Transferring photos from your PC to your iPhone or vice versa can be, although it doesn’t seem to be, a quick and easy process. Surely you have fought more than once with iTunes on 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 this far, it is probably because you want to transfer photos saved on your computer or laptop to iPhone or iPad.
Specifically, in this article, we are going to tell you how to use iCloud Photo Gallery, a photo syncing service from Apple that will allow you to transfer pictures from your Windows computer to your iOS device.
If you can get by with the free 5GB iCloud offers, this process won’t cost you a dime. Of course, if you think that’s not enough for all of your photos, you can pay $ 0.99 per year for 50 GB; $ 2.99 for 200 GB; $ 9.99 for 2 TB.
How does iCloud work?
Apple uses iCloud, its cloud storage and sync service, so that photos that iPhone users take with their smartphone are immediately available on your computer and iPad.
Without a doubt, this is a very useful service, as it saves you from having to mess with cables and manually sync your data. It is also possible to transfer photos from your computer to your iPhone, but the process is somewhat different and depends on the
Method 1. Upload your photos using iCloud website
If your device is using iOS 8 or later, it’s 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 obviously needs to be synced with your iCloud account.
1. First of all you should go to iCloud.com from any browser you have installed on your PC and enter using your Apple ID and password.
2. Then select the icon corresponding to the ‘Photos’ application. It may take some time to load the images you have stored there. It will depend on the number of photos stored.
On the other hand, keep in mind that if this is your first time accessing the photo gallery from a browser, there are a few steps you need to take to set up your account as well.
3. Now is the time to select the photos you want to transfer from your PC to your iPhone. To upload photos you will need to click on the cloud icon with an arrow pointing up. You will find it at the top right.
4. By clicking on this icon, you will be able to browse the photos saved on your computer. Select the ones you want and click “Download”. You can hold down the “Ctrl” key to choose more than one.
5. All you have to do is wait for the progress bar to finish. This usually doesn’t last too long, but it will obviously depend on how many images you want to save on your iPhone.
6. Finally, you can check that they have been transferred to your smartphone. You should see them in the “Photos” folder of your iPhone, as long as your iCloud account is open on your mobile.
Also, 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 upload it in November, you can find it along with the other March photos on your iPhone.
Method 2. Use another 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 the photos will be saved in another app than the iOS ‘Photos’ app.
Once you have installed the application for this service on your iPhone or iPad, you will be able to access all the documents and files that you have saved in your account from your mobile device.
Some programs even give you easy access to these documents and files. offline, so you will not need an Internet connection. In these cases, you must select them when you have access to the network.
It shouldn’t be too difficult for you to copy the photos from your PC to the folder of a cloud service like Dropbox or Google Drive. With the app on your mobile, you can also easily access them, and if you want, download them and share them with others.
Method 3. Sync your photos using Google Photos
In the previous method, we offered 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 app because it will not only backup your iPhone photos completely automatically, but you can also use it to store all your photos and videos from any device.
So you can easily upload photos from your PC to the website of Google photos from any browser you have installed on your computer. It will also allow you to delete all photos from your iPhone at once as explained in this
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 your computer to your iPhone, you still have options. You can use an application, such as iPhone Manager.
DearMob iPhone Manager is an iOS device manager, compatible with 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. Besides, it not only allows you to transfer photos, but also music, videos, contacts, SMS, ringtones, e-books and other files.
To transfer your photos from PC to iPhone with iPhone Manager, you need to go to the official website, download a free copy and install it. Once this is done, click on the “Photo Transfer” icon> + button to create a new album> Add Photo “Once you have selected the images you want to transfer, press” Sync “and all is ready.