How to transfer photos from iPhone to Android

 Are you planning to move from iPhone to Android? Maybe you have both iPhone and Android devices, and you're looking for a way to make both phones synchronize your pictures together? Don't look too far. You'll definitely find several ways about how to transfer photos from iPhone to Android in this article.

Sometimes, you might take a bunch of group photos on your friend's iPhone, but you don't want to share them over WhatsApp or other social media apps to retain the quality. Fortunately, there are various ways to share photos from iPhone to Android without losing the quality. Follow us below as we guide you through the straightforward way.



Drag-and-drop

One common and easiest way to transfer photos from iPhone to Android is using the "drag-and-drop" method. This method requires you to connect both the Android and iPhone phone to a Windows computer using USB cables supported by each device. Through that, you can easily drag your photos from the iPhone's default photos folder to your Android phone.

To get started, simply grab a Windows PC. Get the necessary USB cables for both devices, then follow the steps below.

  1. First, connect your iPhone with a supported USB cable to a USB port on the PC, then attach the Android phone to another USB port on the PC.
  2. In case you've not yet done so, swipe the notification panel on your Android phone and tap the notification saying "USB Charging this device", then select File Transfer from the options.
  3. Now open File Explorer on your PC, then go to This PC. You should see two new Portable Devices on the window if your configuration is correct.
  4. Right-click on the iPhone's storage and open it in a new window. Do the same to Android's storage.
  5. Inside the iPhone storage, find the DCIM folder and open it. Select all the photos/videos you wish to transfer to the Android phone. After that, drag and drop the selected images into the desired folder inside the Android's storage (the second window you opened earlier).

The PC will start the transfer process, which may take longer depending on the number/size of the photos. Sometimes, your computer might hang or feel unresponsive. If it becomes too slow or unresponsive, you may first copy the pictures to your PC, then move them to the Android phone later.

Dropbox 

Dropbox is a popular cloud storage service that works across all platforms. And it's an incredible option for you now that you need to send pictures from iPhone to Android. For a start, Dropbox offers you free storage space to upload your stuff to the cloud.

To use the service to transfer your photos, you need to first download the Dropbox app on both the iPhone and Android phone, then follow our simple steps below.

  1. Launch Dropbox on your iPhone and sign-in to your account or create a free Dropbox account.
  2. After that, you need to enable Camera Uploadinside the Dropbox app to automatically upload, and continue to synchronize, the photos in your camera roll to the cloud. If some pictures aren't synchronized automatically, you can use the "+ button" in the Dropbox app to upload them manually.
  3. After the photos are uploaded successfully, open Dropbox on your Android phone and sign-in to the same Dropbox account with your iPhone. You can now access and download the images to your Android phone from there.
  4. On the other hand, if you want to share only some selected photos with another Dropbox user, you can take advantage of the Dropbox sharing feature. All you need is to select all the required pictures, then share them as a link to the other user. On receiving the link, the other user could view and download the photos on Android.

Send anywhere


In case you don't have a PC or supported USB cables, you can still transfer photos from iPhone to Android successfully with the aid of an app. If that's what you need, Send anywhere is one of the very best you can choose.

With Send Anywhere, you can easily transfer various files from an iPhone to an Android, or vice versa, through a wireless network. The app is free, and you can get it on the Play Store or the App Store.

One thing about the Send Anywhere app is that it actually upload any file you want to share to the cloud before sending it. Meaning that it requires active internet access on both devices to do its elegant job. To get started, download the Send Anywhere app on both the iPhone and Android phone, then follow the steps below to transfer your photos wirelessly.

  1. Launch Send Anywhere on the iPhone and click on the Photos
  2. Select the photos you want to transfer, then tap Send below the screen. It will now create a link and a QR code to send the images, and also for security reasons.
  3. Launch Send Anywhere on the Android phone as well and click Receive in the bottom bar.  
  4. Tap the QR code button on the interface and point your Android phone to the QR code on the iPhone's screen. The transfer process will start when the connection is established.

Google Photos


Google Photos is by far the most used gallery app on most Android phones. It offers both local and free cloud backup functionality. It is so popular that most people, who use both iPhone and Android, prefer it over iCloud Photos on their iPhone. To share photos from your iPhone with Android using Google Photos, you need to download the app on both devices, then follow the steps below.

  1. Launch Google Photos from your iPhone and sign in to your Google account if you've not yet done so.
  2. Tap on your profile from the top-right corner of the screen, then tap Photos Settings.
  3. Click on Backup & sync. Now enable Backup & sync from there, then wait for the photos to back up automatically.
  4. You can then login to your Google account on your Android phone to view the photos via the Google Photos app.
In case you don't want to share all the photos in the iPhone's library, you can select a few ones and share them as a link to the Android device.

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