Can you wirelessly backup your iphone photos?

  • Asked by fn from Wakefield
AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

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    Hi Joseph,

    Unfortunately the iphone cannot back up directly to the timecapsule, there must be an intermediate step of a computer.

    With the iPhone you have two options for backing up photos (and other things on the device). First, is to back up over your local network to your computer (I am assuming for both of these options your iPhone is a 3GS or newer) . This option requires the computer to be on and connected to the same wireless network for backup to occur. The second, and preferable option is to set up iCloud. This will backup all your iPhone data to the cloud, however this only works for 30 most recent days of photos, so you would need to pull them to the computer before the 30 days.

    Either way, you need to get your photos onto a computer then backup the computer.

    The only other option I have found that works really well is Dropbox camera upload, so that might be something to investigate.

    I hope this all makes sense, and feel free to ask follow up questions.

    • Answered by Thomas A