Add photos to iPod, iPhone, or iPad

If you have an iPod with a color display, an iPhone, or an iPad, you can add digital photos to it using iTunes.

You can connect iPhone, iPad, and some iPod models to a TV to view photos.

Add photos to your iPod, iPhone, or iPad

  1. Connect your iPod, iPhone, or iPad to your computer and select your device.

  2. Click the Photos button.

  3. Select “Sync photos from” and choose an album or folder from the pop-up menu.

  4. Choose whether to move all your photos, albums, events, and faces, or only selections.

    If you’re syncing photos from iPhoto 8.1 or later, or Aperture 3.0.1 or later, you can sync using Faces and Events. Some earlier versions of iPhoto also support Events.

    To sync videos from iPhoto 6.0.6 or later, select “Include videos.”

  5. To also move the full-resolution versions of these photos to your iPod, select “Include full-resolution photos.”

    Note:  To move the photos from your iPod to another computer, select this option, and also select “Enable disk use” in the Summary pane. This option isn’t available on iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. For more information, see Use iPod as an external hard drive.

  6. Click Apply.

If it’s the first time you’re adding photos to your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, it might take a while, but subsequent syncs should be faster.

Videos captured with iPod nano (5th generation), iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch (4th generation or later) are also synced to iPhoto.

For more information about using your iPod, iPhone, or iPad to view photos, see the documentation that came with your device.