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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone? So Easy!

Wondering how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone? You have come to the right place! You might want to sync pictures from an old iPhone to a new iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6S/6 and etc., or you are looking for the way to share photos between your iPhone and your friend's iPhone. Anyway, you can find out different ways here in this article to transfer iPhone photos to another iPhone as you like. Just read on to check it out!

Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iPhone Photos Transfer
Method 2. How to Share Photos from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop
Method 3. How to Copy Photos from iPhone to iPhone using iCloud
Method 4. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes

Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iPhone Photos Transfer

You can also share images between two iPhones on computer (Mac or Windows PC) with the help of iPhone Photos Transfer tool. This professional tool enables you to transfer pictures in a batch on all generations of iPhone, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/5s/SE and etc. Actually, apart from photos, you can also use this tool to transmit contacts, music, videos, messages, calendars, notes and so on. on all version of Mac and Windows computer.

Here are the free trail of the software in Mac and Windows version as below. Just download it and start the journey.

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Here is how to sync photos between two iPhone device using iPhone Photos Transfer:

Step 1. Launch the program and connect two iPhone devices to the same computer with 2 USB cables. Then please select the "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode for transferring photos between two mobile phones.

connect two iphones for transferring photos

Step 2. The program will detect your iPhone devices. Please make sure the iPhone, which is to send pictures, is displayed on the Source side and another iPhone should be on the Destination side. Otherwise, you can click "Flip" button to switch their places.

transfer photos from iphone to iphone

Step 3. If you only want to transfer photos between the two iPhone, you can tick off the "Photos" tab only and click the "Start Transfer" button to copy photos from iPhone to iPhone immediately.

Method 2. How to Share Photos from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

Using AirDrop, you can share pictures from your iPhone with your friend's iPhone easily in seconds. And to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop, both of receiver and sender's iPhone devices need to be iPhone 5 or later, which are running at least iOS 7.

Here is how to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop:

Step 1. Find out AirDrop feature on your iPhone. To do so, unlock your iPhone and swipe up from the bottom on iPhone screen to open Control Center where you can find out AirDrop feature here.

Step 2. Turn on AirDrop feature. Tap on AirDrop icon to turn it on and select the option of "Contacts Only" or "Everyone" to decide to be discoverable or receivable from contacts only or everyone.

turn on airdrop feature on iphone

Step 3. Now you can start to send pictures from iPhone to iPhone. To do so, you can:

- Open the Photos app on your iPhone and select one or more photos you are going to send to another iPhone.

- Tap on the Share icon in the left corner, which will pop up a new window with the option of AirDrop.

- Just select AirDrop and then locate the person who you want to share the photos with, and tap the contact bubble.

share photos from iphone to iphone via airdrop

Step 4. The iPhone receiver starts to receive photos. The iPhone receiver will receive a notification, saying that you are trying to send the receiver something through AirDrop. Just tap "Accept" option, the selected iPhone photos will be added to another iPhone immediately.

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Method 3. How to Copy Photos from iPhone to iPhone using iCloud

If you have ever backed up your iPhone data with iCloud, you can use iCloud to transfer all your data from your old iPhone to new iPhone wirelessly. Below are the detailed steps:

Step 1: Turn to your old iPhone and choose "Settings" > Click on your name >"iCloud" > "Photos" and then slide the "iCloud Photo Library" option to turn it on.

Step 2: Next, you can choose the options “Optimize iPhone Storage” and “Download and Keep Originals”, in order to enable icloud photo library. Then, the photos will be uploaded to iCloud automatically.

Step 3: Now you can turn on your new iPhone, signing in with the same Apple User ID and password and then go to the "Set up your iPhone page" to choose the option "Restore from iCloud backups". Then, follow the onscreen instructions to setup new iPhone from iCloud backup.

icloud photos to iphone

There you go, you’ve synced all the photos from iCloud to your new iPhone successfully.

Method 4. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes

Step 1: Connect your old iPhone to a PC or Mac, where you want to import the photos.

> If connecting to a Windows PC, you should open Windows explorer and double click on the connected iPhone. Open the album where contains the photos you need, select them and copy them to your PC.
> If connecting to a Mac, you should open iPhoto, select the photos you want to transfer to your new iPhone and then click on "Tap Selected Photos".

Step 2: Disconnect your old iPhone from the computer and connect your new iPhone to it again. Open iTunes on the computer.

Step 3: Go to the top menu of iTunes' window, choose iPhone and click "Photos" in the left menu. Choose the "Sync Photos" option and choose the folder where you saved all the photos. Finally, go to the end of iTunes to click on "Sync" or "Apply" button to begin to copy all the photos to your new iPhone.

itunes photos to iphone

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