By AOMEI / Last Updated September 27, 2020

Why need to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8?

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8?

I have just downloaded some photos from the Internet and want to send them to my iPhone 8. Could you please tell the easiest way to do it?

- Question from Apple Community

When getting an iPhone 8/8 Plus, you may urgently want to put pictures from computer to phone so that you can enjoy them on the new device.

And photos could be the first data you would like to transfer among these data, as they record plenty of wonderful moments in your daily life but how do I transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus?

To help you easily complete the job, in the following content, we will share with you 3 simple but efficient methods to help you transfer your valuable photos from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus in just a few clicks.

Section 1. Sync photos from PC to iPhone 8 with iTunes

For users who get used to iTunes or want to know how to use iTunes to sync phtos, you can refer to this method but you should note that transferring photos with iTunes, you’ll lose all existing photos from iCloud on your iPhone 8/8 Plus.

You can transfer photos from PC to your iPhone 8/8 Plus using iTunes if you don't mind the loss of previous data in iOS device.

Step 1. Download iTunes. Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to your computer via USB cable and launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.

Step 2. Click the "Device tab" in iTunes and choose "Photos".

Step 3. Select the checkbox next to "Sync Photos" and choose the folder you'd like to transfer to your iPhone 8/8 Plus from the drop-down menu of "Copy photo from". You can choose "All folder" or select certain folders as you want.

Step 4. Click "Apply" to start to import photos from PC to your iPhone 8/8 Plus.

transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8 with iTunes

That's all about how to transfer photos from PC to your iPhone 8/8 Plus.

If you have enabled iCloud Photos on your iPhone 8/8 Plus, you will receive a pop-up notice you that iCloud Photos is on when you transferring photos from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus with iTunes. In other words, you will have to turn off iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone 8/8 Plus, or you can’t finish the transfer process via iTunes.

However, it is worth mentioning that if you turn on iCloud Photo Library again after syncing photos to iPhone with iTunes, photos synced from iTunes will be removed. It means iTunes photos and iCloud photos could no coexist. To keep all your photos safe, turn to the next way to finish the job.

Section 2. Import photos from PC to iPhone 8 with AOMEI MBackupper

You've already known that the disadvantages of using iTunes. Want to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes? In this section, you will know how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8 without any data loss.

Before we start, you are needed to get a tool AOMEI MBackupper, a powerful iTunes alternative, will provide you full solutions to get all files managed between PC/Mac and your iOS device. It can help you to selectively share photos between iPhone and computer without limitations. Besides, AOMEI Mbackupper is the fastest iPhone photo transfer according to tests.

  • Transfer unlimited photos between iPhone and computer for free.

  • Support the latest iPhone 12/11, iPad 8/Air 4, and also support iOS 14..

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper to computer and connect iPhone to PC with USB cable.

Step 2. On the home screen, select Transfer to iPhone at the bottom.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 3. Click the plug icon to add photos from computer. You can also directly drag and drop photos from the folder into the box.

Select Photos

Step 4. Click Transfer to import photos to iPhone 8 in a blink.

Transfer Photos

Section 3. Send photos from PC to iPhone 8 via the iCloud

The best way to move photos between your iPhone and your PC is using the iCloud. It usually works automatically, but also lets you add specific photos already on your PC to your iPhone and iPad.

Apple uses iCloud, its cloud storage and syncing service, to make sure that the photos you take on your iPhone are available on both your computer and iPad. It’s a very useful service, and doesn’t need cables. You could use it to transfer photos form PC to iPhone if your devices are running iOS 8 or later.

We're going to explain how to use iCloud Photo Library to transfer photos on your PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus.

Step 1. To transfer photos from your PC to your iPhone 8/8 Plus, the first thing you need to do is access the iCloud website from your browser and log in with your Apple ID.

Step 2. Once you’ve logged into the iCloud website, click the Photos icon on the top row of apps.

Step 3. Access your Photos library, and click an 'Upload' icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Browse your PC for the photos you want to add to your iPhone 8/8 Plus.

Step 4. Once you’ve selected the photos you want to add to your iPhone 8/8 Plus, click Open/Choose and they’ll be uploaded to your iCloud Photo Library.

Step 5. Once the photos have been uploaded to your iCloud Photo library, they should soon appear in the Photos app on your iPhone 8/8 Plus (if you have iCloud enabled and connected iPhone to Wi-Fi).

View Photos On Icloud

This won't cost you anything if you have only a few photo albums and haven't used up your 5GB free iCloud storage for other things. If your photos will push you over that 5GB limit, when you try to enable iCloud Photo Library in Settings > Photos on your iPhone or iPad, you'll see a message saying you don't have enough storage to use it.

The bottom line

The above methods have told you how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus. If you have kept some important iCloud photos on your iPhone 8/8 Plus, then remember to do as Method 2 has shown to you, or you can view these photos on iPhone 8/8 Plus.

The best free iPhone to PC TraTnsfer software is AOMEI MBackupper. It is free, fast, and professioanl.

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