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Top 3 Ways to Import Photos from Computer to iPhone X

Feb. 2, 2017 12:11 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Alternatives
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With the launch of iPhone X, iPhone fans rush to upgrade to the latest iPhone X. Then how to import photos to the new iPhone X from laptop bothers them much. When it comes to transferring photos from PC/Mac to iPhone, people always think of completing it with iTunes. But this is not the only way. Here are three frequently-used ways to import photos from computer to iPhone X with or without iTunes. And if you are using an iPhone 8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s/5 or iPad/iPod touch, these methods are also suitable for you.

Method 1. Transfer Photos from PC/Mac to iPhone X without iTunes
Method 2. Move Photos to iPhone X/8/8 Plus from Laptop via iCloud
Method 3. Import Photos from Computer to iPhone X Using iTunes

Method 1. Transfer Photos from PC/Mac to iPhone X without iTunes

If you import photos via iTunes, your previously synced media files (like music, iBook, photos etc) will be overlapped. That’s to say you will lose them. Moving photos via iCloud will take much time and more extra storage. How to transfer photos from PC/Mac to iPhone in an easier way without any data loss? Tenorshare iCareFone can perfectly solve the problem. It imports the photos on PC/Mac to iPhone/iPad. You will get a copy of the photos on your iPhone, which causes no data loss. It also allows you to import or export photos, which enables computer-iPhone two-way transferring.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone X to your PC or Mac and run Tenorshare iCareFone. Select “File Manager”.

file manager

Step 2. Open the album that you would like to transfer the photos to, Click Import. The software will automatically test running environment and notify you to download Tenorshare iCareFone app and keep it running on your iPhone.

import photos

Step 3. After that, click “I Have Done”. Choose the photos that you’d like to transfer. Open them. Then you can see a pop-up window to notify that you have imported photos successfully. Open Photos app on your iPhone with Wi-Fi or Cellular connection then you can see the imported photos.

successfully import

Method 2. Move Photos to iPhone X/8/8 Plus from Laptop via iCloud

You can also add photos from computer to iPhone X via iCloud. But make sure you have enough storage for the photos, since most people only get free 5GB. If you don’t, you need to buy more extra storage.

Step 1. Open your browser, and go to www.icloud.com. Login to it with your Apple ID,

icloud login

Step 2. Open Photos app on your PC and Click Upload

icloud upload

Step 3. Choose the photos you want to transfer. If you want to select multiple photos, you can hold Ctrl then click each photo. Wait for finishing uploading.

Once it’s done, you will see the photos you just added in Photos app on your iPhone. Note that the photo will be displayed in chronological order.

Method 3. Import Photos from PC/Mac to iPhone X Using iTunes

You certainly can move photos from computer to iPhone X with iTunes if you have known about the risk mentioned in method 1.

Step 1. Create a folder on PC/Mac and put all photos you want to transfer in it.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone/iPad to PC with a USB cable, then run iTunes.

Step 3. Click your device name>Photos>check Sync Photos>choose which folder you want to transfer>click Apply. (Note if the folder you choose has a sub-folder, you have to either select All folder or check Selected Folder first before syncing.)

transfer with itunes

Warning: If you have enabled iCloud Photo Library on iPhone/iPad, you are not allowed to sync photos from PC/Mac to iPhone/iPad via iTunes. If you want to fix “not allowed to sync” problem, you can turn off iCloud Photo Library. Go Settings>Apple ID>iCloud>Photos>iCloud Photo Library> switch it off and choose Remove from iPhone or Download Photos and Videos (Note “Remove from iPhone” will delete photos on iCloud but not on iPhone.)

photo library on

Bottom Line

In the three ways mentioned above, Tenorshare iCareFone is the easiest way to move photos from PC/Mac to iPhone X or iPhone 6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus, iPad Pro/Air/Mini without data loss. Meanwhile, it can finish transferring photos with super speed. If you have other iOS problem, please leave us a message.

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