How to import photos into your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad


It seems as though photography apps have been increasing at a breakneck pace lately. They’re so much fun to play with but sometimes we don’t want to use them only for photos we take with our devices, or maybe your device doesn’t have a camera.

Many people have asked me how they can get photos from their computer to their devices without having to send them through email. Good news! You can sync photos from folders in your computer using iTunes. Here are the simple steps you must follow:

  • Connect your device to the computer to which you usually sync to
  • Load iTunes
  • After selecting your device on the left menu, select the “Photos” tab at the top right

  • Check the “Sync Photos From” option

  • Click on the drop down list to find the folders you wish to sync from

  • Browse and select the folders you wish to sync photos from

  • Click the “Apply” button at the bottom right

  • And voila! You are done! Now you will have a folder in your device’s library containing the photos you have just synced. As easy as that!

2 Responses to “How to import photos into your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad”

  1. Darol says:

    Your directions look like the simplest I’ve found however, your snapshot of your I-Tunes screen looks TOTALLY different than mine. My I-Tunes screen does not have anything dealing with photos at the top as yours does. It’s like all it has is music…and I have 3 movies loaded on it that don’t show up on my screen either but they are in my I-Pod. Really don’t like modern technology but your help would be appreciated.

  2. Anna says:

    Thank you! This was really helpful :)

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