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How to Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone in 6 Ways

Myra updated on Jun 10, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone 11/XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s and other iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later

Whenever you buy a new iPhone, the first thing you'll do is to transfer everything, including pictures, from the old iPhone to the new iPhone. There are a lot of approaches out there to help you do it, depending on whether your new iPhone is set up or not. If you have set up your new iPhone and had some new data stored in it, then you'll need to take some ways that do not cause data loss on the new device. While if you haven't yet set up your new device, you can use iTunes or iCloud for this purpose. No matter what the case, you can follow the six methods offered in this guide to transfer photos from the old iPhone to the new iPhone without a hitch.

PAGE CONTENT:
Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone After Setting UP
Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone Before Setting Up

Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to iPhone After Setting UP

If your new device is already set up and run, then you can follow the three tips in this section to transfer photos from one iPhone to another. All of the four tips are capable of moving pictures, but there are some differences among them when it comes to speed, the stability of transfer, and ease of use. Here is a comparison table of each way to help you choose the most suitable way.

Tips

prerequisite

Speed

Ease of Use

Suitable for

EaseUS MobiMover

 No

Fast Easy

Large/small size a large number of photos

AirDrop

Turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Medium speed

Medium

A small number of photos

iMessage/SMS

No

Slow

Easy A small number of photos

iCloud Photos

Turn on iCloud Photos

Fast Difficult

Photos less than 5GB

Tip 1. Transfer pictures from old iPhone to new iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover

Transferring images, especially those of high-quality, can be time-consumming. That's why a good photo transfer software like EaseUS MobiMover is necessary. With this tool, photo transfer between iDevices can be quick and straightforward. Using it, you can quickly transfer photos as well as other iOS data between your old iPhone and the new iPhone, or seamlessly transfer them to your desktop. Plus, its video download feature enables you to download videos or audios from 1000+ video/audio sharing websites to your iPhone or computer. Sounds great, right? Then follow the steps below to learn how to use MobiMover to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone without effort.

Step 1. Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to your computer. Run EaseUS MobiMover, and choose "Phone to Phone" from the main interface. Then, set your old iPhone as the source device and the new iPhone target device and click the "Next" button to continue.

How to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone - Step 1

Step 2 Then check the files you'd like to copy. Other than photos, you can also choose to transfer music, ringtones, videos, contacts, and more from your old iPhone to the new one.

How to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone - Step 2

Step 3. Click the "Transfer" button to start importing photos from iPhone to iPhone. The time it will take depending on the size of the files. Wait for the process to complete. After that, go to the "Photos" app on your new iPhone and check the newly copied photos.

How to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone - Step 3

If you try the tip above, you will find it's really convenient and money-saving to use MobiMover to manage your iOS content. Want to know about all the features of EaseUS MobiMover? Go to the complete guide of MobiMover to get what you need.

Tip 2. Transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone with AirDrop

AirDrop also lets you transfer photos as well as other files from one iPhone to another. It is easy to use once you know how. But before starting, you need to know if your devices support to use airdrop. Currently, AirDrop only works with devices running iOS 7 or later. Besides, And you can use AirDrop on devices including iPhone 5 or newer, a fourth-generation iPad or later, an iPad mini, or a fifth-generation iPod touch. Now you can follow the detailed steps to transfer photos. By the way, you can also apply a similar way to airdrop photos from iPhone to iPad.

Step 1. On both of your iPhones, swipe up from the button of your iPhone screen to open Control Center.

Step 2. Tap on AirDrop to turn it on and set your iPhone to be discovered by "Contacts Only" or "Everyone."

Step 3. Go to the Photos App on your source iPhone, namely your old iPhone 6 or iPhone 7, and select the photos you'd like to send to your new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/XR/11.

Step 4. Tap on the "Share" button and then choose your target device.

Step 5. Then click "Accept" on your new iPhone to receive the photos sent from your previous iPhone.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

Tip 3. Get photos from old iPhone via iMessage/SMS

It is quite easy to get photos from the old iPhone via iMessage or SMS. This way is more adaptive to transfer one or two pictures. Now you can follow the steps below to do it.

Step 1. Open your Photos app > Open the picture you want to transfer > Tap the "Share" button at the left bottom of the image.

Step 2. Choose "Message" > Enter your receiver (your new iPhone or other receivers) > Tap the send button to send it to your new iPhone.

Tip 4. Get photos from old iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud

With iCloud on, you can sync photos from your previous iPhone to the new one easily over the Wi-Fi network. If you want to transfer all the content from your old iPhone to your new iPhone, using turn on iCloud Backup on your previous iPhone and then restore your new iPhone from iCloud Backup. Note that iCloud only offers its users 5GB storage for free, so if you have a lot of photos, you may need to buy more room, or you can go back to Part 1 and use EaseUS MobiMover instead.

Notice:
To sync photos from your previous iPhone to the new one using iCloud, you need to make sure you have signed in to the two iPhones with the same Apple ID and there is enough space in iCloud to store your photos.

Step 1. Open your old iPhone where stored your photos > Go to the Settings app > Tap your name at the top of the screen.

Step 2. Tap the "iCloud" option on your profile > Tap "Photos" > Make sure that the button next to "iCloud Photos" is enabled.

Step 3. Once you have enabled iCloud Photo backups, all of your pictures will be saved to your Apple ID. And then, you can log into your new iPhone with the same Apple ID and sync photos to the new iPhone.

Transfer Photos via iCloud

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone Before Setting Up

If you get a brand new iPhone without setting up, then you can restore it from iCloud or iTunes backup to get your pictures, videos, contacts, notes, and other files. But before you get started, make sure you have backed up your old iPhone to iCloud or iTunes. Here are the steps to transfer photos from iPhone to another with iCloud or iTunes.

Tip 1. How to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud

It is very easy to transfer photos from the old iPhone to the new iPhone with iCloud. You just need to back up your old iPhone to iCloud, and then log in to your Apple ID in your new iPhone and restore this back up to your new iPhone.

Back up the old iPhone to iCloud

Step 1. Go to the Settings app on your old iPhone >Tap your Apple ID.

Step 2. Tap iCloud > Tap iCloud Backup > Tap Backup Now.

Restore the new iPhone from the iCloud backup

Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone > Press the Home button (depending on which device you are using) > Follow the directions to set up your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in to your iCloud account > Tap Next > Tap Agree > Tap Agree again。

Step 3. Choose the backup you just made.

Tip 2. How to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone with iTunes

Getting pictures from iPhone to iPhone can be done with iTunes by backing up your previous iPhone to iTunes first and then restore your new iPhone from the iTunes backup. 

Step 1. Connect your previous iPhone to your computer and launch the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2. Tap on the "Device" button and choose "Summary."

Step 3. Check the backup settings and click "Back Up Now" to make a backup of your old iPhone.

Step 4. When it's finished, restore your new iPhone from iTunes backup, by which you can transfer photos from your old iPhone to the new one.

Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone via iTunes

The Bottom Line

We hope you can transfer photos from the old iPhone to the new iPhone with the above-mentioned workable ways. In conclusion: If you have set up your new iPhone and want to get photos from the old iPhone without erasing your current data, EaseUS MobiMover is your choice. Also, you can use AirDrop and iMessage to do it, which may take a long time. If you haven't set your iPhone yet, you can back up your old iPhone to iTunes or iCloud and then restore your new iPhone from the backup.