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We store photos on PC but there’s no direct solution to transfer photos from PC to iPhone. In this article you will learn 2 ways how to put photos from computer to iPhone, including:

  • various formats,
  • edits (e.g. filters),
  • date taken and other information.

The following methods work perfectly for any iPhone as well as iPad and iPod touch.

Choose an option on how to add photos to iPhone which applies best to you:

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes

If you are looking for an easy way to add photos to iPhone without iTunes, you’ve come to the right place.

For this, we made a PC tool, CopyTrans Photo. It will allow you to see all your photos in chronological order and quickly add the ones you need.

The method described below allows you not only to transfer photos and videos from computer to iPhone, but also manage your Photo Library. Let’s get to it:

  1. To import photos from PC to iPhone, download CopyTrans Photo from the following page:

    Download CopyTrans Photo

  2. Start CopyTrans Photo and connect your iPhone (iPad or iPod touch). You will see your iPhone photos on the left, and PC photos and folders on the right.transferring photos from pc to ipad, iphone

  3. From the far right pane, select a PC folder from where you want to copy photos. Then select the photos you wish to transfer to iPhone. TIP: To select multiple photos, press and hold the CTRL key and click on the individual photos. To select all photos, press CTRL + A.import photos from PC to iPhone

  4. Next, choose the iPhone album on the left where to add photos from computer.
    Click on the green icon at the top left corner to create a new album

    Due to Apple limitations, you cannot add photos to the albums that were created on the iPhone. Please, choose to create a new album when using CopyTrans Photo for the first time.
  5. To transfer photos from computer to iPhone, just drag and drop the selection anywhere within the iPhone photo pane – basically from right to left.Select the album to add photos to iphone TIP: You can also drag and drop entire PC photo folders to the iPhone. Drag and drop albums to iPhone with CopyTrans Photo

  6. Finally, click on the “Apply changes” button to confirm transferring photos from PC to iPhone.Click Apply changes to finish transferring photos from pc to ipad, iphone

That’s it! This is how to transfer pictures from computer to iPhone without iTunes!

Why people choose CopyTrans Photo:

⭐ Introduces a convenient way to manage photos and videos on your iPhone from PC;

⭐ Transfers photos and videos between iPhone and PC preserving the original quality and EXIF data;

⭐ Copies photo albums back and forth, preserving album structure;

Converts HEIC to JPEG;

⭐ Works offline;

Compatible with the latest iOS, iTunes, and Windows versions;

⭐ Works with the new Apple format, ProRAW.

Get a free test version

Still have some doubts on how to transfer pictures from laptop to iPhone?

⚡ Check out our comparison table that lists the features of both iTunes and CopyTrans Photo when it comes to transferring photos between your iPhone, iPad and a Windows PC. ⚡

Making up your mind shouldn’t take long!

Manage iPhone/iPad photos iTunes CopyTrans Photo
Transfer photos and videos from PC to iPhone
Transfer iPhone photos, videos and albums to PC
Transfer photos, videos and albums from one iPhone to another iPhone/iPad
View iPhone photos, videos and albums on PC
Delete selected photos and videos from iPhone
Play Camera Roll videos
Retrieve lost PC photos from iPhone
Transfer photos from multiple PC locations to iPhone
Copy photos to iPhone from multiple PCs without replacing previously transferred photos
Organize iPhone photos from your PC
Transfer photos from iPhone to Android
Transfer photos from Android to iPhone

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone with iTunes

Alternatively, you can use iTunes to sync pictures to iPhone. The obvious disadvantage of the method is the fact that you cannot control and manage the photos you transfer to iPhone. Moreover, your existing library will be overwritten and substituted with the new content that you sync with iTunes.

To transfer photos from PC to iPhone with iTunes:

  1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable.
  2. Click on the device icon in the top-left corner of iTunes window.
  3. click on device icon in iTunes

  4. From the panel on the left, choose “Photos”.
  5. Tick the box “Sync photos” and choose the folder from which to import photos to your iPhone (Copy photos from -> Choose folder).
  6. Click on “Done” and wait until iTunes finishes syncing your photos.
  7. step-by-step guide on importing photos to iPhone with iTunes

  8. Well done! The photos now reside on your iPhone. To browse through them, navigate to “From my Mac” album.
  9. transfer photos to iPhone with iTunes


If you find iTunes hard to use and want to keep your photos in the native Photo app, CopyTrans Photo is the best solution for you!

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.