How to transfer photos from Windows to iPhone

How to transfer photos from Windows to iPhone –

Even if you are not a tech-savvy person, it is not a difficult task to transfer your photos from Windows to iPhone. There are two popular ways of doing this task. The first process is transferring photos from your computer to iPhone by using iTunes. The second process is transferring photos from Windows to iPhone by not using iTunes. Both the methods are easy and straightforward. If you are not using iTunes, you can transfer your photos to iPhone through cloud storage. The best and easiest way to transfer is through iCloud.

How to transfer photos from Windows to iPhone

iCloud Photo Library is the latest photo syncing service of Apple to transfer your photographs from Windows to iPhone. You can do it absolutely for free if you have a few photos and have not used up 5GB iCloud allocation for storing other things. On the other hand, if your photo library exceeds 5 GB, you have to purchase extra iCloud storage. You can check the status by going to Settings of your iPhone. Click on Photos and enable iCloud Photo Library. If you don’t have enough space, a message will appear saying that you cannot use it as you do not have enough storage.

Method 1: Transfer of photos by using Cloud storage

What is iCloud?

iCloud is not only the cloud storage but also the syncing service of Apple. This service is used by Apple to ensure that the photos which you have taken on your iPhone are available on both your iPad and computer. It is a useful service that negates the usage of cables and the process of syncing.

But when you want to transfer photos from your computer to iPhone, it depends completely on the software that you use. If your device has the operating system of iOS 8 or later, it will be a straightforward process. Apple has made significant changes to both its iOS and iCloud service. You can manage the photo libraries of your computer and upload the chosen photos via the iCloud website.

Let’s take a look at the step by step guide for transferring photos from Windows to iPhone using iCloud storage:

Step 1: Log on to iCloud.com

If you want to transfer your photos from your computer to iPhone, you need to visit the website of iCloud. Open the browser of your computer. Visit www.iCloud.com which is the official website of iCloud. Log in to the website with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2: Click on iCloud photos

After logging on to the website of iCloud, click on the Photos icon that you can find on the top row. The loading time can largely vary, on the basis of the size of the photo library. The large photo libraries can take more than 10 seconds to display. If you are accessing your photo library on iCloud from a browser for the first time, a first time set up will be needed. The iCloud photo library will work only if you have enough space in your iCloud drive. Even if you have a free 5GB account, you might have to buy extra storage space to use the iCloud photo library.

Step 3: Upload the photos

Next, you have to select photos from your computer that you want to transfer to your iPhone. You need to first add the photos to your photo library. After you have clicked on the Photos app and have accessed your photo library, you can find an “upload” icon in the top right side corner of the page. Click on the ‘Upload’ icon. Now, browse your computer for the photos that you want to transfer to your iPhone. You can select multiple photos by holding CTRL and clicking on the selected pictures.

After selecting the photos, click Open/Choose. The photos will be automatically uploaded to your photo library of iCloud. You can see the progress bar at the bottom of the page. The time taken for uploading the photos depends on the number and size of the photos that you have added.

Step 4: Find the photos on your iPhone

Once you have uploaded the photos to the Photo Library of iCloud, you can see the photos appearing on the Photos app of iPhone. However, please ensure that you are connected to WiFi and have iCloud enabled on your iPhone. The photos that you have uploaded will be displayed on your iPhone in chronological order. If you add some photos in your iPhone that were taken on May, you need to scroll back to May to see them.

Other options apart from iCloud storage

You can also use other cloud storage services such as Google Drive, One Drive or Dropbox. After you have installed the iPhone app on your device, you will have access to all files that are stored on your cloud account. You can easily copy photos that are stored on your computer to Google Drive, Dropbox or any other cloud account. After that, you can easily view those photos on your iPhone. You can also download the photos or share them with your friends.
Instead of using Google Drive, you can also use the Google photos app. It will automatically backup your photos that you click on your iPhone. Moreover, it is completely free, unlike iCloud. You can easily upload your photos from your PC to Google photos.

Method 2: Transfer of photos from Windows to iPhone by iTunes

You can manually sync your photos with iTunes. Set up iTunes to manually sync your photos to your iPad or iPhone from a computer folder. Each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, the photos on your iPhone will get updated to match the photo albums that are stored on your computer. You need to have the latest version of iTunes.

Let’s take a look at the step by step process of transferring photos from Windows to iPhone by iTunes:

Step1: Preparation

The first step is preparation. iTunes cannot sync photos to your iPhone if the iCloud Photo Library is functioning on your phone. Therefore, if you want to transfer photos from your computer to iPhone by iTunes, you need to turn the iCloud Photo Library off.

Go to “Settings”. Click on iCloud. Find “Photos”. Now, turn off the “iCloud Photo Library”.

Step 2: Start with the synchronization

The next step is to open iTunes on your PC. Connect your PC with the iPhone by its USB cable. After it has been successfully connected, the icon of iPhone will appear under the play button in the iTunes window. Click on the icon. Now,

go to “Settings” on the iPhone and choose “photos”. You are ready to start with the synchronization.

Step 3: Create a new folder on your computer

Select the photos that you want to transfer from your computer to your iPhone. There can be photos from various folders. Copy all the photos that you want to transfer to the new folder. This step will ensure easy and fast transfer of photos to iPhone.

Step 4: Select the name of the device

You need to select the name of your device in iTunes. Click on the Photos tab.

Step 5: Syncing your photos to iPhone

This is the most important step. Tick on the “Sync Photos” option after choosing “Photos”. Now, select the photos that you want to transfer to your iPhone by clicking on the “Choose Folder” button. A pop-up window will appear. Select the new folder that has all the photos that you want to transfer. After selecting your photos, click on the “Apply” button. iTunes will start transferring your selected photos from your computer to your iPhone.

You need to remember one thing when you are syncing photos by iTunes to your iPhone. Although the process is easy and hassle-free, there is one problem. The previous photos, videos, music, and documents can get removed and replaced by the new photos. Therefore, you must keep a backup of your data when you are transferring photos from Windows to iPhone by iTunes.

Conclusion:

You may want to transfer some photos from your computer to your iPhone. For example, you may have the wedding album of your sister on your laptop and want to transfer the best photos on your iPhone so that you can share them on social media. You can use any method for transferring your photos from Windows to iPhone. Although iTunes is the most popular method, new users can find it complicated to transfer photos via iTunes. This method can also erase the previous photos that are stored on your iPhone. You need to select all the earlier photos and store them in a separate folder so that you don’t lose them.

Cloud storage is a simple way to transfer photos from your computer to your iPhone. It is an easy, safe, and secure method. Your previous photos will not get deleted from your iPhone. You won’t lose any photos, videos, or documents. Therefore, you can use this method instead of using iTunes. There are also various other ways through which you can transfer photos from Windows to iPhone such as by emails, mobile wireless storage, AirDrop (only for Mac) and direct Wi-Fi transfer.

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