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

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

Apple has released three new iPhones in 2018 launch event, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Many Apple fans have got the most desirable one in the first moment. For those users, the problem that follows is transferring data to new iPhone, like photos, contacts, music, messages, videos, etc.. Here, in this tutorial, we'll focus on one of the most important aspects, that is how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone.

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, 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. 

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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 add photos to your new 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. 

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 2: Make 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.

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. 

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 transfer photos without any data loss. Of course, if yourf 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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