By Dylan / Last update May 19, 2021

Transfer photos from Android to iPhone SE

You might have been an Android user for years. Now, Apple’s new iPhone SE has come, starting price at $399. Is it worth upgrading to the new iPhone SE? The iPhone SE 2020 is considered the most cost-effective iPhone, so it is a good chance to try Apple’s iOS. After all, the price is really affordable.

If you are a shutterbug, you can not miss it. The new iPhone SE has a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera. Apple has also optimized the system. With Portrait Mode and the Next-generation Smart HDR technology, you could take good pictures by yourself without post-processing. This picture is taken by the new iPhone SE 2020.

Photos Taken By iPhone SE 2020

You know that Android and iPhone are using the different operating systems, so you need different ways share photos from Android to iPhone SE. This passage would guide you to transfer photos to new iPhone SE in every way.

Method 1. Directly import Android photos via Move to iOS

Apple have made an app for the users who switch from Android to iPhone. You just need to download Move to iOS app on your Android phone, and then transfer photos to iPhone before you set up it. You could transfer photos from Android to iPhone SE without computer.

Step 1. Start your new iPhone SE and select Move Data from Android.

Step 2. Open Move to iOS app on Android phone and the tap Continue on both devices.

Step 3. Wait for a code on your iPhone and then input the code on your Android device.

Step 4. Check Camera Roll on Android phone and tap next. Wait for the process completing and set up iPhone.

Choose Data

Method 2. Send photos to iPhone SE via

If you are new to Apple’s iOS, you should know how to backup picture to iCloud. iCloud is a common tool on iPhone to save photos, messages, contacts, or the whole iPhone. You can’t find iCloud as a built-in tool on your Android phone, but you could go to the page of iCloud. Upload photos from Android to iCloud, and then you could transfer photos to iPhone after setup.

Step 1. Open the browser on your Android phone and go to Sign in your Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you should go to Apple’s site to sign up. Apple ID is a must to use your iPhone.

Step 2. Click the icon of photos to manage iCloud Photos. on Android

Step 3. Scroll down to the bottom and tap Upload. Then, you could select the photos on Android to transfer to iCloud. Upload Photos

Step 4. Go to Settings on iPhone SE > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and turn on iCloud Photos. You should connect iPhone to the Internet to let it download photos to your iPhone.

Turn On iCloud Photos

Note: You have just 5GB of free iCloud storage, so you might not be able to transfer all the photos to your iPhone.

Method 3. Sync photos from Android to iPhone via iCloud client

What if you have multiple photos on Android and you don’t want to select them one by one on iPhone? You could transfer all the photos to computer and then upload photos to iCloud via the iCloud client. The following step would show you how to transfer photos from Android to Windows 10. If you have a Windows 8 computer, you could transfer photos to computer using AutoPlay.

Step 1. Connect Android phone to computer with USB cable. Open Photosapp on computer. Select Import > From a USB device and then you could select the photos on your Android phone to transfer. Usually, your photos could be found at C:\Users\[YourUserName]\Pictures\iCloud Photos\Downloads.

Transfer Photos to computer from a USB Device

Step 2.Download iCloud for Windows to computer. Sign in your Apple ID, and enable Download photos, Upload photos, or Create new folders in Options.

Options iCloud for Windows

Step 3. Open Windows Explorer, click iCloud Photos.

iCloud Photos

Step 4. Copy the photos you want to upload to iCloud to the folder Upload. Wait for a while to let it upload photos.

Step 5. Go to Settings on iPhone SE > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and turn on iCloud Photos transfer all the photos to iPhone SE.

Turn On iCloud Photos

Method 4. Sync photos from Android to iPhone SE via iTunes

If you use Apple’s iOS, you could use iTunes to purchase music and movies, and also create an iPhone backup on computer using iTunes. It could be used to transfer photos from PC to iPhone, but there are some limitations. Every time you sync photos via iTunes, the photos you synced last time would be covered. Besides, if you turn on iCloud photos, these photos would be covered by iCloud photos.

Step 1. Import photos from Android phone to computer by the way in method 2.

Step 2. Download iTunes and then connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner.

Device Icon iTunes

Step 3. Select Photos section in the sidebar. Check Sync Photos and then select Copy photos from “the folder containing your photos”. Finally, click Apply.

Sync Photos Using iTunes

Method 5. Quickly transfer photos to iPhone SE with AOMEI MBackupper

If you want to import photos to iPhone SE as soon as possible, you need to use the fastest iPhone photo transfer, AOMEI MBackupper. It is an excellent tool to help you transfer unlimited photos to iPhone SE on a computer.

AOMEI MBackupper is fully compatible with the latest iPhone 12/11, iPad 8/Air 4, and also supports iOS 14.

Step 1. Export photos from your Android device using method 3.

Step 2. Download AOMEI MBackupper and connect iPhone SE to computer with USB cable.

Step 3. Select Transfer to iPhone after iPhone SE is connected.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 4. Click the plus icon to add the Android photos and then click Transfer.

Add Android Photos


The cheap iPhone, iPhone SE 2020, has come. You could try iOS with an affordable price. If you are a new user of iPhone, you need to know more about Apple ID, iCloud, and iTunes. This passage introduced 5 simple ways for you to transfer photos from Android to iPhone SE. You could pick the one method you like to keep using your photos.

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