How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 6s/7/8/X in 3 Ways

Summary

Want to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone or want to share photos between your iPhone and your family’s (or friends’) iPhone? Read this guide to learn 3 ways to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone.

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Dec. 22, 2017

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AnyTrans® for iOS – Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone

AnyTrans® for iOS – iPhone to iPhone Photo Transfer 

Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, and then follow this guide to see how to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone directly.

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  • Get a new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, and want to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone?
  • Have some interesting photos, and want to share photos between your iPhone and your family’s (or friends’) iPhone?
  • Just want to transfer some photos from one iPhone another for backup?

If you are stuck in any situation above, and you are seeking solutions to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, congratulations, you come to a right place. In this guide, we will focus on how to transfer photos from one iPhone to another and offer you 3 ways to make it with a few clicks.

Also Read: How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone >

Part 1: Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes/iCloud (Fast&Safe)
Part 2: Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Using iCloud
Part 3: Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

Part 1: How to Transfer Specific/All Photos from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

As an all-around iOS data management tool, AnyTrans for iOS is capable of transfer iPhone files from iPhone to iPhone like photos, videos, contacts, messages and etc. While transferring photos from old iPhone to new iPhone, here are some features you need to know:

  1. Supports transferring almost all types of photos and albums including Camera Roll, iCloud Photo Library, Live Photos, Panoramas, Screenshots, Photo Share, Selfish, etc.
  2. Allows you to transfer all photos from old iPhone to new iPhone at once, and you can also preview the photos and transfer some photos from some albums to new iPhone 7/8/X.
  3. Offers a quite fast transfer speed, which enables to transfer 3000 photos within 5 minutes. And it will keep the original picture quality and won’t affect the clarity.
  4. Guarantees you 100% Safe & Security. During this process, all the contents on both of your old iPhone and new iPhone will be kept safe, and you won’t lose any data or file.
  5. AnyTrans for iOS is available on Windows and Mac computer, and it works for all iPhone, iPad and iPod, including iPhone 7/SE/6s/6/5s/5/5c/4s/4 and the new iPhone 8/X.

Method 1. Transfer Specific Photos from One iPhone to Another with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 1: Now download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on your computer. Run AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Connect both of your iPhones to the computer (PC or Mac) with its USB cable > Chose Device Manager > Go to the category page.

How to Transfer Specific Photos from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 1

How to Transfer Specific Photos from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2: Select Photos > Pick up the album with the photos you want to transfer.

Selectively Transfer Photos from One iPhone to Another with AnyTrans – Step 2

Selectively Transfer Photos from One iPhone to Another with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3: Select the specific photos you want to transfer > Click To Device button to transfer photos to another iPhone.

How to Transfer Photos from One iPhone to Another with AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from One iPhone to Another with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Method 2. To Transfer All Pictures from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 1. Go to shortcut screen > Click Content to Device option.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/SE/6s at Once with AnyTrans

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/SE/6s at Once with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 2. Confirm your target iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X and continue.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/SE/6s at Once with AnyTrans

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/SE/6s at Once with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 3.  Select the items you want to transfer to another iPhone > Click Start Transfer button.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/SE/6s at Once with AnyTrans

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/SE/6s at Once with AnyTrans for iOS

Note:

  • Method 1 is perfect when you want to transfer or share some specific photos with another iPhone, and method 2 is suit for you when you want to move all the photos from old iPhone to new iPhone, or you want to share all the photos of some album with your family or friends.
  • If you just upgraded to new iPhone 8/X/7/6s from an old iPhone, except transferring photos to new iPhone, you can transfer more data from old iPhone to new iPhone by following this guide: How to Transfer Data to New iPhone 8/X/7/6s/SE >

Part 2: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Using iCloud

iCloud Photo Library allows you to sync photos across all iOS devices. It replaced the traditional Camera Roll and Photo Stream options with an All Photos section. There is no 30 days or 1,000 photos restriction either. There are several things you need to know before starting the tutorial about how to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone via iCloud Syncing:

  • The two iPhones need to be iOS 8.3 or later.
  • You need to enable iCloud Photo Library on both iPhones.
  • The two iPhones should log into same Apple ID.
  • You will need to be connected to a wireless network to upload the photos.
  • You need to make sure there is enough iCloud storage space since iCloud Photo Library uses your iCloud storage allotment.

When you transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud, you are not allowed to preview or select the photos before transferring. Besides, you can’t transfer the photos that are synced from the computer and your photos may get lost during the process. To avoid all these troubles, just jump to Part 1.

Step 1. Launch the Settings > Tap on your account > Tap on iCloud > Tap on Photos.

Step 2. Toggle the “iCloud Photo Library” ON.

Step 3. Choose between “Optimize iPhone Storage” and “Download and Keep Originals”.

Step 4. It takes a while to upload photos to the iCloud Photo Library. After it is done, you will be able to access them from an All Photos album in the iPhone’s Photos app.

 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Using iCloud

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Using iCloud

Part 3: How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

When you try to use iTunes to transfer pictures from old iPhone to new iPhone, you can only transfer the photos in Camera Roll while the photos in iCloud Photos Library, Photos Synced from computer, Shared photos are not included. What’s worse, it will wipe all existing data on your old iPhone and replace with the content in iTunes library. Just jump to Part 1 to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes.

Step 1: Transfer photos from iPhone to computer.

For Mac users: You can import photos from iPhone to Mac with iPhoto: Connect your iPhone to Mac with USb cable > Launch iPhoto if it doesn’t open automatically > Pick up the photos you want to transfer > Click Import or Import Selected to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. Except iPhoto, you also can transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with Preview, Image Capture or Aperture.

For Windows user: You can export iPhone photos to computer with AutoPlay with following steps: Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable > Click Import Pictures and Videos when AutoPlay appears > Choose destination for your iPhone photos > Click Import.

Step 2: Transfer photos from computer to another iPhone with iTunes: Connect your new iPhone, family or friends’ iPhone to computer with USB cable > Launch iTunes if it doesn’t run automatically > Click the Device button in the upper right corner of iTunes > Click Photos > Select Sync Photos from Application or Folder > Click Apply.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

If you have turned on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, a window will show “iCloud Photos is On”. That means you have to turn off iCloud Photo Library to complete the transferring process via iTunes. Otherwise, your iTunes won’t allow you to transfer photos. But if you turn off iCloud Photo Library on iPhone, all the photos stored in iCloud but not on your device will be deleted. If you want to keep all your precious photos and prefer an easier way, Part 1 is your best choice.

See Also: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7 >

The Bottom Line

Doesn’t it sound hard? Download AnyTrans for iOS and try it yourself! Except transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone, it also supports transferring contacts, messages, notes, music, and more data from iPhone to iPhone. Absolutely, it also supports transferring iOS contents between computer and device, iTunes library and device. Anyway, iMobie AnyTrans for iOS is an all-in-one iDevice management tool helps you keep your contents organized. Why Not Download and Give it a Try Now >

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