4 Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Android

Last Updated on January 30, 2022 by Joanna Lake

Unlike transferring photos between iPhones, the process of transferring photos from iPhone to Android is more difficult, especially transferring the space-squeezing HEIC Photos from iPhone To Android.

Certainly, this is due to the different operating systems on iPhone and Android phones. While we will introduce four easier ways for you. Here are the character of each methods:

Method Require PC 1-Click to Transfer Select Photos Number Limits at a Time
Phone Transfer Y Y N N
Cloud Services N N Y Y
Drag and Drop Y N Y Y
Third-party App N N Y Y

#1Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Android with Phone Transfer

Phone transfer is a tool of Dr.Fone, which will help you transfer data between phones. After connecting iPhone and Android Phone to PC, Phone transfer can one-click to transfer photos from iPhone to Android phone, even other data such as contacts, call logs, etc.

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Step 1: Connect iPhone and Android Phone. Next, open Dr.FonePhone Transfer, then you need to set your iPhone as the source phone, and choose the Android phone as target phone.

Step 2: Choose Photos, then click the Start Transfer button. Wait for a few minutes, all the photos will be sent from iPhone to Android phone.

#2Method 2. Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Android with Cloud Services

If you don’t want to directly send pictures from iPhone to Android, downloading the photos from cloud services will be a better option. Cloud services would automatically upload your photos from iPhone, then you can download them to your new android phones.

Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Android with iCloud

Assuming you have turned on iCloud photos on your iPhone, then you can directly download those photos on your new Android phone:

Unlock the Android device, visit iCloud on a browser, sign in to your Apple ID and touch Photos, just select the photos you want and download them. The photos will be in a .zip file shown in the browser’s downloading folder.

Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Android with Google Drive

Google Drive is another cloud storage solution that transcends operating systems that can be used to transfer not only JPEG photos, but also HEIC pictures and a myriad of other data.

Follow the easy steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to Android using Google drive.

Step 1: Download and install Google Drive app on your iPhone and make sure to keep the Wi-Fi connection on.

Step 2: Open your Google Drive on your iPhone, hit the plus icon ⟶ Photos and Videos then select the photos you want and Tap Share. The files will get uploaded.

Step 3: Unlock the Android phone, search the Google Drive app on Play store. Download and install it.

Step 4: Open the drive and log in with the same Google ID you used on your iPhone. You can preview all the uploaded photos, including the HEIC images or other media files, which you are able to select and bulk download.

#3Method 3. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Android with Drag and Drop Method

Perhaps, the drag and drop method is a more straightforward method to transfer pictures from iPhone to Android. This is because you don’t need to install any app on your smartphone or PC.

This method, however, comes with a couple of downsides such as iPhone DCIM Folder not Showing on the PC, or you need a third-party converter to convert HEIC to JPEG before“Drag and Drop”, or confused by the complicated album location in the Android Gallery app.

Step 1: Connect both your iPhone and Android smartphone to the PC via USB cables.

Step 2: Double-click This PC and select on the iPhone. Navigate to internal storage and locate the DCIM folder which holds all the photos taken using your iPhone’s camera.

Step 3: Copy all photo albums.

Step 4: Go to This PC and click on Android. Navigate to internal storage and locate the DCIM folder.

Step 5: Paste all previously copied photo albums here. If you do not convert the HEIC files before, your Android device will not be able to load the HEIC images.

#4Method 4. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Android with Send Anywhere

Do you want to share the photos via iPhone and Android phone? Then you can try Send Anywhere, which offers transfer photos between mobile devices and desktops.

Step 1: Download and install the Anywhere on iPhone and Android phone

Step 2: Open Anywhere on your iPhone, after adding photos, it would offer digits, a share link, and QR-code for you.

Step 3: Open Anywhere on Android phone, tap Receive and touch QR-code icon, then scan the QR-code and you can transfer photos from iPhone to Android phone.

Bottom Line

After going through our article, we are sure you have got a range of options to transfer pictures from iPhone to Android.

Yes, every method is good in itself, we would prefer to suggest PC users choose Phone Transfer due to it can transfer wide range data categories including photos with one click.