How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes

Want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud/iTunes? Read this guide to learn an easy and quick way to send photos from iPhone to iPhone directly.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Apr. 10, 2018, Last Updated: Mar. 15, 2019
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When it comes to transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone, iCloud or iTunes are the default methods to make it. However, for you, neither of them are the perfect solutions. As for iCloud sync, it requires the same Apple ID on two devices, while you just want to share the photos with your friends. As for iTunes sync, it will wipe the previous photos that you never want to lose.

So is there another way that can help you transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone? The answer is YES. If you prefer a quick way to transfer all or selected photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes, then AnyTrans for iOS is here to help.

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Tool You Will Need

AnyTrans for iOS is one all-sided iPhone/iPad data management tool, which is specialized in data transferring. As for photo management, here are some outstanding features you may want to know:

1. It can help you transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone directly. Lets you send all photos at once or preview and select the pictures you need.

2. Supports transferring photos in all albums, including Camera Roll, Live Photos, Panoramas, Photo Share etc.

3. Fast transfer speed and also keep the original picture quality. Lets you transfer 3000 photos within 5 minutes and won’t affect the clarity.

4. No data erase. It will not erase any existed data on two iPhones during the transfer.

5. Besides that, it also allows you to add photos to iPhone from computer, or export the photos from iPhone to computer as backup.

It works well from old iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6s to new iPhone 7/8/X, and compatible with PC and Mac computer. It’s one 100% security software without virus, why not download it now and follow the steps below to transfer your photos.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes

Steps to Transfer Selected Photos from iPhone to iPhone

Step 1 Download, install and launch AnyTrans for iOS > Connect two iPhones to computer via USB cables > Choose Device Manager and then go to the category management page.

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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes – Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes – Step 1

Step 2 Click Photos > Choose one album as per your needs.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud/iTunes – Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud/iTunes – Step 2

Step 3 Select the photos you need > Click Send to Device button to start transferring.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud/iTunes – Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud/iTunes – Step 3

Steps to Transfer All Photos from iPhone to iPhone

Step 1 Download, install and launch AnyTrans for iOS > Plug in two iPhones > Choose Content to Device button on shortcut screen.

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* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes and iCloud – Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes and iCloud – Step 1

Step 2 Confirm the target iPhone and click the right arrow to continue.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes and iCloud – Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes and iCloud – Step 2

Step 3 Select the albums that want to transfer > Click the right arrow to start.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes and iCloud – Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes and iCloud – Step 3

As an iOS user, you may have noticed that Apple started using HEIC format to save photos since iOS 11 and iPhone 7. So, if one of your iPhone is using HEIC photos, while the other one is not. Then your transferred HEIC photos won’t be open on the non-supported iPhone.

But, don’t worry, you can change HEIC photos to JPG on iPhone before transferring by using free HEIC-to-JPG converter. Or, you can directly use AnyTrans to transfer HEIC photos because it supports auto conversion during the transferring process. What you need to do is set up the export format of HEIC photos before starting.

Bonus Tip: Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Wirelessly

You might have faced with situations that your computer can not detect you iPhone when you want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, or your USB cable is not available. Here you could use AnyTrans app to help you transfer data wirelessly. Please follow the steps below to see how to do it.

Step 1. Install and open AnyTrans app on both of your two iPhones.

Step 2. On the main interface, you could see two icons on the upper right corner.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 2

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. On your target iPhone, tap the QR code icon and there will be a QR code. Use another iPhone to scan the code, your two iPhone will be connected with each other.

Step 4. Choose the photos you want to transfer from one iPhone to another, click “Send” then you could manage to transfer photos wirelessly.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 4

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 4

Please make sure in all of these steps above, both of your two iPhone must be connected with the same Wi-Fi.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes. As you can see, AnyTrans for iOS can help you finish the job without effort, so why not give it a free try? If you have any question, please contact us via email or leave a comment and we will reply to you soon.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.