Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 5s

How can I manually transfer photos from my computer to my iPhone 5s without going through iTunes to sync my photos. I want to sort of be able to click and drag photos from my computer to my iPhone 5s as you would do with a USB.

Sometimes, you may need to transfer some great photos to your iPhone 5s from your computer, like for use as wallpapers, adding to photo editor apps, setting as social avatars, sharing with others, etc. There are lots of ways to transfer photos from computer to iPhone 5s. In this post, I'd like to show you how to get this done in two different ways.

How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 5s with iTunes?

With iTunes, you can easily sync photos to iPhone 5s from your computer. It only requires that you have your iPhone 5s connected to your computer using a USB cable. The steps are quite simple:

  • In your computer, create a folder with the photos you want to add to your iPhone 5s.
  • Open iTunes on your computer.
  • In iTunes, click your device name and switch to the Photos tab in the right panel.
  • Choose the folder you just created.
  • Click the Apply button to start to transfer photos from your computer to your iPhone 5s.
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How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 5s with TunesGo?

If you have transferred photos to iPhone 5s with the sync of iTunes before, they will be erased and replaced when you sync photos from a different computer. To keep this from happening, you may use the iPhone transfer software tool TunesGo instead. With it, there is no need to worry about losing any photos. Let me show how you can add photos to iPhone 5s from computer using TunesGo.

1. Download and install TunesGo

Download TunesGo and have it installed onto your computer.

Download TunesGo for Windows (44.3 MB)

Download TunesGo for Mac (22.1 MB)

2. Connect iPhone 5s with computer

Run TunesGo on your computer. Connect your iPhone 5s with your computer through a USB cable. Your iPhone 5s will be detected and shown in the primary window in no time.

3. Transfer photos from computer to iPhone 5s

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Go to the left sidebar and click Photos. In the photo management window on the right, choose an album to save photos. Then click the little inverted triangle under Add and choose Add file or Add folder. When the file browser window pops up, locate the photos you want to transfer and then import them. Alternatively, navigate to the photo folder and put photos to your iPhone 5s by dragging and dropping.

Ready to Try TunesGo?

Download TunesGo for Windows (44.3 MB)

Download TunesGo for Mac (22.1 MB)