4 Tips | How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone with/without iTunes

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Myra Updated on Sep 07, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s

iTunes is the official software developed by Apple that helps you to manage or transfer the content on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod. When it comes to transferring photos from PC to iPhone, many users, including you, may think of iTunes to get things done. Given that, this blog post is written to provide you the detailed guide on how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone using iTunes. However, using iTunes to copy pictures from computer to your iPhone will inevitably cause data syncing on your device, which is always unacceptable. Thus, another three ways to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes are also covered. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes

Method 1 Use EaseUS MobiMover

Compatible with: PC running Windows 7 or later, Mac running OS X 10.7 and later

If you want to copy photos to your iPhone without data loss, you are recommended to use the FREEWARE for iOS data transfer and file management, EaseUS MobiMover Free, instead of iTunes. With MobiMover, you can transfer photos from PC to your iPhone without syncing, which will keep the existing files on your iPhone safe without loss. Besides, unlike using iCloud, MobiMover provides you with a direct way to get photos from your PC to your iPhone without worrying about the storage or network connection.


What can EaseUS MobiMover do for you?

Transfer files from iPhone to computer     Transfer files between a computer and an iOS device (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between two iOS devices. Thus, in addition to transferring photos from PC to iPhone, you can also use MobiMover to import photos from iPhone to PC or sync pictures from one iPhone to another.

Note: Other than photos, MobiMover also supports the data transfer of videos, music, ringtones, voice memos, audiobooks, contacts, messages, and more.

File management     Manage content on your iPhone/iPad from computer. You can quickly delete iPhone photos from PC using this feature.

Download videos      Download videos from websites, like YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Break, Dailymotion, Metacafe, MySpace, and more, to your computer or mobile devices. For example, you can download Vimeo videos to your iPhone with four steps only.


Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your PC, then follow the steps to import photos from PC to your iPhone with five simple steps.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer (Windows 7/8/10) with a USB cable and start EaseUS MobiMover. Once connected, tap on Trust on your iPhone to continue.

main screen of one-click transfer

Step 2: Click the drop-down menu next to your iPhone device and choose PC/Desktop to transfer photos from PC to iPhone. You can select to import photos by folder or by file

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Step 3: Go to your computer to find the photos you want to import to your iPhone (iPhone X/8/8 Plus included). MobiMover enables you to transfer multiple pictures from PC or laptop to your iPhone without quantity limitation. 

find the photos on your computer to import to iPhone

Step 4: Select the folders or files you want to import to your iPhone and then click Select Folder or Open. MobiMover will automatically read and load all the supported files in the selected folder. You can choose Picture only to get the data to your iPhone. 

load the images to MobiMover  

Step 5: Click Transfer to begin to add photos from PC to your iPhone at lightning speed. When it finished, go to the Photos App on your iPhone to check the imported pictures. 

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Method 2 Use iCloud

Using iCloud allows you to copy photos from PC to your iPhone wirelessly. There are two ways by which you can sync photos to your device via iCloud.

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It's highly likely that you will see a notification on your device telling you there is not enough iCloud storage available when turning on iCloud Photo Library. If you encounter this issue, learn how to free up iCloud space or go to Method 1 to get things done.

Tip 1: Transfer photos from PC to iPhone via iCloud Photo Library

If you have installed iCloud for Windows on your computer, you can move photos from PC to your iPhone by turning on iCloud Photo Library. With this option on, you can upload photos from your PC to iCloud and the photos in iCloud will be synced to your iPhone when connected to WiFi. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud on your iPhone.

Step 2: Scroll down to choose Photos and toggle on iCloud Photo Library.

Step 3: Open iCloud for Windows on your computer.

Step 4: Click Options next to Photos and enable iCloud Photo Library.

Step 5: Make sure Upload new photos and videos from my PC is turned on. Tap on Change under this option to choose the folder that has the photos you want to transfer from PC to your iPhone.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone

Tip 2: Copy pictures from computer to iPhone via iCloud.com

If you don't have iCloud installed on your computer, you can upload the pictures on your PC to iCloud via iCloud.com. Similarly, by enabling iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, these images will be synced to your device when connected to WiFi.

Step 1: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and switch on iCloud Photo Library.

Step 2: Visit iCloud.com from your computer and enter your Apple ID and password.

Step 3: Choose Photos and click the Upload photos button in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Select the pictures you want to copy to your iPhone from your PC and click Open.

Step 5: Wait for the photos to be uploaded to iCloud.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone via iCloud

Part 2: How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone using iTunes

To successfully and safely import photos from PC to your iPhone with iTunes, you should update your iTunes to the latest version (iTunes 12) first and then follow the steps below to transfer photos from PC to iPhone using iTunes.

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You need to know that after syncing photos from PC to your iPhone with iTunes, all the photos existing on your iPhone will be replaced by the photos from your PC, which means if you have photos on your iPhone that are not on your PC, these photos will disappear after the iTunes syncing. Want to transfer photos from PC to iPhone safely without data loss? Go to Part 1 to get what you need.

Step 1: Run iTunes on your PC.

Step 2: Unlock your iPhone, and connect your iPhone to your Windows computer with a USB cable. If a prompt appears on your iPhone screen asking you whether to trust this computer, tap on Trust to continue. (If your iPhone is not connecting to iTunes, learn how to fix the problem by yourself.)

Step 3: Tap the Device button in iTunes and choose Photos.

Step 4: Keep the checkbox next to Sync Photos selected and choose the folder or App you want to transfer photos from in the drop-down menu of Copy photos from. (If you have turned on iCloud Photos, you don’t need to transfer photos from PC to your iPhone using iTunes anymore, because all the photos have been synced across your devices that use iCloud Photo Library.)

Step 5: Set to sync all photos or selected items. Then click Apply to start transferring photos from PC to your iPhone with iTunes.

iTunes is not syncing photos with your iPhone? Click to get the solutions.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone using iTunes

The Final Words

As you can see from the details above, using EaseUS MobiMover Free is the most convenient and time-saving way to transfer photos from PC to iPhone at no cost. By installing MobiMover on your PC, you can enjoy convenience not only in this case but also in other situations related to iOS data transfer, file management, and video download. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

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