By Dylan / Last Updated April 25, 2021

We save photos on multiple devices, such as computers, cameras, or mobile phones. It is common to transfer photos between different devices. iPhone users may want to transfer photos from PC to iPhone. Here is a real case from the forum:

Transfer photos from computer to iphone 6

Is it possible to transfer pictures taken by a digital camera, stored on my HP computer, onto my iPhone. I have 1K+ photos on my computer and need to view them on my iPhone 6 so I need app to transfer photos from pc to iphone.

- Question from Apple Community

If you are confused about how to transfer photos to your iPhone as well, just read on.

Method 1: Send photos from PC to iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper

AOMEI MBackupper is the best iPhone photo transfer software. You can easily share photos between iPhone and computer with it.

Widely Support: It supports all iOS devices including iPhone 12/11, iPad 8/Air 4, also supports iOS 14.

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

Step 2. Select Transfer to iPhone at the bottom.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 3. Click the plus icon to add photos from computer.

Select Photos

Step 4. Click Transfer to send photos to iPhone.

Transfer Photos

Method 2: Transfer photos from computer to iPhone using iCloud

iCloud Photos allows you to upload photos and videos from your Windows PC to iCloud Photo Library so you can view them in the Photos app on your iPhone. Follow the guidance below to transfer photos using iCloud:

1. Download iCloud for Windows. Install and run iCloud on your PC.

2. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID. Click Options next to Photos.

Photos Options

3. Select iCloud Photo Library, click Done, and then click Apply.

4. Open iCloud Photos in File Explorer. Click Upload photos and videos to select the photos you want to transfer to your iPhone.

iCloud Upload Photos

Tips: You can also drag and drop photos and videos from your PC into the Uploads folder in iCloud Photos.

5. On your iPhone, go to Settings > your name > iCloud > Photos, and switch on iCloud Photos. You can then view the photos you uploaded in the Photos app on your iPhone.

Note: To view iCloud photos on the iPhone, you need an internet connection.

Method 3: Transfer photos from PC to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes enables you to sync music, movies, photos and so on between your PC and iPhone. Learn how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone with iTunes as follows:

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. Download iTunes from Microsoft Store and install it.

2. Launch iTunes. Click your device icon and then click the Photos header.

3. Check Sync Photos and select Choose folder from the drop-down menu. You can then choose the folder which contains the photos you want to transfer.

Tips: If the folder you choose has some sub-folders, you need to select All folders or Selected folders before you start syncing.

4. Click Apply to start syncing photos from PC to your iPhone.

Sync Photos

● If you have turned on iCloud Photos on your iPhone, you need to turn it off before you sync photos with iTunes.
● If you have photos synced to your iPhone from iTunes and then turn on iCloud Photos, you’ll see “Photos Synced from iTunes will be Removed.” The original versions of the photos will stay on your computer and the copies will be removed from your iPhone.

Method 4: Google Photos app to transfer photos from PC to iPhone

Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It can also help you transfer photos from PC to iPhone:

1. On your computer, open your browser and go to Sign in with your Google account.

2. Create a new album and upload the photos from your computer to Google Photos.

Google Photos

3. On your iPhone, go to App Store and install Google Photos. Sign in with the same account on your computer.

4. Photos will sync to your iPhone Google Photos. Then, download photos to your iPhone.


Now you know how to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 6, 7, 8 and so on with three free apps—iTunes, iCloud and Google Photos. For your photos’ security, you may backup them with AOMEI MBackupper before you start transferring. It supports iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 12 and it’s easy-to-use.

What's more, you could also use AOMEI MBackupper to easily backup iPhone to computer.

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