By Dylan / Last update September 8, 2021

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly?

I don’t want to connect my iPhone to computer using a cable to transfer photos like before. I would like to send photos from my iPhone to computer over the air. How can I do this?

- Question from Apple Community

> Beautiful pictures could be taken by iPhone camera or downloaded from all kinds of apps on iPhone.

> Too many pictures on iPhone would use up internal storage little by little.

> Exporting photos from iPhone to PC is the best way to release storage for iPhone.

> Save photos to computer as a backup. When have a new iPhone, you can quickly import them to your new iPhone.

Everyone has a lot of photos on iPhone. Some of them are taken during your journey, at festivals, or at birthday parties. iPhone camera makes you easily take high-quality photos but they also take much storage. Besides, you could receive pictures from your friends or download wallpapers from the website. In fact, they are not always useful on iPhone.

Is it necessary to view your 3000 photos every day? Most of them need to be exported to computer so you could save more photos later on iPhone.


Modern technology has allowed you to transfer files without cable. The following sections would tell you how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly

iCloud is a unique service for iOS users. It is also famous for its security. Like other Apple’s products, iCloud is more expensive than other cloud drives. It only gives you 5GB of free storage (Google Drive 15GB) but you could also use it to transfer a lot of photos free of charge.

Steps to download iCloud photos to PC:

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

iCloud photos could be easily managed with iCloud client for Windows on your computer. With this client, you can upload or download photos in File Explorer.

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

How to Easily transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iCloud

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. So if the size of your photos are more than that, you can turn to another powerful iOS transfer tool named AOMEI MBackupper. With this tool, you can easily transfer photos from iPhone to PC without the size limit of iCloud. 

AOMEI MBackupper supports iPhone  13/12 Pro Max/12 Pro/12/12 Mini/SE 2020/11, iPad 8/Air 4, and other iOS devices.

Steps to transfer iPhone photos with AOMEI MBackupper:

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

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7

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

Transfer to iPhone

Step 3. Click any area in the box 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, you just need to click the button Transfer to get these photos into your 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 AOMEI MBackupper. Your photos would be easily selected and transferred with this professional iPhone transfer.

Share this passage and it would help more people.