iPhone 11/XS: Transfer Files from iPhone to PC in 2 Efficient Ways | Based on Tests

File Transfer iPhone PC Posted by Estrella H.| Last Updated:  September 11, 2019

Bigger and bigger media files (up to 4K), more and more photos and selfies may block up the iPhone storage, this is why you need to transfer files from iPhone (11/XS/XR/X/8/7) to computer.

The latest iPhone models all support 4K video shooting and 12-megapixel camera, including iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X, iPhone 8/Plus, iPhone 7/Plus, 6s/Plus and SE. And even the biggest 128G storage is not able to store much HD video, music and images. Therefore, it's a regular action for iPhone users to remove and backup some not-so-unnecessary stuff from iPhone to computer, emptying more space out. We don't suggest users deleting massive media files directly, which may take some crucial and memorable files away.

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#1 - Transfer Files from iPhone to PC using iTunes with USB Cable

Step 1: Download iTunes of the latest version, install and run it on your computer.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to computer with cable, and iTunes will automatically recognize the iPhone. Tap "Trust" option on iPhone to trust this computer to access to iPhone files.

Step 3: At the Summary setting option, two files backup solutions are available: Sync/Back up iPhone files to iCloud & Full backup iPhone files to this computer

Note: The other several options at Settings area allows you to sync apps, music, films, TV shows, photos (only from PC to iPhone) and more.

Step 4: If necessary, you can do some content syncing settings, and press Apply button.

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Step 5: All things done, click Sync/Apply button to start backup iPhone files into PC.

If you wanna sync your iPhone files to iCloud for computer viewing or so, also do the first two steps above, and then check "Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi" at the right bottom "Option" column, then disconnect the USB cable, select file items to sync, and press Sync at last.

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With the most advanced hardware acceleration tech built in, WinX MediaTrans, as the best way of iPhone file transfer, is able to transfer whatever files from iPhone 11, 11 Pro (Max), XS, XR, X, 8, iPad Pro and iPod series to PC within the shortest time, which is 3-5x faster than common file transferring tools. Plus, music song files, and playlists are all available to edit as you like.

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Other Top File Transferring/Managing Tools

● iExplorer: It is recognized as the most popular iPhone file manager,and maintains the basic function such as transfer files between iPhone and PC, backup media files, etc.

● iMazing: It is an all-purpose iPhone file manager that almost covered all files on iPhone management.

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#2 - Transfer Files from iPhone (11/Pro Max etc.) to PC Using No.1 iPhone File Transfer Software

WinX MediaTrans, a new face among the iOS file transferring software market, holds the fastest speed in copying photo, movie/video and music files from iOS based iPhone models to Windows (10) PC. Through real testing, it only takes several seconds to finish exporting 100 4K photos by WinX MediaTrans, but about half minutes by other general tools.

Beyond tremendous speed, the "Sync" feature in video and music transferring is quite outstanding, which allows iPhone users to do comprehensive editing on transferring mode, preventing some mindless operation from being happening. Check the user guide below:

Step 1: Plug in iPhone to computer via USB cable .

Step 2: Free download WinX MediaTrans on Windows (10) or Mac computer. Since iPhone has been connected to computer, the main software interface will pop up automatically.

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Step 3: Select photo, music or video files at correspondent section. Good to tell that music files can be edited and added to existing or newly created playlist, and videos can be converted by default to fit for playing perfectly on computer.

Step 4: Click "Export" or "Sycn" to transfer those selected files off iPhone (11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6S) directly into computer.

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