How to copy photos from an iPhoto to an iPhone?

There are several instances when we like to transfer the contents in our iPhoto library to other devices like the iPhone to avoid any situations of data loss due to corruption, etc in the iPhoto library. When you copy photos from an iPhoto to an iPhone you can sync the entire data stored in the iPhoto with the iPhone and view the images on the iPhone too.

The iPhone is designed in such a way so as to sync the iPhoto photo management suite with little configuration. The suite is included in the Mac Operating System. The images from the iPhoto can be copied with the help of iTunes. Every time you sync the iPhone with the device, you can copy photos from an iPhoto to an iPhone.




Copying the data would ensure that you would not lose the images due to any reason. Loss of images can occur due to several reasons like iPhoto library corruption, iPhoto crash, etc. Due to these reasons the pictures in the iPhoto do not open as normal and also takes a long time to load.


Therefore, it is essential that you copy photos from an iPhoto to an iPhone to save the images from getting inaccessible or lost permanently. This can be done as follows:

  • Connect the iPhone to the mac with the help of the USB cable.
  • Launch iTunes.
  • From the iTunes sidebar, select iTunes from the Devices list.
  • Select Photos tab.
  • Enable the Photo sync and select iPhoto from the drop down list.
  • Select the albums that you want to sync with the iPhone or you can select the option All photos, albums, events and faces to sync every the entire data with the device.
  • Click on Apply and then on Sync.

However, if iTunes does not function properly or if it is not of the latest version, then you cannot sync the data. In such a case you may lose the data from the iPhoto library. But if you use an efficient and reliable third party iPhoto library software then you can recover the entire lost or inaccessible data efficiently without the loss of any.