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Full Guide on How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

iPhone is more than a cell phone for many people, it also works as an excellent camera that allows you to take many beautiful photos. There are times when you need to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, for example, switch to a new iPhone, share photos with others or just want to make an extra backup. There are many ways to complete this task. In this article, we will explore 6 easy ways on how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud as well as using iCloud.

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Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud
1.1 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone via iPhone Photo Transfer
1.2 How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes
1.3 How to Get Pictures from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop
1.4 How to Transfer Photos from One iPhone to Another via Email
1.5 How to Export Photos from iPhone to iPhone via Shared Album
1.6 How to Import Pictures from iPhone to iPhone Using Google Photos
Part 2: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

If you don't want to use iCloud to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, there are other options for you. Below are 6 methods to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud.

1.1 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone via iPhone Photo Transfer

The easiest and most straightforward way to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone is to use a professional iPhone Photo Transfer. With this handy tool, you can freely transfer photos from phone to phone with one simple click. Besides, this useful software supports other file types including contacts, photos, music, playlist, movies, ringtones, audio books and many more.

Outstanding features of iPhone Photo Transfer:

* One-click to transfer photos(all or selected) from iPhone to iPhone.

* Transfer a wide range of data from iOS to iOS, iOS to Android, Android to iOS and Android to Android.

* Convert media files to be compatible with the target device automatically.

* Support the latest iOS 13 and Android 8.0.

* Fully compatible with most iOS devices such as iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus.

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Here's how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud:

Step 1: Install and run iPhone Photo Transfer on your computer, then connect your two iPhones to computer with suitable USB cables. Your devices will be detected automatically.

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Step 2: Make sure both of the source phone and destination phone are connected, then click "Photos" in the middle.

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Step 3: Now click "Start to copy" to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud immediately.

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1.2 How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes is another option for Apple users to back up data from iPhone. You can use it to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone. To do that, you will need to back up your files from your old iPhone to iTunes first, then restore the photos to another iPhone. But iTunes will possibly erase the existing photos in your Photo Library when you transfer photos to the target iPhone.

Here's how to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes:

Step 1: Back up photos from source iPhone to iTunes:

(1) Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes, then click the Device icon on the top-left of the iTunes interface.

(2) Click "Summary" on the right and go to the Backups section, select "This computer" and then click "Back Up Now" to back up your files including photos from the old iPhone to the computer.

(3) Disconnect this iPhone after the backup process is completed.

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Step 2: Transfer photos to another iPhone using iTunes

(1) Connect another iPhone to your computer with a USB cable, then click the device icon on iTunes.

(2) Go to "Photos" and check the box of "Sync Photos", then click "Sync" button.

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In this way, the photos from that you have backed up from your previous iPhone will be transferred to your new iPhone.

1.3 How to Get Pictures from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop

AirDrop is a very handy tool when it comes to transferring a few files between iOS devices. To use this AirDrop, you need to enable both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and make sure your devices are in the Bluetooth range.

Here's how to upload files from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop:

Step 1: Enable AirDrop on the two iPhones

Open the control center by Swiping up from the bottom of the screen and tap "AirDrop", then select "Contacts Only" or "Everyone".

Step 2: Select photos that you want to transfer

On your sending iPhone, select the required photos and then tap the "Share" icon, select the AirDrop option to transfer them to another iPhone.

Step 3: Receive photos on the target iPhone

On the target iPhone, select "Accept" on the pop-up window and the photos will be transferred to the target iPhone.

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1.4 How to Transfer Photos from One iPhone to Another via Email

Email is an effective and easy way to transfer a small number of files. The steps to get photos from iPhone to iPhone are very simple:

Step 1: On your source iPhone, enter your email account and create a new email.

Step 2: Tap "Add attachment" and select the photos that you want to transfer to another iPhone, send the email after the attachment has finished uploading.

Step 3: On your target iPhone, log in to the email client and download the photos.

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1.5 How to Export Photos from iPhone to iPhone via Shared Album

iPhone has a Shared Album feature that lets you share photos and videos to the people you choose. You can make good use of this feature to export photos from iPhone to iPhone.

Step 1: On both the source and target iPhone, navigate to: "Settings" > "Your name" > "iCloud" > "Photos" > enable "iCloud Photo Sharing".

Step 2: Open the Photos app on the source iPhone and go to "Albums", then tap "+".

Step 3: Tap "New Shared Album" and give a name to the album, then invite people to join this album. You can invite them from your contacts, or type an email address or iMessage phone number. In this way, the other iPhones can access your photos from the Shared album.

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1.6 How to Import Pictures from iPhone to iPhone Using Google Photos

Google Photos is a cloud service designed for storing photos and videos. It allows you to back up unlimited photos with high quality for free. You can access the backed up photos via your Google account in different devices.

Below we will show you how to use Google Photos to import photos from iPhone to iPhone.

Step 1: Download Google Photos on both two iPhones and sign in to it with the same Google account.

Step 2: On your source iPhone, go to Google Photos app > "Settings" > "Backup & sync" to upload all photos to Google account.

Step 3: On your target iPhone, open Google Photos app and get the pictures from the source iPhone.

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Part 2: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

iCloud allows Apple users to store all sorts of data like photos, videos, music, documents, etc. iCloud makes the backup process easy and seamless, and it is also a good way for users to transfer files between devices. With the iCloud Photos syncing, you are able to upload all the photos on the source iPhone to the iCloud, then get them to a new iPhone easily with the same Apple ID.

Though using iCloud doesn't require a USB cable, the syncing process may be slow via a Wi-Fi network. And iCloud offers only 5GB free storage, you need to make sure that you have enough iCloud storage space for your photos.

Step 1: Open the "Settings" app on your source iPhone, then tap [your name] > iCloud.

Step 2: Tap "Photos" and enable "iCloud Photos". This will automatically upload all your photos and videos to iCloud.

Step 3: On the target iPhone, sign in to the same Apple ID and you can see all the photos in the Photos app.

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Final Words

iCloud and iTunes are regular ways for users to back up or transfer files. But they have some limitations, for example, they don't allow you to transfer photos selectively, the transfer process takes a long time. Comparatively speaking, if you want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes, iPhone Photo Transfer is the most ideal way. With it, you can preview photos before transferring, and select the photos you want to transfer. Besides, apart from photos, you can use it to transfer other files from iPhone to iPhone.

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