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3 Methods to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone

By Wian LJ, Last updated: March 20, 2019

Learn how to transfer photos from your old iPhone to the new iPhone in this article!


Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Without iCloud/iTunes

Getting a new iPhone is actually a rewarding experience especially when you have worked hard to get this device. However, upon getting a new phone, the troubles begin with transferring old files especially the photos. 

Today we will discuss how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone easily. First, we will help you transfer old photos from the old iPhone to the new one without iCloud or iTunes needed. 

Yup! you can do it with one click. This is through the help of a great program called FoneDog Toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore. 

What is FoneDog Toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore?

This is a one-click backup of any data like photos, and other important phone content to your computer and simply transferring them to another device or platform. You can export any kinds of data you want with preview and selective restore option.

How to use FoneDog Toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore?

Here's the complete guide on how to use FoneDog Toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore:

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To backup iPhone Photos

  • Download, install and launch software
  • Connect old iPhone to backup using the USB cable
  • Click iOS Data Backup from the home screen of the program 
  • Select backup mode and click Scan 
  • Choose the phone photos and other files you want to backup. Choose wisely and selectively if needed. Click Next to continue
  • Wait until the backup is finished
backup images from iphone

To Restore Pictures from Backup files

  •  Again launch the program 
  • This time connect the new iPhone
  • Click on iOS Data Restore
  • Choose the desired backup files among the list shown on your screen
  • Carefully and selectively choose the photos and other files you need to restore
  • Click Restore to Device and wait for a complete process 

This is so far the easiest and best option to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without the risk of any data loss at all. 

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Method 2. How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud

If you prefer to use iCloud upon transferring contents, you may do so however you might not have a chance to selectively choose only the desired files to restore. You might need to restore the entire iCloud backup and not just the photos. But of course, you can still take advantage of this process at any time.

Here are the steps on how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud:

Backup Old iPhone

On the old iPhone, you need to create backup either automatically or manually. Let us take for example a manual backup:

  1. On the phone home screen, go to Settings
  2. Find and tap iCloud
  3. Tap Backup 
  4. Make sure iCloud backup toggle bar is on or green
  5. Tap Backup Now
  6. Keep your phone connected to the WI-FI until the process is complete
  7. Restore iCloud Backup to the new iPhone

We will now restore the iCloud backup to the new iPhone so you can start using the new device:

Restore iCloud Backup to New iPhone

  1. Turn on the new iPhone until you reach the Hello screen
  2. Connect the device to a wireless network to load backups
  3. Go to the Apps and Data screen on the new iPhone
  4. Select Restore from iCloud Backup
  5. Enter the iCloud username and password
  6. Choose the desired iCloud backup, preferably the most recent one you made
  7. Wait until the restoration is completed. 

Remember that all the purchases you made via AppStore and iTunes may take a while to completely restore on the new device. 

restore iphone images from backup

That's it! your new iPhone will now have all the data from the old iPhone including the photos. All the photos you have synced with iCloud Photo Library will be included as well. 

Method 3. How to Transfer Photos via iTunes Backup

There is another way to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone which is via iTunes. Just like iCloud, you are not allowed to selectively choose Photos only among the files you can restore. You need to restore the entire backup contents. First, you need to take a backup of your old iPhone to iTunes and then restore the backup to the new iPhone. Follow these detailed steps below:

Backup to iTunes

  • Launch iTunes and check for latest software update
  • Connect old iPhone via USB cable
  • Click on the iPhone icon once it appears on iTunes
  • Go to the Summary page and click on Backup Now
  • Wait until the backup is finished

To make sure that the iTunes backup is successfully processed, you can go to Devices Preferences and check if there is your latest iTunes backup with complete data and time stamps. 


Restore from iTunes

Now that you have created a backup of the old iPhone, you can transfer them to the new iPhone so you can enjoy the device as soon as possible. 

  • Turn on the new iPhone and go to the Hello screen
  • Proceed to Apps & Data screen and choose Restore from iTunes backup
  • Launch iTunes on the computer and connect the new phone
  • Click on the iPhone icon and go to the Summary pane
  • Click Restore backup and follow onscreen prompts
  • Wait until the process has finished successfully
restore iphone photos

If you encrypted your backup, enter the password you have set. Do not disconnect the iPhone unless iTunes tells you so. Photos and other media contents might take a while to fully restore on the new iPhone so better plug in the new device to a power source while the process is ongoing.

Now that you have successfully transferred photos from iPhone to iPhone, you can decide whether to wipe clean the old iPhone if you are going to give it away for sale or hand it down to another person. This is to ensure that your data is safe and protected. 

To erase your personal information of the old iPhone, refer below:

  1. Tap Settings on the old phone
  2. Go to General and tap Reset
  3. Find and tap Erase All Content and Setting
  4. Wait until process is completed

You will see the Hello screen once the device has successfully erased all the necessary information from the old device. But of course, make sure you have created backups prior to the deletion. 

Video Guide: How to Transfer Images from iPhone without the Computer

Look here! you can transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without a computer with one click. This is through the help of a great program called FoneDog Toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore.

Part 4. Summary

FoneDog Toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore is the best and easiest method to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone. It does not require any confusing steps.

You only need to download and install the program on the computer. Get your free download version today and share it with friends!

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