How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Chromebook

There have always been compatibility issues between iPhones and Chromebooks. But with time, both are on the path to becoming more compatible with each other. At least you can now transfer photos from your iPhone to your Chromebook.

However, there is still no direct way to install iTunes on Chromebooks. And even if you try it using Wine in Linux on a Chromebook method, it won’t work very effectively. So, in this tutorial, we are going to share two methods (wired and wireless) to connect your iPhone to a Chromebook and sync Photos and Videos.

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Connect iPhone to Chromebook and Transfer Photos

As mentioned earlier, we are going to discuss two methods to sync photos and videos between iPhone and Chromebook. So, let’s have a look at the wired method (the easy one) first.

A) Transfer Photos and Videos from iPhone to Chromebook via USB

  • First of all, connect your iPhone to the Chromebook with a USB lightning cable just like you do on Mac. You will see a pop-up on your iPhone asking you to allow media access. So, tap on Allow to access your photos and videos on Chromebook.
Tap On Allow to allow media transfer
Allow Media Access
  • Now, on your Chromebook, open File Manager. There you will find the Apple iPhone on the left side, click on it. Now, you can see all your photos and videos from the iPhone on your Chromebook. Feel free to transfer photos and videos from your iPhone to your Chromebook.
Open File Manager On Chromebook And Access Photos From Iphone
Access Photos from iPhone via File Manager

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B) Wirelessly Connect iPhone to Chromebook and Transfer Files

As AirDrop is only available on macOS, you can only opt for AirDrop alternatives like AirDroid to transfer media and other stuff from your iPhone to Chromebook on the Wireless connection. So, we will use AirDroid in this tutorial.

  • First, install the AirDroid app (Free) on your iPhone. Then create an AirDroid account and log in with it. Next, go to the My Device tab and select “AirDroid Web”. Here, tap on “Scan QR code” and get ready to scan the QR code in the next step.
Install Airdroid App On Your Iphone And Tap On Scan Qr Code In Airdoid Web Section
Install the AirDroid App on your iPhone
  • On your Chromebook, open AirDroid Web. Scan the QR code shown on the homepage via the AirDroid app on your iPhone. It will immediately connect to your iPhone. Now, log in with your AirDroid account on Chromebook also.

NOTE: You need to connect your iPhone and Chromebook to the same WiFi network.

Open Airdroid Web Page On Chromebook And Scan Qr Code Via Airdroid App On Iphone
Open AirDroid Web on Chromebook and Scan the QR Code
  • After successfully connecting your iPhone and Chromebook, you can see all your iPhone’s media and files on your Chromebook.

NOTE: AirDroid web uses HTTP protocol. This means the data transfer is not secure. So, we recommend not using public or work WiFi networks for this. We recommend you use a USB cable in such cases.

Transfer Photos Videos And Files From Iphone To Chromebook Via Airdroid
Transfer Photos Videos and Files

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Sync Media Files between iPhone and Chromebook Easily

The above tutorial explained two methods to share media files between iPhone and Chromebook. The first method uses a USB lightening cable which is the faster and more secure way to transfer your photos. The second method uses a third-party service (app and website) over a Wi-Fi connection which is not that fast and secure. We recommend you use the USB cable method wherever possible.

Hope you liked this tutorial. You can also share it with your friends to help them. You can also learn more about Chrome OS tips and tricks here. Feel free to share your queries and suggestions in the comment section below.

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