You have been having an Android phone since Smartphones first came on the market. You have been upgrading your phones, and transferring data with ease, since they all have the same operating system.
Now you have decided to buy yourself the latest iPhone and are wondering how you will transfer your precious photos from the Android phone to the iPhone.
Well. You do not have to worry, there are several simple ways in which you can move photos from Android to iPhone.
Although there are many other ways in which you can move photos from an Android device to an iPhone, you will find that some of them are long and complicated. You may have to switch from one device to the other in order to complete the full process.
Thankfully, dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) allows you to transfer photos from Android to iPhone with just a few clicks of the mouse. Now that is truly an easy way of getting the whole process done right? Let us see how below.
Best photo transfer tool from Android to iOS
dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) makes it very easy to transfer photos from android to iPhone. It is a fast and simple tool to use, ensuring full quality maintenance and no data leaks. There is never a better tool to perform this important task.
Step 1 - Run dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) and connect the devices
Download and install dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) from the official download page. Launch it and go to the home screen, where you will select the "Phone Transfer" tab. Using the original USB cables that came with both devices, connect them to the computer and let the application recognize both of them.
dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) allows you to transfer images from one device to another and flip the selection should you want to. You will notice that the iPhone is selected as the source device by default. Click on the "Flip" button at the top center of the screen to make the Android device the source and the iPhone the destination.
Step 2 - Choose the kind of data to be transferred
A full list of data that can be transferred will be listed in the middle section of your screen. The data includes items such as SMS messages, Contacts, Calendar entries, Call logs, Music, Videos, Photos and more. In this case, you are only interested in the photos, so make sure that only "Photos" is selected. Finally click on "Start Transfer".
Step 3 - Finish Transferring data from Android device to iPhone
Wait patiently as dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) goes ahead to transfer the photos from your Android device to the iPhones
NOTE: Always keep the two devices connected to the computer in order to avoid corruption or omission of any of your photos.
After the transfer has come to its logical conclusion, dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) will present you with a pop-up window informing you that the transfer was completed successfully.
When you want to send photos from Android to iPhone using social apps, the process is quite simple really. It does not take long, and also enables you to update your social apps with the latest photos.
Step 1 - Log onto your social apps using your Android device
Log into your social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and then create a new folder or album. Next select the photos that you want to transfer and upload them to this folder. If you want the photos to remain private, then go to the album settings and make sure that only you, as the account holder, can view the contents of that particular album.
New method: Log onto your Android Facebook account, then go to "App Settings" and then click on "Upload HD Photos". This will send the photos to your selected private folder.
Step 2 - Log onto your social apps using your iPhone
Log into your social media account like you did above, then navigate to the folder that you created using the Android device. Now you can download all the photos to your iPhone. If you do not want the photos to remain on your social media account, you can delete the album entirely.
When transferring data from Android to iPhone, you can sync the two using the Gmail account apps found on the devices. However, you can only sync Contacts, Mail, Calendars and notes using this method and not photos.
When you want to move photos from Android to iPhone using email, you may have to follow a lengthy process. The process is lengthy given the restrictions some email providers give on the number and size of files that you can send.
However, it is favorable if you are transferring a few photos.
Step 1 - Log into the email account using your Android device
Log into your email account and then create an email to yourself. Write a few short sentences and then attach the photos that you would like to transfer to the iPhone. Finally send the email or save it as draft.
Step 2 - Log into the email account using your iPhone
Log into the email account like you did above. Some email providers, such as Google will ask you for security verification after detecting that a different device has been used. Follow the security prompts and then go to where the email is (inbox or drafts, depending on the final step you did above.) proceed and download the attachments to the iPhone and you are done.
Using iTunes to move images from Android to iPhone is time consuming and can be difficult. If you do not have any other application for this process, then you can use the iTunes method too. At least it allows you to select images.
The ITunes method will delete all the data that you have on your iPhone so you must only use it on a new iPhone or if you want data erased.
Step 1 - Install and launch iTunes
Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer from the official Apple download page. Create an account if you do not have one, but do not log in right away.
Step 2 - Move data from Android device to computer
Using the USB cable that came with your Android device, connect it to your computer and let it be recognized. Next, go to the "DCIM" folder, where you will find the "Photos" folder. Create a new folder on your computer hard drive and then copy all the photos that you need from the Android device to the new folder.
Step 3 - Connect to iTunes
Disconnect the Android device, log into your iTunes account and then connect the iPhone to the computer using an original USB cable.
Step 4 - Sync Photos on your iPhone
Click on the "Device" tab in your iTunes account and then choose "Photos" and complete by selecting "Sync Photos". Go ahead and select the new folder that you had created on your computer hard disk. Select "All Folders" and leave out "Include Videos" since you are not transferring any videos. Go ahead and click on "Apply" to sync the photos.
Google Photos is a great app that can be used to store and share photos that you take on your mobile device. You can use Google Photos to move photos from Android to iPhone with ease. Simply follow the steps below.
Step 1 - Save photos from your Android device
Go to your Google Photos app and then log in using your Google ID and password. Create a new special folder and then upload the photos from your Android device to Google photos.
Step 2 - Save photos from Google Photos to iPhone
On your iPhone, go to the Google Photos app and then access your account using the same Google ID and password. Browse to the special folder that you created and then download all the photos found therein. It is as simple as that!
Apple created this app that can be used to directly send photos from Android to iPhone devices.
Here is the process of getting photos from Android to iPhone using this Move to iOS.
Step 1 - Setup your iPhone
If this is a new iPhone, start the setup process until you get to the "Apps & Data" screen. Go ahead and choose "Move Data from Android". In case you had already setup the iPhone and skipped this step, you should go to "Settings" followed by "general" and finally "Erase all Content and Settings." At this juncture you should realize that the step will erase all your iPhone data and should be used on a new device. The device will then restart.
Step 2 - Setup your Android device
Using your Android device, access Google Play and then proceed to download the ‘Move to iOS" application. Install and launch it before clicking on "Continue". Read the Terms and Connections and then click on "Agree". Go to the top right hand corner of your screen and then click on "Next". You will be presented with a "Find Your Code" screen. Stop there and go to the next step.
Step 3 - Connect Android device to iPhone and transfer data
Go to the iPhone device and then click on "Continue". It will connect with the Android Device and then provide you with a 6-dogot or 10-digit code.
Now go back to your Android device, access the "Find Your Code" screen and enter the code that you have received on your iPhone. Then you may proceed and select the photos that you want to move to the iPhone, follow some screen prompts and complete the transfer.
Advantages and disadvantages of these 6 methods on photo transfer from Android to iPhone
|dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) (iOS & Android)||Social Apps||iTunes||Google Photos||Move to iOS|
|Convenience||Easy, 3-step process||Medium difficulty||Easy||Complicated||Easy||Easy,|
|Speed||3-Step fast process||Lengthy Process||Lengthy Process||Length Process||Somewhat Lengthy||Somewhat Lengthy|
|Compatibility||All Android, iOS||All Android, iOS||All Android, iOS||All Android, iOS||All Android, iOS||Android 4 and above, All iOS|
|Technology Restrictions||All Data||Photos, Videos, Music.||All Data||Photos, Videos, Music, Some Apps.||Photos Only||More Data but some restrictions do apply.|