8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2008 12:15 PM by monika g
monika g Level 1 Level 1
Just got my first iPhone. I've figured out how to download from the phone to my computer, but cannot figure out how to upload photos from my computer to my phone! Help!! Many thanks! Monika

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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    Windows PC or a Mac?

    And where are your photos stored - manually in a created folder or folders, or do you use an application such as iPhoto included with a Mac?

    The selection for this is under the Photos tab for your iPhone sync preferences.
  • monika g Level 1 Level 1
    I have a windows pc. The photos are saved as jpeg files in folders. Sorry for my ignorance, but I would really appreciate your help! I've scowered the iphone manuals and can't find a thing! I would think this should be pretty easy, right? Monika
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    With your iphone connected to itunes and selected under devices, go to the "Photos" tab and select which albums/folders you want synced to your iphone.

    Page 9 in the manual begins the settings section:

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    If you have various folders with photos, create a parent folder that will contain nothing but the folders that include photos that you want transferred to your iPhone.

    Place the folders that includes the photos that you want transferred to your iPhone in the newly created parent folder.

    Under the Photos tab for your iPhone sync preferences, select Sync photos from:, and via the pop-up, navigate to the location where the parent folder is located that contains the folders with the photos that you want transferred to your iPhone, and select the parent folder.

    Follow this by syncing.

    The photos will be optimized for viewing on your iPhone first, followed by being transferred to your iPhone.

    All folders that contain photos will be available at separate folders or albums on your iPhone.

    All photos in all folders transferred will be stored in your iPhone's Photo Library, and the folders or albums below will include a pointer to the original photos stored in your iPhone's Photo Library. The photos are not duplicated.

    This allows for selecting an album or folder to view the photos in that album or folder only. And you can view all photos available in all folders or albums by selecting the Photo Library.
  • monika g Level 1 Level 1
    Alrighty, now you'll think I'm REALLY dumb. I can't find the "Photos tab for your iPhone sync preferences" you mention. It's not under "settings", it's not under "photos", and I don't know where else to look. Any suggestions?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    With your iPhone connected and available in your iTunes source list, select your iPhone in the source list.

    This is where you access your iPhone sync preferences.

    The tabs are:

    Summary
    Info
    Ringtones
    Music
    Photos
    Podcasts
    Video
    Applications

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    As in my earlier post, look at page 9 of the manual. It shows a picture of the setting page on itunes and you can see the tabs, including the photo tab:

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf
  • monika g Level 1 Level 1
    Perfect! Got it, tried it, and it worked! Thanks so much!!