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User Guide of AnyTrans

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Shared Albums

Whether you encounter the similar situations below?

“I ‘d like to transfer the photos from my shared albums to computer/device. What can I do?”

“If I want to delete the photos in my shared albums on my iPhone, can I do that?”

“I want to transfer my photos from iPad to iPhone. Can you help me?”

If you encounter the similar situations above, don’t worry. “Shared Albums” mode can help you to transfer photos from iOS device to computer & between iOS devices. Please refer to the detailed instructions to transfer photos easily.

Compatibility of Computer System

Windows Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista (both 32bit and 64bit)
Mac macOS Sonoma, macOS Ventura, macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, OS X 10.11

1. When you’re using Windows computer, you're supposed to download iTunes to help detect iPhone/iPad/iPod touch before running AnyTrans. (iTunes 9.0 or above, including the latest iTunes.)

2. If you want to get more info about the tech specs, please refer to this page.

Supported iOS Device Models

All iOS Devices with iOS Version 5 and above

Differences between Trial Version & Activated Version

Benefits Trial Version Activated Version
Transfer Photos in Shared Albums Transfer 30 items within 3 days

Step 1. Download & Install AnyTrans on Your Computer.

Before you start to manage your albums, get the tool downloaded onto your computer. Please make sure the network is stable while downloading and installing AnyTrans on your computer.

Step 2. Connect Your Device to Computer with the USB Cable.

By default, AnyTrans will detect your iOS device automatically. If you don’t connect your iOS device to computer or your iOS device is not recognized, you will see the interface as below.

Your Device Is not Detected

Your Device Is not Detected

Once your iOS device is recognized, the interface below will display. And please select the Photos option.

Your Device Is Detected

Your Device Is Detected

If AnyTrans is unable to recognize your iOS device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

Step 3. Select the “Shared Albums” Option.

Once you unfold the Photos option, you will see the Shared Albums option. And please select it. After the loading process is completed, it will display the total number of albums on the upper right of the Shared Albums icon. If it shows empty in the Shared Albums icon, it indicates that there is no shared album in your device.

Data in Shared Albums Is Displayed

Data in Shared Albums Is Displayed

Step 4. Select the Photos You Want to Transfer.

This guide takes transferring photos in shared albums from iOS device to computer as an example. Once the loading process is completed, please choose the photos you want to transfer.

Choose Photos to Transfer

Choose Photos to Transfer

Step 5. Click To PC Button to Transfer.

After you choose the data, please click the To PC button to download them to your computer. You also can:

To Device: Transfer photos between iOS devices.

Refresh: Refresh the interface to load photos correctly.

Upload: Transfer photos from device to iCloud.

Preview Mode: Change the mode for better management of photos.

Cick To PC Button to Transfer Photos

Cick To PC Button to Transfer Photos

After you clicking the button, the transferring process will be started automatically.

Transferring Process Will Be Started

Transferring Process Will Be Started

Step 6. Succeeded in Transferring Shared Albums.

After you clicking the button, the transferring process will be started automatically. Once the transferring process is completed, you will see Transfer Completed page. To locate photos exported on computer, you can click view files button. To transfer more, please click transfer more items button. To go back to the previous page, please click Back button.

Photo Transfer Completed

Photo Transfer Completed

If you still have questions after reading this guide, please refer to FAQs page to check more solutions. Or you can contact our Support Team to get further help. We are here to help you!