How to Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

Have you got a large collection of photos on your Windows PC and wish to have these photos on your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR as well? No worries, there are two easy ways to transfer photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. Check it out and have fun transferring photos.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Sep. 04, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2018
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If you have just got a brand new iPhone X or iPhone XS (Max)/XR, you may want to get all of your content shifted from your Windows PC to your newly bought iPhone. This includes transferring photos and videos from your Windows PC to your iPhone X/Xs (Plus) so you have your content with you wherever you go with your device. However, transferring content from a PC to an Apple device is not the play of drag and drop where you just drop the content and it gets transferred.

Fortunately, though, there are two ways that let you transfer photos from Windows to iPhone with minimum hassle. These methods use two different apps that make the task possible for you. Let’s check out how to transfer photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR guide below.

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Want to transfer photos from Windows computer to new iPhone X or iPhone XS (Max)/XR? This article is intended to show you two ways to make it. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

How to Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes

iTunes has been a go to app for most Apple users as it allows them to easily sync content from their PCs to their iOS devices. One of the things that the app lets you sync and/or transfer is photos. Using the iTunes app, you can have all of your photos moved from your Windows PC to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR in a jiffy.

Step 1: Make sure you are running the latest version of iTunes on your Windows PC.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to your Windows PC and launch the iTunes app. Click on your device in the app and then click on Photos in the left sidebar.

Step 3: Checkmark Sync Photos and then click on the drop-down menu to choose a folder on your PC where your photos are located. These are the photos that will be transferred to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. Then, click on the Apply button at the bottom.

Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR via iTunes

Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR via iTunes

While the entire procedure of transferring photos looks just fine and easy, it is not without a few shortcomings. Once iTunes starts syncing photos, it will erase all the existing media files on your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. So basically you will only have the photos on your iPhone that you transfer from your PC.

If you don’t want for that to happen, please use the below method as it does the transfer without making you lose any of your files.

How to Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without Wiping Data

Nobody likes their data getting wiped while transferring photos but iTunes does that, unfortunately. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have any other options available to you. Enter AnyTrans for iOS, an application that acts more like a file manager than a backup tool and allows you to transfer content including photos from your Windows PC to your iPhone, from one iPhone to another, and so on.

While transferring photos, it ensures the quality of images is preserved. What’s more, it only takes a few minutes to get all of your photos transferred. Here let’s free download AnyTrans and  move photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without wiping data:

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Step 1: Download and launch the AnyTrans for iOS app on your Windows PC. Connect your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to your computer. Scroll down to the shortcut page.

Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without Wiping Data – Step 1

Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without Wiping Data – Step 1

Step 2: Choose Add Content and then select the photos you want to transfer from Windows to iPhone.

Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without Wiping Data – Step 2

Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without Wiping Data – Step 2

Step 3: Checkmark the album on the following screen and click on the arrow icon to start the transfer.

Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without Wiping Data – Step 3

Transfer Photos from Windows to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without Wiping Data – Step 3

Once the photos are transferred, open the Photos app on your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR and you will find all the transferred photos in there.

The Bottom Line

Whether you’re getting rid of your Windows PC or you just want to show your friends living far your photos, you can have your Windows PC photos transferred to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR using two easy ways as shown above. If there are already photos on your device, then prefer to use the second method as it avoids erasing data while moving photos. Now just get AnyTrans to your computer and have a free trial >

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.