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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone/Android to iPhone 13

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |


Are you one of those people who like to shift from the old iPhone versions to the new ones? We understand how important it is to stay relevant in the technological world. You see, Apple introduced the iPhone 13 along with the new variants. And Many people have shifted from the old iPhone to the iPhone 13 already.

Or are you planning to shift from your Android device to an iPhone? The first fear you have is about losing your photos, contacts, and other files that you've preserved safely. If you don't know how to transfer photos from Android(like Samsung) to iPhone 13 in the right way, then you might end up losing the data.

Be it an iPhone to iPhone shift or an Android to iPhone change, the solutions to all the problems lie in this article. Proceed further to see how to deal with this process that can make your technological situation much better.

Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 13

It is comparatively easier to shift from an older iPhone version to the new one. There are official methods and you can also rely on the methods that are unconventional. When you use third-party apps, the whole scenario changes. However, let us first discuss how to use the official methods to safely move your precious pictures from the old iPhone to the new one.

Method 1: Copy Photos to New iPhone via iTunes 

You will need a USB cable for this process. Taking the USB cable, you have to connect your old iPhone to a computer and launch iTunes.

Step 1: Now choose the 'Device' tab and then open 'Photos'.

Step 2: Go with the 'Sync Photos' option and then go with transferring photos from the 'Copy photos from' option. You can select multiple images.

Step 3: Click on 'Apply' to sync photos from the older iPhone to the new one.

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You need to register at this point that in order to get the iTunes method to work, you need to disable the iCloud option in case it is active.

Method 2: Transfer Pictures to New iPhone Using iCloud

iCloud is one of the safest methods to shift pictures, files and many other data from the old storage system to the newer version of iPhone. However, you need to keep in mind that iCloud only offers 5 GB of free data storage. Anything beyond that will mean that you'll have to purchase more iCloud storage. But the best suggestion here would be to delete those images that do not have professional significance or shift them to another external storage device if you don't plan on purchasing more storage. Here's how you transfer the photos.

Step 1: Open the 'Settings' option on the phone and click on your name or account name that is present on top of the page.

Step 2: Then go with the iCloud option and choose 'Photos'.

Step 3: You need to make sure that the ‘iCloud Photos’ option on top of the page should be turned on.

Step 4: Now you will be displayed with options. Choose 'Optimize iPhone storage' (recommended) or 'Download and Keep Originals'.

use icloud to move pictures to iphone 13

Now, your files, photos, and pictures will be shifted to iCloud storage. You can choose to restore and download them in a new phone once you log in with the same Apple ID on the other device. Here also helps you copy pictures to new iPhone 13 without iCloud.

Method 3: Move Photos to New iPhone with AirDrop

The AirDrop option must be present in both the phones - old and new one. Turn on the AirDrop option on both the phones and proceed.

Step 1: Go to the image that you want to and share the image by clicking on the square box that has an upward arrow. If you want to select multiple images, select the circular space that's present in the bottom corner of each of these images.

Step 2: After clicking on the icon, you will be displayed with the AirDrop icon that is represented by several concentric circles in blue color.

Step 3: Switch on AirDrop on the recipient phone. Select the name of the new iPhone 13 once it appears in your AirDrop space in a new phone.

Step 4: Accept the AirDrop request on the new phone and images will transfer.

use airdrop to migrate photos to iphone 13

The advantage of using the above-mentioned methods is that they are completely free and official. You will also receive assistance from Apple support to navigate your way through them. However, they are tedious, can only transfer selective content, and have restricted storage space.

Part 2: How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone 13

It is not usually possible to shift the pictures from the Android device to the new iPhone 13 directly. You will need to take the help of some third-party applications and hidden routes. Here's how to transfer pictures from Android to iPhone 13 without any hassle.

Method 1: Move Pictures with Move to iOS

Move to iOS is an app that is available on the Google Play Store. This will help you directly shift your pictures from the Android device to any iPhone device, Mac, or iPad. Most importantly, you will need less than 10 minutes to make this happen.

Step 1: Open the Apps and Data setting on iPhone 13 and select the 'Move data from Android' option.

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Step 2: On Android, download the 'Move to iOS' application. Install it.

Step 3: Launch the application on Android and go with the 'Continue' option on both devices.

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Step 4: A 12 digit code will appear on your Android device. Enter the same on the iPhone.

Step 5: Select all the account details and images that you want to transfer to your iPhone 13.

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This is how to transfer photos from Android to iPhone 13 using the 'Move to iOS' app. You can access the camera roll and other google accounts on your iPhone. You can do the same for a Samsung mobile shift too.

Method 2: Transfer Photos with Google Photos App

Step 1: Install the Google Photos App from the Play Store.

Step 2: Open the settings of the Google Photos app on Android.

Step 3: Now go with the 'Backup and Sync' option. Turn it on. All your images will be uploaded to Cloud.

Step 4: On your iPhone, go to the App Store and download Google Photos App. Then log into your account. Go to Settings > Backup and Sync > Turn the toggle on. Your images will be downloaded.

Method 3: Move Pictures with Bluetooth

This method is very easy to understand but the process can be complicated and tedious. You can miss out on some of the pictures too. Here's how to transfer photos from Samsung to iPhone 13 using Bluetooth.

Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on both the devices and pair them.

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Step 2: Open the photo gallery on an Android device and select all those images you want to transfer. You can even get them from File Manager > DCIM.

Step 3: Select the iPhone as recipient and send through Bluetooth.

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These are all the conventional routes to make the transfer happen effortlessly. However, if you prefer to cut down on the time significantly, go with the next option explained in the following section. Check here for more Android to iPhone solutions.

All-in-One Solution: Transfer Any Data to New iPhone 13 Easily

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Step 1: Download the MobileTrans and select the 'Phone Transfer' option.

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Step 2: Take both the phones and connect them to the PC using the USB cable.

Step 3: Select the Images you want to transfer and initiate the transfer.

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Step 4: Keep checking on the recipient phone to see how many files are being received. You will receive the process completion prompt after it is done.

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Watch this to get a quick tutorial:


The article taught you how to transfer photos from iPhone/Android/Samsung to iPhone 13 with conventional methods and third-party applications. However, some methods are not sure-shot options and you might end up losing some files (Bluetooth method). While the others can take a lot of time to work around (downloading and launching Google Photos app, Move to iOS app).

If you are in a hurry, then we suggest that you place your bets on MobileTrans - Phone Transfer because you are sure to get brilliant results. Also, MobileTrans App can make the process even easier. Make a wise choice and enjoy your new iPhone 13 journey!

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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