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Transfer Android photos to iPhone

Introduction

Whether you're switching from Android to iPhone, or you have one of each device, you'll probably want to transfer your photos from one to the other.

It is not possible to transfer your photos from Android to iPhone directly unless you use a cloud platform like Google Photos to sync the photos, or email a few photos at a time between your devices.

If you don't like the thought of syncing your photos online due to security concerns, this guide will show you how to transfer your photos locally using your PC or Mac.

The first step is to copy your images from Android to your computer, then you'll need to transfer the photos from your computer to your iPhone.

Step 1: Copy photos from Android to computer

Method 1 - How to copy photos from Android to PC the smart way

If you're using Windows on your computer, we recommend using Droid Transfer for transferring data from Android to PC.

With Droid Transfer, you can access all your Android data through your computer and easily transfer the stuff you need to the computer.

Here's how to transfer your Android photos using Droid Transfer:

  1. Download and install Droid Transfer on your Windows PC.
  2. Get the free Transfer Companion app on your Android, and connect it to your computer using a USB cable or Wi-Fi (Set Up Guide).
  3. Click 'Export Photos'.
  4. Choose a location on your PC where you'd like to save your photos to.
  5. Droid Transfer will scan the chosen folder for existing photos, and will show you which of your Android phone photos are not yet backed up.
  6. Click "Export" to export all these photos to your chosen folder.

This method is great because it prevents you accidentally copying photos that you have already copied before, thereby eliminating the risk of creating duplicates. It also makes it really easy if you need to backup the photos regularly (which is recommended).

Copy Android Photos to computer

As you can see, you can view all your photos and videos in Droid Transfer, as well as other data types (Messages, Contacts, Call Logs and more)! This makes the software a staple for Android users who need to manage data between Android and PC.

See it in action

Once you've copied all your desired photos to your computer, jump to Step 2 to learn how to transfer them over to your iPhone.

Method 2 - How to drag and drop photos from Android to PC

If you don't mind risking creating duplicates of your photos, or easy regular backups as described in Method 1, you can simply drag and drop your photos from your Android to a folder on your PC.

Let's see how it's done...

  1. Connect your Android to the PC using your USB cable.
  2. Launch File Explorer and select your device from the menu on the left.
  3. Locate your photos. They are usually found in the folder DCIM > Camera.
  4. Select the photos you wish to transfer and drag them into a folder on your computer.
Dragging and dropping photos from Android to PC

Method 3 - How to copy photos from Android to Mac

Macs natively do not allow for transferring files from an Android device. For this reason, we'll need to use the free Android File Transfer app.

This app allows you to browse and copy data from your Android phone to your Mac. Let's see how it's done:

  1. Download and install Android File Transfer on your Mac.
  2. Connect your Android to the Mac using your USB cable.
  3. Launch Android File Transfer.
  4. Locate your photos in the DCIM and/or Pictures folders.
  5. Select your desired photos and drag and drop them onto your Mac.
Transferring photos from Android to Mac

Once you've copied all your desired photos to your Mac, jump to Step 2 to learn how to transfer them over to your iPhone.

Step 2: Transfer Photos from computer to iPhone

Now that you've copied your photos from Android to computer, you're ready to transfer them onto your iPhone.

In order to do this, open iTunes on your computer. If you are using macOS Catalina, iTunes has been replaced, so you'll need to open Finder instead.

  1. Open iTunes/Finder on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone using your USB cable.
  3. Select your device when it is found in iTunes/Finder. iTunes device icon
  4. Choose the Photos section.
  5. Tick the Sync Photos box and choose which photos to copy from your computer to iPhone, and also whether to include videos.
  6. Once you have made your selection, click 'Apply' to start the transfer to your iPhone. Transfer Photos from computer to iPhone

Good Job! You have transferred photos from your Android to iPhone.

Publisher: Wide Angle Software
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