How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Without iCloud

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 04, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

iCloud is a wireless way to back up the most important things from your iPhone, like photos, mail, contacts, reminders, calendars, notes, Safari bookmarks and more, so they are always available, even if you lose your device. Moreover, as long as you sign in the same iCloud account on two iPhones, you can sync the data between them without effort. However, as the limited free 5GB space, many users can't store all of the photos or other files in iCloud and choose another way to back up and transfer iPhone data. Here, we will focus on one hot topic with iCloud, that is how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud and we will offer you two simple ways to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover Free and iTunes.

MobiMover Free: Transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

EaseUS MobiMover Free is the top one 100% free iPhone data transfer software in the market enables users to transfer files from iPhone to iPhone in one-click. You are able to use MobiMover Free to send photos, contacts, notes, books, Safari bookmarks, movies, TV shows, videos, music, ringtones, playlists, and audiobooks within a few seconds. Besides, MobiMover Free can also help you to back up the whole iPhone files to the Windows PC without data size limitation and transfer files from PC to iPhone to add content without any existing data wiping.

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Note: MobiMover is compatible with PC running Windows 7 and later or Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan).

Step 1: Connect your old iPhone and the new iPhone to your computer with USB cables. Once connected, tap on Trust on your devices to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free for Windows. To sync data between two iOS devices, MobiMover Free for Mac is also available to you. 

MobiMover main screen

Step 2: Set the first device as your old iPhone and the target device as your new iPhone. Then, click Next to move to the following screen.

Main screen of data transfer between two iOS devices

Step 3: Uncheck Select all and keep Photo only. If you want to move some specific pictures to your new iPhone, you can click the device name next to 1-Click-Transfer and go to Picture > Photo

choose photos to be transferred

Step 4: Now, click Transfer to begin to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone directly without iTunes backup and syncing. Please don't disconnect the devices while transferring. When it's done, go to open the Photos App on your new iPhone to check the imported files. 

begin to transfer photos from new iPhone to new iPhone

To keep the photos save on the new iPhone, you also can transfer photos from iPhone to computer using the "Transfer to Computer" model of MobiMover Free. 

iTunes: Transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

Like iCloud, iTunes is another Apple's pre-installed way back up and sync iPhone data. To transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud, you just need to back up photos from the first iPhone and then sync the pictures to the target device. What's more, if you have made an iTunes backup, you can restore iPhone from iTunes backup once your iPhone won't work normally.

Back up photos from old iPhone with iTunes

1. Connect your old iPhone to the computer and run iTunes.

2. Click the iPhone device button within iTunes, if you have found the iPhone won't connect to iTunes, check how to fix it online.

3. Then, click "This computer" > "Back Up Now" > "Apply" to begin to back up old iPhone to the computer, including iPhone photos. 

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Transfer photos from iTunes to new iPhone with iTunes

1. Plug out the old iPhone and re-connect the new iPhone to the computer via USB cable.

2. Click the iPhone device button within iTunes, then choose "Photos" > tick "Sync Photos" > "Sync". Wait patiently and the photos will be transferred to the new iPhone.


Tips: As long as you have made an iTunes backup, you can sync all the supportable files from iTunes library to your new iPhone, including transfer playlists from iTunes to iPhone and sync contacts to the device.