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3 Ways to Transfer Photos between Android Phone and iPhone

There are various ways for you to swap photos between iPhone and Android phone:

* Sending the photos from Android to iPhone or iPhone to Android through email.
* Coping photos between Android and iPhone over Wi-Fi.
* Transfer pictures between iPhone and Android phone via USB cable.
* Use professional phone to phone transfer to swap photos between Android and iPhone.

If you think about sending the Android photos to iPhone through email, you must consider about the file size. Data transfer through email is only suitable for small files. Coping data between two phones over Wi-Fi is another popular method for file transfer. This method is convenient and easy without the aid of a tool and you do not need to install additional application. But if there is no internet connection, what to do? The last way is using USB cable to connect the phones to computer and use the computer as the middleman between the Android phone and iPhone. However, USB connection is not always efficient.

In this article, we will introduce these ways one by one for transferring photos between iPhone and Android phone, so that you can choose the one that works best for you.

Way 1: Swap Photos between iPhone and Android by Drag-and-Drop
Way 2: Transfer photos from iPhone to Android via Google+
Way 3: Transfer Photos between iPhone and Android with 1 Click (HOT!!!)

Way 1: Swap Photos between iPhone and Android by Drag-and-Drop

Using drag-n-drop operation is the easiest way to share photos between iPhone and Android phone. But if you want to transfer a lot of pictures, all you can do is spend a lot of time doing the tedious work of copying and pasting.

Step 1. Plug your iPhone and Android phone into PC via two USB cables.

Step 2. Open "Computer" and you can see both the devices are displayed under "Portable Device".

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Step 3. Click to open the two devices in a new window.

Step 4. If you want to transfer photos from iPhone to Android, you can go to “DCIM” folder on the iPhone’s storage, where all your images and videos are located, then drag and drop them to your Android image folder.

Note: This method only works for the photos and videos that are saved in your iPhone’s Camera Roll.

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Way 2: Transfer photos from iPhone to Android via Google+

If you have a google account, you can also utilize Google+ app to transfer photos from iPhone XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6/6S/6 Plus to your Android phone, like Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S7 Edge S6/S6 Edge, HTC One M10/M9, LG G6/G5/G4, Sony Xperia Z5/Z4/Z3, etc.

Step 1. Go to App Store to download the Google+ app. Install and run the app on your iPhone and sign in with your Google account.

Step 2. Enable "Turn on Auto Backup" on the "Back up your photos" page and click "Yes" to start uploading your photos or videos from your iPhone Camera Roll to Google+.

Step 3. Now open Google+ app on your Android phone and sign in with the same Google account you used on your iPhone. Then, you will find your all the photos and videos you uploaded from iPhone are in the "Photos" section or "Auto Backup" folder for Android.

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Way 3: Transfer Photos between iPhone and Android with 1 Click

In addition, you may find it is inconvenient to transfer photos between iPhone and Android because they are running with different platform, iOS and Android. And the above three methods are all coming with weaknesses. To tell you the truth, it is not difficult to transfer pictures between Android and iPhone if you have a professional phone data transfer, such as Coolmuster Mobile Transfer or Mobile Transfer for Mac. It is produced to help people who need to transfer data, like videos, photos, music, contacts, text messages, apps between iPhone and Android in simple 3 steps - "Launch" "Connect" and "Copy".

Learn more about the features of Mobile Transfer:

* Transfer contacts, SMS, apps, songs, videos and pictures between Android and Android, iPhone and iPhone, and even iPhone and Android.
* Compatible with all tablets and phones that are running Android and iOS, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, ZTE, etc..
* Does no harm on your device and data. Everything can be transferred with original quality.

Try the free trial version of Coolmuster Mobile Transfer to send pictures from Android to iPhone or from iPhone to Android phone with one click:

Step 1. Install and launch transfer on your PC

Download Mobile Transfer on your computer and install it. Double click on the program icon to launch it and then you will see its primary interface like the below picture shows.

swap photos between iphone and android

Step 2: Connect Android phone and iPhone to the PC

Connect your iPhone and Android phone to the computer simultaneously through USB cables and wait until the program detect them. Both of the devices will be detected by the program once the connection is enabled. Files are able to be transferred are displayed in lists.

connect android and iphone to computer

Step 3. Transfer photos between Android and iPhone

Before transferring photos from iPhone to Android, remove the box in front of other files except "Photos" if you only want to copy photos. Then, you can click "Start Copy" to begin transferring photos from iPhone to Android. If you want to transfer photos from Android to iPhone, you just need to switch their positions by clicking "Flip" button.

transfer photos between android and iphone

Conclusion:

Thanks to mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android phones, we can take wonderful snapshots of what's happening around us. Once you need to transfer photos between Android and iPhone, you can choose the one you need to have a try! Or if you have your own experiences with photo transferring between two devices in different OS, welcome to leave them in the comment box below.

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