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.

Notice

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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Step 1: Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your laptop running Windows 7 or later, run EaseUS MobiMover Free, and choose the PC to iDevice function.

How to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, click the three dots under the computer icon to choose to transfer photos from laptop to your iPhone by folder or by file, then select the folders or files you that covers the items you want to add to your iPhone.

How to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3: Then check the category/categories you want to copy and tap the Transfer button to start importing photos from laptop to iPhone.

How to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone - Step 3

Step 4: The time it will take to transfer photos from laptop to your iPhone depends on the size of the files you’d like to copy. Wait patiently for the transfer process to finish and check the items in the Photos app on your iDevice.

How to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone - Step 4

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. 

Notice
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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