How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone iPad

iTunes won’t sync photos to iPhone on PC Windows 10, how to transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone iPad? Read on to get one quick method.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 21, 2020

You may be one of those people who know perfectly how to import photos from iPhone to a Windows PC. But when you plan to get photos back to your iPhone or iPad, you’re stuck. Usually, iTunes could be a good tool to get it done to help you sync photos from pc to iPhone iPad.

However, after updating PC to Windows 10, some people reported there are some iTunes sync errors stopping them from transferring photos and songs to their iPhone iPad. Therefore, here we provide you with an iTunes alternative to transfer photos from Windows 10 to iPhone iPad in an easy way.

Further Reading: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 >

Method 1. How to Sync Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone Directly with AnyTrans

To quickly transfer photos from Windows 10 to iPhone iPad, we’ll use a professional iOS manager – AnyTrans, which enables you to easily transfer data between iOS device and computer without iTunes. And it’s compatible with almost all iOS devices, such as iPhone 11/X/8/7 and iPad Pro. Know more about this tool:

  • Directly transfer photos between iDevice and computer. It is capable of transferring photos from Windows 10 PC to iPhone or iPad and vice versa directly without the need to back up and restore.
  • Transferring all kinds of iPhone photos. AnyTrans enables you to transfer all kinds of iPhone photos like Photo Library, Photo Stream, Camera Roll photos, iCloud sharing photos, photo albums, etc.
  • Selective options are given to meet all your needs. You can choose to transfer all your photos or selectively transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to computer and vice versa.
  • In addition, besides transferring, it features some other useful functions, such as backing up photos and all other iOS data to iTunes, extracting data from iTunes/iCloud backup, and importing data from old iOS devices to new iPhone iPad.

Download AnyTrans on Windows 10 to have a free trial and follow the below steps to know how to transfer photos from Windows 10 to iPhone without iTunes:

Free Download

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* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Install and run AnyTrans, connect your iPhone or iPad to Windows 10 PC using a USB cable. After AnyTrans loads your device data, you should choose Device Manager on the left side and you can see the categories listed on the right side. Here, you can click on the Photos directly and also you can choose the More to select what you want.

Click on Device Manager and Choose More

Click on Device Manager and Choose More

Step 2. On this page, click the “Photos” folder and then choose “My Photos” or some other folders you want to receive pics from PC.

Select an Album to Receive Photos from PC

Select an Album to Receive Photos from PC

Step 3. Click “+” button on the top right corner > Select the photos you need to import > Click Open. And these photos shall be directly transferred to your iPhone or iPad.

Click Add Button and Import Photos from PC

Click Add Button and Import Photos from PC

Bonus Tip. How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone Wirelessly with AnyTrans App

If there is no USB cable available or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, then you can try the AnyTrans app on your iPhone to transfer photos fromWindows 10 to iPhone wirelessly.

Before we start, please make sure:

    • Install AnyTrans App on your iPhone.
  • Make sure your iPhone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi, and cellular data would not work in the following steps.

If you have done all mentioned above, here we go to the detailed steps:

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

How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 1

Step 2On your iPhone: Open AnyTrans app, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3Then 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 fromWindows 10 to iPhone wirelessly.

How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 3

Method 2. How to Export Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone with iCloud

For Windows PC users, iCloud for Windows would be a good option for you to upload photos from computer to iPhone. Follow the steps below to get this method:

To transfer photos from Windows 10 to iPad or iPhone with iCloud, you have to make sure that you have enabled iCloud Photos Library on iPhone. And the photos on your iPhone would automatically be uploaded to your iCloud.

Since it only has 5GB free space for you, photos can take a large part of your iCloud storage. Don’t want to take too much space on your iCloud? Try the aforementioned Method 1.

Step 1. Download and launch iCloud for Windows > Enter your Apple ID and password > Sign in with your iCloud account.

Step 2. Check the box next to “Photos” > Click Options on the right side.

How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone without iTunes - Step 2

Check Photos and Click Options

Step 3. Check the box next to “Upload new photos and videos from my PC” > Click Done > Then click on “Apply” button to apply your settings.

Check the Option "Upload new photos and videos from my PC"

Check the Option “Upload new photos and videos from my PC”

Step 4. Go to the iCloud Photos’ local folder on your PC > Right click on “Uploads” > Choose “Add photos…” option.

How to Transfer Photos from Windows 10 to iPhone without iTunes - Step 3

Right Click Uploads and Add Photos to iPhone

Step 5. Then select photos on your Windows 10 PC you would like to upload > Click on the “Open” button to upload your photos to iCloud > Then these photos shall be transferred to your iPhone.

Some have reported that they failed to open HEIC images on Windows PC. Some have reported that uploading HEIC images on the web failed from Windows PC. If you have encountered this issue, you can try to change the file format. iMobie HEIC Converter, a free and hassle-free convert tool, would be the best one to convert HEIC to JPG/PNG/GIF. And then try to upload them again. 

The Bottom Line

With AnyTrans, transferring photos from Windows 10 to iPhone/iPad is as easy as only 3 steps just like we show above. And after transferring, all photos will be imported to your Photos app on your iOS device. Besides photos, AnyTrans helps you transfer songs, videos, contacts, PDF books, and other files to your iPhone iPad from Windows and Mac computer. Download AnyTrans and Discover More >>

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.