We take hundreds of photos on our iPhones every month. Your iPhone is probably filled with photos & videos from many occasions, such as a family trip you went on, a recent birthday event or music concert you attended, your sibling’s high-school graduation ceremony, the cool party you crashed, or the most recent Christmas dinner with family. Apple’s Photos.app does a good job of highlighting the best moments from these photos, but if left unattended, these photos & videos quickly eat up the storage space available on your iPhone. Moreover, you may want to share these photos & videos with family and friends who may not be iPhone users, so AirDrop is not always an option. Do you know how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer in the fastest and best way possible? With Readdle’s Documents app, of course.

Documents ships with an incredible feature called Wi-Fi transfer that allows you to instantly transfer any photos, videos, or other files over Wi-Fi (or USB). Download Documents for Free from the App Store and let us learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to any PC or Mac computer.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer

  1. Download Documents on your iPhone.
  2. Make sure both your iPhone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. Open Documents on your iPhone.
  4. Tap the + button and select Connect to Computer.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

  1. On your PC, open the web browser and visit https://docstransfer.com, then enter the code displayed on your iPhone.
  2. Your iPhone and computer are now connected, and your browser will show you the files from your iPhone.
  3. Click on ‘Photo albums’ to browse all your photo and video folders on your iPhone.
  4. Navigate to the folder containing the photos that you want to transfer to your computer.
  5. Next, select the photos you want to transfer and click on the Download button at the bottom.

That’s it! Your photos are now available for viewing on your PC or Mac computer. You can copy, move or reorganize them into other folders on your computer as per your preference. The Wi-Fi Transfer feature in Documents is the best way to transfer photos from iPhone to your PC or Mac.

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Similarly, if you were looking to transfer photos or videos from your computer to your iPhone, just select the photos & videos on your computer and drag and drop them into the browser window. Once you're done transferring your media, tap Disconnect on your iPhone or close the web page.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer with USB

Although the Wi-Fi feature in Documents is exceptionally great, at times you may not have access to a Wi-Fi network or you may be connected to a network with strict security policies that disallow file transfers. In such cases, what option do you have? Well, the beauty of the Wi-Fi transfer feature is that it also works over a USB cable. You don’t even need to get any special cables — even your iPhone’s charging cable will work. Here’s how you can transfer photos from iPhone to computer over USB.

  1. If you haven’t already, download Documents on your iPhone.
  2. Connect your iPhone and computer with a USB cable.
  3. Open Documents on your iPhone.
  4. Tap the + button and select Connect to Computer.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

  1. On your Mac or PC, open the web browser and visit https://docstransfer.com, then enter the code displayed on your iPhone.
  2. Your iPhone will prompt you that it cannot connect to Wi-Fi and give you the option to connect using a USB cable.
  3. If prompted, click on ‘Trust’ to proceed.
  4. Your iPhone and computer are now connected, and your browser will show you the files from your iPhone.
  5. Click on ‘Photo albums’ to browse all your photo and video folders on your iPhone.Navigate to the folder containing the photos that you want to transfer to your computer. Next, select the photos you want to transfer and click on the Download button at the bottom.

Now that you've learned how to transfer photos from iPhone to your computer, we hope you’ll not have to deal with the trouble of running out of storage space on your device. After all, Documents is the best home for your files on your iPhone or iPad.

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