In this lesson we will tell you about how to sync photos from your computer to your iOS devices like iPhone,iPad, or iPod by using iTunes and we also tell you about how to delete synced photos from your iOS device.

Sync Photos on Your Computer:

You can sync photos from an app on your computer or by a folder on your computer  to your iPhone, iPod or iPad in a very simple way just follow these simple steps.

Step 1: First thing which is most important for this task is iTunes should be installed on your computer if it is not installed in your system you can download iTunes and install this on your computer.

Step 2: After installing the iTunes on your computer open it.

Step 3: Now connect your iOS device to your computer by included USB cable.

Step 4: Now locate and view your iOS device in the iTunes window which will be shown by a icon in the top left corner as shown in the image below.

locate and view your iOS device in the iTunes window

Step 5: Click on the photos tab which will be under setting menu in side bar of iTunes Window.

the photos tab

Step 6: Now click the box which will be under the “Sync Photos From” from that box you can view different-different option you can select as according to your need.In case if you see a “iCloud Photos is on” then already your photos and videos are already stored in the iCloud.

Basically there are two option :

If Your Photos are Stored in an App:

If your photos are in app like photos follow these steps:

Step 1: Choose the application from which you want to sync photos from the popup menu.

Step 2: Now you can choose the option all photos or selected photos as your requirement.

Step 3: If you want to sync videos which are stored in same app then Select “include videos”  option from popup menu.

sync videos

Step 4: Now click the “Click Apply” button.

If Your Photos are Stored in a Folder:

Step 1: Select the “Choose folder”  option from the popup menu in iTunes Window.

Step 2: Now choose the folder where you have stored the photos as you can see in the image below.

If your photos are in a folder

Step 3: Now click on “Click Apply” button to complete this task.

How to Delete Synced Photos using iTunes:

Step 1: In the iTunes window click and view your iOS device connected to your computer by USB cable.

Step 2: Now click on the photos which will be in sidebar of iTunes window.

Step 3: Now to delete synced photos you can deselect the “Sync Photos From” and when it show a message like “Remove Photos” click on that option.

Important note about synced photos:

  1. You can use only one computer or user account at time to sync your photos.
  2. The newly synced photos will replace the previous synced photos if you sync photos with different computer or user account.
  3. You can’t reimport photos synced from computer to your iOS device back to your computer.
  4. You can only import photos taken by your device or save it to from your device to your computer.
  5. Synching photos with your device will create an iPod photo cache.

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