How to Transfer Photos from Laptop to iPhone Without iTunes

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jul 27, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

"Hi, there! I've bought a new iPhone X recently. I'm new to Apple products, so here is one thing I want to figure out: am I able to transfer photos from my laptop to my iPhone without iTunes on Windows computer? Your suggestions will be highly appreciated, thanks!"

This is one of the frequently asked questions for most iPhone freshers when they want to download some pictures from computer to iPhone for saving or sharing. If you are having the same trouble, you’ve come to the right place. Here, on this page, we will show you how to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone in two ways, one is the easier and free solution by using EaseUS MobiMover Free iOS data transfer software (Part 1), and the other is the common method by using iTunes (Part 2).

Before we demonstrate the two ways in details, we list a brief comparison table between these two tools with their transfer content, speed, and security. Read it carefully and choose the suitable one to troubleshoot.

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Part 1How to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone without iTunes

EaseUS MobiMover Free iPhone data transfer program allows you to sync data between the iOS device and computer or between two iOS devices. Specifically speaking, you can back up the whole iOS content to Mac/Windows computer in a readable way, add files from Mac/PC/laptop to iPhone without data loss, copy data from one iOS device to another directly, and manage iPhone/iPad data in full means. More than that, the newly added MobiMover Video Downloader opens a feasible channel to users to save online videos using URL. For example, download YouTube videos to iPhone without jailbreak.

Now, download MobiMover on your laptop by clicking the Free Download for PC button and follow the steps below to put photos from laptop to iPhone without using iTunes anymore.


1. The supported data types of MobiMover are contacts, messages, music, photos, videos, ringtones, playlist, notes, Safari bookmark, book, etc..

2. Without iTunes means that you don't need to operate within iTunes, but you still need to install iTunes on your computer for iOS data reading, which is unavoidable for any third-party software.

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NoteEaseUS MobiMover enables you to transfer photos from PC or laptop to your iPhone without iTunes. To help MobiMover to access and read your iPhone data, you still need to install iTunes on your computer, which is the indispensable requirement for a third-party iOS data transfer tool. But you don’t need to do anything with iTunes. 

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your laptop with Windows 7/8/10 via a USB cable. If you are asked to Trust This Computer on your iPhone, tap TrustStart EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface

main screen of one-click transfer

Step 2: Click your iPhone in the box to change the resource device to your laptop. And, you can click the More button to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone by folder or by file

one click transfer - PC - iPhone

Step 3: Go to your laptop and select the folders or files you want to import to your iPhone and then click Select Folder or Open. Then, click Next button to enter the data loading screen. 

find the photos on your computer to import to iPhone

Step 4: MobiMover will automatically read and load all the supported files in the selected folder. There may be contacts, audios, and videos at the same time. You can choose Picture only to get them to your iPhone. 

load the images to MobiMover  

Step 5: Click Transfer to begin to transfer photos from laptop to your iPhone without iTunes. When the process accomplished, go to open the Photos App on your iPhone to check the imported pictures. 

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Part 2How to Transfer Photos from Laptop to iPhone with iTunes

Step 1: Start iTunes and connect the iPhone to your laptop via a USB cable.

Step 2: Click the iPhone icon on the iTunes. And choose Photos in the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Click on Sync photos from option and choose the folder contains photos.

Step 4: Click Apply to start syncing the photos from laptop to iPhone. Wait patiently as the process will last for a longer time. 

iTunes can't transfer photos from laptop to iPhone when the iCloud is on your iPhone. However, if you choose to turn off iCloud, all the iCloud photos on your iPhone will be removed. If you don’t want this happen, back to Part 1 and use MobiMover to do it with no data loss. 

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The final words

Although we have brought up the differences between iTunes and MobiMover, here, we still want to emphasize that iTunes syncing will definitely cause media file loss on your iPhone. To keep the data secure, and transfer in a simpler and quicker way, EaseUS MobiMover is absolutely a better choice. Download and install it to have a try!

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