Easy way to transfer photos from iPhone or Android to PC

Easy way to transfer photos from iPhone or Android to PC

Hi, I’m Adam, I’m known as Warwagon on the forum. For the past 19 years, I’ve been running my own computer repair business. In doing so, I deal with the average computer user on a daily basis.

Every bit of information I give people I do so with the least common denominator in mind. It is a common misconception that everyone who joins or browses a tech site is a tech expert. Some people are just looking for guidance. This is why these tech tips may seem overly simplistic to some but instructive to others.


tech tip today he is Not Sponsored ad. We don’t get paid to recommend this app. It’s just something I subscribe to annually ($6.49) which made it very easy and convenient for me to backup my photos from my iPhone to my computer, so I thought I’d recommend this app to all of you.

For a while now, I have been searching for an easy and convenient way to back up all my photos and videos from my phone wirelessly to my computer.

What I found was a very useful app called Optical Sync. The cost was very reasonable at $6.49 per year.

It’s also available for Android, and should work almost identically to the instructions below. Today, I’m going to do it on an iPhone because that’s the phone I currently own.

Optical synchronization for a technical party

There are two parts to this application. The first part is the app itself that you download and subscribe to in the App Store. This works on your iPhone.

The other part of the application is an application that you download, open and run on your computer.

Download Photosync

Note: You can also configure/select an SMB server from within the Photosync app on the phone. If you want to use an SMB server instead, you don’t need to install the Windows app. If you are using SMB instead, there are a few more steps not covered in this guide.

In this guide, I will focus on backing up “all” of your photos to your computer but you can also select individual photos as well.

Once Photosync is installed and running, you can set a custom destination folder to sync your photos with. By default, it saves images in /pictures/photoync

  • Right click on a file Sync Photos icon in the taskbar
  • click settings”.
  • click to receive”

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Here you can select the folder you want to move the photos and videos to.

Once you configure that (or if you just want to use the default location), you can start transferring your photos and videos.

  • open the Photosync تطبيق on your phone

Optical synchronization for a technical party

  • Click on red circle in the top right
  • Faucet new”

Optical synchronization for a technical party

The new folder will be very large the first time you sync your photos and videos. This is because it keeps track of what’s new and needs to be moved.

Since this is the first time Photosync is running, everything will be on the phone. The next time you sync your photos, it will be only new photos and videos that have been added to your phone since the last time you turned it on.

Now click onthe computer”

Optical synchronization for a technical party

If successful, your desktop or laptop computer where you installed Photosync should appear.

Optical synchronization for a technical party

Click on your computer’s name and sync should start.

Optical synchronization for a technical party

That’s it, it’s very simple. You can also go into Settings and configure it to automatically sync your photos to your device at a specific time, ideally when you’re asleep.

Once done, you can close Photosync, it should only be running at the time your photos/videos are synced. If you want to schedule it, it has to run all the time.

Happy computing!


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