How to Connect iPhone to Chromebook

Google’s Chromebook and Apple’s products use different types of operating systems (OS). The Chromebook and iPhone have both encountered compatibility issues during the integration process. 

When dealing with this topic, there are many questions which arise such as: Is the iPhone compatible with Chromebooks?,,, How can I connect my iPhone to a Chromebook using USB or without it?

How can we transfer videos and photos from an iPhone to the Chromebook? Can I do so using Google Photos? 

The objective of this post is to guide you on how to do so, and we can try it indirectly as a wired and wireless method to sync and transfer photos, videos, and other media files from iPhone to Chromebook. Let’s move on to the meat of the article.

Connect iPhone via USB to Chromebook

A wired connection is the easiest method of transferring photos and videos, i.e. using a USB port. Connect Chromebook and iPhone with a USB lightning cable.htning cable. The result is a pop-up message on iPhone that says you have to grant access to media files.

It doesn’t work unless you grant the right access to it. So click Allow. Now locate File Manager on your Chromebook. You’ll find an option named “Apple iPhone” on the left side down corner. You can now see your photos and videos on the Chromebook. 

In the end, you can transfer or share your photos and videos. It’s that simple.

Connect iPhone to Chromebook wirelessly (Wireless Methods)

We will next try wireless communication. This method offers more options than wired communication.

1. Transfer data from iPhone to Chromebook using Google Drive

Google Drive is the first method that can be used. Media files can be transferred through Google Drive. Let us investigate this further. You must have a Google account in order to do so. 

The Google Drive app is available for download from the app store if you do not have it. You will need to enter your credentials in order to use the app. Open the app and select the Add option, select, and upload the photos, videos, or other media that you wish to transfer.

Make sure you have granted Google Drive the necessary access permissions. Open using the same login credentials as on Chromebook and begin downloading the uploaded files.

Transfer data from iPhone to Chromebook with Google Drive

You can also use Google Photos to transfer files from iPhone to Chromebook. If you want to try it with Google Photos, you’ll need to repeat what you did to set up your Google Drive.

2. Air Droid

The next method involves Air Droid. To use it, you need to register with Air Droid. The Air Droid app is free, open-source and you can install it on your iPhone without paying anything.

You’ll then need to create an Air Droid account, register for it, and log in with your credentials. Go to My Device and select Android Web.

airdroid web

You can scan the QR code there, so be ready. Open Air Droid Web on Chromebook and scan the QR code on iPhone using Air Droid. It will automatically get connected after scanning. 

You can now access your iPhone’s media files on Chromebook. After that, you can transfer them over.

3. Snap Drop

You can connect an iPhone to a Chromebook with a wireless network using Snap Drop. There is no need to sign up. This is like AirDrop for apple devices. Make sure you’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network on your iPhone and Chromebook before you start. 

Go to on your Chromebook, open your favorite browser on your iPhone, go to Select the media or files you want to move from iPhone to Chromebook by tapping or clicking. 

If you check your Chromebook, you’ll see a pop-up saying that the file was received. Click save or download. Now your file is transferred. It’s okay to try it both ways too. It’s easy, right?

Conclusion – How to Connect iPhone to Chromebook

We can now try some methods for connecting iPhones and Chromebooks. These devices are running different operating systems. This will result in complexity and compatibility problems when connecting them directly. 

Despite several indirect methods found, no direct method has been officially outlined for accessing all types of media transfers from iPhone to Chromebook.

These methods are only useful for uploading, transferring, and moving photos or videos. Give each a try, if you have problems with any of them, at least one should Happy Chromebook and iPhone integration!


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