Normally, when asked how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, everyone thinks of iCloud or iTunes.
💡 Here is how to transfer photos from one iPhone to another using iCloud:
- On your old iPhone, go to Settings -> Apple ID -> iCloud -> Photos.
- You will see a toggle next to iCloud Photos: set it to ON.
- On your new iPhone, sign in to the same Apple ID.
- Go to Settings -> Apple ID -> iCloud -> Photos and toggle on iCloud Photos.
- Your photos are synced across devices!
🔸 Part of your photos will be stored on your older device, and part in iCloud;
🔸 If you choose to unsync photos, they may be removed from your device;
🔸 You won’t be able to trim your library, leaving only relevant photos.
To get control over what photos you transfer and where they are stored, you need to take a longer route.
Don’t worry though, the steps are pretty easy:
How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone
Importing photos to PC
To transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone, import them to PC first. For this, we have our offline photo management tool, CopyTrans Photo.
So, here is how to download photos from iPhone to PC:
Download and install CopyTrans Photo.
If you need help installing the program, please refer to the installation guide.
Run CopyTrans Photo and connect your iPhone. iPhone or iPad photos will be displayed on the left-hand side of the main program window. Your PC folders will appear on the right:
To download all iPhone photos and albums at once, click Full Backup in the top-left corner, then select the destination folder.
Wait until the backup is complete.
Done! If you want to, you can trim your library, getting rid of the images you don’t like.
How to transfer photos to new iPhone
Start CopyTrans Photo and connect your new iPhone (iPad or iPod touch).
Select all the PC albums exported with CTP in Part 1, then drag and drop them to the left side of the interface.
Your albums will populate Photo Library. Click Apply changes to save photos to device.
The photos now reside on your iPhone!
Here is more on the subject from Apple.
How do I transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone Camera Roll?
Finally, you will need to move photos from Photo Library to Camera Roll.
On your iPhone, go to Photos -> Albums -> From My Mac, then select the album with the photos you need to copy to Camera Roll.
In the upper-right corner, press Select and choose the photos you need. There is also the option Select All.
Then select the Share option in the lower-left corner of the screen and choose Duplicate to copy the photos to Camera Roll.
The photos are now part of your Camera Roll.
Do not forget to delete the photos from Photo Library to avoid duplicates!
Just use CopyTrans Photo again. When in doubt, see our support article:Delete photos from iPhone!
Enjoy your Camera Roll photos on the new device 🥰
This is how to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone without iTunes. If you have questions, shoot us a comment below.