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How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone Without iTunes in 6 Ways

Duke updated on May 26, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Six effective ways for you to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes. (Supports: iPhone 11/11 Pro, iPhone XS/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus and more)

Admittedly, iTunes is never the best choice for data transfer from PC to iPhone/iPad. That's mainly because it will cause the loss of the existing media files on the iOS device by syncing and using iTunes lacks flexibility. Luckily, there are many other proven ways for you to transfer photos or other types of content from PC to your iPhone (or iPad). 

Read on to get the details and carry out the way best suited to your needs.

Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone Without iTunes for Free

With the free iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover, you are able to import photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes. It is a versatile tool that serves the function of both an iPhone data transfer tool and a video downloader. With this tool installed on your PC or Mac, you are able to:

  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and a computer
  • Copy data from one iPhone/iPad/iPod to another
  • Download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and more to your computer or iDevice

Being free, safe, and fast, EaseUS MobiMover is a popular choice for users who want to get pictures from computer to iPhone without iTunes.

To transfer photos from computer to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7 or later. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and select "PC to Phone" on the main interface. Then, choose "Select Files" to continue. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2. With MobiMover, you can choose to transfer photos from PC to your iPhone as well as many other data types. Then, click the "Open" button to load the files. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will show the files you've selected on the screen. If you've missed an item, you can click "Add Contents" to import more files. Next, click the "Transfer" button to start the transfer process. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone - Step 3

If you also want to know how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC, using EaseUS MobiMover is one of the solutions.

Easy, right? Get it now and give it a try.

Method 2. How to Import Photos from PC to iPhone via File Explorer

Another way to enrich your iPhone photos using a USB cable is to use Windows File Explorer. By accessing your iPhone internal storage from the computer, you can copy the photos directly to the DCIM folder on your mobile device. Afterward, you can access these items from the Photos app on the iOS device.

To move photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Unlock your iOS device and trust the computer. If necessary, enter your iPhone passcode to continue.

Step 3. Go to "This PC" > [your device name] > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM" > "100APPLE" and paste the photos from computer to the folder.

Step 4. Go to the Photos app to check the photos from computer.

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes using File Explorer

Method 3. How to Put Photos from Computer to iPhone with iCloud Photos

iCloud securely stores files like photos, videos, contacts, and more in cloud storage and keeps these files updated across all your devices that use the same iCloud account. Therefore, it will be helpful to copy photos from PC to iPhone.

To use iCloud to transfer pictures from PC to iPhone, make sure you have enough free space to store the photos to be transferred, or you may encounter issues like iCloud photos not syncing.

To wirelessly transfer photos to iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. Upload photos from computer to iCloud.

  • If you have installed iCloud for Windows, enable "Photos" > "iCloud Photo Library" via iCloud settings and copy the photos you want to transfer to the folder you set to upload pictures from.
  • If you don't have iCloud Control Panel, go to iCloud.com, sign in with the Apple ID you use on the target iPhone, choose "Photos" and upload the pictures you'd like to send to iCloud.

Step 2. Turn on "iCloud Photos" on your iPhone by going to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" > "Photos".

Step 3. Go to the Photos app on your iPhone and you will see the photos from your computer. Download the items you want to transfer to your iPhone according to your needs.

How to get pictures from computer to iPhone without iTunes using iCloud

Using iCloud is also a good choice when you want to send documents between a computer and an iPhone/iPad. Learn how to transfer files from PC to iPhone when you want to share Word/Excel/PPT/PDF and other files from your computer to iDevice.

Method 4. How to Copy Photos from PC to iPhone Using Google Photos

iCloud, although being better integrated with Apple devices, offers limited free space (5GB) for you to store files. That's far from enough for users who have a huge collection of photos and videos. Given that, many of you may prefer a service that provides free and unlimited storage. And that's exactly what Google Photos does.

Google Photos, as indicated in its name, is a photo-oriented storage service developed by Google. Unlike iCloud that gives you limited free storage, Google Photos allows you to store photos unlimitedly for free.

To transfer photos from PC to iPhone:

Step 1. Go to Google Photos and sign in with your Google account.

Step 2. Click "Upload" > "Computer" to upload the pictures you want to transfer to the cloud storage.

Step 3. Download and install Google Photos from the App Store. Afterward, sign in with the account you use on the computer.

Step 4. Go to the "Photos" tab and you will see the pictures from your computer.

How to put photos from computer to iPhone with Google Photos

Method 5. How to Move Photos from PC to iPhone with OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is the built-in utility on Windows and also offers the mobile app for iOS. Most importantly, it supports photos, music, books, and other types of content and thus it is workable to transfer photos from PC to iPhone using this service.

Similar to iCloud, OneDrive offers 5GB of free storage for its users. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, you can enjoy up to 1TB OneDrive storage for free.

To copy photos from PC to iPhone using OneDrive:

Step 1. Set up OneDrive on your PC.

Step 2. Copy and paste the files or folders to the OneDrive folder on your computer.

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, you can access the photos from your computer in the OneDrive app.

How to copy photos from PC to iPhone using OneDrive

Method 6. How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone with Dropbox

Another popular cloud-based storage service that you can apply to transfer pictures from PC to iPhone or copy iPhone photos to computer is Dropbox. Other than photos, Dropbox also supports audio files, HTML files, texts, and more.

As for free storage, it varies depending on the type of your account. For example, a Dropbox Basic account comes with 2GB of free space.

To copy photos from PC to iPhone using Dropbox:

Step 1. Upload photos from PC to Dropbox.

  • If you have installed Dropbox for Windows, go to "Files" > "My files" > "Upload files" to send the photos from the computer to Dropbox.
  • If not, go to Dropbox.com, sign in, and upload the items.

Step 2. Download and install Dropbox on your iOS device and sign in with the account you use on your computer.

Step 3. After the syncing, you can access and download the photos from the computer via the Dropbox app on your iPhone.

How to move photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes using Dropbox

The Bottom Line

Now you know six workable ways on how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes. For you to make a better choice:

  • Using EaseUS MobiMover or File Explorer only needs a USB cable. That means you don't need to worry about storage issues like using cloud storage services.
  • Using iCloud and other cloud services enables you to copy photos wirelessly, which is convenient. But you need to use the same account and make sure there is enough space available. Besides, the photos will be saved in the corresponding app other than the Photos app using these methods (except iCloud). 

Apply one of the tips above to start transferring photos and albums from PC to your iPhone within minutes.