How to transfer photos from computer to iPhone? Read this guide to learn 4 easy ways to put photos from computer to your iPhone. This guide supports almost all iPhone models including the latest iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max as well as iOS 13.
AnyTrans for iOS helps transfer photos between iPhone and computer, so you can get photos from PC or Mac to your iPhone with Ease.
One of the most frequently asked questions from our iPhone users is: How do I transfer photos from computer to my iPhone XS/X/8 or other iPhone series? Why it is so complicated to get photos to my iPhone from computer? If you have some confusion, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we will show you how to import photos from computer to iPhone with or without iTunes. Keep reading to get four ways! If you want to learn how to transfer iPhone photos to computer, please read on 6 Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer.
To freely transfer photos from computer to iPhone or vice versa, without data erasing or complicated sync process, AnyTrans for iOS is the best way to try. It is a comprehensive iPhone data manager, now have a basic knowledge of it by listing its top features on managing photos:
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Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS, and install it on your computer, then connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable. You will see your iPhone screen in AnyTrans, and just click the screen to add photos from computer. Or you can just drag and drop the photos to this section.
Step 2. Browse the photos on your Mac/PC, select photos and click the “Open” button to start transferring the selected photos to your iPhone.
Step 3. After transferring, you can unlock your iPhone and go to Photos app > Albums on your device.
You can also view the video to see how to transfer photos from computer to your iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS:
If there is no USB cable available or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, then you can try the AnyTrans app to transfer photos from computer to iPhone wirelessly. Before we start, please make sure that your iPhone have connected the same Wi-Fi with your computer.
Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone. You can download it by clicking the below button or directly search AnyTrans on App Store.
Step 2. On your computer, enter anytrans.io in your browser, and you’ll see a QR code.
Step 3. On your iPhone, open the AnyTrans app you just installed and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.
Step 4. Click on Add to Device button to select the photos on your computer, and then transfer them to your iPhone.
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 folders to iPhone, and the folder you choose has some sub-folders, you need to select All folders or Selected folders firstly before starting syncing.
Important Note: If you turned on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone or iPad, when syncing photos from computer to iDevice with iTunes, you may find your iTunes doesn’t allow you to sync photos from computer to iPhone iPad, because your iTunes doesn’t have this sync option. It just pops up a window and says: “iCloud Photos is On. XXX can access photos in iCloud. Photos can be downloaded to your device via Wi-Fi or cellular network”, just like the following screenshot shows.
To fix this “iTunes can’t sync photos because iCloud photos on” problem, you have 3 choices, they are followed:
Choice 1: Turn off iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone/iPad with the steps below:
On your iPhone iPad, go to Settings App > Apple ID > iCloud > Photos > iCloud Photo Library > Tap on it to turn it off > Choose Remove from iPhone or Download Photos & Videos.
Warning: Applying Choice 1, you have to remove all the iCloud photos from iPhone (those photos stored in iCloud but not on your iPhone will be deleted) or download these iCloud photos to iPhone (this will be huge burden for an iPhone with limited storage, especially you are working with a 16GB or 32 GB iPhone). If you want to keep all iCloud photos, and spare more storage on your iPhone, please choose Choice 2.
Choice 2: Add photos to iCloud from your computer directly, and then all the newly added iCloud photos will be shown on your iPhone automatically once your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.
Choice 3: Sync photos from computer to iPhone iPad with an iTunes alternative, just like Part 1 shows – transfer photos to iPhone without erasing existing data on iDevice.
With iCloud Photo Library enabled on your iPhone, you can sync photos between iPhone and iCloud. So you can upload photos from computer to icloud.com, and then they will be automatically synced to your iPhone when there is Wi-Fi available. Follow the steps to transfer photos from computer to your iPhone with iCloud:
Also, you can download the iCloud app for Windows on your PC and turn on the iCloud Photo Library on both your iPhone and iCloud app, then photos will sync between your iPhone and computer with iCloud.
There is 5GB free iCloud storage, if you have a lot of photos and videos to sync, it will quickly be used up. So you will have to pay for extra iCloud storage at $0.99 per month for 50GB, which is worth to buy.
When you enabled iCloud Photo Libary, it will sync those pictures across all other iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch which share the same Apple ID. You may not want that to happen sometimes.
You can add photos from your computer to Google Photos and install Google Photos app on your iPhone, photos you added will sync to your iPhone. Or you can choose some Drive services like Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox which will also allow you to transfer photos from computer to iPhone and vice versa. Here is how to use Google Photos to sync photos to your iPhone from computer.
We received a nice bit of requests asking about how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer. If you have the same question, please go to visit the two guides: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac Computer.
As you can see, with the help of AnyTrans for iOS, 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 for iOS also supports transferring Videos, Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, iBooks, Podcasts, and other iOS data to iPhone, or from iPhone to computer or iTunes library, with data and personal information safety guaranteed. Why not download AnyTrans for iOS and try it yourself? Why not get AnyTrans for iOS and start adding photos to your iPhone now?
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