Last Updated : | Wide Angle Software
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.
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:
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).
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.
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...
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:
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.
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 or higher, iTunes has been replaced, so you'll need to open Finder instead.
Good Job! You have transferred photos from your Android to iPhone.