How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/X

Don’t know how to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X? Read on this guide to learn 3 simple & efficient methods to transfer photos from Mac/PC computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X in minutes.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Nov. 06, 2017, Last Updated: Jul. 03, 2019

When getting an iPhone 8/iPhone X, you may urgently want to transfer your important files like photos, music, videos, etc. from computer to your new iPhone so that you can enjoy them on the new device. And photos could be the first data you would like to transfer among these data, as they record plenty of wonderful moments in your daily life. To help you easily complete the job, here in the following, we will share you 3 simple and efficient methods to help you transfer your valuable pictures from computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X in just a few clicks.

Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X without Data Loss

You may know that when transferring data from computer to iPhone via iTunes, all existing music, movies, TV shows, books and tones on your iPhone will be erased and replaced. If you don’t want to lose any previous data on your iPhone 8/X while transferring photos from computer, then turn to AnyTrans for iOS to make it. AnyTrans for iOS has been trusted by millions of iOS users to transfer data. Now, let’s check the reasons.

  1. It supports transferring 20+ kinds of iOS data, including photos, contacts, music, messages, etc. from computer to iPhone without data loss, and vice versa.
  2. Time-saving & labor-saving. Just 5 minutes are needed to transfer 3000 photos. You just need to select the photos you want to transfer, then click the transfer button to complete the job.
  3. It capable of all the models of iPhone, from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone XS/XR, and almost all Windows and Mac operating systems.

Step 1 Download AnyTrans for iOS on your Mac/PC > Install and open it on your computer.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone 8/iPhone X to the computer with its USB cable > Scroll down to the category management page.

How to Transfer Pictures from Computer to iPhone 8/X without Data Loss – Step 2

How to Transfer Pictures from Computer to iPhone 8/X without Data Loss – Step 2

Step 3 Click Photos > Photo Library, or Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Share, etc.

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/X without Data Loss – Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/X without Data Loss – Step 3

Step 4 Click “+” button on the top-right corner > Choose folder and pictures > Click Open to start transferring photos from computer to iPhone 8/X.

How to Transfer Pictures from Computer to iPhone 8/X without Data Loss – Step 4

How to Transfer Pictures from Computer to iPhone 8/X without Data Loss – Step 4

This method can also be applied to transfer music, videos, movies, etc. from your Mac/PC to iPhone 8/X.  What’s more, you can also use it to move data from computer to your iPad or iPod touch. Whatever you want to transfer, AnyTrans for iOS would help you make it.

Bonus Part. How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X Wirelessly

If you have no available USB cable aside, you can have a try on AnyTrans app that enables you to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 8/X wirelessly.

It can help you transfer files like music, video, documents from computer to phone and vice versa, or between two devices. You just need to install it on your devices(both iOS and Android are compatible), then you can directly transfer files from one device to another wirelessly via this app.

Now connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi and start the following steps:

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

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.

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X Wirelessly - Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 4. Click the “Upload” button and then the “Open” button to transfer photos from computer to iPhone.

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X Wirelessly - Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X Wirelessly – Step 3

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X with iTunes

Step 1 Connect iPhone 8/X to your computer > Launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.

Step 2 Click your iPhone 8/X > Choose Photos > Check Sync Photos > Choose a folder that you want to sync photos > Click Apply button to begin the transferring process.

How to Transfer Pictures from Computer to iPhone 8/X with iTunes – Step 2

How to Transfer Pictures from Computer to iPhone 8/X with iTunes – Step 2

  1. If you have enabled iCloud Photos on your iPhone 8/X, you will receive a pop-up notice you that iCloud Photos is on when you transferring photos from computer to iPhone 8/iPhone X with iTunes. In other words, you will have to turn off iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone 8/X, or you can’t finish the transfer process via iTunes.
  2. But it is worth mentioning that if you turn off iCloud Photo Library, all the photos stored in iCloud but not on iPhone 8/X will be erased. To keep all your photos safe, turn to Part 1 to finish the job.

The Bottom Line

With the 3 simple methods above, you can easily transfer photos from Mac/PC to iPhone 8/iPhone X. If you have kept some files on your iPhone 8/iPhone X, then remember to do as Method 1 shows you, or you will lose your important file. At last, AnyTrans for iOS can be the easiest and most reliable way to transfer photos from computer to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Why not have a try now >

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.