How to transfer photos from a PC to an iPhone

Pass photos from your PC to your iPhone or vice versa can be, although it may not seem like it, a fast and simple process. Surely you will have fought more than once with the iTunes of your computer, so you will find it much easier to use iCloud.

If you have synchronized your smartphone Apple with your iCloud account, it should work automatically. Although if you have come here, it is probably because you want to transfer photos saved on your computer or laptop to your iPhone or iPad.

Specifically, in this article we will explain how to use the iCloud photo gallery, a service to synchronize Apple photos that allows you to transfer the images from your Windows computer to your iOS device.

In case you can settle for the free 5 GB offered by iCloud, this process will not cost you a hard one. Of course, if you think that this is not enough for all your photographs, you can pay 0.99 a year for 50 GB; 2.99 per 200 GB; 9.99 for 2 TB.

How does iCloud work?

Apple uses iCloud, its cloud synchronization and storage service, so that the photos that iPhone users take with their smartphone They are immediately available both on your computer and on your iPad.

Without a doubt, it is a very useful service, since it avoids the hassle of having to wire cables and manually synchronize your data. It is also possible to pass photos from your computer to your iPhone, but the process is somewhat different and depends on the software that you use

Method 1. Upload your photos using the iCloud website

If your device uses iOS 8 or higher, then you have it as easy as using the iCloud website. From there you can transfer as many photos as you want from your computer to your iPhone, which must obviously be synchronized with your iCloud account.

one. First, you should go to from any browser you have installed on your PC and log in using your Apple ID and password.

two. Next, select the icon corresponding to the Photos app. It may take a while for images to be saved. That depends on the amount of photos stored.

On the other hand, keep in mind that, if this is the first time you access the photo gallery from a browser, you should also go through a few steps to set up your account.

3. The time has come to select the photos you want to pass from your PC to your iPhone. To upload photos, you must click on the cloud icon with an arrow pointing up. You will find it in the upper right.

4. By clicking on this icon, you can browse through the photos saved on your computer. Select the ones you want and click Upload. You can hold down the Ctrl key to choose more than one.

5. You just have to wait for the progress bar to complete. This does not usually last too long, but obviously depend on the amount of images you want to save on your iPhone.

6. Finally, you can verify that they have effectively transferred well to your smartphone. You should see them in the Photos folder of your iPhone, as long as you have opened your iCloud account on your mobile.

In addition, you should keep in mind that the images will be saved in chronological order. That is, if you took the photo in March, no matter how much you are transferring it in November, you can find it with the other March photos of your iPhone.

Method 2. Use an alternative cloud storage service

An alternative option to iCloud is to use any other cloud storage service like Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive. Now, keep in mind that this means that the photos will be saved in another app that is not the iOS Photos.

Once you have installed the application of this service on your iPhone or iPad, you can now access from your mobile device all the documents and files that you have saved in your account.

Some programs allow you to even access these documents and files in a way offline, so you don't need to have an Internet connection. In these cases, you should select them when you have access to the network.

It should not be too complicated to copy the photos from your PC to the folder of a cloud service such as Dropbox or Google Drive. With the app on your mobile, you can also easily access them, and if you want, download and share them with others.

Method 3. Synchronize your photos using Google Photos

In the previous method, we have proposed Google Drive as an alternative to iCloud, although we recommend using Google Photos if you want to use a Google service. You can download the application for free from your App Store.

We especially like this mobile application because not only will you make a backup of your iPhone photos completely automatically, but you can also use it to store all your photos and videos from any device.

Thus, you can easily upload photos from your PC to the website of Google Photos from any browser you have installed on your computer. It also allows you to delete all photos from your iPhone at once, as explained in this Macworld Spain tutorial.

Alternative method: DearMob iPhone Manager

The three ways mentioned above are simple. Of course, they require an Internet connection. If in your case your iPhone is not connected to a Wi-Fi network, but you want to transfer photos from the computer to the iPhone, you still have options. You can use an application, such as iPhone Manager.

DearMob iPhone Manager is an iOS device manager, compatible with both iPhone and iPad. It allows you to transfer photos from PC to iPhone and vice versa. You can also delete unwanted iPhone images in batches. In addition, it not only allows you to pass photos, but also music, video, contacts, SMS, ringtones, e-Books and other files.

To transfer your photos from PC to iPhone with iPhone Manager, you must go to the official website, download a free copy and install it. Once this is done, click on the 'Photo Transfer> + button to create a new album> Add Photo'. Once you select the images you want to transfer, press 'Sync' and everything is ready.