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: Oct. 16, 2020

If you download some pictures from your computer at the office or from your friends’ computer, you may store them on your flash drive or USB. When you got a new iPhone 12, you want to transfer them to your new 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 absolute YES. Here in this post, we will show you how to transfer photos from flash drive/USB to iPhone.  Let’s check it.

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 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 the “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

Transfer Photos from Flash Drive/USB to iPhone with AnyTrans

AnyTrans is one all-in-one iOS data transfer tool that can help you move data like photos, contacts, and music from a Flash Drive/USB to an iPhone or iPad. It also supports transferring data to an iPhone 12/12 mini/12 Pro/12 Pro max.

AnyTrans – USB Photos to iPhone

  • Transfer photos from USB/Flash Drive to iPhone directly – 1 Click.
  • Superfast transferring speed, which saves a lot of time.
  • Keep photos of original quality and no erase of data.
  • Work well with all iPhone(iPhone 12 & iOS 14 supported).

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

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

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

Click on Device Manager on Anytrans Homepage

Click on Device Manager on Anytrans Homepage

Step 2. Tap on My Photos and click on the Add button to add photos from the USB/Flash Drive.

Add Photos to iPhone

Add Photos to iPhone

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

Select Photos You Want to Add

Select Photos You Want to Add

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

Joy Taylor

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