How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPhone in Free Ways

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

When you get a new iPhone, like the soonly coming iPhone 8, you must want to move the photos from your old iPhone to the new one, or when you got some interesting pictures and want to share them with your family member's or friend's iPhone, how to make it? If you are bothering with such problems, check this article to find three free solutions to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone. Among the three available methods, EaseUS MobiMover Free is the most recommended way as it permits users to transfer single or batches of pictures from iPhone to iPhone with only one-click. 

Transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone with MobiMover Free

In this part, we mainly talk about the competent and completely free iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer data between two iOS devices by one-click. With more than ten kinds of files supported, MobiMover allows for moving contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, photos, audio, and videos from computer to iOS device or from iOS device to computer on the opposite but not limited to transfer between two iOS devices. Begin to experience this outstanding iPhone data transfer tool now. 

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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

The tutorial guides for moving pictures from iPhone to iPhone are the same as transferring photos from iPhone to iPad, if you are about to migrate pictures from iPhone to iPad to enjoy the photos in large screen, do as tips above showed. 

Transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

AirDrop can offer you a wireless transfer method on moving pictures from iPhone to iPhone. Especially when you want to transfer single pictures, AirDrop is the simplest way. For properly using AirDrop, you need to turn on the Bluetooth and connect to Wi-Fi network. Besides, two iPhones should not be too far away from each other.

1. Go to the iPhone control center, and turn on AirDrop.

2. Tap on AirDrop to set the receiving option to Everyone.

3. Open the Photos application; tap the picture you want to transfer.

4. Tap the Share button at the lower right corner.

5. Choose the iPhone device that you want to transfer pictures to. What's more, you can choose multiple pictures to transfer simultaneously.

6. On the other iPhone, choose to Accept on the pop-up window asks for receiving AirDrop pictures.

transfer pictures from iphone to iphone with airdrop

AirDrop can be seamlessly used for transfer files from iPhone to iPhone/iPad, and from iPhone/iPad to Mac. Exporting photos from iPhone to Mac for backup or iPhone storage clear is indispensable sometimes, when you need, check the guides on how to use AirDrop to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac.

Transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone using Photo Stream

Alternative to using AirDrop to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone, Photo Stream is also available when you want to move one or multiple pictures to a group of people.

1. Go to Photos app on your iPhone.

2. Tap the Share tab at the lower left corner on the screen.

3. Tap the + button at the top left, and enter a name for the album.

4. Then you will be asked to set the authority who can view the stream, choose from your contacts list.

5. Add pictures to the photo stream. Finally, the people you invited to view the stream will be able to access the photos in their Photos app too.

transfer pictures with photo stream