How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone

Trying to sync photos to iPhone, but fail to do it? Go through this guide as here we have mentioned several solutions to fix iTunes cannot sync photos to the iPhone issue.

By iMobie | Posted on: Nov. 26, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 27, 2018
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Sometimes, when you sync photos to iTunes, you may get an error message saying iTunes cannot sync photos to the iPhone because photo library is not available. Recently, several iPhone users have reported this problem and want to know how they can able to sync photos to iPhone via iTunes.  Therefore, in this guide, we come up with various solutions on how to fix iTunes cannot sync photos to the iPhone that you can try.

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone

Here, we are going to mention effective solutions and no matter which iPhone model you are using, you can try these below-mentioned solutions.

Solution 1. Update iTunes

First, you need to make sure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes. Usually, by updating the iTunes version, many minor problems such as sync probably get solved. So, ensure that you have updated iTunes version. Here is how you can check or update iTunes version on computer:

On Mac:

Navigate to Apple Menu > Go to System Preferences > Click on “Software Update” and if iTunes next version is available then it will be updated automatically.

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via Update iTunes (On Mac)

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via Update iTunes (On Mac)

On Windows:

Open “iTunes” on your computer > Click on “Help” > Click on “Check for Updates” and follow the instructions to install the latest version.

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via Update iTunes (On Windows)

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via Update iTunes (On Windows)

Solution 2. Disable iCloud Photo Library on iPhone

If you have enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone then you can’t sync photos with iTunes. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have turned off the iCloud library. After turning off, again try to sync photos with iTunes and check if the issue is not resolved.

To check if the iCloud library is turned off, follow the below steps:

Go to the Settings app > “iCloud” > “Photos” > Disable “iCloud Photo Library”.

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via Disable iCloud Photo Library

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via Disable iCloud Photo Library

Solution 3. Restart Computer and iTunes

Another solution that you can try is rebooting computer and iTunes. If there is a software issue then restarting computer will probably fix iTunes not syncing photos to the iPhone problem. After restarting, again try to sync photos. This method works for several users and so, must try it once.

Solution 4. Restart iPhone

Tried all the above methods and still, not able to resolve the issue? Then, try to restart your iPhone because it might be possible that there is a minor software issue on your iPhone that causes this issue. Restarting iPhone will certainly fix the issue you are facing now.

Restart iPhone 8 /X/XS(Max)/XR:

Hold down the side and either volume up or down button together until you don’t see the power-off slider. After that, drag the slider to switch off the iPhone.

Restart other iPhone Models:

Hold down the sleep/wake or power button until you don’t see the power-off slider. After that, drag the slider to switch off the iPhone.

Solution 5. Update iPhone software

Make sure that you have updated your iPhone to the latest iOS version.  Many minor bugs get resolved by just updated iPhone to the latest software.

Open the settings app on iPhone > Go to “General” settings > Click on the “Software Update” > Install the latest one if an update is available.

Solution 6. Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

Have tried all solutions, but still facing issue? Then, you can use AnyTrans for iOS which can help you to sync photos from computer to iPhone without using iTunes. It is one of best alternatives you can try and it is free to use. It is software that is designed for data management on iOS devices. Here are its remarkable features:

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Step 1Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your PC/Mac > Connect your iPhone to the computer using a digital cable > Under Device Manager, click on the “Add Content” option in the page as shown.

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2Select the desired photos from the computer you want to sync to iPhone > Click on the “Open” button

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

How to Fix iTunes Cannot Sync Photos to the iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3Next, you can check “Photo Album” > Click on the Right Arrow as shown to sync photos to iPhone.

How to Fix iTunes Not Syncing Photos to the iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS

How to Fix iTunes Not Syncing Photos to the iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS

The Bottom Line

Hence, this guide has covered all possible solutions to resolve iTunes cannot sync photos to the iPhone problem. Hopefully, the solutions we have mentioned will be able to solve the problem for you. Use AnyTrans for iOS over iTunes as it is a better solution that will help you in syncing photos from computer to iPhone or vice verse without any hassle.

iMobie

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