How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone

By Emily Watson, Friday, Apr 03, 2015

Almost every digital camera in the business is equipped with a transfer utility for users to get pictures onto a computer. iTunes is the one for iPhone users. However, some new iPhone users may find that iTunes is not so easy to manage their device, especially when they try to transfer photos from computer to iPhone. They need to pay attention to the transferring process since it might delete the existing pictures on their iPhone.

In order to have a better access to your iPhone data and avoid erasing data when using iTunes to sync your iPhone, you can count on FonePaw iOS Transfer, which enables you to transfer photos from PC to iPhone or transfer photos from iPhone to computer.

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Note:During the 30 days' free trial period, you can copy unlimited photos from PC to iPhone for free.

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Solution 1: Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone 7/6s/6 without iTunes

Solution 2: Sync Pictures from Computer to iPhone Using iTunes

Solution 1: Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone 7/6s/6 without iTunes

1. Launch FonePaw iOS Transfer and Connect iPhone to PC

To start with, install and run FonePaw iOS Transfer on your computer and plug iPhone. Then you can see the interface as below.

FonePaw iOS Transfer interface

2. Transfer Photos to iPhone

At the left side pane, choose "Photos" and pick the album you want to sync images, then click "Add" to sync photos from PC to iPhone.Here you can move some photos to existing albums or create a new album through FonePaw iOS Transfer.You can also put a album to iPhone as whole.

Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone

Solution 2: Sync Pictures from Computer to iPhone Using iTunes


iTunes couldn't sync photos to iPhone if "iCloud Photo Library" on the iPhone is functioning. Therefore, make sure that iCloud Photo Library is off on your iPhone: go to "Settings" on iPhone > get access to "iCloud" and find "Photos" > turn off "iCloud Photo Library."

Turn off iCloud Photo Library

2. Get the Synchronization Started

Open iTunes on computer and connect the computer with your iPhone by USB cable. After successfully connected, the iPhone’s icon will appear under play button in iTunes window and click the icon. After entering your iPhone, choose "Photos" under "Setting" list.

3.Syncing Photos to iPhone

After choosing "Photos", tick "Sync Photos" in main pane. Then choose photos that you want to have on iPhone by pressing "Choose Folder" button. Through the pop-up window, select folder that contains photos you want. If the folder that you selected contains more than one folder, you can copy either photos in all folders by choosing "All folders" or photos from some folders by choosing "Selected folders" and ticking the folders. After you have selected the right photos, click "Apply" and iTunes will begin to transfer photos from PC to your iPhone.

Sync Photo to iPhone

4. One Thing You Should Know about Syncing Photos by iTunes

Syncing photos to iPhone by iTunes sure is easy and handy. But the problem is: after photos are synced from computer to your iPhone this time, photos that previously were synced to your iPhone from other photos library or folders will be removed from your phone. Therefore, you should backup your iPhone photos previously.

Nicely done! Transferring photos from PC to iPhone is a piece of cake by following the above steps. Thus far, FonePaw iOS Transfer supports all iPhone models: iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. If you also use iPad, you can sync photos to iPad or move photos from iPad to PC with FonePaw solution, too.

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