How to Transfer Photos Onto an iPhone

by Michelle Carvo ; Updated September 28, 2017

If you’ve recently purchased an iPhone, you may be looking to add music, videos, and photos to it. Adding music and video to an iPhone is relatively straightforward and involves only the use of iTunes and some dragging and dropping, but adding or transferring photos to an iPhone requires a little more work. Luckily, this is still a relatively easy process that requires the use of iTunes.

Open iTunes by clicking “Start > All Programs > iTunes.”

Plug your iPhone into the computer using the USB cable. Within a few seconds, the iPhone will show up in iTunes.

Click the “iPhone” icon within iTunes. Click the “Photos” tab.

Click the checkbox next to “Sync photos from.” Then click the drop-down menu to the right and select the folder that contains the photos you want to sync to your iPhone.

Click “Sync” and iTunes will begin to convert and transfer photos onto your iPhone. This process may take a while depending on how many pictures you want to transfer. Once the transfer is complete, unplug your iPhone.

About the Author

Catherine Hewson has been writing professionally since 2006, contributing to a variety of websites. She is also a technical writer with extensive experience in Android/iPhone development and PC repair. Hewson holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Flint and works as an IT project manager.

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