How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung Quickly and Easily

If you will be using a Samsung device as your primary phone, you will want to transfer photos from your iPhone over to your Samsung device. There are multiple ways to do this task and the following guide covers them all for you.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 28, 2020

Samsung mostly only produces phones that are based on Android and Apple only has iOS-based devices. If you ever need to transfer files between these two phones, namely iPhone and Samsung, then you are going to have to follow a proper method to do that. It is because both of these phones run different operating systems and so their sharing features are not fully compatible with each other.

Luckily, there are various ways for how to transfer photos from an iPhone to Samsung if that is what you are looking to do. You can transfer all the photos stored on your iPhone over to your Samsung Android device within a few clicks with these methods. The following are the methods you can use to get your task done.

Part 1. Transfer iPhone Photos to Samsung with Smart Switch

One of the good things about owning a Samsung device is that you get access to an app that makes the whole migration process much easier for you. Samsung has developed an app called Smart Switch that allows you to copy files from other devices including iPhone to your shiny new Samsung phone.

Using this app, you can copy all the photos from your iPhone over to your Samsung device in a few easy taps. Unlike other methods, the app does not force you to migrate all of your data if you do not want to do it. You can select a content category, say photos, and it will only copy files from that particular category to your target device.

The following will walk you through the steps for how to send photos from an iPhone to a Samsung device.

Step 1. Make a backup of your iPhone with iCloud.

Step 2. Launch the Smart Switch app on your Samsung and tap on the Receive data option.

Receive Data with Smart Switch

Receive Data with Smart Switch

Step 3. Tap on the Wireless option on the following screen to transfer photos without a cable.

Select A Transfer Medium

Select A Transfer Medium

Step 4. You will be asked to choose the source of your data. Tap on the iPhone/iPad option as you are transferring content from an iPhone.

Choose A Source Device

Choose A Source Device

Step 5. Enter your iCloud login details. Then, tap the Images option and hit Import to start transferring photos from your iPhone to your Samsung device.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung with Smart Switch

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung with Smart Switch

Part 2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung with Cloud Drive

These days many users prefer to use a cloud storage service to store and share their files. If you also happen to use one of these services, you can actually use it to transfer photos from your iPhone to your Samsung device. Almost every cloud storage service provider has an app for both iOS and Android devices.

You can use apps like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive to share photos from your iPhone with your other devices like Samsung phones. As long as you have a relatively fast Internet connection and some patience, you can use this cloud method to copy files from your iPhone to your Samsung device.

The following should teach you how you can transfer your photos with one of these services – Google Drive.

Step 1. Install the Google Drive app on both your iPhone and Samsung devices. Log-in to the same Google account on both your devices.

Step 2. Launch the Google Drive app on your iPhone, tap on the + (plus) icon at the bottom-right corner, and choose Upload.

Upload Photos from iPhone to Google Drive

Upload Photos from iPhone to Google Drive

Step 3. Select Photos and Videos and the Photos app will open. Select the photos you want to send to your Samsung and they will be uploaded to Google Drive.

Choose the Photos to be Uploaded to Google Drive

Choose the Photos to be uploaded to Google Drive

Step 4. Open the Google Drive app on your Samsung device and you will have access to all your iPhone photos.

It is highly recommended that you create various folders and then upload your photos. This way your shared photos will be more organized and you will be able to download just the ones you want on your Samsung phone.

Part 3. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung Using Image Capture

Accessing files directly on an iPhone from a Samsung device or computer is not that easy. Therefore, there have been many apps letting you access the various files, mostly the media files, on your iPhone from your various devices.

If you are a Windows user, you can use the Windows Photos app to import photos from your iPhone to your computer. If you are a Mac user, you have an app called Image Capture to let you add images from your iPhone to your Mac machine. Either way, once you have gotten the photos on your computer, you can then transfer them to your Samsung using the USB method.

The following shows how you can go about using the Image Capture app on your Mac to transfer iPhone photos to a Samsung device.

Step 1. Plug-in your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 2. Click Launchpad in the Dock, search for Image Capture and open the app.

Launch the Image Capture App

Launch the Image Capture App

Step 3. On the left sidebar of the app, you will see a section titled Devices. In this section, click on your iPhone so you can view the photos stored on your iPhone.

Select Your iPhone in Image Capture

Select Your iPhone in Image Capture

Step 4. On the right-hand side panel, you will see all the photos that are stored on your iPhone. Select a folder from the Import To dropdown where you want to save your photos and click on the Import All button.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

Step 5. When your photos are copied to your computer, plug-in your Samsung device to your computer and transfer all the photos to it like you would do any other files.

Part 4. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung with for AnyDroid

Here are things you will need to transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung.

  •  An iPhone and a Samsung phone with USB cables;
  •  A computer (PC/Mac);
  •  AnyDroid.

AnyDroid is an excellent and trustworthy software developed by iMobie, an Apple certificated developer. It has won many users admiration and become the first choice to transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung because:

  1.  AnyDroid can transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung directly. You don’t have to go through many complicated processes.
  2. AnyDroid can help you transfer pictures from iPhone to Samsung at a pretty fast speed. According to a test, AnyDroid can transfer 1.7GB of photos from iPhone to Samsung within 2 minutes, saving you lots of time.
  3. AnyDroid can also help you transfer other contents from iPhone to Samsung, like contacts, music.
  4. AnyDroid is the safest software you can get. AnyDroid is developed by an Apple certificated developer and it is now also Norton and McAfee secured. We can guarantee that during the transferring process, accidents like data loss or information leakage would never occur.

Now, install AnyDroid and then follows the steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Launch AnyDroid and then connect both your iPhone and Samsung phone to the computer. Click Android Mover.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung - Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung – Step 1

Step 2. Check the box of Camera Roll, Photo Library, Videos, and then click the Next button to continue.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung - Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung – Step 2

Step 3. AnyDroid will start to transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung. The photos will be stored on your phone’s Album.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung - Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung – Step 3

Bonus Tip: Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung Wirelessly

To transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung, there’s also a wireless way for users to choose. If you have no USB cable aside, please try AnyTrans app.

Before you start, please make sure that your iPhone and Samsung are connected to the same WiFi.

Step 1. Download AnyDroid app on both of your iPhone and Samsung.

Step 2. Open AnyTrans app, there are two icons on the upper right code. Use iPhone to scan the QR code on Samsung to connect these two devices.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung Wirelessly - Step 2

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the photos you want to transfer on your iPhone, tap Send to Samsung to start.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung Wirelessly - Step 3

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung Wirelessly – Step 3

The Bottom Line

As you can see, AnyDroid makes transferring photos from iPhone to Samsung so easy and it is indeed a nice Android data management tool. Why not download it now? If you have any questions about AnyDroid or this post, don’t hesitate and leave comments below.

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.