How to Transfer Files from PC to iPhone without iTunes

Many ways are available for transferring files from PC to iPhone without iTunes. If you are looking for such methods to transfer photos, videos, contacts, messages, or other data from a PC to your iPhone, no matter it is the latest iPhone 13/12 or earlier iPhone 7/6, these methods can help you do it easily and quickly.

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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Applies To: iPhone 13/12/XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, or iPad in iOS 8 or later

When it comes to how to transfer files from PC to iPad or iPhone, iTunes may come into your mind first. But as you know, using iTunes to sync data from a computer to your iOS devices will inevitably cause data syncing on your iDevice, which might not be what you want. Thankfully, iTunes is not the only way to transfer data. Aside from iTunes, there are other feasible ways to transfer files from a PC to your iPhone, as introduced in this guide.

How to Transfer Files from a PC to an iPhone Without iTunes

One of the simplest and quickest ways to transfer files from iPhone to PC and vice versa should be using this versatile iTunes alternative - EaseUS MobiMover. With it installed, you can freely transfer various data, shown below, from a PC to an iPhone or vice versa. Thus, transferring videos from PC to iPhone without iTunes is also practical using this tool.

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

Compared with iTunes, EaseUS MobiMover supports more data types and provides a quicker transfer speed. Now, download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and start transferring files.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" on your device if you are asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and click "PC to Phone" on the main interface, and then click "Select Files".

how to transfer data from PC to iPhone without iTunes - step 1

Step 2. Select files on your computer and then click "Open" to transfer from your PC to iPhone. 

how to transfer data from PC to iPhone without iTunes - step 2

Step 3. Click "Transfer". Wait for the transferring process to complete, and you can go to the corresponding location on your iPhone to check the migrated files.

how to transfer data from PC to iPhone without iTunes - step 3

These steps above also help to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes, put music on iPhone from computer, and more. (If you are also interested in how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone, click here for more information.) As a versatile iOS management tool, EaseUS MobiMover also has many other capabilities:

If you want to organize your iPhone or iPad in a better way, don't hesitate to let EaseUS MobiMover help you.

How to Transfer Photos from a PC to an iPhone Without iTunes

If you want to transfer photos only, iCloud is a nice option. By enabling iCloud sync for pictures on both your computer and your iPhone, you can transfer pictures. But before that, make sure your iPhone has enough iCloud storage space. Then, you can follow these steps to transfer your photos from your PC to your iPhone using iCloud.

Step 1. Open on a web browser on your PC. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Click the Photos icon from the options.

Step 3. Click the Upload icon in the top-right of the page.

Step 4. Browse your PC for the photos you want to transfer.

Step 5. Once you've selected the photos, click "Open," and the images will be uploaded to your iCloud.

Step 6. You can check the photos in your Photos app. If you can't see them, you'll need to check if you've enabled the iCloud sync for Photos in Settings: Go to the Settings > [your name] > Photos. Check whether the toggle is switched on.

Transfer photos from a PC to an iPhone via iCloud

Other Solutions to Transfer Data from a PC to an iPhone

In addition to the above-listed two transfer ways, you can also use email or other cloud services to transfer files from a PC to an iPhone. But such services usually have many limitations to the number and size of data. If you want to transfer files via email, you can upload the file you wish to transfer to email and send it to yourself, then open and download the email on your iPhone. Using a cloud service is similar to using email, so we won't introduce the steps here.

If you want to know how to transfer music from computer to iPhone, click it to see the answers.

The Bottom Line

We hope you've known how to transfer files from a PC to an iPhone. Of these options, EaseUS MobiMove is your best option when it comes to transfer speed, ease of use, and flexibility. Don't miss this comprehensive and professional iPhone data transfer tool if you need to transfer data often.

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Updated by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery.

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