By Dylan / Last update November 3, 2021

How to transfer photos from Android to iPhone 13?

I used Samsung before and have bought iPhone 13 Pro this time. I am not so familiar with iOS but would like to transfer my photos from Samsung to iPhone 13 Pro. Anyone could tell me how to do this?

- Question from Apple Community

It is so excited to unbox a new iPhone. However, if you were an Android user, you may feel confused about how to transfer data from android to iPhone when you got your new iPhone13/12/11.

Because of the different operating systems, it is not easy to share data between Android phone and iPhone.  But with years of use, you have lots of picture on your old phone, and want to send them to your iPhone. Don't worry, refer to the following content, this post concludes several common ways to transfer photos from an Android phone to an iPhone 13/12/11.

Transfer from Android to iPhone

 

Method 1. Transfer photos from Android to iPhone without computer (Move to iOS app)

Apple is very considerate of new users. If you have important data like photos on an old Android phone, you could easily import photos to your empty iPhone without computer. If you have set up your iPhone, you could to section 2

Move to iOS is the easiest solution for photo sharing between Android and iOS, but your pictures saved from other apps on Android might not be transferred.

1. Download and install the app Move to iOS on Android in Google Play.

2. Turn on the Wi-Fi button on Android and put iPhone near it.

3. Start iPhone and set up it. Select your language and log in to Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID yet, you could sign up a new ID this time on your iPhone .

4. Select Move Data from Android when you see Choose how you want to transfer apps and data to this iPhone on iPhone.

5. Open the Move to iOS app on Android and tap Continue. You will see a box on the screen to enter your code.

6. Tap continue on your iPhone and you will get a code on the screen. Enter the code on your old Android phone.

7. Select the data you want to transfer to iPhone on the screen of Android and tap Next.

8. Wait for the process to be completed on iPhone and finished the next steps to set iPhone. Then you could use iPhone and find your Android photos in Photos app on iPhone .

Move to iOS

Method 2. Import photos to iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper

Move to iOS is convenient but it doesn’t let you see the process. Your needed photos might not be transferred. To make sure you would transfer everything you need, you could manually complete the process after setup.

Exporting photos from Android to PC is easy, and then you can use the fastest iPhone photos transfer app, AOMEI MBackupper. This tool can help you to transfer photos from an Android phone to iPhone 8, X, XR, 11, 12, 13  as well. Now you can follow the step below to see how it works.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Open File Explorer and find your device name at the sidebar. If you don’t see your device name there after waiting for a while, you need to modify the settings on your phone Use USB to Transfer media files.

Step 3. Find the file DCIM > Camera. You can select some of the useful photos to save to another position on computer or copy and paste the whole folder. Disconnect the Android phone.

Step 4. Download and install AOMEI MBackupper. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable.

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Step 5. Select Transfer to iPhone on the home screen.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 6. Click the box to find and add your photos here.

Select Photos from Android

Step 7. Click Transfer to import photos to the iPhone.

Transfer Photos to iPhone 12

Method 3. Get photos from Android to iPhone via iCloud

iCloud is a private cloud service for Apple users. After setting up iPhone, you could have 5GB of free storage. It could be used to sync all the iOS devices signed in with the same Apple ID.

1. Connect your Android devices to computer and export the photos from Android using the method in section 2.

2. Open your browser and go to icloud.com.

3. Signed in your Apple ID.

4. Select the feature of Photos on this page.

5. Upload your pictures from Android by clicking the Upload icon in the upper-right corner.

6. Unlock iPhone, connect it to the Internet, and go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos.

7. Switch on iCloud Photos and wait for the photos to be downloaded from iCloud.

Upload Photos to iCloud

Method 4. Sync photos from Android to iPhone with iTunes

You might have known iTunes as a store to purchase music and videos, but for iPhone users, it is also a data transfer. You could also use iTunes to sync photos to iPhone 12.

1. Still you need to export photos from Android by reading section 2.

2. Download and install the latest iTunes and connect the iPhone to computer with USB cable.

3. Wait for the device icon appears on the upper-left corner of the window and click it.

4. Select Photos from the sidebar on the left.

5. Locate your photos from Android and add them to iTunes.

6. Click Apply to send these photos to targeted iPhone.

Sync Photos Using iTunes

Conclusion

This passage introduces some tools for iPhone data transfer and tells you how to transfer photos from Android to iPhone 8, X, XR, 11, 12, 13. If you have a new iPhone, you can easily use Move to iOS app to migrate all data without computer. To only import photos to iPhone, AOMEI MBackupper, iCloud, iTunes can help you. 

Besides, AOMEI MBackupper is a comprehensive backup&transfer tool. You could also use it to backup iPhone photos to protect your memories.