How to Connect iPhone to Chromebook and Transfer Photos

The iPhone and Chromebook are products of two tech giants who differ in their approach and are often at a crossroads when it comes to software compatibility. And as American students increasingly use Chromebooks as their primary laptop and iPhone as their smartphone, the issue of compatibility becomes even more vital. We tried installing iTunes on the Chromebook, but it didn’t work as intended. So, in this article, we will take a look at ways to connect iPhone to Chromebook to transfer photos and files. We have mentioned both USB and wireless methods to sync iPhone and Chromebook. On that note, let’s go ahead and learn the steps in detail.

Connect iPhone to Chromebook (2021)

Here, we have mentioned both wired and wireless methods to connect iPhone to Chromebook. According to your preference, you can review the relevant guide from the link below.

Connect iPhone to Chromebook and Transfer Photos Via USB

1. Similar to Mac or Windows PC, Connect your iPhone to Chromebook with a USB lightning cable. Instantly, you will see a popup on your iPhone to allow media access. Tap on “Allow” and you are almost done.

2. Now open the Files app on your Chromebook and you will find “Apple iPhone” in the left pane. Open more and there it is. All your photos and videos from iPhone will be available on your Chromebook. Now you can easily stream your iPhone media and edit photos on Chromebook easily.

Connect iPhone and Transfer Photos to Chromebook via USB

Wirelessly Connect iPhone and Chromebook Using Snapdrop

a the perfect way to transfer photos, media files, documents, etc. After transferring from your iPhone to Chromebook, Snapdrop is the best way to go. This is a wireless method and works like a charm without installing or signing up for an account.

On top of that, it uses the HTTPS protocol and transfers encrypted by DTLSis similar to the iPhone’s AirDrop service. All you need is a WiFi network, where both your iPhone and Chromebook must connect to the same WiFi point. Having said all that, let’s move on to the steps now.

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1. Run Chrome and open on your Chromebook.

Wirelessly Connect iPhone and Chromebook via Snapdrop

2. Then open Safari or Chrome on iPhone or any browser you want. open now on your iPhone. you will find yours Chromebook’s target on iPhone. Now tap on it and select an image, file or anything you want and it will be sent to Chromebook immediately.

Wirelessly Connect iPhone and Chromebook via Snapdrop

3. Tap “ on your” and you are done. You have successfully transferred a file from your iPhone to a Chromebook over the air. You can do this from both ends. This is pretty easy, right?

Wirelessly Connect iPhone and Chromebook via Snapdrop

Wirelessly Connect iPhone and Chromebook Using AirDroid

If you are looking for a full-fledged wireless solution where you can send not only files but also clipboard, URLs, AirDroid is a better solution. This is also a wireless method and requires a common WiFi network between both devices.

1. First of all, Install the AirDroid app (Free) and create an AirDroid account.

2. Next, go to “My Device” and Tap on “AirDroid Web”. Now tap on the “Scan QR code” option and scan the QR code I mentioned in the next step.

Connect iPhone and Wirelessly Transfer Files to Chromebook

3. Click this Link to open AirDroid Web on your Chromebook. Later on, scan the QR code on the homepage and it will connect to your iPhone. Now sign in to your AirDroid account on Chromebook as well.

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4. Finally, you will find all your photos, videos and files from iPhone on your Chromebook. It’s all done locally therefore no data is sent to the cloud servers.

Note: Note that the connection uses the HTTP protocol; this means that the data transfer is not encrypted and not that secure. If you are using a public or public WiFi network for work, I recommend using the USB cable instead.

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Sync iPhone and Chromebook Like a Pro

This was our short article on how to connect iPhone and Chromebook. As we can see, Chrome OS has gained support for iOS devices and you can easily access media files via the native file manager. No need to deal with anything. However, if you want to connect iPhone and Chromebook wirelessly, you have to use a third-party app.

On the other hand, if you want to connect Android smartphone to a Mac, follow our linked guide to learn the same. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you want to know such tips and tricks of Chrome OS, go to our linked article.

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FYI: This method works flawlessly for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7. etc.