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[Fixed] Why My Photos Didn't Transfer to New iPhone 15

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

Hello,I transferred data from my old iPhone to the new iPhone 15 I just purchased, but I do not seem to find my photos. How can I fix iPhone photos did not transfer to new iPhone 15 problem?

Recent reports indicate that most iPhone users struggle to transfer photos to their new iPhone 15 device. So, if you're here because of a similar issue, don't worry; you're in the right place.

This article is a complete tutorial on iPhone photos that won't transfer errors. You'll learn everything from why iPhone photos won't transfer to the best solutions to fix the problem. Keep reading.

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Part 1: Why Didn't My Photos Transfer to the New iPhone

The reasons why your photos didn't transfer to the new iPhone vary based on whether you're using the sync method or the iCloud backup method to transfer.

If you Enable Photos to Sync to iCloud

  • Insufficient iCloud Storage Space:

If you don't have enough iCloud storage, then not all of your photos on your old iPhone are synced to iCloud.

  • iCloud Photos is Disabled on New iPhone:

Disabling iCloud photos on your new iPhone could be another reason your images did not transfer to the new iPhone. You should enable it from the settings app if this is the case for you.

  • The iCloud Account on New iPhone is Different:

Your iCloud account on the new iPhone must be the same as the old iPhone for data, including photos, to be synced to your new iPhone 15.

If you Back Up Photos to iCloud

  • Not Enough Storage Space on New iPhone:

Another thing that could cause photos didn't transfer to the new iPhone is insufficient storage space. Perhaps your photos are up to 80G, and your iPhone storage is just 64G. The transfer process can't be executed.

  • Unstable Internet Connection:

It would be best to have a good internet connection for data to transfer between two iPhones without disruption. It could compromise the transfer process, thus causing photos to not transfer to the new iPhone.

Another reason: iOS Bug

  • Update to the latest iOS version:

To update your iOS version, first, ensure your new device is compatible with the latest version of iOS. Then, connect your iPhone 15 to a stable Wi-Fi network and ensure it is fully charged or plugged in. Next, go to the "Settings" app and select "General." Select "Software Update," and your device will check for available updates. If an update is available, select "Download and Install." Follow the prompts to complete the update, which may take several minutes. Once the update is complete, your device will restart, and you will be running the latest version of iOS. Then, use Quick Start to transfer your data again.

Part 2: 5 Possible Solutions to Fix Not All Photos Transferred to New iPhone

Several solutions could come in handy to fix not all photos transferred to the new iPhone problem. So, here we've discussed the five possible solutions you can try. These solutions are easy, and you don't need technical knowledge.

Solution 1: Transfer Photos to New iPhone using MobileTrans

One of the best ways to transfer phones to new iPhones before or after setup is by using the MobileTrans software. For example, perhaps your photos could not sync to iCloud due to insufficient cloud storage. This tool will help you transfer photos from your old iPhone directly to the new iPhone without compromising the data you previously transferred to the new iPhone.

MobileTrans is a fast, efficient, and easy-to-use software that supports data transfer in over six thousand mobile devices, whether Android or iPhone. It can transfer all kinds of iPhone data within just a few clicks. No matter how huge or small the data is, it'll execute the operation seamlessly.

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Here is how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with MobileTrans;

Step 1: Install the MobileTrans software on your computer and launch it.

Step 2: Click Phone Transfer from the top of the main interface, then choose Phone to Phone and connect both iPhones to the PC using a USB cable.

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Step 3: Once MobileTrans detects both devices, it'll display one as Source while the other as Destination. Make sure the iPhone you're sending data from is Source while the receiving iPhone is the Destination. You can click the Flip button to switch the device placement.

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  • Tick the checkbox next o Photos. You can also select other data to transfer. Afterward, click Start to begin data transfer.

Step 4: Ensure you don't disconnect both iPhones until the transfer operation is complete.

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Solution 2: Enable iCloud Photos on Your New iPhone

As mentioned earlier, disabling iCloud photos on a new iPhone could cause photos not to transfer to it. So, follow steps below to enable it.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your new iPhone. Scroll down to Photos and tap on it.

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Step 2: If the toggle next to iCloud Photos is turned off, tap on it to turn it ON.

Solution 3: Use the Same iCloud Account on Both iPhones

Using an iCloud account that is different from the one on your old iPhone will result in iPhone photos did not transfer problem. So, follow the steps below to change it.

Step 1: Go to the Settings app and tap on the banner displaying your Apple ID profile,

Step 2: Scroll down and tap Sign Out to remove the iCloud account on your new iPhone.

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Step 3: After you've successfully signed out of the iCloud account, sign in to the iCloud account on your old iPhone using the correct Apple ID and password.

Photos on your old iPhone should sync to the new one afterward.

Solution 4: Re-backup Your Old iPhone

If your new iPhone does not have sufficient space to restore all data, you need to back up your old iPhone again. However, this time, don't back up the data of the apps that you barely use to make sure the backup can be fully restored to the new iPhone.

Step 1: Head to Settings on your old iPhone and tap your profile.

Step 2: Select iCloud.

Step 3: On the iCloud page, turn off the toggle next to apps whose data you don't necessarily need to be copied to iCloud backup.

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Step 4: Navigate back to the iCloud page and tap on iCloud Backup. Then, tap the toggle next to Back Up This iPhone and tap Back Up Now to back up your photos and other data you selected to iCloud.

You can restore the new backup to your new iPhone 15 afterward.

Solution 5: Switch to a Stable Internet

Transferring data via an unstable internet connection will surely cause mid-transfer glitches. As a result, you may be unable to finish the transfer process, or some of the data will be missing. To solve the issue, switch to a more stable Wi-Fi connection.


Photos are the best way many folks keep memories of special moments spent with family and friends. So, we understand how it feels that your memorable photos didn't transfer to your new iPhone. and that is why we create this article to help.

If you want a fast and efficient data transfer to a new iPhone, you should use MobileTrans, as it supports selective data transfer from iPhone to a new iPhone and does the job faster than you can ever think.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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