PhotoSync – transfer photos 4+

Backup to computer, NAS, cloud

touchbyte GmbH

    • 4.8 • 7.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



PhotoSync – the best solution to wirelessly transfer, backup & share photos / videos to computer, NAS, other phones and popular cloud / photo services.

** Cross-platform solution with native apps for mobile devices, Windows & Mac. Also works on Linux
** Reliable and secure software – operating 12 years in the market and continuously updated
** No limitations – transfer and backup an unlimited number of photos & videos. Full resolution transfer with HEIC and RAW support; all metadata (EXIF, GPS) is preserved
** Flexible: Automatically organise files into folders by recording date, media type, album name and metadata on target device. Customisable file names
** Be totally independent of the cloud and iTunes
** Managed App Configuration over MDM or using a settings file (


Transfer to / from computer
• Directly transfer / backup photos & videos from iPhone / iPad to Windows PC or Mac. Photos & videos are transferred directly over the local Wi-Fi network. No Internet or cloud are required.
• Send photos & videos from Windows PC or Mac over Wi-Fi to iPhone / iPad. Received photos & videos are imported directly into the Camera Roll or an album you defined.

Transfer between phones and tablets
• Directly transfer photos & videos between devices over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Personal Hotspot. No computer, Internet or cloud are required.

Transfer to / from NAS, cloud and photo services
• Backup photos & videos to NAS devices, home cloud and wireless portable hard drives over FTP, SMB, WebDAV and SFTP. PhotoSync works flawlessly with: Synology, QNAP, Buffalo NAS, ownCloud, NextCloud, WD MyCloud, TrueNAS, OpenMediaVault…
• Backup photos & videos to / from USB drives, iCloud Drive and local storage via the Files app (iOS13).
• Upload photos & videos to popular cloud and photo services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Photos, Flickr, OneDrive, SmugMug, Box, Zenfolio, pCloud…
• Transfer photos & videos directly between devices, services and NAS (e.g. OneDrive to SMB).

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The free version of PhotoSync lets you fully test its transfer functionality. Photos & videos are, however, transferred in low quality. RAW and HEIC photos are converted to JPEG. You can remove these limitations by upgrading to PhotoSync Pro, a one-time purchase, inside the app.


Exclusive features for Premium users:

Automatically transfer new photos & videos in the background to computer, NAS or supported cloud services, whenever you arrive at pre-selected locations or charge your device.

PhotoSync Camera
Take a photo with the built-in PhotoSync Camera and transfer it immediately to supported targets. Photo booth support over AirPlay & HDMI.

Advanced Siri Support & Workflows
Build powerful workflows using the Siri Actions “Transfer from Clipboard” & “Transfer new photos/videos” – possibilities are endless!

Client-Side Encryption – Protect Your Photos & Videos
Encrypt photos & videos before transfer to ensure safe storage on NAS and file-based cloud services.

Camera Support (Wi-Fi & USB)
Download from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus & Lumix cameras and cameras connected over WiFi or USB. (Wireless) tethering & photo booth support over Airplay & HDMI.

Additional Premium Services & Features
Support for Amazon S3, Backblaze & Wasabi cloud services, SanDisk iXpand USB Flash Drive, Toshiba FlashAir & Transcend Wi-Fi SD cards.

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Premium features require an additional purchase (one-time purchase or subscription with free trial).

Duration and price of each subscription is displayed in the PhotoSync app at time of purchase. Payment is charged to the iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless automatic renewal is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Subscription and auto-renewal can be managed or turned off in the iTunes account settings.

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What’s New

Version 4.8.2

- New: For services with mulitple configurations (e.g. SMB, FTP, S3) the order of the configurations can now be changed
- New: When uploading to S3 & Wasabi PhotoSync now sets the "X-Amz-Meta-Mtime" header to the recording date of the photo & video. This header can also be interpreted by many 3rd party applications.
When enabling the new option "Query Recording date" PhotoSync will use this information to enable sorting by recording date when browsing photos & videos on S3 & Wasabi. Note: Enabling this option may slow down performance as it requires an additional query for each photo/video.
- New: When uploading to Backblaze, PhotoSync now sets the "X-Bz-Info-src_last_modified_millis" to the recording date of the photo & videos. This information is now also used when browsing Backblaze in PhotoSync, allowing sorting by recording date.
- Fixed: Issues with encrypted video uploads to S3, Wasabi and Backblaze. We recommend re-uploading these videos to an encrypted S3, Wasabi or Backblaze destination.
- Fixed: Wrong extension for XMP sidecar files, when "Keep original names" was enabled in "Expert Settings"
- Fixed: Videos were not recorded for more than 12 seconds in some cases when using the PhotoSync camera
- Fixed: PhotoSync now ignores when a USB or Wi-Fi camera disconnects (or goes to sleep) while a transfer is in progress
- Fixed: Transfers to SMB could result in error 22 in rare cases (e.g. when the target volume is exFAT formatted and mounted with fuse)
- Improved thumbnail loading performance for S3 based services

New in Version 4.8
- New: Client-Side Encryption (Premium)
Encrypt photos & videos before transfer and store them encrypted on NAS and file-based cloud services. Browse and view encrypted photos & videos directly in PhotoSync.
Rclone and OpenSSL are supported, enabling easy workflow integration and seamless decryption on PC and Mac.
- New: Improved metadata support
Embedding metadata is now supported without re-encoding for most file types. PhotoSync can now also embed modified recording dates and tag photos / videos based on user album name, Moments / location name or media type.
- New: XMP support
XMP sidecar files containing all metadata information can now be transferred. This feature is optimal for integration into professional workflows. Configurable options: XMP files are always transferred; only for photos with edited metadata; only for RAW files with edited metadata; or never.
- New: "Display" option to detect modified / edited photos & videos as new: If you edit a photo or video after it has been transferred, PhotoSync will detect the photos / videos as new and the edited version will be re-transferred. This setting can be enabled under "Display Options" (iOS 16 and later).
- New: PhotoSync can now retain the whole album / folder structure when transferring between iOS devices. To enable this feature enable "Keep Album Structure (iOS only)" under Configure->Phone/Tablet. Preserving the favorite status and location info is supported when transferring between iOS devices.
- New: The PhotoSync Camera can now embed copyright info
- New: Added an option "Set transfer time/date only once" for sub-directory creation. This way only one sub-directory is created for every transfer session.
- New: Added a new custom format %SP for custom sub-directory creation based on media type (Live Photo, Screenshots...)
- New: Added new custom formats %MOT and %MOL to add the Moments title and Moments location into the file name or sub-directory name
- New: Added an option "Assign Live Photo MOV to photo folder" for sub-directory creation. When enabling this option both files of a Live Photo are stored in the photos folder, when the %2P or %3P format is used.
- New: Added option "Upload in Chunks" for WebDAV connections. This option is helpful e.g. for WebDAV servers proxied by CloudFare
- New: Added host key checks for SFTP connection
- New: Added an option to convert ProRes Videos to H264 or HEVC

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

Ujdjeaujsji„ ,

Worth every penny

There is an incredible amount of nuance that admittedly most people won’t care about when backing up photos. I do and this developer does too. This app with the latest few releases is the perfect backup tool. You can create a nearly IDENTICAL backup of your phone’s photo database. Complete with edited/nonedited/both backups. Backing up the custom AEE files. And client side encryption? It’s a lot more stable than before too. Honestly, this is one of the best examples of an application done right. Most photo backup apps just copy the .heic file and don’t care about the wealth of information they leave behind in the Apple photos app. I just finished backing up 20k Live Photos and 4K videos. Accounting for the .mov, .aee, .xmp side car files and edited/nonedited copies, there’s roughly 70k files on my local nas! Pretty much every aspect of apple photos is now safe on locally owned hardware.

Edit: a request - is it possible to sync the OCR data and bounding boxes of photos? For example if I search for text there is INSTANTLY results in the photos app so that has to be a readable index somewhere.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for the positive feedback!
Regarding your question: There is no OCR metadata embedded in the photos themselves. The Photos app analyzes the photos upon import using AI text recognition and stores the extracted text in the iOS Photo Library database, making it searchable.
For in depth support please contact We are happy to help!

Maadsss! ,

Backwards photo order? + Some albums not showing up? Help!

I’m currently transferring all my photos/videos from iPhone to iPhone (this app is the method I chose to transfer all my photos/videos over after I got my iCloud account stolen). Everything seems to be working great—I can see my photos and videos in full res, I can see the location/time data, and live photos are showing up perfectly! However, everything in the Recents album is showing up chronologically backwards… Instead of the most recent being at the bottom of the album, it is at the very top, which is so inconvenient for a long time Apple user… Is there any way I can fix this? Also, the albums other than “Recents” and “Favorites” don’t seem to be transferring over. For example, I don’t see my Snapchat album or my Instagram album that I have on my original iPhone. The pictures saved from these different apps are supposed to show “Saved from Snapchat,” “Saved from Instagram,” etc.“ but the pictures don’t show that with the transfer. If there is any way I can fix this, this app would be super helpful. Please let me know if there’s a solution to these or if the solutions can be included in the next update! If so, I’ll update my review to 5 stars!!! Please and thank you!!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback.
1) As PhotoSync's main purpose it to transfer photos/videos we think it makes sense to have the newest photos/videos listed first. However, you can of course change the sort order. To do so please open the PhotoSync settings. Then tap "Display Options" and then "Sort Order" and select "Oldest First"
2) The iOS Photo Library is organised in a way that all photos/videos are stored in "Recents". User albums (e.g. "Saved from Snapchat") contain only references to the original in "Recents". If you want PhotoSync to create user albums when transferring from "Recents", please perform the following steps on the sending device:
a) Open the PhotoSync settings and tap "Configure" and then "Phone/Tablet" and enable "Keep album structure".

If you have any more questions, please write a quick mail to We are happy to help! By mail we can answer much quicker and also more detailed than here in the review section of the AppStore, which is not really suited for support.

zacmassey ,

Works better than i expected!

TLDR: almost 20k pics/screenshots/vids of ~370 GB transferred perfectly keeping all metadata.

I transferred over all ~5,500 of my photos & videos in a few hours to my NAS device all at their original quality. It was about 120 GB worth of stuff! (I shoot in ProRaw and 1080p60) I’m currently getting my wife’s ~13,000 photos & videos transferred in original quality now (PLENTY of screenshots but mostly non-ProRaw and 1080p30 videos) and it’s about 190 GB. It seemingly got corrupted with hers because it started transferring everything over very fast (about 5 pictures in a second) but would say 0.0% complete for each one instead of actually showing progress. I looked at the NAS and it had a bunch of .aae files (the “edited” versions) but wasn’t transferring the original. I fixed it in the app and now it’s working! The best part is all of the original metadata seems to be preserved. Down to the type of device used, its lens (e.g. wide for iPhone 12 Pro). Great app and worth it!

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