Want to get some photos from the laptop to your iPhone 2020? This guide will show you the most efficient methods to transfer pictures from laptop to your iPhone with or without iTunes, and using iCloud.
You may have saved thousands of your holiday photos on your home laptop, and want to sync some to your handy iOS devices, like the new iPhone 12 or iPhone 11. So that you can enjoy them on your device.
If you have searched about how to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone, you may find iTunes is the typical way to go. However, iTunes sync is complicated for fresh users, and it may erase the previous photos on your iOS device. In this post, we also provide you a non-iTunes way to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone without iTunes, which supports any Windows laptop, Samsung, DELL, or Mac.
How do I transfer photos from my laptop to my iPhone without using iTunes? To transfer photos from laptop to iPhone without iTunes, you can try AnyTrans. It is a comprehensive iPhone data manager. Have a quick look at its main features on photo transferring (iOS 14 and iPhone 12 supported).
Now, Free Download AnyTrans on your Laptop firstly, and then follow the simple steps below to transfer photos from computer to iPhone in minutes.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to Laptop and Head to Drag Files
Open AnyTrans on your laptop and connect iPhone to laptop via USB cable > Choose Device Manager > Move mouse over the iPhone and tap on +.
Choose photos from your computer and open them. The photos will be added to your iPhone immediately.
Except for the above way, AnyTrans also enables you to manage iPhone files as you like.
Open AnyTrans and click Device Manager > Tap on Photos category > Then your photos will be listed in categories as below > Click the Add button, here you can choose files selectively or the whole photo folder to move. Besides, you can click To PC/To Device button, which allows you to select photos to PC/another iDevice.
You can also view the video to see how do you transfer photos from laptop to iPhone with AnyTrans:
When you have no available USB cable to use, you can try AnyTrans app – it enables you to transfer photos from laptop to iPhone 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.
Before we start, you need to connect your iPhone and laptop to Wi-Fi.
Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.
Step 2. On your computer, enter
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 on the top right corner to scan the QR code on your computer.
Step 4. On your computer, click on the “Upload” button and select the photos you want to transfer from laptop to iPhone. Finally hit the “Open” button and the transferring will start.
With iTunes, you are able to transfer photos to your iPhone from the laptop on both Windows and Mac. Here are steps about how to use iTunes to transfer photos from laptop to your iPhone:
While transferring photos from laptop to iPhone using iTunes, some of you may get the notification of “iCloud Photo is On”, that is because iTunes can’t transfer photos with iCloud Photo is On. You have three solutions to this.
Solution 1. Turn off iCloud Photo. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos. Switch the button next to Photos, then select Remove from iPhone or Download Photos & Videos, now your iCloud Photo is turned off.
Please note that after turning off the iCloud Photo Library, you have to remove all the iCloud photos on your iPhone or download these iCloud photos to iPhone which would be a large burden for your iPhone especially if you are still running 16 GB or 32 GB plan. If these are not what you want, you may refer to the next solution.
Solution 2. You can also transfer photos from your laptop to iCloud, all newly added photos can be synced to your iPhone soon. Please refer to this post to get details. How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iCloud >
Solution 3. You can just sync photos just like Part 1 shows. AnyTrans would not erase any data and don’t require you to turn off the iCloud Photo.
The iCloud Photos feature allows iOS users to share photos and videos between Mac, iPhones or iPads, and even a Windows PC. Before we start, please make sure that the software is up to date on your iPhone iPad iPod touch, your Mac or PC computer. Also, connect your devices to a strong and stable Wi-Fi network. Now, follow the steps below to export photos using iCloud.
Step 1. Set up iCloud on both your iOS device and computer and signed in with the same Apple ID.
Step 2. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then turn on iCloud Photos.
Step 3. Turn on iCloud Photos on your computer and upload photos from your computer to iCloud. Then sync the photos to your iPhone iPad iPod touch using iCloud.
If you don’t want to install iCloud for Windows on your Windows laptop, you can Open a browser > navigate to iCloud.com > Log in with your Apple ID > Upload the photos from your PC to iCloud.
Further Reading: How to Access iCloud Photos on iPhone/iPad >
If you’ve already uploaded pictures to iCloud, here is an easy way for you to view iCloud photos on any laptop or device then download them. You can sign into your iCloud on iPhone and download photos to iPhone, or sign in on a computer so that you can get photos on desktop. Here are the steps to download photos:
Step 1. Open Brower and go to iCloud.com > Log into your Apple ID and click Photos.
Step 2. Preview the photos saved in your iCloud account > Select your favorite photos and tap on Download icon to continue. Finally, you will get those pictures on your iPhone or laptop computer.
That’s all for the methods to import photos from laptop to iPhone. Besides transferring photos, you can also use AnyTrans to easily transfer music, contacts, videos, songs, and some other types of files from laptop to iPhone 11/12, and vice versa.
AnyTrans also guarantees you 100% Safe & Security. During this process, all the contents on your iPhone will be kept safe, and you won’t lose any data or files. So why not download AnyTrans and have a free trial on your Windows notebook or MacBook?
Product-related questions? Contact Our Support Team to Get Quick Solution >