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How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Laptop? (6 Proven Ways)

The newest iPhones have a big storage as much as 512GB, however, as time goes by, you may still use up its storage. If you have used up all storage on iPhone, or if you want to edit, beautify, back up or use iPhone files on laptop, you may need to transfer data from iPhone to laptop. Well, transferring iPhone data to laptop is more difficult than to Mac. If you have no idea about how to transfer data from iPhone to laptop, you can refer to this article, which offers you 6 effective methods to move data from iPhone to laptop.

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Way 1. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Laptop via Coolmuster iOS Assistant
Way 2. How to Copy Data from iPhone to Laptop via Dropbox
Way 3. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop with iTunes
Way 4. How to Move Data from iPhone to Laptop via Windows AutoPlay
Way 5. How to Copy from iPhone to Laptop Using iCloud
Way 6. How to Transfer iPhone Data to Laptop via Email

Way 1. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Laptop via Coolmuster iOS Assistant

Coolmuster iOS Assistant is the highly recommended app to transfer data from iPhone to laptop. With it, you can easily export all files from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer or iTunes for backup, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, notes, bookmarks, eBooks, calendars, user apps, etc. In addition, you can even manage iDevice data on computer. You can delete and create new contacts group, add new notes, delete calendar events, edit, delete and add new bookmarks, delete photos and albums and delete apps on iPhone.

Well, Coolmuster iOS Assistant is fully compatible with Windows 10/8/7/2003/2000/XP/Vista, macOS X 10.9 or later and all generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod, such as iPhone SE (2nd generation)/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/Xs/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6S/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4, etc. It is really worth trying.

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How to transfer data from iPhone to laptop?

1. Install and launch Coolmuster iOS Assistant on your computer.

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2. Connect iPhone to computer via a USB cable and tap Trust on your iPhone as prompted when Trust This Computer? window pops up to make it recognizable. After the computer recognizes your iPhone, you will see your iPhone's main information on the main interface of this program.

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3. Transfer data from iPhone to laptop. Select a file type from the left panel, for example, Contacts, preview and tick the contacts you want to export from the right panel, and tap Export on the top menu to transfer data from iPhone to laptop.

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Way 2. How to Copy Data from iPhone to Laptop via Dropbox

Apart from professional data transfer tool, some cloud storage services can also transfer data from iPhone to laptop very conveniently, for example, Dropbox. Well, Dropbox can help you back up photos, videos, docs and other files to cloud storage, and access files on any computers or mobile devices from anywhere.

How to transfer iPhone data to laptop?

1. Install Dropbox on your iPhone and sign in with your Dropbox account.

2. Upload files from iPhone to Dropbox. Tap + icon at the bottom of screen, choose Upload files, select the files you want to transfer and tap Next option. Then select a folder to transfer files to, and tap Set location and Upload.

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3. Sign in Dropbox official website page on your laptop, find the folder where store uploaded files and download the files to your laptop.

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Way 3. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Laptop with iTunes

iTunes can also transfer data from iPhone to laptop, include photos, music and other files. But there are some disadvantages using this way: iTunes does not allow you to selectively transfer desired photos in organized albums in iTunes, and it may delete all original data on your device if your iPhone is synced to iTunes on different computers.

How to copy from iPhone to laptop?

1. Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

2. Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable and launch iTunes if it doesn't launch automatically.

3. In iTunes window, click your iPhone icon from the top left window, choose Summary from the left sidebar, click This computer under Backups from right window and tap Back Up Now. After the backup process is complete, tap Done below and exit iTunes.

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Way 4. How to Move Data from iPhone to Laptop via Windows AutoPlay

If there are some unprotected files on your iPhone, you can also directly copy and paste files from iPhone to laptop by connecting iPhone to computer. And the steps are very easy.

How to move data from iPhone to laptop?

1. Plug your iPhone to computer via a USB cable and tap Trust on your iPhone when it asks you whether to trust this computer or not.

2. After the computer recognizes your iPhone, go to This PC/My Computer on your laptop > Tap your iPhone's name > Open Internal Storage > Click DCIM folder > Select the files you want to transfer to laptop.

3. Copy selected files in iPhone's internal storage and paste it to a folder on your laptop.

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Way 5. How to Copy from iPhone to Laptop Using iCloud

Another way to transfer data from iPhone to laptop is using iCloud, which allows you to sync videos, photos, contacts, documents and more files. While, if you want to transfer large videos, Word, Excel, PPT, text, PDF and more documents, you need to use iCloud Drive. And before you start, make sure that the files you are going to transfer are within the limit of iCloud storage and there is a stable network connection, or you may fail in file transfer.

How to transfer data from iPhone to laptop?

1. On iPhone, go to Settings > Tap your Apple ID > iCloud > Photos.

2. Toggle on iCloud Photos Library.

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3. Download iCloud for Windows on your laptop and follow the prompts to install and run it. Then sign in to iCloud using the same Apple ID that you used on your iPhone, find Photos and click Options next to it. Next, check iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing from the options and click Done. After that, tap Apply to start downloading iCloud photos to computer.

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Way 6. How to Transfer iPhone Data to Laptop via Email

As nearly everyone today has an Email account, thus you can also transfer data from iPhone to laptop via email. Though it seems a very cumbersome way, you can still transfer up to 20MB or 25MB music, photos, videos, contacts or other files to email server as attachments and download those attached files from email account to your computer. Indeed, this way is suitable for quickly transferring light files.

How to transfer data from iPhone to laptop?

1. Select the files you want to transfer on your iPhone, press and hold them, and then click Share option.

2. Tap Email icon and select one option from Upload to transition, Add to a new email and Reply/Repost an email. Then follow the on-screen prompt to finish uploading files.

3. Visit your email provider's website from an Internet browser on your computer, log in with the same email account and download the attachments to your computer.

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Final Thoughts

If you want to know how to transfer data from iPhone to laptop, you can follow the detailed instructions in this article to transfer data from iPhone to laptop with ease. From the 6 simple ways introduced above, I strongly recommend you to try Coolmuster iOS Assistant, which can transfer all iPhone data with various file formats to computer without limitation to file sizes. What's more, it is also highly secure, fast to transfer and easy to operate. In short, it is really an ideal iPhone data transfer tool for you.

In addition, if you encounter any problem during use, feel free to leave a comment below.

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