By Dylan / Last update September 7, 2022

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7

I bought a new iPhone 7. The only thing that bothers me is that I can't transfer all the pictures from the old iPhone 6 to my new iPhone 7. You know, iTunes and iCloud have a lot of restrictions for transferring. Is there any way to do the job fast and effectively?

- Question from an iPhone user

Need to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone 7/7 Plus?

Nowadays, there are still many people who are using an old iPhone and want to get a new model like iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, or later. When switching to a new iPhone, you may need to move your valuable photos or pictures to the new device.

To transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, this tutorial will introduce some convenient ways to save your time and energy and you can choose the most suitable method. Without further ado, let’s see how to transfer photos from old iPhone 4/5/6(s) to iPhone 7/7 plus or other models.

Method 1. The Easiest Way to Transfer Photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7

The safest and commonest way is to transfer all your photos from your iPhone 6 to your computer, after that you can transfer them to your new iPhone 7. Then you have your precious photos both on your computer and your new iPhone. It’s double insurance. 

If you want to transfer photos in this way using a Windows computer, one iPhone transfer tool named FoneTool is the best choice for you.

● It lets you preview and select the pictures that you want to transfer.
● It also allows you to easily transfer messages, music, videos, and contacts.
● It supports iPhone to iPhone transfer that will migrate one iPhone data to another iPhone with one clicking. 
● It will not erase any existing pictures or any other data on the device.

All in all, it gives you a flexible selection to meet your needs. Now we will show you how to transfer pictures from iPhone 4/5/6(s) to iPhone 7/7 plus with FoneTool. First of all, download and install this tool on your computer for free.

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1. Connect your old iPhone to your computer with a USB cable > Enter the passcode to give your computer access to your device.

2. On the home screen, click Phone Transfer. Go to iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

Transfer to Computer

3. You can click the "+" icon to select the pictures that you want to transfer and then click the OK to confirm.

Choose Photos

4. Click Start Transfer. Then specify a path as the destination to store the pictures on PC. You are allowed to save the pictures to local disk or external hard drive. Click Transfer to make it.

Transfer to Computer

5. Unplug the old iPhone and connect your new iPhone 7 to your computer > Go to PC to iPhone this time.

6. Click the add icon to select the pictures that you just exported from iPhone 6.

Choose Photos

7. Click Start Transfer to transfer pictures to iPhone 7.

Transfer to iPhone

Method 2. Transfer Photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 via iCloud

Cloud service becomes very popular in recent years, and many companies have developed cloud service apps, but iCloud is still the top one for Apple users because it’s easy to access. Before you get it started, connect Wi-Fi and sign in the same iCloud account on both iPhone.

To transfer photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 with iCloud:

1. Upload your photos to iCloud by tapping on Settings > [your name] > iCloud, click Photos and turn on iCloud Photo Library.

Turn on iCloud Photos

2. Then sign in your Apple ID on your new iPhone 7 and turn on the iCloud sync.

3. You can choose to download your photos from iCloud on the new iPhone 7. Select either Optimize iPhone Storage or Download and Keep Originals. After all your photos are downloaded, you can open your Photos app to view them.

→ Note: Apple only offers only 5GB of free storage space for users. If your iCloud storage is full, you need to change your plan to get more space.

Method 3. Transfer Photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 via AirDrop

iOS devices have a built-in tool AirDrop functioning like Bluetooth, made for file sharing among different iOS devices. It's no doubt that iPhone 6/7 is an AirDrop-supporting device. With AirDrop on both of your devices, you can use it to share files between your old iPhone 6 and your new iPhone 7. 

Just turn on AirDrop on both of your devices, go to Photos app on your old iPhone and tap on the Share button to send the selected photos from one iPhone to another via AirDrop. The detailed steps are shown below.

To transfer pictures from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 with AirDrop:

1. Open Control Center by swiping down from the upper-right corner of iPhone screen on both of your iPhones.

2. Tap on AirDrop to turn it on and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

3. Open Photos app on your iPhone 6 and select the photos you'd like to send to your new iPhone.

4. Tap on the Share icon and then choose your target device.

AirDrop Photos

5. Then click Accept on your iPhone 7 to receive the photos sent from your previous iPhone 6.


This passage shows you how to transfer photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 with some efficient methods: FoneTool, iCloud, and AirDrop. If you have a computer, you can let FoneTool to help you transfer all or selected pictures easily. If you want to do it without cable, then you can choose iCloud or AirDrop.

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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