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With iOS 11, you can transfer your photos and videos from your iPhone to Mac or PC in the compatible format. It would enable you to move files faster and more efficiently.

I often have to transfer media from iOS to macOS devices for various purposes like editing or giving those memorable shots a better place to rest. The ability to automatically convert photos in compatible format makes the task more smooth-sailing. One of the main advantages of this useful feature is that it can (most probably) get the job done even on a relatively poor internet connection. If you don't want to tinker with the actual file type, there is always an option to keep originals.

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How to Transfer Photos and Videos from iPhone to Mac or PC in Compatible Format

How to Move Photos and Videos from iPhone to Mac/PC in Compatible Format

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Open Settings App on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #2. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Photos.

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Tap on Photos in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Now, scroll down again and select Automatic under Transfer to Mac or PC.

Automatic Transfer Photos to Mac or Windows PC

From now on, your shots will be automatically transferred into the compatible format during the transferring process.

How to Transfer Photos and Videos in Original Format from iPhone to Mac or Windows PC

Step #1. Open Settings app.

Open Settings App on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #2. Tap on Photos.

Tap on Photos in iPhone Settings

Step #3. NextScroll down and select Keep Originals.

Transfer Photos and Videos in Original Format from iPhone to Mac and Windows PC

From now onwards, your shots will always be moved to your computer in original format.

One of the easiest ways through which you can transfer your files from iOS to macOS devices or vice versa is using Airdrop. Simply open the Photos app on your iOS device → tap on Select at the top right → choose the snaps → tap the share button → select the person under Tap to share with AirDrop.

Follow this complete guide to transfer photos from iPhone and iPad to Windows 10 PC.

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This is a very useful feature as it simplifies the process of transferring files. Your device is less likely to get stuck while moving the files.

Do you know that iOS 11 has two camera formats like HEIF and HEVC that allow you to reduce the file size of your photos/videos by up to 50% –without any loss of quality? That apart, they can also extend the battery life of your device and cut down cellular data usage.

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