[Guide]How to Transfer Photos from SD Card to iPhone with/without Computer

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Myra Updated on Jun 20, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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

Do you want to import photos from SD Card to iPhone without computer? Do you want to transfer photos from SD Card to iPhone with computer (Mac or PC) for free? Do you want to copy photos from SD Card to iPhone safely and quickly? No matter you want to import photos from SD Card to your iPhone with or without computer, you can find the way to do it in this blog post, either with the FREEWARE for iOS data transfer, EaseUS MobiMover Free, or Apple camera adapters. Choose one of the two tips according to your needs.

Part 1: How to transfer photos from SD Card to iPhone with computer

The tool you will need to import photos from SD Card to iPhone with computer:

  • EaseUS MobiMover Free
  • Mac or PC

If you want to transfer photos from SC Card to your iPhone with computer, either Mac or PC, the completely FREE tool recommended is EaseUS MobiMover Free. As an iOS data transfer tool, MobiMover helps to transfer files from computer/SD Card/flash drive to iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later), copy items from iPhone/iPad to computer/SD Card/flash drive and sync data from one iOS device to another. With MobiMover installed on your Mac or Windows computer, you can transfer photos from SD Card to your iPhone or iPad without any cost or limitation. In addition to photos, there are other file types MobiMover supports.

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

As you can see from the list above, you can also transfer other files to or out of your iPhone/iPad. For example, you can put music on iPhone without iTunes, save iPhone text messages to computer, transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone and more. In a word, MobiMover is a useful tool when it comes to iOS data transfer. Now, follow the steps below to transfer photos from SD Card to iPhone with the computer to have a try.

Step 1: Insert your SD Card into your computer card reader, connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and start EaseUS MobiMover. Once connected, tap on Trust on your iPhone to continue.

MobiMover main screen

Step 2: To transfer photos from SC Card to your iPhone, you can use the 1-Click-Transfer feature of MobiMover. Set your PC with SD card as the source device. And go to open your SD card to select folder or file. You can also import photos from SD Card to your iPhone using the Custom feature.

transfer photos from SD card to iPhone with MobiMover

Step 3: Open your SD Card and then click Select Folder or Open. Then, click Next to move on. 

find the photos on your SD card to import to iPhone

Step 4: Click Transfer and MobiMover will start to transfer photos from SD Card to your iPhone with the help of the computer. If there are other supporting data on your SD card, MoiMover will load them like the sample image shows below. 

load the images to MobiMover

Step 6: Click Transfer to send photos from SD card to your iPhone with MobiMover. When it's completed, you can go to the Photos App on your iPhone to check the transferred photos.

begin to transfer photos from SD card to iPhone

What's more, MobiMover can also work as a free iPhone content manager that helps to manage your iPhone content by deleting, editing or adding items. You can learn how to use this feature from the blog post about how to add contacts to iPhone X. It won't let you down.

Part 2: How to transfer photos from SD Card to iPhone without computer

The tool you will need to transfer photos from SD Card to iPhone without computer:

  • Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader

If you want to transfer photos from SD Card to iPhone without computer, you will need Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader and make sure your iPhone is running iOS 9.2 or later. Now, follow the steps below to transfer photos from SD Card to iPhone without computer.

Step 1: Connect your lightning to SD Card camera reader to your iPhone.

Step 2: Insert your SD Card into the camera reader.

Step 3: If Photos don't open to the Import tab automatically, run Photos and tap Import.

Step 4: You can select the photos you want to transfer and click Import or click Import All to transfer all photos from SD Card to your iPhone without computer.

Step 5: After importing photos from your SD Card to your iPhone, you can choose to Keep or Delete the photos on your SD Card