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"AnyTrans is definitely a reliable and practical solution if you're looking for a safe and fast way of transferring files between your computer and iOS devices."- By Alexandru Chirila

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How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone with/without iTunes

How to transfer photos from computer to iPhone? This guide will offer you two ways to import photos from PC/Mac to iPhone with or without iTunes, and also offer you detailed tutorial.

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One of the most frequently asked questions from our users is about How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone? If you are also confused about this question, read our post with deep attention. In this article, we will show you how to import photos from computer to iPhone with or without iTunes.

When it comes to transferring photos from computer to iPhone, there is no doubt that the first solution come to our mind is iTunes. However, when syncing photos from computer to iPhone, all the photos, music, ringtones, iBooks and other media files you synced to your iPhone will be erased. And you need to pick up all the photos you want to transfer and save them in one folder before starting syncing. Therefore, in this guide, we will show you a totally new way to put photos on iPhone – with AnyTrans. You can put multiple or all photos on iPhone from computer at once, and you won’t lose any existing data or file during syncing.

Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from PC/Mac to iPhone with AnyTrans

Before starting the tutorial about how to transfer pictures from computer to iPhone without iTunes, let’s have a basic knowledge of AnyTrans by listing its top features on managing photos:

  • Supports transferring up to 24 kinds of iOS data, like Photos, Videos, Songs, Messages, Contacts, Notes, etc. Whatever you want to transfer, AnyTrans helps you make it.
  • Supports two-way transfer. Not only you can freely add photos to iPhone without erasing any data, but also can transfer photos back to computer, and to another iPhone.
  • Also supports extractting photos from iCloud or iTunes bakcup without restoring iDevice.
  • Super fast speed to make you transfer hundreds of photos in a few minutes.
  • Supports all the models of iPhone, including iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE, and both of Windows and Mac operating system, including Windows 7/8/10/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.8/9/10/11 (like Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, etc.).

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans, and connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable.

How to Transfer Photos from PC/Mac to iPhone without iTunes – Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from PC/Mac to iPhone without iTunes – Step 1

Step 2. Click Photos on the homepage, and choose Photo Library. The photos you add to your iPhone will be stored on Photo Library in AnyTrans.

How to Transfer Pictures from Computer to iPhone without iTunes – Step 2

How to Transfer Pictures from Computer to iPhone without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3. Click the "+" button on the right hand corner, browse the photos on your computer, and click the Open button to start transferring.

How to Get Photos from Computer to iPhone – Step 3

How to Get Photos from Computer to iPhone – Step 3

Note: The guide above can be applied to transfer photos from PC/Mac computer to iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE. If you are working with an iPad or iPod touch, you also can follow this guide to add photos from computer to your iDevice.

Part 2: How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone with iTunes

When transferring photos from PC or Mac computer to iPhone/iPad with iTunes, you will lose all the media files (like Photos, TV Shows, Music, Ringtones, iBooks, etc) synced to your iPhone, if you don’t want to lose any existing files on your iPhone, please move to Part 1.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer with its USB cable, and then run iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.

Step 2: Click Device tab > Select Photos > Check Sync Photos > Select where you want to sync photos (iPhoto, Photos or some specific folder) > Click Apply. If you choose to import photos from your computer’s some folder to iPhone, and the folder you choose has some sub-folders, you need to select All folders or Selected folders firstly before starting syncing.

How to Transfer Photos from PC/Mac to iPhone with iTunes

How to Transfer Photos from PC/Mac to iPhone with iTunes

The Bottom Line

As you can see, with the help of AnyTrans, it is easy enough to transfer photos from PC or Mac to iPhone, and you won’t lose any precious data on your device. Except transfer photos to iPhone, AnyTrans also supports transferring Videos, Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, iBooks, Podcasts, and other iOS data to iPhone, or from iPhone to computer or iTunes library. Why not download AnyTrans and try it yourself?

Kelly Member of @iMobie_Inc., is specialized in Mac, iPhone, iPad and iOS, Mac OS, and love to find and solve Apple related daily life problems.

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