EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

  • An iOS data transfer tool to transfer files to or from iPhone/iPad
  • An iPhone manager to manage files on iPhone/iPad from a computer
  • A free video downloader to download online videos to a computer or iPhone/iPad

How Can I Transfer Files from PC to iPhone

Katrin updated on Sep 16, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies to: Photos, videos, music, books, documents, and more

To enrich your iPhone content or make your important files available on your mobile device, you may need to transfer files from PC to your iOS device. When it comes to PC to iPhone transfer, there is more than one way for you to get it done. For your information, there are common ways to transfer files from PC to iPhone:

  • Third-party PC to iPhone Transfer Software
  • Cloud-based services
  • iTunes

Read on and learn how to transfer files from PC to your iPhone in detail and carry out the way best suited to your needs. Whether you are going to transfer photos, videos, documents, or other types of content, you will know how to do it with the tips below.

Part 1. How to Transfer Files from PC to iPhone with PC to iPhone Transfer Software

Supports: Photos, videos, music, ringtones, books, and more

The iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover will not only help you transfer files between your PC and iPhone but also allow you to share data between two iDevices.

Besides, it also works well as a free video downloader that enables you to download online videos using URL. Whether you want to download YouTube videos to iPhone or save Facebook videos to your computer, you can do it easily with EaseUS MobiMover.

To transfer files from PC to iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" on your device if you are asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and click "PC to Phone" on the main interface, and then click "Select Files".

how to transfer data from PC to iPhone without iTunes - step 1

Step 2. Select files on your computer and then click "Open" to transfer from your PC to iPhone. 

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Step 3. Here you can view the selected files. You can add files by clicking "Add Contents" or you can directly drag & drop files from your PC to the pointed area. Once done, click "Transfer". Wait for the transferring process to complete, and you can go to the corresponding location on your iPhone to check the migrated contents, such as images in Photos, videos/movies/TV shows in Videos, music/playlists in Music, ringtones in iPhone Settings.

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Part 2. How to Transfer Data from PC to iPhone Using iCloud

Applies To: Photos, videos, documents, and more

iCloud is a cloud-based service that allows you to share files across your devices that use the same Apple ID. It could help you in two ways: If you want to transfer photos from computer to iPhone, you can use iCloud Photos. While if you want to transfer content like Word/Excel/PPT and PDF files, use iCloud Drive instead.

Here I'd like to show you how to transfer files from PC to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch via iCloud Drive. For the steps to use iCloud Photos, you can refer to the guide on how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone

To transfer data from PC to iPhone using iCloud Drive:

Step 1. On your computer, go to iCloud.com and sign in with the Apple ID you use on your iPhone.

Step 2. Choose "iCloud Drive" and upload the files you want to transfer to iCloud.

Step 3. On your iPhone, open the "Files" app and choose "iCloud Drive".

Step 4. Now you could see the files from your PC. Click the "Download" icon above the file to download the file to your iPhone.

By doing so, you can perform PC to iPhone transfer wirelessly.

How to transfer files from PC to iPhone using iCloud Drive

Part 3. How to Transfer from PC to iPhone Using iTunes

Supports: Photos, videos, music, contacts, books, and more

iTunes could also do file transfer in two ways, including using iTunes syncing and iTunes file sharing. With iTunes syncing, you are able to sync photos, movies, TV shows, music, contacts, and more from your computer to your Apple devices. While with iTunes file sharing, you can copy files from PC to your iPhone via apps that support file sharing.

To transfer files from PC to iPhone with iTunes syncing:

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to the Windows PC and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Unlock your iPhone and trust the computer.

Step 3. Click the device icon and choose the category you'd like to share, be it photos, movies, songs, or other types.

Step 4. Check the "Sync [category]" option and select the items you want to copy.

Step 5. Click "Apply" to start transferring files from PC to iPhone. When it has done, go to the corresponding app on your iPhone to check the items.

How to transfer data from PC to iPhone using iTunes

To copy files to iPhone with iTunes file sharing:

Step 1. Connect your PC and iPhone via a USB cable.

Step 2. In the iTunes Window, click the device icon and click "File Sharing".

Step 3. Select the app that you want to transfer a file to or from.

Step 5. To transfer data from PC to iPhone, click "Add", select the file you want to transfer, and click "Add" to continue.

Step 6. Go to the app you just selected to check the transferred files.

How to transfer files from PC to iPhone via iTunes file sharing

The Bottom Line

The most suitable way for you varies, depending on the types of content you are looking to transfer. With EaseUS MobiMover and iCloud, you can also transfer files between Mac and iPhone. Apply the way you prefer to transfer from PC to iPhone within minutes.