[3 Tips]How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 8 Without Cost

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 06, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 5/5s running iOS 11/10/9/8

Based on previous iPhone launches, the next-generation Apple iPhone 8 will be released in September 2017. Ready to get it in your pocket? However, you may encounter a headache problem when you have the new brand iPhone 8 by then, which is how to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8, including photos, contacts, notes, calendars, songs, Safari bookmarks & history, applications. And in this article, we mainly talk about transferring photos from iPhone 6/5/5s to iPhone 8 with three simple and free ways, they are EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer photo in single or in batches; AirDrop to move pictures within Photos app and iTunes to add photos to iPhone 8 with a backup of the old iPhone.

How to Transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone 8

Part 1: How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone 8 using MobiMover Free

Actually, there are lots of iOS data transfer software available if you search in Google, however, if you want to find a 100% free one without quantity and content limitations, then, there is only EaseUS MobiMover Free for you to transfer photos from old iPhone to iPhone 8 with ease. In addition to photos, more contents on the old iPhone can be moved to iPhone 8 with MobiMover, like most important contacts, notes, messages, Safari bookmarks & history, music, music videos, home videos, voice memos and more. Moreover, MobiMover provides files management solutions.

Click the button to safely Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the steps to copy photos from one iPhone to another.

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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

As time grows, photos on your new iPhone 8 will become more and more with large space-consuming, you are highly suggested to back up photos from iPhone 8 to the computer or a mobile hard disk to avoid any data loss. 

Part 2: How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone 8 using AirDrop

Among the three available solutions, using AirDrop to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone 8 can be the simplest one.

1. Turn on the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both iPhones.

2. Turn on AirDrop from the control center on both iPhones.

3. Open the Photos app on the old iPhone and tap Select on the top right to choose the photos to be moved.

4. Tap the Share button at the lower left corner, and then choose your iPhone 8 in the AirDrop list.

5. Choose Accept on iPhone 8 to receive the AirDrop photos.

use airdrop to transfer photos from iphone to iphone 8

Part 3: How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone 8 using iTunes backup

Taking iTunes backup to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone 8 is a common way. And operations can be concluded in two steps: backing up photos from old iPhone to iTunes backup, and restore the backed up photos to new iPhone 8.

1. Connect the old iPhone to the computer via USB cable.

2. Run the latest iTunes on PC or Mac.

3. Click the iPhone device button and choose Backups.

4. Click This computer and choose Back Up Now. Wait patiently till the whole files on old iPhone are backed up to the computer, including photos.

5. Plug out the old iPhone and connect iPhone 8 to the computer.

6. Click iPhone 8 device button within iTunes and choose Restore Backup to transfer the synced photos to iPhone 8.

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