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3 Methods to Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone

Just upgrade your old iPhone to iPhone 7 (Plus)/6s (Plus), only to find that your valuable data, including photos, contacts, music, video and others are still stuck on the old iPhone? Don't worry. It's not a problem to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 7 (Plus)/6s (Plus). You can transfer photos from iPhone to another iPhone using iTunes, iCloud or some third party tool.

If you want a convenient way to transfer iPhone photos to another iPhone, use third-party applications could be easy and fast, such as MobileTrans (any phone to phone) and AnyTrans (only iPhone to iPhone).

Now, let us show you the 3 methods to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone.

Method 1: Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with MobileTrans

Method 2: Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

Method 3: Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with MobileTrans

MobileTrans is a powerful tool which allows you to transfer files between different devices and operation system. So, if you'd like to transfer files from old iPhone to new iPhone 7 (Plus)/6s (Plus), MobileTrans is a good choice for you to get it done in 3 steps.

Step 1: Buy & Download, Run MobileTrans, and Choose "Phone to Phone Transfer"

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Step 2. Select "Photos" or other contents you want to transfer

Apart from transferring photos from old iPhone to iPhone 7 (Plus)/6s (Plus), this software also lets you transfer content from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5S, from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5, from iPhone 5 to iPhone 4, and more. As long as your two iPhones are supported, you can use this software to transfer photos, music, video, calendar, messages and contacts from one iPhone (iOS 10 supported) to another. In a word, it only takes one click to transfer data between two devices. Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, WinPhone devices and more are supported.

Step 3. Start Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone

Just start the data transfer by clicking "Start Transfer". In the pop-up dialog, you can check the transfer progress. It takes you a few minutes. When it's finished, the data on your old iPhone will be transferred to your new iPhone.

That is it. Transferring photos from iphone to iphone has never been easier before.

Method 2: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

This way only works for transferring pictures in camera roll from iPhone to iPhone, and you need to transfer photos from the original iPhone to your computer firstly (To move photos from iPhone to PC/Mac). Then follow the steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes program.

Step 1. After moving photos to your computer, you should create a folder and put the pictures you want to transfer to the target iPhone in. It is recommended to keep the folder on the desktop in order to save your time.

Step 2. Connect your new iPhone to computer and launch iTunes. Click the iPhone shaped button.

Step 3. Click on Photos, and select Sync Photos. Next to "Copy photos from" option, select "Choose folder…", and find the folder you created on the desktop, click on Open. Click Apply.

Note: iTunes will wipe the existing photos in photo library when syncing new pictures to it.

Method 3: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

This method relies on having iCloud setup on the original device. If you don’t have iCloud set up or you have a slower internet connection, jump back to the iTunes method or third party app method instead.

Step 1: Back up the old iPhone manually with iCloud by opening “Settings, tap “iCloud”, navigate to bottom and tap on “Storage & Backup”, then tap “Back Up Now”.

Step 2: Boot the New iPhone and walk through the easy setup, choose either “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

Step 3: Wait until the new iPhone restores from your old iPhone backup, this can take a while depending on the size of your backup, how much stuff you have on the iPhones, and the speed of your internet connection.

Step 4: When finished, all data gets transferred to new iPhone, and this includes the photos too.

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Lincoln Spector, is a senior editor for giveumore studio and is enjoying discovering most useful Tips and Tricks in the iOS world.

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