3 Easy Tricks In 5 Second: How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone XS

Last Updated on June 16, 2020 by Ian McEwan


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Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max are gorgeous, however, most of the ex-Android users must face the tough task of transferring photos from Android to a new iPhone. If done the wrong way, you risk losing important photos and memories.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone XS

Luckily, with the right methods and tools, Android to iPhone photo transfer is now easy and safe. This guide gives you 3 of the best solutions on how to transfer photos from Android to iPhone.

Solution 1: Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone with Google Drive (Only Selective Transfer)

Solution 2: Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone Using Switch Mobile Transfer (Either Selective Transfer or Bulk Transfer )

Solution 3: Transfer Pics from Android to iPhone Using Move to iOS (Only Bulk Transfer)

 

Solution 1: Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone with Google Drive

You can use Google Drive to store most of the items you have in your phone including photos, music, documents and videos. To use this method, you must have a Google account.

  1. Visit Play Store and install Google Drive on your Android phone.
  2. Open the app and tap the Plus icon at the bottom right corner. Select ‘Upload’ and choose all the photos you want to upload. If you want to transfer the whole album, select the folder containing the photos.
  3. The files will be uploaded quickly to your Google Drive account. (Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network is highly recommended)
  4. Install Google Drive on your iPhone and open the app using the same Google Account.
  5. You’ll see the uploaded photos. Tap on the three dots below the photos you want to transfer > then tap ‘Send a copy’from the drop-down list.  > Tap ‘Save image’ to download pic from Google Drive.

Note: However, unlike Google Drive on Android, it’s impossible to bulk download photos to your iPhone. That may take a while if you transfer all your photos from Android to iPhone with Google Drive.
Remember to give the Google Drive app permission by going to the settings > Privacy > Photos and enable Drive.

 

Solution 2: Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone Using Switch Mobile Transfer

Switch Mobile Transfer not only makes it easy to transfer photos from Android to iPhone but also the fastest and safest method. With a user-friendly interface and clear instructions, the software is compatible with thousands of mobile phones and only takes a single click to accomplish the task.

What’s more, Switch Mobile Transfer comes loaded with other features like: back up files to your computer, erase personal data from your old phone and restore backups from your computer or Cloud Service to your phone.

To use Switch Mobile Transfer:

  1. Launch the Switch Mobile Transfer software after installing it on your laptop. Connect both your Android device and iPhone via USB cables.
  2. Click on ‘Phone to Phone Transfer’ to access the data on your Android. Make sure the Android device is the Source (Use the flip button to switch the two devices).
  3. Check the photos box and click ‘Start Transfer.’ Your photos will quickly be transferred to your iPhone.

 

Solution 3: Transfer Pics from Android to iPhone Using Move to iOS

Apple has made it easy to transfer photos from your old Android device to your new iPhone. The Move to iOS app uses Wi-Fi connectivity to hook the two devices.

  1. While setting up your new iPhone, look for ‘App & Data’ screen
  2. Tap ‘Move Data from Android.’
  3. On your Android device, go to Play Store and install Move to iOS
  4. Once installed, open the app and tap continue.
  5. Still, on your Android, tap Agree > Next
  6. Tap continue on your iOS device to open a screen containing a special code. Enter the code on your Android device
  7. When the Transfer Data screen appears, select the photos you want to transfer and tap Next.
  8. When the photo transfer process is complete, tap ‘Continue setting up iPhone’ to finish set up.

However, if you miss the step 1, you must erase and reset your iPhone to get the code. And you cannot use these two mobiles during the transfer. Just like the warning from the Apple support “…Make sure that you leave both devices alone until the transfer finishes. For example, on your Android device, the Move to iOS app should stay onscreen the whole time. If you use another app or get a phone call on your Android before the transfer finishes, your content won’t transfer…

As you can see, there are various solutions on how to transfer photos from Android to iPhone. While most of them should work fine, using Switch Mobile Transfer gives you more control and zero risks on data loss.

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