How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone Easily

In iOS 7 or later version, iPhone will support users to switch photos between two iPhones with Air Drop. However, only iPhone 5 or newer models of iPhone can use this function. Then how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone 3GS/4/4S? How can you share interesting pictures and meaningful photos with your friend with less fuss? If you are searching for some solutions to exchange photos from iPhone to iPhone, you can spend several minutes reading this article. Because we will introduce three transfer tools and their instructions here. You can select one of them to sync your photos between two iOS devices.

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Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes


You need to turn off your iCloud to make sure your photos won't sync with iCloud beforehand. And you should be aware that your photo stream may be deleted from your iPhone after you disable iCloud.


Step 1. Connect the iPhone from which you expect to move photo files


Step 2. Select photos


On Mac: Open iPhoto > Choose your desired photos > Click on "Tap Selected Photos" button.


On windows: Run windows explorer > Double click "iPhone" > Locate the album that contains the photos waiting for transfer > Copy the selected photos on your PC


Step 3. Plug out the iPhone and connect another iPhone with computer


Step 4. Launch iTunes and then select the iPhone icon


Step 5. Click on the "Photos" button on the left sidebar


Step 6. Choose the "Sync Photos" option


Step 7. Click on "Picture" and select a folder from which you wish to migrate photos to the plugged iPhone


Step 8. Click on the "Sync" or "Apply" option 

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Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud

You ought to ensure that both iPhone are running iOS 8.3 or later. Also, you should confirm that the iPhones are using the same Apple ID as well as have enough space to transfer photos.


Step 1. Tap the gear icon to open "Setting" and then select the "iCloud" option


Step 2. Hit on the "Photos" button


Step 3. Turn on "iCloud Photo Library"


Step 4. Choose either "Optimize iPhone Storage" or "Download and Keep Originals"

After that, you will upload your iPhone photos to iCloud and then you can move photos to your desired iPhone via Photos app.

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Part 3. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone by Using Phone to Phone Transfer


Phone to Phone Transfer is an ultimate data transfer program which supports you to switch all kinds of data between two smartphones. With Phone to Phone Transfer, you can transfer contacts, SMS, text messages, call logs, photos, videos and more with one click. 



Step 1. Open Phone to Phone Transfer


Step 2. Plug both two iPhone Devices into your Computer

You are able to check your iPhones in Phone to Phone Transfer. You need to decide which iPhone is the source device and which is the target one. Besides, you can click on the "Flip" button to change your decision.


Step 3. Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone

You are required to check the "Photos" box before you click the "Start Copy" to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone. Afterwards, you should hit on the "OK" button to end the transferring progress.

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