Transfer Files from Laptop to iPhone Without iTunes

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Applied to: iPhone 4/5/6/7/8/X/XS/XS Max/XR running iOS 8 or later, including iOS 12

Are you looking for an iTunes alternative to transfer all kinds of files from laptop to your iPhone in a safe and easy way? If so, EaseUS MobiMover here is your best choice. It is a one-stop and only 100% iPhone data transfer software that enables you to send photos, videos, movies, music, ringtones, playlists, audiobooks, contacts, notes, and Safari bookmarks from laptop to iPhone without wiping the existing media files, which is the biggest flaw of iTunes.

In the following paragraphs, we'll set the photos and music transfer as examples to show you how to use MobiMover to transfer files from laptop to iPhone without iTunes in Part 1. Of course, if there is no data on your iPhone, and you want to use iTunes to transfer data from laptop to iPhone, you can refer to Part 2 and check details.

Contents list for quick access:

Part 1. How to transfer files from laptop to iPhone without iTunes

EaseUS MobiMover provides comprehensive and smart iOS data transfer and management solutions. You can use it to transfer data to your iPhone/iPad talked about here; back up iPhone to PC/laptop/Mac in a readable way; sync files from one iOS device to another directly without iCloud; and manage iOS files on the computer by adding, editing, and deleting the item. Furthermore, the video downloading service of MobiMover enables you to save any video from any pop website by copy-and-paste the URL. For instance, download YouTube videos to iPad in a direct way.

What file types you can transfer and manage with MobiMover:

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, install EaseUS MobiMover on your laptop by clicking the Download for the PC button, then follow the steps below to send files to your iPhone. This is a green and clean software

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Example 1: Transfer files from laptop to iPhone with MobiMover (photos)

Step 1Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your laptop running Windows 7 or later. Run EaseUS MobiMover, choose the "PC to Phone" and click "Select Files" on the screen. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone/iPad - Step 1

Step 2. In the new window, go to your computer to add files to transfer from the laptop to your iPhone. Then, click the "Open" button to continue. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone/iPad - Step 2

Step 3. You can click "Add Contents" to load more photos or do it by drag-and-drop. MobiMover will load all the supported files. You can transfer them all or only keep "Pictures". Next, click the "Transfer" button to start to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone/iPad - Step 3

Please don't disconnect the USB cable while transferring. Are you still interested in transferring photos from iPhone to computer in the opposite? Go to the specific user guide. 

Example 2: Transfer data from laptop to iPhone with MobiMover (music)

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the laptop and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Click on "PC to Phone" transfer mode, then click "Select Files" and move to the next step.

how to transfer music from laptop to iPhone/iPad - step 1

Step 2. Browse to select the Music files saved on your laptop and click "Open" to confirm that you want to transfer them to your iDevice.

how to transfer music from laptop to iPhone/iPad - step 2

Step 3. The selected music files will be classified in Audio, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

If you want to add more items, drap and drop them on the window before clicking the transfer button.

When the process finishes, you can open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad to check the transferred items. 

how to transfer music from laptop to iPhone/iPad - step 3

Part 2. How to transfer data from laptop to iPhone with iTunes (music)

You can transfer files from iTunes to your iPhone after connecting it to your laptop.

Warning
What you need to know is that iTunes syncing will remove the existing music, movies, tones, and more from your iPhone like the image shows below. If you don't want this happen and need to transfer data from laptop to iPhone in a secure way? Jump back to Part 1 and use MobiMover to help.
 

how to transfer files from laptop to iPhone

If you don't mind the data overwriting or just get an empty iPhone, you can still follow the steps to send files to iPhone with iTunes.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the laptop with a USB cable. Run iTunes.

Step 2: Click the Device icon in the left pane, and choose Music from the top.

Step 3: Under the Music tab, check the Sync Music check box. In the Sync Music section, select the Selected playlist, artist, albums, and genres.

Step 4: Then, check the boxes representing desired songs folders under the different sections. And click the Apply button to start to sync music if everything is done.

how to transfer files from laptop to iPhone