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 to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR with/without iTunes

Supports iPhone 4/5/6/7/8/X/XS/XS Max/XR running iOS 8 or later, including the latest iOS 12

Transferring Pictures from PC to iPhone is quite common in our daily life, especially when you buy a new iPhone and need to move data to the new device. When it comes to this issue, the first thought comes to your mind is properly iTunes. However, when restoring photos from PC to iPhone with iTunes, all the existing music, movies, TV shows, books, and tones on your iPhone will be erased. So, to keep the data safe, we'll also show you another three workarounds to sync photos to iPhone by using EaseUS MobiMover, AirDrop, Google Photos, OneDrive, Dropbox, and iCloud.

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Part 1 Transfer photos from PC to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR without iTunes

Method 1. Use EaseUS MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover is a smart iPhone data manager that provides iOS data transfer and management services. Specifically speaking, you can use it to back up iOS data to the computer(PC/Mac/laptop) in a readable and accessible way, put files to iPhone without data loss, sync data between two iOS devices straightforward, organize iPhone content by adding/deleting/editing, and download online videos from all pop websites, like download YouTube videos to iPad.

►Features of EaseUS MobiMover

100% data safe, iTunes-free, easy, quick

►Supported files types for PC to iPhone transfer

  • Photos, videos, music, ringtones, audiobooks, voice memos
  • Contact, Notes, and Safari Bookmark in HTML

Now, start to use MobiMover to upload photos from PC to iPhone after installing it by clicking the button below. Unlike iTunes, MobiMover won't cause any data overwritten on your iPhone. Feel free to use it. 

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7 or later. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and select "PC to Phone" on the main interface. Then, choose "Select Files" to continue. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2. With MobiMover, you can choose to transfer photos from PC to your iPhone as well as many other data types. Then, click the "Open" button to load the files. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will show the files you've selected on the screen. If you've missed an item, you can click "Add Contents" to import more files. Next, click the "Transfer" button to start the transfer process. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone - Step 3

As you see, only a few clicks, you can easily copy pictures from PC to iPhone in a short time. In addition to Windows computer, MobiMover still enables you to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes. Follow the link, and get help with the online guides. 

Method 2. Use iCloud

When you download and set up iCloud on your Windows PC, your photos, videos, mail, files, and bookmarks are accessible on all of your devices. And you can use the iCloud Photo Library to upload photos from PC to iPhone wirelessly. Connect your PC and new iPhone to a Wi-Fi network and follow steps below to get things done. 

Notice
If the photos you are going to download are more than 5GB, it's 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. To solve this problem, two options are available, one is purchasing more storage space, and the other is quitting iCloud syncing, going back to Method 1 to use MobiMover to help you. 
 

Step 1. Open iCloud for Windows on your PC. Click Options next to Photos and enable iCloud Photo Library

Step 2Make sure Upload new photos and videos from my PC is turned on. Click Change choose the photos you want to transfer from PC to new iPhone.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone

Step 3. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and turn on iCloud Photo Library. Wait for the photos downloaded to your iPhone, and check them in the Photos app.

Method 3. Use Google Photos

If you have a Google account, then you can get 15GB free storage space on Google Drive. And Google Drive shares its storage to other Google products like Gmail and Google Photos. So you can transfer up to 15GB images (original quality) to Google Photos on iPhone as long as its storage is not occupied by other two Google products.

Notice:
Photos in original quality will rapidly run out of storage space, so you can select pictures in “High quality”, which has no limit on storage.

Step 1. Open browser on your computer > Go to photos.google.com.

Step 2. Drag the photos you'd like to move to your iPhone to the browser > Click Upload to send them to cloud storage.

Step 3. Launch Google Photos app on your iPhone and then download them to your iPhone.

Transfer Photos using Google Photos

Tip
You can also copy pictures from PC to iPhone via Google Drive. With this method, you need to download a Google Drive application both on your computer and iPhone. After installing, just run Google Drive on your PC > Create a new folder > Copy photos from the computer to this folder. Then, this folder will appear with photos on your iPhone's Google Drive app.

Method 4. Use OneDrive

OneDrive provides its users with 5GB of storage space for free. It requires you to install OneDrive application both on your computer and iPhone. Notably, the photos you transfer to the iPhone will not be saved to your Photos app. Instead, they will be stored in the OneDrive app.

Notice:
OneDive doesn't support for HEIC photos.

Step 1. Download and install OneDrive on your computer > Log in with your account.

Step 2. Drag the desired pictures to the program window.

Step 3. Open the OneDrive app on your device, and you will see the images in the OneDrive on the iPhone.

Transfer Photos to iPhone via OneDrive

Method 5. Use Dropbox

Dropbox offers 2GB free storage to its users, which makes it easy for you to transfer some pictures in small size. With OneDrive, you can either copy photos from the computer to the iPhone online or do it by installing an official OneDrive desktop application on your PC and apps on your iDevice. Here we will introduce how to make it online.

Step 1. Go to dropbox.com on the computer and log in.

Step 2. Create a folder and upload photos from the computer.

Step 3. Go to the Dropbox app on your iPhone and download them to the iPhone.

Transfer Photos to iPhone via Dropbox

Notice:
Your photos will possibly lose in quality, and you are not allowed to open HEIC photos.

 

Part 2 Transfer photos from PC to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR with iTunes

Using iTunes to sync photos from PC to new iPhone can be divided into two sections: the first is backing up photos from old iPhone to your iTunes library and then restoring the backed pictures to your new iPhone. 

Notice
As we said before, if you have got some media files on your new iPhone, the iTunes syncing will remove them all. If you are not willing to see this happen, go to Method 1 to use MobiMover to move pictures from PC to iPhone without any data loss. Of course, if your iPhone is empty at present, you can follow the steps below to meet your needs.
 

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the PC with a USB cable. Launch iTunes, Tap the Device button.  If your iPhone is not recognized by iTunes, fix it timely. 

Step 2. Choose Photos in the drop-down menu, check Sync Photos, then, select where you want to sync photos.

Step 3. Select choose folder, then All folders or Selected folders from your computer, and click Apply. Wait patiently until the photos are synced to your iPhone. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone using iTunes

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