer. For example, you may take some photos that need to be edited with professional editing tools on PC. And if you store a large number of important photos on your iPhone, backing up your iPhone to computer to avoid data loss.

Next, in this post, we would like to guide you on how to export iPhone photos to a Windows computer without USB cable.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC/laptop wirelessly

iCloud is a unique service for iOS users. It is also famous for its security. You can backup your iPhone photos to your cloud storage with Wi-Fi, and later download these photos from your computer. But each user can only get 5GB of free space, you may need to buy more storage space if your iCloud storage is full.

If your iCloud storage is enough follow the steps below.

1. On your iPhone, open Settings app > tap your profile > select iCloud > select Photos > turn on iCloud Photos. It would take some time to upload your photos to the server. The speed depends on the speed of your network.

Turn on iCloud Photos

2. On your computer, open browser > go to > sign in your Apple ID > click the icon of Photos.

iCloud Site

3. Select all the photos and then click the download button to download photos from the Internet.

View Photos on iCloud

After you have got the photos on your computer, you could delete them from iCloud and the photos on your iPhone would be automatically deleted, too. The deleted photos could be recovered in your browser in 30 days.

Sync iPhone photos on your PC with iCloud client

In addition, Apple also provides  a iCloud client for you to manage your iCloud items on a Windows computer.

Steps to use iCloud client to sync iPhone photos:

1. Upload photos to iPhone as step 1 in section 1.

2. Download and install iCloud for Windows from Apple support.

3. Sign in the client with your Apple ID.

4. Check Photos and then click Option on the right.


5. In Option, check Download new photos and videos to my PC and then click Done.


6. Open File Explorer, click iCloud Photos in the sidebar, and then click Download photos and videos. You could find your photos in the folder download later.

iCloud Photos

Easily and quickly transfer photos from iPhone to computer with USB cable

iCloud is a great tool enabling you to sync data from iPhone to your computer, however, as we mentioned that it only provides 5GB of free space for you. The size of your photos may be more than that. Besides, iCloud requires a strong and stable Internet environment. If you have plenty of photos to transfer, iCloud may not sync to computer or take a long time to complete.

In this case, you can turn to another powerful iOS transfer tool named FoneTool. With this tool, you can easily and quickly transfer photos from iPhone to PC without the size limit. 

FoneTool supports iPhone 14/13/12 Pro Max/12 Pro/12/12 Mini/SE 2022/2020, iPad 8/Air 4, and other iOS devices.

Steps to transfer iPhone photos with FoneTool:

Step 1. Download and install FoneTool. Connect iPhone to computer with a USB cable and tap Trust on your iPhone.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7

Step 2. Wait for FoneTool to recognize your device. After several seconds, the home screen would automatically pop up and you need to select iPhone to Computer here.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 3. Click + icon to preview photos and other data like videos and music on your iPhone.

Select Files

Step 4. Select the photos you would like to transfer to computer and click OK.

Choose Photos

Step 5. After all the photos are added to the box, click Start Tansfer and choose a storage path on the transfer settings. And choose Transfer to get these photos into your computer.



This is how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer. iCloud makes it possible to transfer photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly. In fact, you could get your photos on any computer from the server.

What’s more, transferring photos using cable could also be simple with FoneTool. Your photos would be easily selected and transferred with this professional iPhone transfer.

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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.