How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/X/XS/11 to PC and Vice Versa Without iTunes

iPhone 8 Photo Transfer Posted by Estrella H.| Last Updated: September 11, 2019

In addition to iPhone 8/X, this photo transfer guide also applies to other iPhone models, like iPhone 11, 11 Pro (Max), XS, XS Max, XR, 7 and 6S.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X make us take fantastic pictures during our daily life or trip. To free up iPhone space, make a backup, or further process iPhone photos in Adobe Light room or Photoshop, we need to transfer them from iPhone 11/XS/8/X to PC. And sometimes we need to transfer photos stored on PC - maybe come from Android, camera, USB flash drive and other devices or downloaded online, to our portable iPhone 8/X for viewing whenever and wherever possible.

So the question is how to transfer photos from iPhone 8/X/XS/11 to PC and vice versa? I know we can use iTunes, but the majority really don't like these methods from Apple, and even a solution requiring cooperating with iTunes. Hence, we will showcase how to process this without iTunes.

iPhone photo transfer software
First of all, download WinX MediaTrans

The easiest photo transfer software compatible with Windows 10 and lower.

  • - Transfer photos between iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7 etc, and PC in a flash.
  • - Photos from third-party apps are accepted as well.
  • - Allow selective transfer. No data loss. Fast and stable.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 11/XS/8/X to PC Without iTunes?

First of all, click on the download button displayed above to get the setup file of WinX MediaTrans on your computer. Once done, double click on it to process installation following the on-screen instructions. After that, follow steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to PC.

move photos from iPhone 8/X to pc

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 8/X to the PC via a USB cable. See what to do if iPhone 8/X doesn't show up on PC.

Step 2. Left-click on the Photo Transfer icon located at main UI.

Step 3. Check selective or all iPhone 8/X photos for later transferring to PC. This photo transfer software will categorize your iPhone photos by album, by year, by month and by day, and allow you to preview photos, thus making things become easier.

Step 4. Click Export button, and it will transfer iPhone 8/X photos to PC instantly. If you need to change image file format from HEIC to JPG, you should choose Export HEIC to JPG. It works faster than similar programs, requiring 8/X seconds only to transfer 100 4K photos. Certainly, the speed varies. See which is the best HEIC converter?

How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone 11/8/X Without iTunes?

The first two steps of transferring photos from PC to iPhone 8/X are same to those of previous part: plug in iPhone and get access to Photo Transfer panel. After that you should:

transfer photos from pc to iPhone 8/X

1. Click the blue plus button below photo albums to create one or more albums on your iPhone 8/X.

2. Select newly created album, and click Add Photo button at the top menu bar to browse and select photos from PC. It is available to add photos in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmp, and .tiff to iPhone.

3. Hit Sync button at the bottom right to move photos from PC to iPhone 8/X right now.

Why Not Use iTunes?

iTunes is notorious among Windows PC users. There are many reasons for ditching it.

"When I get access to iPhone in iTunes, I can't find photo category. It seems that iTunes doesn't allow users to transfer iPhone photos to PC."
"I can use iTunes to transfer photos from PC to iPhone. However, when I attempt to transfer them back, I can't."
"If we want to copy photos from PC to iPhone, we'd better copy target items into a folder in advance, because we are only allowed to select which folder to transfer."
"iTunes is always delivering error to me. Sometimes, it freezes when startup. Sometimes, it gets stuck at syncing..."

That is to say, iTunes isn't the best choice for transferring photos between iPhone 11/8/X and PC, because of functional flaws and unexpected iTunes errors in the procedure.

Compared with iTunes, WinX MediaTrans has many advantages. It supports two-way photo transfer. It is lightweight and intuitive, making it easy to operate for any one. As a specialized iOS file manager, it is good at transferring files between iOS devices and computer without this or that error. Apart from photos, it also supports transferring music, videos, e-books, ringtones, voice memos, podcasts, and so on. Moreover, it can remove DRM in iTunes purchases hassle free and turn iPhone into a flash drive to store any file you like.

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