By Demi / Last update September 13, 2022

 

Best way to send photos from iPhone to Android without losing quality

I don’t know where else to ask this. My girlfriend’s iPhone usually has all the photos of us and she sends them to my Android. Usually, she sends me over FB messenger but I’m pretty sure it compresses the photos. What can we use to get the best quality when sharing our photos? Thanks.

- Question from Reddit

There’s no doubt that you will take a ton of photos with your iPhone to record your days spent with your friends and family. However, after sharing the photos with your friends for further editing, you may find the photos are compressed. Things may get worse if the same photos are transferred several times. Then, you may wonder how to send photos from iPhone to Android without losing quality.

Transfer From iPhone To Android

In this guide, you can get three ways to send photos from iPhone to Android without losing quality. You can look through them one after another and choose one to satisfy your demands.

Please be noted that Android doesn’t support photos in .heic format. If you send heic photos from iPhone to Android, you may need the tool in Part 3 to convert HEIC to JPG first.

Send photos from iPhone to Android without losing quality via cloud service

If you have used iPhone for some time, you must be familiar with iCloud, a built-in tool for iOS to backup iPhone. If you don’t want to rely on any tools to send high-quality photos from iPhone to Android, you can try this way.

Although it seems impossible to access iCloud on Android, you can backup pictures to iCloud on iPhone and download photos on Android by visiting the website of iCloud.

Step 1. Upload photos to iCloud from iPhone
Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Choose Photos > Toggle on iCloud Photos.

Turn On iCloud Photos

It may take some time to finish uploading all photos to iCloud. Please keep your iPhone connect to a stable Wi-Fi network during the process.

Step 2. Download iCloud photos to Android
1. Open a web browser on your Android. To enter the website of iCloud successfully on Android, tap the three-dot icon to open the drop-out menu and tick Desktop site.

2. Go to https://www.icloud.com and enter your Apple ID and passcode.

3. Tap the Photos icon to view and select the photos you’d like to download to Android > Tap the Download icon to download the original photos to Android.

iCloud com Android

Note: You can only download photos in the library in this way. The photos saved in albums cannot be accessible or downloaded.

Send photos from iPhone to Android without losing quality by AirDrop-like app

Kinds of AirDrop-like apps like Snapdrop, SHAREit can also be a nice choice to send photos from iPhone to Android in their original quality. For better illustration, let’s take sending photos from iPhone to Android without losing quality using Send Anywhere.

Step 1. Download the Send Anywhere app for Android and for iOS > Open the app on both iPhone and Android.

Step 2. On your iPhone, tap Send from the bottom of the screen to choose photos you’d like to send > Tap SEND, and you’ll get a 6-digit code, a QR code, and a Share Link.

Send Anywhere Send From iOS

Step 3. Head to the Android, tap Receive > You can choose to receive photos by inputting the key, scanning the QR code, etc.

Android Receive Photos Send Anywhere

Send high-quality photos from iPhone to Android with FoneTool

If you have a computer on hand, you can try FoneTool, offering you one of the best ways to send photos from iPhone to Android without losing quality. It’s also a professional photo format converter, providing you with a simple and quick way to convert .heic to .jpg, .jpeg, and .png.

• With a stable USB connection between your phone and computer, it just takes 3 seconds to transfer 100 photos.
• You’re free to select photos saved in Camera Roll, Photo Library, and any albums created on your own.
• The convert function helps you convert photos in .heic to .jpg without compressing their quality.
• With a user-friendly design and simple interface, you can handle it in a short time with no effort.

Step 1. Click the icon below to download FoneTool on your computer > Connect both your iPhone and Android to computer.

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Secure Download

Step 2. Launch FoneTool > Click Phone Transfer from its homepage > Go to iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

Transfer To Computer

Step 3. Click the plus icon > Check the Photos icon to choose the wanted photos that you want to send to the Android > Click OK to confirm.

Choose Photos

Step 4. If the photos are in .jpg format, choose a folder from the Android as a destination to save these photos > Click Start Transfer. If the photos are in heic format, choose a local folder on computer instead.

Transfer

Bonus steps: Convert HEIC to JPG
Step 5. Click Toolbox and choose HEIC Converter > Click Add Photos to add heic photos > Select JPG FormatPhoto Quality, etc. > Click Start Converting to get JPG photos.

Settings

Step 6. Locate the JPG photos on your computer, drag and drop them to your Android phone.

Note: If your Android doesn’t appear as an external hard drive on computer, you can save the photos to a local folder on computer and drag and drop them to your Android later.

You’re also allowed to transfer videos, music, and contacts by repeating the steps. Besides, you can try the Custom Backup function to backup iPhone to PC at the same time.

Conclusion

That’s all for the three ways about how to send photos from iPhone to Android without losing quality. You can choose to send photos wirelessly by making use of the iCloud syncing service or AirDrop-like app. You can also use FoneTool to make the task simpler and faster. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

 

FoneTool Runs Perfectly on

iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad