I recently started using an iPhone and one thing I learned the hard way was that Windows and iPhone don’t play well with each other. I wanted to transfer pictures from my Windows computer to iPhone without using iTunes or even any Cloud service. And after a bit of research, I come across a third-party app which lets you do that with ease.
Documents is a popular iOS app which uses Wi-Fi to transfer data from computer to iPhone and vice versa. You can transfer Files, images, videos, and pretty much everything to your iPhone with this app. It even lets you transfer all the movies to the iPhone and watch it on your next road trip right from the Documents app. Let’s see how it work.
Before we begin
You are going to need
- A Windows Computer
- An iPhone
- A WiFi Hotspot or Access Point
- An Active Internet Connection
Transfer Photos From PC to iPhone Without iTunes
Install the Documents app on your iPhone or iPad.
After the download finishes, run it. Tap the ‘Services’ button on the bottom and select ‘Wifi File Transfer’.
Now, open docstransfer.com on the web browser on your computer and scan the QR code with the Documents App.
The app establishes a connection and starts the server within seconds. For security reasons, you would have to keep the app and the tab on the web browser open during the file transfer or the connection might break.
You’ll also need active internet access to establish the connection for the first time, once done, all files will be transferred over Wi-Fi.
Documents app has access to the Photos app and the iCloud which means you can access all the files from one single app. To keep things organized, you can create separate folders within the app.
Transferring the files is easy, just drag and drop the files to the webpage to transfer the files to the iPhone. The app transfers the files fairly quickly. It’s that simple.
After the files are transferred, the photos remain within the Documents app. You can manually transfer the files to the Camera Roll. To do this, Go to the folder where all the transferred images are kept, select all the images and tap the ‘Move’ button on the bottom. Now, you can choose the directory ‘Photos’ and tap the button on the bottom to move the files to the Camera Roll.
All the selected files have been moved to the Camera Roll and deleted from the Documents app. Easy Right? Well, you can do much more than that. Documents can also play videos right from the app, so you can easily copy all the movies to the App and watch those on your next road trip.
- High Data Transfer Speeds
- Supports Multiple File Transfer
- Uses only Wifi to Transfer the Files
- No need for additional app installation on Desktop
- Easily Relocate Files to Camera Roll
- No Compression on media Files
- Plays Videos Natively
- Requires an active Internet Connection to initiate a Connection
Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes
Documents is a simple app which you can use to transfer Photos from PC to iPhone. It creates its own HTTP server where you can interact with all the other documents, upload files, videos, and images in a jiffy. It has a lot of nifty features like you can transfer movies from your computer and watch it on your iPhone which makes it an excellent choice.
- You can also use SHAREit, Send Anywhere but they need a bit of setting up.
- Google Photos and WhatsApp Web are good options if you are okay with compression.
- Finally, DearMob is a perfect iTunes alternative, if you can pay $59.95 for 1 year
Which method do you use to transfer Photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes? Tell us in the comments below.