How to Transfer Photos from External Hard Drive to iPhone/iPad

Want to transfer photos from external hard drive to iPhone/iPad but do not know how? This guide will offer one easy and quick method to help you get pictures from external hard drive to your device.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 20, 2020

You may have many beautiful pictures stored in your external hard drive. Now you just update to a new iPhone or iPad and want to transfer these pictures to your device as wallpaper. If you prefer the easiest method to make it, you’ve come to the right page. Transferring pictures from external hard drive to iPhone/iPad couldn’t be simpler with one professional iOS data transfer tool – AnyTrans. Let’s first have a brief look at this amazing tool.

Also Read: How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone without iTunes >

Key Features of AnyTrans

  1. It can help you transfer photos from external hard drive/computer to iPhone/iPad without data loss.
  2. It allows you to transfer iPhone/iPad photos to external hard drive/computer as backup, or to another device directly.
  3. It also supports managing music, videos, ringtones, contacts, messages, notes, podcasts, apps etc.

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How to Transfer Photos from External Hard Drive to iPhone/iPad

Step 1: Launch AnyTrans > Connect your iPhone/iPad to computer > Plug in your external hard drive > Click “Device Manager” at the left panel > Choose “Photos” category.

Transfer Photos from External Hard Drive to iPhone - Step 1

Transfer Photos from External Hard Drive to iPhone – Step 1

Step 2: Choose “Photo Library” here.

Transfer Photos from External Hard Drive to iPhone - Step 2

Transfer Photos from External Hard Drive to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3: Click on “+” button > Choose your external hard drive > Select the pictures you need > Click on “Open” and the selected photos will be transferred to your iPhone.

Transfer Photos from External Hard Drive to iPhone - Step 3

Transfer Photos from External Hard Drive to iPhone – Step 3

The Bottom Line

As you can see, you can easily transfer photos from external hard drives to iPhone/iPad without effort. Why not download and have a free trial? If you have a question on this guide or AnyTrans, you can leave your message in the comment part.

Joy Taylor

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