How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card

Want to transfer photos from iPhone or iPad to SD card as backup? This tutorial will show you how to transfer photos from iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR or iPad to SD card.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 18, 2020

If you want to switch to an Android phone from iPhone for SD card expansion, the problem of transferring photos from iPhone to SD card may come to you. Or you just want to transfer photos to an SD card to get more free rooms in your iPhone XR/XS (Max)/X/8 but don’t know how? Here we introduce an easy method supplied by iMobie AnyTrans for iOS, which allows you to transfer iPhone photos to SD cards easily.

As the best iOS File Manager AnyTrans for iOS is capable of managing data like photos, music, videos, ringtones, messages, notes, and more on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It allows you to export photos from iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR to the SD card as a backup. You can select multiple or all pictures in Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Share, Photo Library, and Albums. You are also enabled to transfer pictures/photo albums from iPhone to computer, and to another iDevice.

Why not download it for a free trial, and easily transfer pictures from iPhone to SD card with the simple steps below.

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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 1. Put your SD card to SD card reader > Plug it on computer. Launch AnyTrans for iOS > Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Click on Photos on the main interface. and select the album contains the photos you want to transfer.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card – Step 2

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card – Step 2

Step 3. AnyTrans for iOS will display all photos on your iPhone. Click on the Settings tab on the upper right corner and click preference.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card – Step 3

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card – Step 3

Step 4. Set your SD card as the export path.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card – Step 4

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card – Step 4

Step 5. Select photos you want to transfer to SD card, click the “Send to PC” button. You can soon have iPhone photos on SD card.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card – Step 5

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card – Step 5

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card Wirelessly

If there is no USB cable available or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, then you can try the AnyTrans app on your iPhone to transfer photos from iPhone to SD card wirelessly.

Before we start, please make sure:

  • Install AnyTrans App on your iPhone.
  • Make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi, and cellular data would not work in the following steps.

If you have done all mentioned above, here we go to the detailed steps:

Step 1. On your computer: Put your SD card to SD card reader and plug it to computer. Go to anytrans.io and you will see a QR Code.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card Wirelessly - Step 1

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card Wirelessly – Step 1

Step 2. On your iPhone: Open AnyTrans app, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card Wirelessly - Step 2

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Then all your iPhone photos will show up on your computer. Select the photos you want to transfer and click on “Download” button to transfer photos from iPhone to SD card wirelessly. (Choose your SD card ac export path)

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card Wirelessly - Step 3

Transfer Photos from iPhone to SD Card Wirelessly – Step 3

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The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer photos from iPhone to SD card with ease. AnyTrans also allows you to view and export the data such as photos, movies, and music to your iDevice from the iTunes library. So Why Not Have a Free Try on AnyTrans? If you have any other questions on this guide or AnyTrans, please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section or come back to contact us via email.

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.