How to Transfer Photos from Old iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/SE/5/4s to New iPhone X/8 (Plus)

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Want to know how to transfer photos from old iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/SE/5/4s to new iPhone X/8 (Plus)? Follow this guide to get it done easily, with three practical methods.

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September 14th, 2017

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Switching a new iPhone 8 (plus), or 10th anniversary iPhone X is definitely not an easy job. It is not just about going to the store and getting it back. But you also need to set up and activate it, fill it in with all kinds of old data, contacts, photos, messages, songs, notes, calendars, etc. from iTunes backup, iCloud backup, computer, Android device, or your old iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/SE/5/4s. This is not the end. Besides, you also need to get some knowledge of how to maintain it, to put it in the better situation all the time.

Truly, getting a new iPhone 8/X contains lots of work to do. However, there is no need to worry about it. Because iMobie support team is always by your side, to help you solve such annoying things, with practical and easy guides.

In this daily tip, we will focus on helping you with how to transfer photos from your old iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/SE/5/4s to the new iPhone 8/X. There are four methods prepared for you. Keep reading.

1. Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/X with AnyTrans 2. Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/X with iTunes 3. Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/X with iCloud 4. Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/X with AirDrop

Method 1. Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X with AnyTrans

The best way always goes first. In this method, we recommend AnyTrans to easily and quickly move pictures to iPhone 8/X.

AnyTrans enables you to preview, and get single picture, multiple ones, or all photos in one time from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/X. Choose the way you prefer. Fast transferring speed guaranteed. Besides it will not erase anything existing on your new iPhone. Not just photos, many other types of data are also included, contacts, messages, music, videos, ringtone, and more.

So why not give it a try now, and then we head to how to use it for photo transferring with AnyTrans?

Step 1. Run it on your computer > Connect both old iPhone and iPhone 8 to it > And you will see the window below > Choose Photos > Select the album which contains the pictures you would like to transfer. Here we will take Photo Library as an example.

Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 1

Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 1

Step 2. In the Photo Library album, you can preview each photo, and then select the ones you plan to transfer to new iPhone > Click Send to Device button to move them. Note: You can Ctrl + click the photos to select multiple photos, or Ctrl + A to select all photos.

Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 2

Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 2

Step 3: To transfer all photos, you can also switch to display mode, select the check box to select all, and then click Send to Device button to transfer photos to the new iPhone 8.

Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 3

Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 3

AnyTrans also provide you with the second transferring mode to put all photos from old iPhone on new iPhone 8, without previewing and selecting.

Step 1. At its homepage, scroll down to shortcut screen > Choose Content to Device option.

Transfer All Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 1

Transfer All Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 1

Step 2. Make Sure of that source iPhone and destination iPhone are correct > Click the right arrow.

Transfer All Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 2

Transfer All Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 2

Step 3. Then choose Camera Roll box > Click right arrow to start transferring all photos.

Transfer All Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 3

Transfer All Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8 with AnyTrans - Step 3

Method 2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X with iTunes

This way composes of two parts: firstly transfer your old iPhone photos to your computer, and secondly sync them to iPhone 8/X with iTunes. For the first part, we will list two guides to help you with it, and we will mainly focus on how to sync computer photos to iPhone 8/X via iTunes:

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Step 1. Open iTunes. Make sure it is the latest version > Connect your iPhone 8/X to it.

Step 2. Click on the iPhone icon > Choose Photos > Select Sync Photos.

Step 3. Choose the folder that contains the pictures you want to sync > Apply.

1. This iTunes syncing will erase the existing iPhone 8/X photos in Photo Library.

2. If you have turned on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone 8/X, when syncing photos with iTunes, a message will 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”.

It means you have to turn off iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone 8/X, or you can’t finish the sync process via iTunes. However if you turn off iCloud Photo Library on your device, all the photos stored in iCloud but not on your device will be gone.

So, base on these unpleasant things, we sincerely recommend you moving to Method One for a better and easier choice.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X via iTunes Syncing

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X via iTunes Syncing

Method 3. Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X with iCloud

There is an iCloud Photo Library function in iCloud, to help users to share photos among different iDevices. And here is how to achieve it.

Enable Photo Library on both iPhones: Go to Settings > Tap iCloud > Tap Photos > Turn on iCloud Photo Library > Then all of your photos and videos are securely stored in iCloud > And you can check them on your iPhone 8/X.

1. iCloud free storage is 5 GB. If the amount of your all photos exceeds 5 GB, you need upgrade it, or some of photos may not be synced to iCloud.

2. Syncing speed is slow. And sometimes it would be stuck on uploading, according to users. Keep patience.

3. iOS requires iOS 8.3, or later. Base on these shortcomings of it, if you cannot stand anyone of them, you can choose Method One as a better choice.

Method 4. Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X with AirDrop

The fourth way is with help of AirDrop, a feature of iPhone. Before listing its detail steps, there are several points you need to know firstly.

1.AirDrop runs on iOS 7 on iPhone 5, or later. If not, you cannot use it.

2.If your photos are too many, like hundreds, or thousands, it is nor recommended. Because there is no selecting all option, and transferring speed would also be very slow.

3.It is required that both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth should be open. And both devices cannot be out of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.

If any one above happens to you, please jump to Method One. And here are detailed steps below.

Step 1. Swipe up from the bottom of iPhone to open Control Center.

Step 2. Tap AirDrop > Select Everyone.

Step 3. On your old iPhone: Go to Photos > Select the photos you want to transfer > Tap Share button > Tap the name of your iPhone 8/X.

Step 4. Tap Accept on your new iPhone.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X with AirDrop

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X with AirDrop

The Bottom Line

By comparison among these four methods, method one is obviously better than the other three ones, without any drawback, and unpleasant issue. So we sincerely recommend you taking Method One to get your photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/X with 100% Safe & Security. And download and try it now!

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