Transferring photos from a computer to an iPhone can be extremely easy if you find the right methods. This guide will give you four extraordinary simple methods to have a batch of photos copy on Windows or Mac to your iPhone 8/8P/X/XS/XR or the latest iPhone 12. Each method has its pros and cons. Just read this guide to choose the one that suits your needs.
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Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your Mac/PC. Run EaseUS MobiMover, choose "PC to Phone" mode and click "Select Files" to move on.
Step 2. In the new window, go to your computer to choose photos to transfer. Then, click the "Open" button to load the files.
Step 3. You can click "Add Contents" to import more data. If the folder you've selected contains other file types except for photos, MobiMover will load them all. You can choose to transfer "Pictures" only or with other files together. Finally, click the "Transfer" button to transfer photos from computer to iPhone.
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You can also transfer photos from PC to your iPhone using iTunes if you don't mind data syncing it will cause. If data loss is not what you want, use Method 1 to transfer photos from PC to your iPhone 8/8 Plus without data loss.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to your computer and run iTunes.
Step 2. Click the "Device tab" in iTunes and choose "Photos."
Step 3. Select the checkbox next to "Sync Photos" and choose the folder you'd like to import to your iPhone from the drop-down menu of "Copy photo from."
Step 4. Click "Apply" to start to import photos from PC to your iPhone 8/8 Plus.
Another choice to transfer photos from iPhone to the computer is via iCloud. Both iTunes and iCloud is Apple's recommended back up way. The only drawback of iCloud is that if you turn off the iCloud Photo Library and turn it back on, all pictures you previously added to iPhone with iTunes will be removed.
The steps are divided into three parts: open iCloud for Windows, upload photos from the computer to iCloud, then sync photos from iCloud to your iPhone.
Turn on iCloud Photo on Computer.
Step 1. Download and open iCloud for Windows on your computer.
Step 2. Next to "Photos," click "Options."
Step 3. Select iCloud Photos.
Step 4. Click "Done," then click "Apply."
Upload photos from the computer to iCloud
Step 1. Open a File Explorer window.
Step 2. In the Navigation section, click on "iCloud Photos."
Step 3. From the new window, open the folder where store the photos you'd like to transfer to your iPhone.
Step 4. Select the photos that you want to transfer.
Step 5. Drag them into the iCloud Photos folder.
Sync photos from iCloud to iPhone 8/8 Plus
Step 1. Turn on "iCloud Photos" on your iPhone by going to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" > "Photos".
Step 2. Go to the Photos app on your iPhone and you will see the photos from your computer.
Step 3. Download the items you want to transfer to your iPhone according to your needs.
Cloud services like Google Photos, OneDrive, Dropbox, and other cloud services can help you transfer photos from computer to iPhone wirelessly. But these cloud services often offer limited storage space. Here we will take OneDrive, for example.
Note: OneDrive only offers 5GB storage for free. That means you have to buy more space if you have over 5GB of pictures to transfer.
Step 1. Install OneDrive on your PC.
Step 2. Upload folders that contain the photos you wish to transfer to OneDrive.
Step 3. On your iPhone, download and install OneDrive mobile app from the App Store. Afterward, sign in with your Microsoft account.
Step 4. After the syncing process complete, you can access the photos from your computer in the OneDrive app.
Apart from the methods mentioned above, there are many ways you can use to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 8/8 Plus. But among these ways, the above 4 are the most efficient and convenient. In summary, EaseUS MobiMover is the easiest and quickest way to get the job done. But if you don't want to install third-party software, you can try iTunes, iCloud, or other cloud services.