5 Ways to Transfer iPhone Recorded Photos and Videos to PC

Most of us like snapping photos and shooting video clips with an iPhone during a travel, in a party or elsewhere. And we often need to move pictures and videos from iPhone to computer. There are numerous ways to get iPhone photos and videos transferred to PC. In the following article, I'd like to share 5 different ways of transferring photos and videos from iPhone to PC to help you quickly find what best fits you.

Transfer photos and videos from iPhone to PC using Wireless Transfer App

Wireless Transfer App only requires that you have your iPhone and your computer connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

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1. Download and install Wireless Transfer App on your iPhone.

Wireless Transfer App Available on App Store

2. Run Wireless Transfer App on your iPhone.

3. Find the http address at the bottom of the screen.

4. Open a web browser in your computer and type the address exactly as that appears on your iPhone (including the colon and the following port number).

5. The browser will list all the photos and videos in your iPhone.

6. Select and download the photos and videos you want to transfer to your computer.

Using Wireless Transfer App, there is no need for iTunes, Apple ID, cable or extra software and you don't need to install anything on your computer.

Transfer photos and videos from iPhone to PC using cable

If you have cable at hand, you can easily transfer photos and videos from your iPhone to your PC by getting them connected with cable. When your iPhone is connected to your computer, you just go to Computer and find your iPhone. Then right click your iPhone and choose Import pictures and videos. By default, your photos and videos will be saved to My Pictures folder in your computer. Of course, you can make Import settings to customize that.

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Transfer photos and videos from iPhone to PC using Dropbox

To transfer photos and videos from iPhone to PC using Dropbox, you need to install Dropbox app onto both your iPhone and your PC. Then open the Dropbox app on your iPhone and switch to the Uploads tab. Press the + icon at the top left corner and select the photos and videos you need to transfer. Choose an upload destination and start to upload. By the time you get to your computer, the photos and videos you selected will be waiting to be downloaded to your Dropbox folder.

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Transfer photos from iPhone to PC using iCloud

You can also use the Apple iCloud service to sync photos from iPhone to your computer. Just enable iCloud on your iPhone in Settings and turn on Photo Stream. Then download the iCloud Control Panel onto your computer. Then all photos that you take with your iPhone will be saved within seconds directly to your computer, if you're connected to wifi. If you're not connected to wifi when you take the pictures, they will be synced to your computer the next time you have wifi connection.

Take note that iCloud won't transfer videos recorded with your iPhone and is unable to sync photos taken before iCloud is on.

Transfer photos and videos from iPhone to PC via Email

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In case you only need to move several pictures or very short video clips from iPhone to your PC, you can directly email them in actual size. Then, receive the emails in your PC and save them to the local hard drive.

It requires no cable or extra software, yet sending a great number of pictures or long video clips is a great trouble. You need to have very smooth network connection as well.

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