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How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPhone in 5 Ways

Cedric Grantham
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Transferring pictures from one iPhone to another is needed when you get a brand new iPhone and need to transfer all photos from the old iPhone to the new device or take lots of pictures of your friends and need to share these images with them. For whatever reason, this guide will introduce all possible ways to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone.

To help you make the right decision, we make a comparison table to list features of each way. It's smart for you to read this table and then choose the suit your needs.

EaseUS MobiMover iCloud iTunes AirDrop Cloud
  • Fast, easy, free.
  • The unlimited number of photos.
  • Supports multiple photo formats.
  • No internet connection needed.
  • Limited storage.
  • Wifi connection is required.
  • Overwrite your existing iPhone data.
  • Error occurs occasionally
  • Time-consuming
  • No cable is needed.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is needed.
Limited storage space and speed.

Way 1. How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPhone via EaseUS MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover is a professional iOS data transfer tool you can use to transfer files from one iPhone to another. It is easy to use and fast to transfer. All you need to do it to plug two iPhones into a computer and choose the "phone to phone" tab from the screen of EaseUS MobiMover, then all photos will be moved to your iPhone without interruption.

Besides, it has no restrictions on the number of photos that can be transferred or any limitation on transfer speed, even no internet connection requirement.

Sounds great, right? Now, just download it on your computer and start to transfer photos from iPhone to your new iPhone 12.

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

Way 2. How to Sync Pictures from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud

Before getting started, make sure you've enabled iCloud Photos on both iPhones and logged into the same Apple ID on both devices. Also, make sure there is enough iCloud storage on your iPhone; otherwise, you will fail to sync photos. Check this guide to manage your iCloud storage with ease. 

Step 1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app.

Step 2. Tap [your name], then "iCloud."

Step 3. Tap "Photos," then "iCloud Photos."

Step 4. Then, all of your photos will be synced to a new iPhone automatically under a Wi-Fi connection.

Manage icloud photo library

Way 3. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to a New iPhone via iTunes

Before getting started, make sure you've installed the latest version of iTunes on the computer. The steps are divided into two parts: sync photos from the old iPhone to the iTunes library. Then, sync photos from the iTunes library to the new iPhone. 

Steps to sync photos from old iPhone to iTunes Library

Step 1.  Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.

Step 2. From the iTunes screen, select your iPhone.

Step 3. From the Settings section, choose "Photos."

Step 4. Tick the box next to "Sync Photos" and choose to sync all or selected photos to your iPhone library.

Sync Photos from iTunes to iPhone

Steps to sync photos from iTunes Library to new iPhone

Step 1. Connect your new iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. From the iTunes interface, choose "Photos."

Step 3. Enable the "Sync Photo" feature.

Step 4. Then, all of the photos will be synced to your new iPhone.

Way 4. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to new iPhone using AirDrop

First of all, make sure the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop feature is turned on on both iPhones. Then put both devices with 30 feet (9 meters) and start transferring pictures with AirDrop.

Turn on AirDrop

Step 1. Go to the "Photos" app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Choose the photos you'd like to transfer and tap the "Share" button.

Step 3. From the list, choose "AirDrop."

Step 4. On the target iPhone, click "Accept."

AirDrop photos from iPhone to iPhone

Way 5. Transfer Photos from One iPhone to Another via Cloud-based Storage

Cloud-based storage is also a popular way to store or transfer your files. You can transfer photos from one iPhone to the cloud and then download these images to another iPhone. There are many cloud-based services to choose from. Here we will take Dropbox as an example.

Dropbox is a popular service for cloud backup that offers 2GB storage for free. If you have more than 2GB photos to transfer, you need to upgrade to a paid account for $9.99 per month. The steps are divided into two sections.

Upload photos and videos to Dropbox from the old iPhone

Step 1. Download Dropbox on your old iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Tap the Create button, which has a "+" over it.

Step 3. Tap "Upload Photos."

Upload photos to Dropbox

Download photos and videos to your new iPhone from Dropbox

Step 1. Download and open the Dropbox app on your new iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the "File" tab. Then, you will see all the pictures you uploaded. 

Step 3. Find the photo and video you'd like to download.

Note: you can search for photos and videos with Mpdofiled, Sort by name, Sort by Size, and Sort by Type.

Step 4. Tap "More" (three dots) next to the photos and videos.

Save photos from Dropbox

Step 5. From the "More" page, choose "Export," then "Save Image."

Download photos from Dropbox to iPhone


That's all tips on how to move pictures between iPhones. You can apply these tips to copy photos from your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to another if you need it. If you've got any questions about moving photos from your old iPhone to another, don't hesitate to contact us to help you out!

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