By AOMEI / Last Updated July 24, 2020

Why need to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8?

When getting an iPhone 8/8 Plus, you may urgently want to transfer your important files like photos, music, videos, etc. from PC to your new iPhone 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 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.

Way 1. Transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus with iTunes

For users who get used to iTunes or want to know how to use iTunes to syncing files, 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 off iCloud Photo Library, all the photos stored in iCloud but not on iPhone 8/8 Plus will be erased. To keep all your photos safe, turn to the next way to finish the job.

Way 2. Transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus without data loss

You already know that if you transfer photos from PC to iPhone via iTunes, all the existing iCloud photos on your iPhone will be erased and replaced. Thus, you are recommended to use the following method to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8 without iTunes and any data loss.

Before we start, you are needed to get a tool - Tenorshare iCareFone, 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 transfer photos between iPhone and computer without limitations. Besides, Tenorshare iCareFone provides a high speed when syncing all kinds of iOS data, so it would save you a lot of time.

Step 1. After download and install Tenorshare iCareFone to your computer, you need to connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus with Tenorshare iCareFone. You should click "File Manage" on the main interface, and thus you can see the interface below.

Tenorshare iCareFone

Step 2. Among these 9 categories, you need to choose "Photos", and you are able to view the photos on your iPhone 8/8 Plus. To transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus, you need to click "Import " in menu bar in the upper-left corner.

Step 3. Then you need to download Tenorshare iCareFone app on your iPhone 8/8 Plus to sync the photos. (Tenorshare iCareFone app is free for downloading and using, and for more detail you can refer to its page.)

Step 4. And you can choose photos you want to transfer in the pop-up box and click "Open" to get them transferred.

Way 3. Transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus 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).

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

With the three simple methods above, you can easily 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 showed to you, or you can view these photos on iPhone 8/8 Plus.

By the way, if you need to transfer photos from iPhone to computer, you can use the best free iPhone to PC Transfer software - AOMEI MBackupper.

As an iOS data transfer software, AMB is designed to import files (including music/videos/photos/contacts/messages) from Phone/ iPod/ iPad to Windows 10 /8.1/8/7 PC, and transfer files from one iPhone/iPad to another, fully compatible with most all versions of iOS. The surprise is that you can use AMB without any cost.

With AMB, transferring photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus to your PC can be done easily and quickly. Click the button below to safely download and install AOMEI MBackupper Free on your computer, then follow the steps to backup photos from your iPhone to computer.

At last, this article also works for iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 7/7 Plus or any iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later.