How to Transfer Photos from Flash Drive or USB to iPhone

Still don’t know how to transfer photos from flash drive or USB to iPhone? This guide will offer two simple and fast ways to help you get flash drive/USB photos to iPhone.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 23, 2020

If you download some pictures from your computer at office or from your friends’ computer, you may store them to your flash drive or USB. After backing home, you want to transfer them to your iPhone for viewing.

At this moment, you may want to know whether it can transfer from flash drive to iPhone or not. The answer is absoluately YES. Here in this post, we will show you how to transfer photos from flash drive to iPhone.  Let’s check it.

Method1. Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone with iTunes

For iOS users, iTunes can be a good tool for us to sync photos to iPhone on both Mac and Windows computer. However, as you might know, while syncing photos from flash drive/USB to iPhone, it’s possible that your current media content on iPhone shall be erased and replaced with the iTunes library on your computer.

Moreover, for those who have enabled iCloud photo library, to transfer photos to iPhone via iTunes, you have to turn it off. In this case, your iCloud photos on iPhone shall be erased. Or you can choose to download them all to your iPhone, which would occupy a large storage on your iPhone.

Now, let’s check how to transfer pictures from a USB flash drive to iPhone with iTunes:

  1. Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC. Make sure it is the latest version.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable that comes with your iPhone.
  3. Click the Device icon on iTunes.
  4. Then click Photos, check the box next to “Sync Photos”.
  5. Navigate to the folder of photos you want to transfer to your iPhone from the flash drive.
  6. Click on “Apply” button to import your desired photos from flash drive to iPhone.
How to Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone with iTunes

How to Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone with iTunes

Method 2. Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone with AnyTrans

AnyTrans for iOS is one all-in-one iOS data transfer tool that can help you move data like photos from a USB to an iPhone or iPad.

AnyTrans – USB Photos to iPhone

  • Transfer photos from USB to iPhone directly – 1 Click.
  • Super fast transferring speed, which saves a lot of time.
  • Keep photos in original quality and no erase of data.
  • Work well with all iPhone(iPhone 11 & iOS 13 supported).

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Free Download100% Clean & Safe

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Now, download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and then follow the steps below to transfer photos from flash drive to iPhone.

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans on computer > Connect your iPhone and USB to the computer > and click Device Manager.

Click Device Manager in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

Click Device Manager in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2. Tap on Photos and click on Photos Library to next page.

Click on Photos Library in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

Click on Photos Library in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3. Tap on “+” to add photos to iPhone > Select those photos that you’d like to transfer in USB > Then click on “Open” to transfer the selected photos from flash drive to your iPhone.

Transfer Photos from Flash Drive in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

Transfer Photos from Flash Drive in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Bonus Tip. How to Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone Wirelessly

What’s more, if no USB cable is available or your iPhone cannot be detected by your computer, then you can try the AnyTrans app on your iPhone to transfer photos from flash drive or USB to iPhone.

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your computer: Go to anytrans.io website and you will see a QR Code.

Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 2

Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. On your iPhone: Open AnyTrans app, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 3

Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 3

Step 4. Then all your iPhone photos will show up on your computer. Select the photos you want to transfer and click on “Upload” button to transfer photos from flash drive or USB to iPhone.

Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 3

Transfer Photos from Flash Drive to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Besides transferring photos from flash drive or USB to iPhone, with AnyTrans you can also transfer music from flash drive or USB to iPhone. For this part you can refer to this article: How to Transfer Music from Flash Drive to iPhone.

So now download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, more advantages of AnyTrans for iOS you will find. For this article, if you have any question, please be free to contact us by Email or giving your precious comments in below section.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.