Got a new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro? Want to transfer your precious photos from old iPhone to the new iPhone? Read on this guide to get 5 efficient ways to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone effortlessly. Applying to all iPhone models: iPhone 11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4.
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According to our users’ report, they usually have the plan to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone in the following cases:
No matter which situation you are in, you are totally on the right page. Transferring photos from one iPhone to another is quite easy. In this post, we will show you how to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone with 5 different ways: with an iPhone to iPhone Transfer Tool, iTunes, iCloud, or AirDrop.
Since transferring photos with other ways have many annoying limits, here we would like to share the simplest way firstly. According to our test, the iOS photos transfer tool – AnyTrans for iOS can be the quickest and easiest way to do the task, even transfer a large number of photos between iPhones.
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Install AnyTrans on your Mac or PC > Run it > Connect both of your iPhones to the computer (PC or Mac) with its USB cable > Go to the category page.
Select Photos > Pick up the album with the photos you want to transfer.
Select the specific photos you want to transfer > Click To Device button to transfer photos to another iPhone.
Since iOS 11 and iPhone 7, Apple started using HEIC photos to replace JPG for saving photos on iOS devices and Macs. While this new file format is remarkably more efficient in terms of storage space and high quality, it is not yet widely compatible. But, don’t worry, AnyTrans fully supports this image format.
We have prepared a video tutorial here to show you how to transfer photos between two iPhones with AnyTrans 7.5.0. After watching this video, you might have a better idea of how AnyTrans works.
Free Download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on your computer > Launch it > Connect both of your iPhones to the computer with USB cables > Go to Phone Switcher Page.
Click on Phone to iPhone. Confirm your target iPhone, and then click the “Next” to continue.
Select the items you want to transfer to another iPhone > Click on the “Next” to start transferring photos.
Option 1 is perfect when you want to transfer part of photos from one iPhone to another, and Option 2 is suited for you when you need to transfer all photos from iPhone to iPhone.
If you just get a new iPhone, in addition to only transfer photos from an iPhone to another, you can actually transfer more data from old iPhone to new iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS.
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 some tips to know before starting the tutorial about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud:
Before the sync, some shortcomings you should know:
1. It will sync all photos from old iPhone to your iPhone, you cannot preview and choose the pictures you need.
2. Make sure there is enough iCloud storage, the free storage is 5 GB. If you have a lot of photos to transfer, you may need to upgrade the storage plan.
3. Speed is slow. It requires a good Wi-Fi network, and according to users, the sync process might be stuck during the uploading.
Launch the Settings > Tap on your account > Tap on iCloud > Tap on Photos.
Toggle the “iCloud Photo Library” ON.
Choose “Optimize iPhone Storage” or “Download and Keep Originals”.
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
Important info you should check:
1. iTunes will erase the existing photos in Photo Library when you try to transfer photos to your new iPhone.
2. If you have turned on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone when syncing photos from iDevice to iDevice with iTunes, you may get a pop up: “iCloud Photos is On. XXX can access photos in iCloud. Photos can be downloaded to your device via Wi-Fi or cellular network”.
That’s to say you have to turn off iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, or you can’t finish the sync process via iTunes. But if you turn off iCloud Photo Library on your device, all the photos stored in iCloud but not on your device will be erased.
For Mac users: You can import photos from iPhone to Mac with Photos app: Connect your iPhone to Mac with USB cable > Launch Photos app 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.
For Windows user: You can export iPhone photos to computer with AutoPlay with the following steps: Connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable > Click Import Pictures and Videos when AutoPlay appears > Choose a destination for your iPhone photos > Click Import.
Connect your new iPhone, family or friends’ iPhone to computer with USB cables > Launch iTunes > 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
The AirDrop requires iOS 7 on iPhone 5 and later, if you have a few photos to transfer, it’s a good choice. But if you have hundreds or thousands of photos need to transfer, this method is not recommended.
Launch Control Center by swiping up from the bottom bezel of your iPhone > Press and hold your finger on the upper-left box with the airplane buttons > Tap AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone to turn AirDrop on.
Open the Photos app on your iPhone and find the pictures you want to send > Tap the Share icon in the lower-left corner > The AirDrop option will show and tap on it.
When there were no other transfer options available, people used to use the email feature to send and receive content including photos. In this method, what you do is that you email yourself all the photos you want to share and then you access your email account on the device where you want your photos. Since all it requires is sending an email, you should be done in no time. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1. Compose a new email in your favorite email client on your iPhone. When the compose screen opens, tap on the option to add a new attachment and add all the photos that you want to transfer to your new iPhone. Send the email once all the photos have been attached.
Step 2. On your target iPhone, open the same email inbox and download the attachments. Your photos are now available for viewing on your target iPhone. Your task is done.
Apparently, compared with the iCloud and iTunes way, AnyTrans for iOS offers you a much easier way to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone. Except for photo transfer, it also supports transferring more 20+ files from iPhone to iPhone, including contacts, messages, voice memos, notes, music, etc. Why not free download it and have a try now >
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