[Answered] How to Bluetooth Photos from iPhone to iPhone

You may want to Bluetooth photos from iPhone to iPhone. How can you transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth? Read this guide to find answers and everything you concern.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Using Bluetooth, how do you transfer photos and videos from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly?

- Question from Apple Community

By contributing a short-wireless connection between two fixed and mobile devices, Bluetooth provides a convenient way to exchange data with each other over a short distance. Can you make use of Bluetooth totransfer photos from iPhone to iPhone? Keep reading this guide, and you can find the answers.

Can you “bluetooth” photos from iPhone to iPhone?

Before learning how to bluetooth photos from iPhone to iPhone, you may need to figure out whether you can transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth first.

Honest speaking, for copyright reasons, you cannot bluetooth photos from iPhone to iPhone. While, for iPhone users, you can make use of AirDrop to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth.

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How to “bluetooth” photos from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

AirDrop relies on Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi to establish a stable connection between two iPhones, so that you can transfer photos via Bluetooth from iPhone to iPhone. Follow the steps below to set up AirDrop on two iPhones and bluetooth photos from one iPhone to another.

How to enable AirDrop on iPhone
Step 1. On both of the iPhones, go to the Control Center by swiping down from the upper right of the iPhone screen > Press and hold on the wireless control box.

Step 2. Tap AirDrop to turn it on > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone according to your needs.

Access AirDrop

Tip: Whether you choose Contacts Only or Everyone depends on whether the target iPhone is in the contacts of the source iPhone. If it does, choose Contacts Only. Or, Everyone instead.

Bluetooth photos from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop
Step 1. On the source iPhone, go to the Photos app > Select the photos you want to transfer > Tap the Share icon > Choose the name of the target iPhone.

Step 2. On the target iPhone, Tap Accept to receive photos. When it is complete, the photos will be available in the Photos app.

Accept Photo

It is suggested to airdrop a smaller group of photos at a time because when you airdrop multiple photos, the transfer may fail due to kinds of reasons like unstable connection and the interference from other devices around.

Alternative ways to send photos from iPhone to iPhone

Sometimes, you may concern that the Bluetooth connection brings the risk of leakage of privacy. How about utilizing the AirDrop alternatives mentioned in this part to send photos from iPhone to iPhone with or without a USB connection.

Alternative 1. FoneTool (app)

The FoneTool app provides you with a way to send photos from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly without Bluetooth. Just need to enable Wi-Fi on both iPhones, you can be free from transfer between two iPhones with no effort.

Scan the QR code below or search its name in the App Store to download and install the app to the two iPhones. Let’s send photos from iPhone to iPhone without Bluetooth.

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Step 1. Enable Wi-Fi on both iPhones and put them close to each other > Go to the FoneTool > Choose Connect Device > Tap the name of the other iPhone to establish a connection.

Step 2. On the source iPhone, click File Transfer > Tap Photos to browse and select the photos you’d like to transfer > Tap Send to begin the transfer.

Tap Send Photos

Step 3. On the target iPhone, go to the FoneTool to receive the photos.

Alternative 2. FoneTool (desktop software)

Most people choose to transfer files from iPhone to iPhone with a USB connection for its more stable process. If you are one of them, FoneTool must be one of the best choices for you.

The USB connection promises you not only a stable transfer process, but also a fast transfer speed. It just takes you 3 seconds to transfer 100 photos. Download and install FoneTool on your computer. Let’s transfer photos with it by following the steps below.

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Step 1. Connect the source iPhone to computer > Open FoneTool and click Phone Transfer > Mouse over to iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

Transfer To Computer

Step 2. Click the plus icon > Check Photos to browse and select the photos you want to transfer to another iPhone > Click OK to confirm.

Choose Photos

Step 3. Choose a destination from Transfer Settings to save the photos > Click Start Transfer to begin the task. When it is finished, click OK and disconnect the iPhone.


Step 4. Plug the target iPhone into the computer > Choose PC to iPhone from Phone Transfer page instead.

Step 5. Click the folder icon > Locate and choose the transferred photos from the folder > Click Start Transfer to import photos to the target iPhone.


Besides the transfer functions, FoneTool also provides you services to backup iPhone photos fully or selectively.

Your iPhone may be filled with duplicate photos after using it for a long time, just try the Photo Deduplication function in FoneTool to automatically filter and delete duplicate photos on iPhone.


In a nutshell, although you cannot bluetooth photos from iPhone to iPhone, there are many tools available for you to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly, such as AirDrop and the FoneTool app. If you prefer a USB connection when transferring files, you can also try the FoneTool desktop software. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.