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

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Myra Updated on Jun 12, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

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

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

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).

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 without using iTunes.

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

one click transfer - PC - iPhone

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. 

begin to transfer photos from PC to iPhone