PhotoSync – transfer photos 4+

Backup to computer, NAS, cloud

touchbyte GmbH

    • 4.8 • 7.5K 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.

** Number one cross-platform solution with native apps for mobile devices, Windows & Mac. Also works on Linux
** Reliable and secure software – operating 10 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 and album name 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, Seagate Personal Cloud…
• 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 (Business), 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, supported cloud services or NAS, 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!

Amazon S3, Backblaze & Wasabi
Backup to Amazon S3, plus download and view photos & videos stored on Amazon S3. Support for Backblaze and Wasabi.

SanDisk iXpand USB Drive
Backup photos & videos to iXpand USB Drive and free up device space. View and download photos & videos on iXpand USB Drive.

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

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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 4.7.1

- New: PhotoSync can now transfer both the original HEVC file and the converted H264 file of a video. You can configure this in the settings of the transfer target.
- Fixed: PhotoSync could not read the user assigned device name on iOS 16 (instead the common name iPhone was used). This functionality has been restored. For this to work in the PhotoSync Sharing Extensions, the PhotoSync App has to be started at least one time.
- Fixed: PhotoSync now uses multipart uploads to Amazon S3 and Wasabi which enables uploads for videos larger than 5GB.
- Fixed: PhotoSync will not ask for HEIC->JPEG conversion, when the user has already made a choice in settings.
- Fixed: Some rare crash issues when logging in to TeraCLOUD.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

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!

nathanhelms ,

Thank you so much

This app is phenomenal, and I hope it remains supported for years to come.

Before this app, I was stuck running MacOS in a Virtual Machine on Windows just to use the native Photos app for exports. I was convinced there was literally no other solution after using countless other apps. It felt like Apple backed me into a corner, saying, “Just buy a Mac.” (I already have a relevant laptop and very competent desktop PC, so spending $1000+ on a Mac just for photo management seemed like overkill).

I’m so happy that I can keep the categorization I’ve set up in Photos when transferring to my PC. I can Transfer 10,000+ photos to my PC and they will all just go into folders without the hassle of having to organize everything all over again. I can’t believe Apple doesn’t have a similar feature! Even in macOS, I’ve had to manually make all 90 of the albums I have as folders, and then export originals to each one individually. That would take an hour+, and using Files on my iPhone to do this is nearly impossible as it just crashes. Now I can ‘select all’ in this app, leave my phone to do its thing for bit, and then it’s all right on my PC nice and organized. Hours of time saved!

I’ve been searching for something like this for over a year, and I was so shocked that it seemingly didn’t exist that I was going to develop one myself! So this definitely saved me a lot of time 😅

Thank you so much. Outstanding work!

Craciant ,

Works the way you want to use it

If you use an iPhone with a windows computer or otherwise don’t like to use cloud services, this app is for you. Importing photos with the provided utilities from Apple and Microsoft had given me nothing but errors, headaches and wasted time. This will let you use simple, standard protocols (FTP) that have existed since the beginning of time to sync your photos to your home PC or remote server without any nonsense. No proprietary databases, just regular old file transfer. Why in gods name I need to BUY an app to do this seemingly most basic of functions that should come stock is a face palming thought, but $5 is a « fair » price to make my expensive device do something any 1995 dell wouldn’t shrug at.

Only caveat, I’m not sure if there’s a way to simultaneously backup to redundant servers simultaneously, if there is, the UI should be improved, if there isn’t, it would be a nice feature.

App Privacy

The developer, touchbyte GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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