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
- How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone with iTunes
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:
To import photos from PC to iPhone, download CopyTrans Photo from the following page:
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.
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.
Next, choose the iPhone album on the left where to add photos from computer.
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.
To transfer photos from computer to iPhone, just drag and drop the selection anywhere within the iPhone photo pane – basically from right to left. TIP: You can also drag and drop entire PC photo folders to the iPhone.
Finally, click on the “Apply changes” button to confirm transferring photos from PC to iPhone.
That’s it! This is how to transfer pictures from computer to iPhone without iTunes!
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:
- Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable.
- Click on the device icon in the top-left corner of iTunes window.
- From the panel on the left, choose “Photos”.
- Tick the box “Sync photos” and choose the folder from which to import photos to your iPhone (Copy photos from -> Choose folder).
- Click on “Done” and wait until iTunes finishes syncing your photos.
- Well done! The photos now reside on your iPhone. To browse through them, navigate to “From my Mac” album.
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!