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Transfer photos from your computer to an iPhone or iPad

If you're like most people, you've got lots of photos. Pictures from your vacations, family snapshots, selfies, and more. If you use a Mac, you can store your photo library in Apple's Photos app and sync them to your iPhone. If you use a PC, you can sync photos from a number of apps to your iPhone or iPad using iTunes.

But you may want to avoid iTunes and sync your photos manually. This can be easier especially if you have a lot of photos and only want to choose some of them to sync. And you may want to avoid using the cloud, and Apple's iCloud Photo Library, because it's unreliable, and it can eat up your iPhone's data.

iMazing can do this for you, transferring photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone or iPad. Here's how.

Before you begin

Download and install iMazing on your Mac or PC computer

Here's how to transfer photos from your computer to your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Download and install iMazing. Launch the app, and connect your device to your Mac or PC.
  2. Select your device in the iMazing's sidebar, then select Photos.
  3. Click the "Import" button and choose the photos to be imported.
  4. Name the new photo album then click "ok".
  5. iMazing transfers the photos.

In-Depth Tutorial

1. Launch iMazing on your photos and connect your device.

Download and install iMazing. Launch the app, and connect your device to your Mac or PC.

2. Select your device in the iMazing's sidebar, then select "Photos".

Select your device in the sidebar, then select Photos. iMazing loads thumbnails of your device's photo albums.

iMazing's Photos View

3. Click the "Import" button in the toolbar at the bottom of the iMazing window.

iMazing displays a standard Open dialog prompti ng you to select a folder on your Mac or PC. Choose the folder that contains the photos you want to import. If you want to import multiple folders of photos, you'll come back to this step after each folder has been transferred.

iMazing's Photos View. import photos selection dialog box

4. Name the new photo album.

Since iMazing transfers the photos to a new photo album, a dialog asks you to enter a name of the new album. After you've done this, click OK.

iMazing's Photos View. Enter the name of the new album

5. iMazing transfers the photos.

iMazing's Operations window shows the progress of the transfer, then, after the photos have been copied, reloads its window showing all your photo albums. You can double-click the album in iMazing to see all the photos. You can then quit iMazing and view the photos on your iPhone.

iMazing's operations list





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Updated 26 Apr, 2017

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