[2024] Transfer Files from iPhone to Laptop via Bluetooth

If you prefer wireless transfer, you may want to transfer files from iPhone to laptop via Bluetooth. In this guide, you will get detailed guide to make it. You will also be given three other tools to complete iPhone to PC transfer.

Demi by Demi Updated December 28, 2023
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Can you transfer files from iPhone to laptop via Bluetooth?

If you are looking for a simpler way to connect iPhone to laptop wirelessly to transfer files between two devices, you may think of utilizing Bluetooth. Before diving in the specific instructions, you may firstly need to know whether you can transfer files from iPhone to laptop via Bluetooth.

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Luckily, as long as your laptop is featured with Bluetooth, you can follow the steps in the next part to transfer files from iPhone to Windows laptop via Bluetooth. Without further ado, let’s get started.

How to send files from iPhone to laptop via Bluetooth

As what we have mentioned before, you have firstly to check whether your laptop is featured Bluetooth. If there is no Bluetooth option, your computer may not support sending files from iPhone to laptop via Bluetooth, you can go to the next part to transfer files from iPhone to laptop.

Now, follow the steps below to know how to transfer files from iPhone to Windows laptop via Bluetooth.

Step 1. Go to your iPhone Settings app or Control Center to enable Bluetooth.

Step 2. On your laptop, click Start > Settings > Locate and click Devices > Add Bluetooth & other devices.

Step 3. In the Add a device window, click Bluetooth. Then, it wills tart to scan for the nearby Bluetooth and your iPhone’s Bluetooth should be listed in the result.

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Step 4. Double-click the iPhone icon on the laptop. Wait until you are given an authorization code that allows you to transfer files between your computer and iPhone.

Step 5. Just for an example, now you can open the iPhone Photos app > Select the photos you want to transfer > Click Send and select using Bluetooth. Finally, wait patiently for the files to be transferred to your computer.

Better tools to transfer files from iPhone to laptop

Don’t be upset if you cannot transfer files from iPhone to laptop via Bluetooth, since it is actually not an ideal transfer tool in terms of stability and speed of transfer.

Here in this part, we will show you one of the best free iPhone to PC transfer software, as well as two Bluetooth alternative to help you achieve wireless iPhone to PC transfer.

Option 1. FoneTool

When it comes to transferring files among iOS devices and Windows laptop/PC, there is a worth-trying expert iOS data management tool named FoneTool. You can feel free to transfer multiple files from iPhone to laptop at once.

What FoneTool outweigh Bluetooth
★ Faster and stabler transfer process. A USB connection between iPhone and laptop enable a stable transfer. And it just take 3 seconds to import 100 iPhone photos to PC.
★ No data loss. Don’t worry about losing anything on your iPhone. And all the transferred files will be kept in their original quality.
★ Support various file types. You can transfer music/videos/photos/contacts/messages from models of iPhone/iPad/iPod to Windows 11/10/8/7/XP PC.
★ Interactive and simpler UI. FoneTool makes the transfer process as simple as possible, so that you can finish iPhone-to-PC transfer within a few clicks.

Steps to transfer files from iPhone to PC
Step 1. Click the icon below to download the freeware FoneTool to computer > Connect your iPhone to PC with USB.

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Step 2. Launch FoneTool and click Phone Transfer from its left pane > Mouse over to iPhone to PC and click Get Started.

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Step 3. Check each icon to preview and select the files you’d like to transfer to computer > Click OK to continue.

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Step 4. Finally, choose a storage path and adjust other settings from Transfer Settings > Click Start Transfer to begin.

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Such an easy job, right? All you need to prepare for is a stable USB cable to connect iPhone to computer. FoneTool is also a nice assistant to backup iPhone to PC, which allows you to backup selected or all data on your iPhone.

Option 2. SHAREit

SHAREit is an AirDrop alternative for Windows, iOS and Android devices, which help transfer files from iPhone to laptop wirelessly, just like what you expect to do with Bluetooth. You can follow the steps below to utilize it.

Step 1. Download SHAREit on both your iPhone and computer.

Step 2. On your iPhone, go to SHAREit and tap Send to choose the wanted files. Then tap Next.

Step 3. On your computer, open SHAREit and click on Receive.

Step 4. On your iPhone, When you see the PC appear in nearby devices, select Avatar of PC.


Option 3. Snapdrop

Snapdrop, which supports iPhone to PC data transfer using the web browser, will also be a nice choice for you to wirelessly transfer files from iPhone to laptop especially if you don’t want to download any app or software on your iPhone and laptop. Here are detailed steps you can follow.

Step 1. Make sure your iPhone and laptop are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. Open a browser and go to the website of snapdrop on both iPhone and laptop.

Step 3. On your iPhone, tap the name of your laptop > Choose Photo Library, Take Photo or Video, or Browse to select files you want to transfer.


Finally, accept files transfer on laptop to make it.


Hope you have known how to transfer files from iPhone to laptop via Bluetooth after reading this guide. And even if you cannot make it, you can try other tools mentioned in this guide to get wanted iPhone files on your laptop. Is this guide helpful? Please share it with others.


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