How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone?

Written By Axel Nash | Dec 13,2019

When you purchase a new phone as a replacement for your old device, this often result in a lot of things such as information and data contained in the previous device having to be transferred to the new device. This information includes contacts, music, pictures etc. Not all mobile phone users are aware of effective methods that can be used to transfer data from the old device to the new device.
The transfer of data from Android to iPhone, have proven to be tricky for users. This is because both devices operate on separate operating system software. Here we have listed multiple methods how to ensure effective transfer of your photos from your android device to your new iPhone device. Each method has been carefully broken down for ease of understanding and images attached in most cases.

Part 1. Transfer Photos from Android to New iPhone using Move to iOS App

To transfer photos from android to iPhone using Move to iOS app, follow these sets of instructions:

Switch on your phone to initiate setup process. Follow each step of setup process your iPhone until you get to the “app and data” stage. Click on the “move data from android” option. If by the time of reading you have already setup your iPhone, you will need to reset it. You can do that by clicking on "Settings" then "General" and then choose the "Reset" option. Next, select the "Erase All Content and Settings" to restart your iPhone.

transfer photos from android to iphone by Move to iOS App

Next switch on your android device and go to Google play store. Search out the “move to iOS” app and click on install. A list of permission request will pop up, tap “Accept”. The app will begin its installation process and when it’s done, click on open.

Thereafter, click “continue” on both devices and then choose agree and then click next on the android phone. A 12-digit code will display on your iPhone and you must enter this code into your android device.

Enter the code on iPhone when using Move to iOS

After this is done, your android device will establish connection with your iPhone through a Wi-Fi connection. Your android device will ask you to select the items to move to iPhone and initiate transfer. When transfer is complete, click on “continue setting up iPhone” on your device and set up new apple ID or log in if you have a previously created apple ID. When setup is done, you will then be asked to log into the accounts transferred to your iPhone from the android device.

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone after Initial Setup

The use of iTunes in the transfer of data between devices tends to be a tiring process for most iPhone users who would prefer a simpler alternative. In order to offer the simpler alternative preferred by most iPhone users, we have developed the MobileTrans software. There is a reliable way to transfer photos from your android device to your iPhone device. Although this software is due to be released next month, a beta version has been released for you, the customer, to experience how easy and seamless this software can be.

To get started, you would only need a Mac or PC as an intermediary and the destination and source phones connected.

The steps outlined in this article will guide you thoroughly through the process of using the MobileTrans software. Hence, endeavor to follow the steps below to the letter.

  1. Download MobileTrans software here.
  2. Run MobileTrans and choose “Phone Transfer”.
  3. mobiletrans - phone transfer home page

  4. Make sure you plug in both your android device and your iPhone to the laptop. This should be done by means of a USB cable. When you tap on the “Start” button, a pop up will appear showing two phone icons. If your devices have been properly connected, they will show up in this window.
  5. start transfer photos from android to iphone by mobiletrans

Part 3. Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone by Bluetooth

Another reliable method for transferring photos from android to iPhone is through Bluetooth. To do this, click on the settings app on both phones. Select the Bluetooth option. Another way to get to the Bluetooth option is by clicking directly from the drop down panel by sliding your hand from the top screen down.

  1. Check the “visible to other device” option to make both devices visible to each other.
  2. On your android device go to file manager app and click on it. Look for the DCIM folder (usually contains your camera content) and click on it.

  3. Long tap on one picture for long to check it, this automatically creates a checkbox for the rest photos although some devices don’t add empty checkboxes.
  4. Click on all pictures or if you are not interested in transferring all, select the ones you prefer.
  5. Make sure you plug in both your android device and your iPhone to the laptop. This should be done by means of a USB cable. When you tap on the “Start” button, a pop up will appear showing two phone icons. If your devices have been properly connected, they will show up in this window.
  6. When that is done, choose the “share” icon, this will bring a list of option, search out the Bluetooth option and select it.

  7. A list of devices visible to your android device will pop up, select your iPhone and if it’s not visible, keep refreshing list till it comes up.
  8. After selecting your iPhone, a transfer request will come in asking to accept transfer. Click “accept” and watch the progress bar while each photo is transferred one at a time.

    transfer photos from android to iphone by bluetooth

    It is important to inform you that the rate of transfer on Bluetooth is determined by the model of Bluetooth you have installed on your devices.

Part 4. Transfer Android Photos to iPhone using Google Photos

Google photos app is another sure way of transferring photos from an android device to iPhone device. To do this search out the Google photos app on playstore and install on your android device.

Enable the backup and sync option in the Google photo app. This would ensure photos are automatically uploaded and stored on Google drive.

upload photos to google drive

When you have done this, download and install the google photos app from itunes ios store.

download google photos app from ios store

Then open the app and click on the backup and sync feature. Photos will start showing up on your iPhone. Do realize that this takes time to complete the download.

Part 5. How to Transfer Android Photos to iPhone via Wi-Fi

The presence of a file manager in devices helps the users in a lot of things. They aid in the storing, copy, moving, deleting and renaming of files and folders on phones. This feature till now is only available to android devices as iPhone do not have it yet. As a result, there are a lot of third party applications for iPhone that perform similar functions to that of an android’s file manager. To transfer photos from your android device to your iPhone, download the FileMaster app.

The FileMaster app has been designed to not only manage files on your iPhone but also aid in data transfer between your iPhone and other devices. In summary, this app works by sending files from your iPhone to the app, and then from there to any destination. All this is done over Wi-Fi. Below is a detailed procedure on how to use the FileMaster app to transfer photos from android to iPhone.

  1. Download the FileMaster app. Do note that a web browser on your android phone will be used to connect to iPhone file manager in exchange of data.
  2. When it has been installed, launch the FileMaster app on your iPhone. Click on “More” icon. Thereafter, select “Wi-Fi Transfer” from the pop-up menu.
  3. Next, on the Wi-Fi Transfer screen, toggle on the Wi-Fi option to receive an iPhone Wi-Fi address.

Thereafter, make sure your android device is connected to the Wireless network your iPhone is connected to. When that is done, open the internet browser on your android device to get access to the wireless transfer address. After successful connection, you will have access to every folder from your iPhone file manager.


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