Gone are the days of lugging around heavy DSLR camera when you are on vacations. Most tourists prefer to use a smartphone to capture photos and record videos as cameras in high-end smartphones like iPhone can capture great quality photos and videos.
If you have been using an iPhone to record videos, you will know that a minute video can run into hundreds of MBs. For instance, one minute of 4K at 30 fps video will approximately consume 170 MB of space. Ten videos will easily take anywhere between 1500 MB to 2000 MB.
For iPhone users who often record high-quality videos, transferring videos to Windows 10 PC makes sense as you can delete those videos from iPhone after transferring them to your Windows 10 PC to free up space on your iPhone.
The good thing is that you don’t need to connect your iPhone to Windows 10 PC with a cable or install iTunes to transfer videos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC.
You can now wirelessly transfer videos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC. All you need to do is install a free app called Photos Companion by Microsoft on your iPhone.
In addition to videos, you can also wirelessly transfer photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC using the same Photos Companion app.
Transfer videos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC over Wi-Fi without iTunes
In this guide, we will see how to use the Photos Companion app to wirelessly transfer videos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC.
Step 1: First of all, connect both your Windows 10 PC and iPhone to the same wireless network. This method works only when your PC and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: On your iPhone, install Photos Companion app by Microsoft. It’s available in the App Store.
Step 3: On your Windows 10 PC, launch the built-in Photos app. Click on the Import button and then click From mobile over Wi-Fi option.
You will now see a QR code on your screen.
If you cannot see From mobile over Wi-Fi option, it’s because import from mobile over Wi-Fi feature is currently available only for users who have opted-in for Photos app preview program. The feature will soon be available for everyone.
Step 4: Launch the Photos Companion app on your iPhone. Tap the Send photos button and then scan the QR code on your PC’s screen.
Step 5: Finally, select the videos that you want to transfer to PC. Tap Done option begin transferring videos to Windows 10 PC.
All transferred videos can be found under C:\Users\YourUserName\ Pictures\Imported from Photos Companion folder.
In the above path, “C” is the Windows 10 drive, and YourUserName is your user account name on the PC.
The transferred video(s) can now be played on your Windows 10 PC either using the built-in Movies & TV app or third-party video players like VLC Media Player.
Damnit, they discontinued the app!! I suppose a new one will come, but this is the annoying gap where there is nothing.
Thanks Kathrine dear!!