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Ways to Switch Photos to New Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

After you have changed to a new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you may want to transfer all your important photos from your old device to the new gadget because you don't want to leave them behind. That's why we write this article to provide you with four different ways to switch your photos from your old phone, such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, and other Android phones or iPhone X/8/7/6/5, to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. Go through the following content to see which method is your favorite one.

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Method 1: Switch Photos to New Galaxy S8/S8 Plus with 1 Click
Method 2: Send Photos from Old Phone to New Galaxy S8/S8 Plus with Email
Method 3: Transfer Photos from Android to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus via Bluetooth
Method 4: Switch Photos from iPhone to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus via iCloud

Method 1: Switch Photos to New Galaxy S8/S8 Plus with 1 Click

The first method we would like to introduce is using Coolmuster Mobile Transfer (Windows) or Mobile Transfer for Mac, which can transfer data, such as photos, videos, music, contacts, SMS, apps, etc. from your old device to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus quickly and easily in one click. Then, how to switch photos from your old Android phone or iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8 by using the Mobile Transfer? Here is how it works.

Step 1. Connecting the two smartphones

Connect your old phone and your new Samsung galaxy S8 together with the help of two USB cables connected to a computer, where you have the Coolmuster Mobile Transfer downloaded and installed.

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Step 2: Selecting the correct option

Go to the program interface and choose the Phone to Phone Transfer option. Then click on "Start" to enter the phone transferring window.

phone to phone transfer

Step 3. Selecting photos you want to transfer

If you want to transfer photos only, check the box next to photos on the left and tick off the scanned out photos you want to transfer on the right. After that, click the arrow pointing towards the side your new Galaxy S8 phone is connected and those selected photos will get transferred in an instant!

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Method 2: Send Photos from Old Phone to New Galaxy S8/S8 Plus with Email

If you don't want to install additional applications and you have only a few photos need to be switched, you can send the photos from your old phone to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus via Email. Below are the detailed operations:

1. Turn on your old phone, tap to open the mail app.

2. Send an email with the photos inserted in the email.

3. Turn on your new Galaxy S8 and go to the mail app. Log in with the same account as on your old phone and download the uploaded photos from the email.

Method 3: Transfer Photos from Android to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus via Bluetooth

If you old phone is Android, you can directly use Bluetooth to transfer photos from your old Android phone (Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, ZTE, etc.) to your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.

Step 1. Turn on Bluetooth on both your old Android phone and Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

Step 2. Go to your old Android phone and click Settings > Bluetooth. Then, tap on S8 or S8 Plus from the list of available device to pair.

Step 3. Go to your new Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, tap Pair.

Step 4. Go to your old Android phone again and open the Photos app to choose the photos you want to transfer. Then, select Bluetooth to share.

Step 5. Receive photos on your new Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.

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Method 4: Switch Photos from iPhone to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus via iCloud

If your old phone is iPhone, you can use iCloud to switch the photos to your new Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

1. Turn on your iPhone and go to Settings > iCloud > Photos and turn on iCloud Photo Library.

2. Log in iCloud.com on your computer and download all the photos on the computer.

3. Use a USB cable to connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus to the same computer.

4. Now, you can choose all the downloaded photos on the step 2 above, and transfer them to a chosen folder in your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

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That's all! The operations could be more troublesome, so I suggest you to transfer data between iOS and Android system by using Mobile Transfer in the method 1.

Above are the four popular methods you can try to switch photos from your old device to the new Samsung Galaxy S8. If you have any other methods, just feel free to share with us in the comments section.

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