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How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone?

Wondering how to transfer photos from computer to iPhone, iPad or iPod? Sometimes when users changed a new iOS device, they would need to transfer the photos that they have backed up in PC to the new iDevice. Actually, transferring pictures from computer is not difficult and you can sync photos from computer to iPhone with or without iTunes. Please keep reading to learn the guide to transfer photos from computer to iPhone with or without iTunes.

Method 1. How to Sync Pictures from Computer to iPhone with iTunes

Method 2. How to Export Photos from Computer to iPhone without iTunes

Method 1. How to Sync Pictures from Computer to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes is an optional way to transfer pictures from PC to iOS device, but it is not the best way. Because syncing iPhone photos with iTunes will make you lose the photos that your iTunes library does not have, as well as those non-purchased photos from iTunes, i.e. the pictures that you have not got from iTunes. But if you want to delete these pictures, you are suitable to use this method. If not, you can use Method 2 to transfer.

Here is how to export photos from computer to iPhone with iTunes:

Step 1. Create a file folder on your computer desktop to collect the photos you want to transfer form computer to iPhone, then rename this folder.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable, then launch iTunes if it does not run automatically.

Step 3. When iTunes detect your iPhone, please click your iPhone icon and switch to "Photos" tab in the left panel.

Step 4. Turn to the right panel, and check "Sync Photos from..." option, then select the folder you have created on computer desktop, then click "Apply" button on the bottom to start syncing photos from computer to iPhone.

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Method 2. How to Export Photos from Computer to iPhone without iTunes

If there are some non-purchased photos that you have not got from iTunes Store, or if you are not familiar with iTunes, you can use the Computer to iPhone Photo Transfer software to sync photos from PC to iPhone. Besides, you can also freely select the pictures you want to transfer before transferring process.

Apart from photos, you can also export videos, music, TV shows, books, playlists and etc. from computer to iPhone selectively or wholly. And this program supports to work with all generations of iOS device, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc.

Below are the free trails of the program in Mac and Windows version, please download the right version on your computer now.

Here is how to import photos from computer to iPhone:

Step 1. Run the program on your computer after installation, and link your iPhone to PC via a USB cable. Then the software will detect your device automatically and show the iPhone information.

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Step 2. Now please visit "Photos" section on the left panel to load all the pictures from your device. Here you can see the "Add" option, just hit it to select pictures from your computer for transferring into your iPhone. After selection, just wait for the end of transferring process.

 how to transfer photos from computer to iphone without itunes

So easy, right? Now, please download the program for free to start to manage your pictures on iOS device and computer.

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