Can You Send Photos from iPhone to Computer via Bluetooth

It may let you down. But it's a fact that Bluetooth on your iPhone doesn't have the ability to transfer photos from your iPhone to another device. It is used to pair your devices and connect to each other. To send photos from an iPhone, you need one more facility to help - AirDrop. However, AirDrop is only available on Apple devices. That means if you want to transfer photos from your iPhone to a Mac, you can do it with Bluetooth. While if you need to transfer photos from an iPhone to a PC, you should find other ways out.

Given that, I'd like to show how to send photos from an iPhone to a computer using different ways, whether with or without Bluetooth.

How to Send Photos from iPhone to Computer via Bluetooth (Mac Only)

As mentioned, Bluetooth together with AirDrop can help to send photos from your iPhone to a Mac computer. If you are an Apple user, it's a quite convenient way to transfer your iPhone photos. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

Step 1. Turn on both Bluetooth and AirDrop on your iPhone and Mac. And make sure they can find each other.

Step 2. On the iPhone, go to the Photos app and select the pictures you want to send.

Step 3. Tap the "Share" icon, tap "AirDrop" among the options, and then select the name of the Mac.

Step 4. On your Mac, click "Accept" in the AirDrop window to receive your iPhone photos.

How to send photos from iPhone to computer via Bluetooth

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer Without Bluetooth (Mac & PC)

Using Bluetooth is not available in all situations. There are times when you need other ways to help. For example, when you are going to copy photos from an iPhone to a PC, you will need an iPhone data transfer tool like EaseUS MobiMover.

Its data transfer features enable you to transfer photos, videos, contacts, music, ringtones, and more between an iPhone and a computer (Mac or PC) or between two iDevices. When you need to send photos from an iPhone/iPad/iPod to a computer or vice versa, it will perform well to get it done.

What's more, EaseUS MobiMover is more than an iPhone transfer software tool. It also has helpful features including device backup, WhatsApp management, HEIC conversion, and video conversion. These features allow you to:

  • Back up and restore an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch selectively
  • Transfer WhatsApp messages
  • Back up and restore WhatsApp chats and attachments
  • Convert HEIC photos to JPG
  • Convert videos to MP3

To manage your iPhone data better, you will need such a tool to help.

To send photos from an iPhone to a computer:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer (Mac or PC). Launch EaseUS MobiMover, then choose "Phone to PC" and click the "Next" button to continue. If you prefer to transfer photos from your iPhone to computer selectively, go to "Content Management" > "Pictures" > "Photos" instead.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Choose "Pictures" from the displayed data categories. You can also transfer other files together to free up iPhone space or for backup. And, you are free to save the exported iPhone files on your local computer or USB flash drive. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Then click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from iPhone to computer. Wait patiently for the process to finish and then go to check the exported items.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 3

The Bottom Line

If you prefer wireless solutions, you have one more choice - using cloud services like iCloud, Google Photos, OneDrive, and Dropbox. Such utilities work to sync photos or other supported file types between two devices that use the same account, as long as you have enough cloud storage and stable network connections.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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