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[Guide]How to Transfer Files from iPhone to PC Without iTunes

Myra updated on Dec 29, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

iTunes might be the default way to transfer or sync files between an iPhone and a computer, but it is not the only way. If you're looking for some iTunes alternative approaches to get files from iPhone to PC without using iTunes, just try the methods offered in this guide.

PAGE CONTENT:
Part 1. Transfer Files from iPhone to PC Without iTunes via iCloud
Part 2. Access iPhone Files on PC Without iTunes via EaseUS MobiMover
Part 3. Transfer Files from iPhone to PC without iTunes via Google Drive
Part 4. Copy Files from iPhone to PC Without iTunes via Email
Bonus Tip. How to Transfer Files from PC to iPhone

Part 1. How to Transfer Files from iPhone to PC Without iTunes via iCloud

Applies to: Photos, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes, and more

If you've ever backed up your iPhone data to iCloud, then you can access iPhone files on your PC either via the iCloud website or iCloud application. Below are the steps:

Note: Apple only offers just 5GB of storage capacity for free. That means you have to buy additional storage if you run out of space.

Steps to Access iPhone Files via iCloud Website

Step 1. Go to iCloud.com on your computer (PC & Mac).

Step 2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Then, you will be displayed with the file category.

Step 4. Choose the files you wish to transfer to your computer. 

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Steps to Access iPhone Files via iCloud Application

Step 1. Open the Settings on your iPhone > [your name] > iCloud.

Step 2. Switch on the option accordingly. (eg, select the "Photos" and turn on "iCloud Photos" if you wish to transfer photos to PC)

Step 3. Launch the iCloud control panel on your computer.

Step 4. Log in to your iCloud account.

Step 5. Then you can access the files on your iPhone from your PC.

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Part 2. How to Access iPhone Files on PC Without iTunes via EaseUS MobiMover

Applies to: Photos, Videos, Audio Files, Contacts, Messages, Podcasts, Books...

From the above-stated method, you may have known that iCloud will require you to buy additional storage if you run out of space, which can be somewhat frustrating since not everyone is willing to spend that kind of money. Thus, it's smart to find an iCloud alternative to get this job done instead.

If you're looking for that kind of tool, EaseUS MobiMover is worth a try. As one of the best iPhone data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover allows you to transfer up to 20 types of iOS files from iPhone to PC with ease. After transferring, these files will be stored on your PC in an accessible and viewable way and you can use them whenever you want.

Apart from that, there are many other functions you can enjoy with EaseUS MobiMover.

  • It allows you to move photos, videos, contacts, messages, and more between two iOS devices.
  • It supports transferring files from PC to iPhone or from iPhone to PC without data loss.
  • It allows you to access and view the files transferred to your computer as you like.
  • It supports setting the path while transferring files from iPhone to PC according to your needs.

Now, it's time to free download EaseUS MobiMover on your PC and let it help you transfer files from iPhone to PC without iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable. Once connected, tap on "Trust" on your iOS device screen to let your computer trust your device. Open EaseUS MobiMover. On the home screen, choose the data transfer mode "Phone to PC" and click "Next".

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Step 2. MobiMover will automatically read and load the whole supported files on your iPhone and list them all unchecked. Determine which type of files you want to transfer from your iPhone to the computer, go to tick the corresponding apps and click "Transfer". You can specify a location to keep the transferred items in advance. Otherwise, they will be placed on Desktop by default.

how to transfer data from iPhone to PC without iTunes - step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will start immediately transferring files from iPhone to PC without the intervention of iTunes. When it completes, you can click View to check the items. (Files like contacts and messages will save as .html files on your computer. Thus you need to open it with a browser to view the details.)

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Part 3. How to Transfer Files from iPhone to PC without iTunes via Google Drive

Applies to: Photos, Contacts, and Calendar events

Apart from Apple's iCloud service and third-party transfer tools, some non-Apple cloud services like Google Drive is also an option for data transfer. Here's how to transfer data from iPhone to PC with Google Drive.

Step 1. Download and open Google Drive on your iPhone.

Step 2. Sign in with your Google account.

Step 3. Tap the Add icon on your Google Drive app.

Step 4. Find and select the iPhone files you'd like to upload.

Step 5. On your PC, visit Google Drive websites and then download your wanted data to your computer.

Part 4. How to Copy Files from iPhone to PC Without iTunes via Email

Applies to: Photos, Documents, and other small files

Apart from the above three methods, you can also use Email to transfer files between iPhone and computer. But this method is more suited to transfer small files. If you have a lot of files to transfer, go back to use the methods listed above.

Step 1. Open the Email app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Compose an email to attach files you want to transfer.

Step 3. Log in to your email account on your computer.

Step 4. Download attachment files to your computer.

Tip
"How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer? " is also a frequently asked question among iOS users. If you have a large number of photos to transfer, we suggest you use Windows Explore and Photos App, both of these applications make transferring iPhone photos to pc easy.

Bonus Tip. How to Transfer Files from PC to iPhone

Considering that you may need to get the data back to your iPhone from PC, we will give you some suggestions on how to transfer data to the iPhone from PC. To do this, you'll need to use iTunes. If there is no iTunes available, try this method to move data from PC to iPhone. Here we will mainly introduce the steps for using iTunes. 

Note that iTunes only supports transferring Photos, Videos, Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks. If you have data like messages, contacts, calendars, audios, and more to transfer, you can use this professional iPhone data transfer tool to do it with one click.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer and run iTunes.

Step 2. Unlock the iDevice and trust the computer.

Step 3. Click the "Device" tab and select the category (Photos, Movies, Songs...) you wish to sync.

Step 4. Check the "Sync [category]" option.

Step 5. Select the items you'd like to copy.

Step 6. Click on "Apply" to start transferring files to your iPhone or iPad.

Transfer files from computer to iPhone with iTunes

The Bottom Line

Actually, there are many more choices to transfer files from iPhone to the computer. For example, you can also achieve the same goal via cloud services like Dropbox, Onedrive, etc. But compared with cloud service, the methods mentioned above are relatively simple to operate. Additionally, if you are puzzled by the question: "how do I transfer photos from iPhone to computer" we also have ways to help you do it.  That's all about our guide, hope it can help you.