How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7 with/without iTunes

Want to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 7 but do not know how? This guide offers 4 ways to help you copy pictures from PC/Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted on: Oct. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 14, 2018
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iPhone 7/7 Plus possess better hardware than that of iPhone 6. It has attracted a number of users to change from Android to iPhone. Updating to new iPhone is great, however, as a newbie you can meet many confusing problems when you are trying to transfer data from Android to iPhone 7/7 Plus. You may also have no idea about how to add some contents like photos to iPhone 7.

To help you out, here in this guide we will teach you how to transfer photos from PC/Mac computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus via four different methods. Now let’s get it on.

Also Read: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer >

Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS is one easy-to-use iTunes alternative that can meet all your needs in managing your iPhone 7 content. These are the reasons why we choose AnyTrans for iOS:

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Step 1. Open AnyTrans for iOS > Plug in your iPhone to computer via USB cable > Click Device Manager > Scroll down on the interface to manage contents by category.

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 1

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Click on Photos on the homepage > Choose Photo Library (because all the photos transferred to iDevices will be stored in Photo Library).

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 2

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Click on “+” button > Select the photos you want to transfer > Click on Open to start transfer photos from computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 3

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 3

After the transfer, you can go to your iPhone to have a check, and you can move them to the album you created: Go to Photos app > Photos > Tap Select > Choose the photos > Tap Add To > Choose one album as destination.

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus Wirelessly with AnyTrans App

When you got no USB cable available or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, you can still try the AnyTrans app on your iPhone to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus wirelessly.

Before we start, please make sure:

If you have done all mentioned above, follow the below steps to know how to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus wirelessly.

Step 1. On your computer: Go to AnyTrans website and you will see a QR Code.

Step 2. On your iPhone: Open AnyTrans app > Tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus Wirelessly - Step 2

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Then all your iPhone photos will show up on your computer > Click on the “Upload ” button > Select the photos you want to transfer > Click “Open ” to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus Wirelessly - Step 3

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus Wirelessly – Step 3

 

Part 3. How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AirDrop

Besides transferring photos with AnyTrans app, there is another wireless way for Mac users to transfer photos between computer and iPhone 7/7 Plus. What we talk about is AirDrop. With AirDrop, iPhone users could transfer contents such as photos, music, email etc. Please follow the step-by-step guide below to see how to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 7 with Air Drop.

Step 1. Wipe from the bottom of your main screen, turn on the AirDrop on your iPhone 7. You need to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth at the same time to enable AirDrop.

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AirDrop - Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AirDrop – Step 1

Step 2. Go to “Finder” on your Mac, click AirDrop to turn it on. Also remember to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your Mac, and set your Mac to be discovered by everyone.

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AirDrop - Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AirDrop – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the photos you want to transfer, click Share button and choose Airdrop. Click the icon of your iPhone 7 and tap accept on your iPhone.

Part 4. How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus with iTunes

One important thing you need to know: iTunes will erase the existing data, like photos, music, ringtones etc. Do not want to lose anything? Refer to Part 1 to see how to transfer photos from PC/Mac to iPhone 7 without data loss.

Generally, the traditional way of transferring photos from computer to iPhone 7 is using iTunes to sync pictures, but it is kind of complicated and time-consuming. You could follow the steps below to send photos to iPhone with iTunes.

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes > Open it.

Step 2. Create a new folder and drag the pictures you need into that folder on computer.

Step 3. Click on Device tab > Choose Photos > Click on Sync Photos.

Step 4. Choose the folder that you created before > Click on Apply.

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus with iTunes

Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus with iTunes

Please notice that if you enable iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, you will not be allowed to sync data from computer to iPhone. However, all the iCloud photos that updated on your iPhone (photos not on your iPhone originally) will be removed if you turn off iCloud Photo Library for syncing. So, if you don’t want to lose any photo, Part 1 is your better choice.

iTunes Can’t Sync If iCloud Photo Library Is On

iTunes Can’t Sync If iCloud Photo Library Is On

The Bottom Line

Hope this guide can help you transfer photos from computer to iPhone 7/7 Plus successfully. Besides photos, AnyTrans for iOS also supports transferring videos, music, ringtones and more, with 100% Safe & Security. Give it a free try now!

Stephen Wilson

Member of @iMobie_Inc., a die-hard fan of Apple and MOBA games, is always passionate about offering and sharing solutions to any Apple related problems, as well as Android.