How to Perform Shared Photo Album bewtten iPhone and Android

We all know how easy it is to share iPhone photos with Apple users. But when it comes to shared photo albums between iPhone and Android, things get more complicated. Here's how to perform it.


By Dylan / Updated on May 23, 2023

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Capturing images with your friends and family on your iPhone is a great way to save your cherished memories. Any photos or videos you take on iPhone are automatically synced with iCloud, so you can access your iPhoto library from your Apple device.

But photo sharing is a common activity whether your mobile device is Apple or Android. So, what about sharing iCloud photos with someone using an Android phone? In fact, sharing a simple photo across platforms can be a challenge—complex, but not impossible. Next, We will show you how to perform shared photo album between iPhone and Android.

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How to perform shared photo album between iPhone and Android with computer

Now, here are a few ways to share albums between iPhone and Android with computer. You can choose one according to your condition.

1. Share Apple Album photos with Android via FoneTool

If you have a computer at hand, you can try FoneTool, which offers you one of the best ways to send photo albums from iPhone to Android without losing quality. It is also a professional photo format converter that provides you with an easy and fast way to convert HEIC to JPG, JPEG and PNG. With this tool, you can easily achieve shared photo album between iPhone and Android.

✿ Share 100 photos in just 3 seconds with a stable USB connection between your phone and computer.
✿ You are free to choose the photos you save in your camera roll, photo library, and any albums you create yourself.
✿ Its convert feature helps you convert photos in HEIC format to JPG format without compressing their quality.
✿ User-friendly design and simple interface make it easy for you to get it done in a short time.

Now, download this tool on your computer to see how to send photo album from iPhone to Android.

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Step 1. Launch FoneTool > connect both your iPhone and Android to computer > click Phone Backup > iPhone to PC from its homepage.

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Step 2. Check the Photos icon to choose the photos that you want to send to the Android > click OK to confirm.

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Step 3. If the photos are in JPG format, select a folder from Android as the destination to save these photos > click Start Transfer to begin. If the photo is in HEIC format, select a local folder on your computer.


2. Send shared photo album iPhone and Android using iTunes

If you're already familiar with the iOS ecosystem, iTunes doesn't need much introduction. Not only can it manage various media on your iOS device, but it can also help you share photos from Android Shared Albums with your iPhone.

You can transfer photos from your Android phone to iTunes before syncing your iTunes library to your iPhone. Below are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer with USB > tap Transfer files or Transfer photos to let computer read the files on the Android phone.

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Step 2. Double-click This PC from the desktop > locate and open your Android storage. Then, you can copy the photos you want to send and save them in a safe location on your local system.

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Step 3. Launch iTunes on your computer > choose Add File/Folder to Library > added the photos you just imported from Android phone to computer.

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Step 4. Select Photos section in the sidebar > check Sync Photos > then select Copy photos from: the folder containing your photos > click Apply.

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3. Transfer iCloud Photos to Android using iCloud web browser/iCloud app

Apple has offered a desktop app for some time that enables Windows users to access iCloud. If you want to share images with Android device on Windows, you need to download iCloud for Windows and enter Apple credentials such as their Apple ID, a password to access the iCloud images, or you can download the images from any web browser using the website.

On iCloud website:

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer > go to > enter your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. From the main menu, click on Photos.

Step 3. Now, all the images stored in the iCloud are displayed to you, by holding the Ctrl key on your PC, you can select multiple images of your choice and click on the download icon to copy iCloud pictures in your Windows PC to the location of your Android device.


On iCloud app:

Step 1. Download and install iCloud for Windows > open iCloud and login into it using Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Select the images that you want to download from iCloud Photos > click on the Option Download icon to copy or download all the images into a .zip file in your default downloads directory on Windows.

Finally, connect your Android phone to the computer, copy the iCloud Photos to your Android phone storage.

How to share iCloud photos between iPhone and Android without Windows

If you don’t have a computer, here's how to share iCloud photos to an Android phone via an iCloud Link or Google Photos.

1. Share iCloud photos with Android via an iCloud Link

Here's how to share iCloud pictures with someone using an Android or other non-Apple phone via an iCloud Link. Before you start, make sure iCloud Photos is turned on by going to Settings on iPhone > [your name] > tap iCloud > click Photos > toggle on iCloud Photos.

Step 1. Open the Photos app or visit > tap the Albums tab> scroll down to Shared Albums > tap a shared album you created.

Step 2. Tap the Person icon at the top of the page.

Step 3. Toggle on Public Website. You will get a URL under the share link option. Now copy and share the link to your Android device users as a text message or email.

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2. Share iCloud Photos with non-Apple devices via Google Photos

The Google Photos app works like iCloud when it comes to sharing photos from iOS to Android devices. Here are the reliable steps to share photos from an Apple device to a non-Apple device using Google Photos.

Step 1. Open the Google Photos app > click on the picture or album that you want to share.

Step 2. Click on the Share option > enter the name, phone number, or email address of non-apple users to whom you want to publicly share the photos/ photo album.

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That’s all the ways to perform shared photo albums between iPhone and Android. Although there is no way to get photos directly in iPhone Shared Albums on Android, and vice versa, there are five ways in this guide to share Apple photos with Android.

Besides, FoneTool is a comprehensive backup and transfer tool. You can also use it to backup iPhone photos to protect your precious memories.

Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.