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[Guide]How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone Using iTunes

Posted on May 08, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
This blog post details the steps on how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone using iTunes. If you are seeking the method to sync photos from PC to your iPhone, read this article now and you will learn how to do it within minutes.

Applies To: 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. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: 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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Before you transfer photos from PC to your iPhone with iTunes, 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. How to safely transfer photos from PC to iPhone without using iTunes? Go to Part 2 to get the answer.

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

Part 2: How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without using iTunes

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.

What’s more, MobiMover also has other useful features. As an iOS data transfer tool, MobiMover supports the data transfer between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between an iOS device and computer (Mac or PC). While as a free iPhone content manager, MobiMover enables you to delete/edit the existing files on your iDevice and add new items to your device from computer. What’s more important is that you can use MobiMover at NO cost without any limitations.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos, Home Videos, Photo Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Calendars, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks & History

Now, follow the steps below to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without using iTunes.

Notes: MobiMover is compatible with PC running Windows 7 and later or Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.11 (El Capitan).

Step 1: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your PC running Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and start EaseUS MobiMover. Once connected, tap on Trust on your iPhone to continue.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone X/iPhone 8 - Step 2

Step 3: To move photos from PC to your iPhone X/8/7, click Transfer to This Device among the four options and choose to transfer photos to your iPhone By file or By folder. You can also import photos from PC to your iPhone using the Custom feature, under which you can not only transfer files to or out of your iPhone/iPad but also manage your iPhone content by deleting, editing or adding items.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone X/iPhone 8  - Step 3

Step 4: Select the folders or files you want to copy to your iPhone and then click Select Folder or Open.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone X/iPhone 8  - Step 4

Step 5: Click Transfer and MobiMover will start to import photos from PC to your iPhone.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone X/iPhone 8 - Step 5

Step 6: When it's completed, you can go to the Photos App on your iPhone to check the transferred photos.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone X/iPhone 8 - Step 6