Answered: Are You Sure You Want to Remove Existing Photos and Sync Photos from This Computer
This post mainly gives the answer to the question “Are you sure you want to remove existing photos and sync photos from this computer”. If you have confused about this question, read this post to find the answer.
Are you sure you want to remove existing photos and sync photos from this computer?
I want to sync photos from a certain folder on my PC to my iPhone. It says on iTunes ‘Are you sure you want to remove existing photos and sync photos from this computer?’. I’ve read the explanation below, but I still didn’t get it. Does this mean that all photos on my PC will be removed? And will replaced by the photos from my iPhone?”
The answer is NO! Please note this phrase “Photos synced to iPhone from other photo libraries or folders will be removed”, it is telling you that it will only delete the existing synced pictures that you’ve synced before from your iPhone and replace them with the photos in this new folder. It isn’t saying anything about removing photos from the computer, nor will photos taken on the iPhone be affected.
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- Free of data loss. When you transfer photos from a PC to your iPhone, it will not erase any existing photos on your iPhone.
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Step 2. Go to Phone Transfer, locate PC to iPhone option, and then click Start Transfer.
Step 3. Click the box area to add or drag and drop photos that you want to transfer to your iPhone from your computer.
Step 4. Click Start Transfer to send photos to iPhone.
Tip: In addition to photos, you’re also able to transfer music, videos, and contacts from computer to iPhone using FoneTool. But please note that at present, only contact files in .vcf and .csv forms are supported.
Bonus tips: Backup iPhone photos to computer via FoneTool
To ensure your photo safety or release your iPhone storage, you’re suggested to backup your iPhone photos to your computer using FoneTool.
Step 1. Repeat above Step 1, and then click Phone Backup > Locate Selective Backup and click Get Started. Choose the photos you want to back up.
Step 2. Click Start Backup.
Step 3. Your backup would be finished within seconds. You can easily find your backup files by going to Backup History.
1. What does “Photos and Videos Synced from iTunes will be Removed” mean?
This is an iCloud photos warning. You'll be asked to disable iCloud photos while using iTunes to transfer photos to your iPhone. Because photos from iCloud and iTunes cannot coexist on the same iPhone. When you reactivate iCloud Photos, you'll see a message that says "Photos and Videos Synced from iTunes will be Removed". It means that all iTunes photos will be replaced by iCloud photos. iPhone assumed that the original photos were on a computer, and you should double-check.
2. What does it mean “Photos and Videos Synced from Finder will be Removed”?
It is pretty much the same situation as mentioned above. But the difference is that if you have used Mac running macOS Catalina to sync photos to an iPhone before, the message should be “Photos synced from Finder will be removed”. But if you have used iTunes on Mac running macOS Mojave or earlier or on a PC to sync photos to iPhone, then you’ll get “Photos and Videos Synced from iTunes will be Removed”.
3, I got the “Are you sure you want to remove existing music, movies, TV shows books from this iPhone and sync with this iTunes library” notification, how can I avoid losing all the mentioned data?
It sounds like you may be selecting the option to Manually manage music and videos on your device. Before you agree to this, I recommend backing up your device using the Backup Now option. Once you've done that, go to iTunes File > Devices > Transfer purchases and select the following option. Once you've done that, your music and movie material should have remained on your device and should now display in your iTunes library.
This post mainly introduces what the notification of iTunes “Are you sure you want to remove existing photos and sync photos from this computer” means and clears up the confusion of iPhone users. Besides, a free yet professional iOS data transfer tool is also introduced to replace iTunes so as to help you transfer photos without losing any existing photos on your iPhone. If you’re looking for a safer and easier way to transfer photos from computer to iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod, you can give it a try.