How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone without Computer

If you are switching to an iPhone from an Android device, the following guide should teach you how to transfer photos from an Android device over to an iPhone without using a computer. It teaches multiple methods of transferring photos to your iPhone.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 31, 2020

Whether you are completely switching to the iOS ecosystem from an Android environment or you just wish to see the photos captured with your Android phone on your iPhone, you will need to transfer the photos first. Since Android and iOS are two different operating systems, there is no direct way for you to move photos from one device to another. After all, both of these are giants in their industry and they do not want to make it easier for people to leave them and go for another company.

Fortunately, though, there are some services that let you transfer your photos from your Android phone over to an iPhone. These services act as a medium to grab photos from your source device and transfer them over to the target device which is your iPhone. The following guide covers two of the methods for you on how to transfer photos from Android to iPhone without computer.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone without Computer with Google Photos App

If you have been using an Android device for quite some time, you would know what the Google Photos app is all about. For those of you who do not know, it is a service by Google that lets you upload and sync your photos using Google’s cloud service.

The Photos app let you upload any photo from your device over to your Google cloud account. Your photos then continue to exist on the cloud even if you delete them from the local storage of your device. With this service, you can upload photos from your Android phone and fetch them on your iPhone.

The following is how to transfer pictures from Android to iPhone without using a computer with Google Photos:

Step 1. Launch the Play Store app on your Android device and install the Google Photos app if you do not already have it. Launch the app and sign-in using your Google account.

Step 2. After you have signed-in to your Google account, tap on three-horizontal lines at the top and select the option that says Settings. It will take you to the settings panel.

Launch Settings in the Google Photos App on Your Device

Launch Settings in the Google Photos App on Your Device

Step 3. On the following screen, you will have a number of settings options to choose from. Find and tap on the option that says Back up & sync as that is what you are looking for.

Access the Back up & sync Settings in the App

Access the Back up & sync Settings in the App

Step 4. On the screen that follows, turn the toggle for Back up & sync to the ON position. It will enable the photos sync feature on your Android device.

Turn on Back up & sync in Google Photos for Your Device

Turn on Back up & sync in Google Photos for Your Device

Step 5. Wait for your Android device to upload all the photos from your phone over to the cloud storage.

Step 6. Launch the App Store on your iPhone and install the Google Photos app. Sign-in with your account in the app and enable the backup and sync feature from Settings > Back up & sync.

Once you have enabled the back up and sync option in Google Photos on your iPhone, your iPhone will start downloading the photos that you uploaded to the service from your Android phone. Soon as the download is complete, you will find that your Android photos are now available on your iPhone.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone without Computer with AnyTrans App

As you can notice, the above method requires you to upload and download all of your photos from the Google cloud storage. If you have a large collection of images, the procedure will take hours to finish and you are going to need a fast and stable Internet connection as well.

If you do not wish to go through that hassle and you would prefer a more faster and simpler way to transfer your photos, you have an app at your rescue. Meet AnyTrans app, an application that makes it extremely faster and easier for you to move photos and other kinds of data from your Android phone over to your iPhone wirelessly.

The following are some of those features for you:

  • Transfer any kind of data including photos from your Android device to your iPhone.
  • Wirelessly transfer your data eliminating the hassle of cables.
  • Fast data transfer speeds.
  • Selectively transfer content.

It is clear that AnyTrans app is the most efficient way to transfer your photos from your Android phone over to your iPhone. The following are the steps on how you can use the app for your task.

Step 1. Download and install the AnyTrans app on both your Android and your iPhone.

Step 2. On your iPhone: Launch AnyTrans app > Enter Explore tab > Tap on the QR Code button at the top-right corner.

On your Android device: Open AnyTrans app > Tap on the Scan button at the top-right corner > Scan the QR code shown on your iPhone.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone without Computer with AnyTrans App - Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone without Computer with AnyTrans App – Step 2

Step 3. On your Android device, now you can select the photos you want to transfer > Click Send to iPhone to start transferring photos from Android to iPhone wirelessly.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone without Computer with AnyTrans App - Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone without Computer with AnyTrans App – Step 3

As you can see, it is just a matter of scanning a code on one device from another and you are all set to transfer your photos over to your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

If you are struggling to send photos from your Android device over to your iPhone, the above guide will resolve the issue for you by teaching you how you can transfer your photos over to an iOS device from Android without needing a computer. Why not give it a free try now!

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.