How to transfer photos from computer to iPhone? Read this guide to learn two ways to import photos from PC/Mac computer to iPhone – with iTunes and without iTunes. Supports iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s/7, and also works well with Windows 7/8/10/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.8//9/10/11, etc.
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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 and without iTunes. If you want to upgrade to new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and transfer photos to new iPhone 7 this 2016 Christmas or 2017 New Year, this post would be also helpful.
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 (just like the following screenshot shows). And you need to pick up all the photos you want to transfer and save them in one folder before starting syncing.
To keep all your data on iPhone safe, 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.
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:
Step 1. Launch AnyTrans, and connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable. After AnyTrans recognize your iPhone, click Add Content shortcut to add photos.
Step 2. Browse the photos on your computer, 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. All transferred pictures will be stored there.
Note: The guide above can be applied to transfer photos from PC/Mac computer to iPhone 7/4/4s/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.
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.
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?
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