By Lena / Last update December 21, 2022

Need to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone?

It is so existing to unbox a new iPhone. You can have better performance and more features. When you have a new iPhone 14/13/12 or other models, it's necessary to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone, especially your precious photos. The longer your old iPhone has been used, the more photos need to be transferred. 

Besides, for particular reasons, you need to transfer several photos between your iPhones or other Apple device. In this article, I’m going to show you how to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone in five ways. Choose the one that suits you most.

Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with Computer

If you want to transfer photos quickly, the wired transfer is the way to go. There are two ways that can help you transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with computer. If you want to transfer selected photos without data erasing, Way 1 can be a good choice.

Way 1. The Easiest Way to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone

FoneTool is one professional iPhone transfer tool that can help you transfer data between iPhones, between iPhone and computer without effort. As for photos transfer, below are its outstanding features.

● It allows you to transfer all photos from iPhone to iPhone or selectively transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone.
● It can transfer photos from different albums, such as Cameral Roll, Photo Library, Photo Share, etc.
● It will not erase any existing pictures or any other data on the target device.
● It has a clear interface and user-friendly design, so, you can figure it out quickly even for the first time.

You do not need to consider various limitations of other methods. For example, it is able to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without Apple ID.

FoneTool Free Download

It supports all iPhone models including the latest iPhone 14 series. Download and install it on a Windows PC. Then, follow the guidance below to know how to transfer all photos from iPhone to iPhone or how to selectively transfer photos to another iPhone:

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1. Run FoneTool > Connect your source iPhone to your computer with a USB cable > Your iPhone will be detected automatically and enter passcode on iPhone when asked.

2. Click Phone Transfer option on the left pane. Move the mouse to iPhone to PC. Click Start Transfer.

Transfer to Computer

3. Choose the Photos icon. You can select all photos or only choose specific photos to transfer in this window > Click OK to continue.

Choose Photos

4. Change the default location based on your needs on Transfer Settings. (You are allowed to save photos to local disks or external hard drives.) > Click Transfer.


Stage 2: Transfer Photos from Computer to Target iPhone

1. Unplug the source iPhone and plug in the target iPhone.

2. Click PC to iPhone option > Select the photos you want to transfer.

Choose Photos

3. If everything is OK, click Start Transfer to start.


● To save time and storage space, you can choose to first backup iPhone photos to computer and then restore that backup to the target iPhone.
● If you want to transfer photos as well as other data/settings with one click, you can let the iPhone to iPhone Transfer tool help you make it.

Way 2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes

iTunes can help you transfer Camera Roll photos from iPhone to iPhone. First export photos from source iPhone to computer and then sync them to target iPhone.

Please note that syncing photos from iTunes can overwrite your current photo library on your new iPhone, so backup photos on the new iPhone if necessary. Now follow the steps below to sync photos via iTunes:

> Transfer Photos from Source iPhone to Computer

To transfer photos via iTunes, you need to turn off iCloud Photos first.

● Windows PC: Connect your old iPhone to PC or laptop with a USB cable --> In the AutoPlay popup, click Import Pictures and Videos --> Select a destination for the iPhone photos --> Click Import.
● Mac: Connect your iPhone to Mac with a USB cable --> Launch iPhoto --> Select the photos you wish to transfer --> Click Import or Import Selected.

> Sync Photos from Computer to Target iPhone

1. Connect your new iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.

2. Launch iTunes. Click the Device icon and then click the Photos option.

3. Check Sync Photos and choose to copy photos from an application or a folder.

4. Click Apply to start syncing photos from PC to your new iPhone.

Sync Photos Using iTunes

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without Computer

If you do not have a computer at hand, you can choose to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Way 1. How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPhone Using iCloud

Before you start, you should make sure that both iPhones are running iOS 8.3 or later and are signed in with the same Apple ID. Also, they should be connected to Wi-Fi. Then, follow the steps below:

> Upload Photos to iCloud on the Source iPhone

1. Open Settings and select your name at the top. Then, tap iCloud.

2. At the top of the iCloud menu, you’ll see a storage bar labeled iCloud. Check if your iCloud storage is enough for all of your photos.

3. Tap Photo and toggle on iCloud Photos. It may take some time for all of your photos to transfer to the cloud.

> Download Photos from iCloud on the Target iPhone

1. Access the iCloud menu as you do on the source iPhone.

2. Tap Photo and toggle on iCloud Photos.

3. Select either Optimize iPhone Storage or Download and Keep Originals. The former option will store space-saving photos on your device while keep original, full-resolution versions in iCloud.

Optimize Storage

4. After all your photos are downloaded, you can open your Photos app and select All Photos to view them.

Way 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop

To transfer photos from one iPhone to another with AirDrop, the two iPhones need to be iPhone 5 or later running at least iOS 7. Detailed steps are shown below:

> Enable AirDrop on both iPhones

1. Open Control Center. On iPhone X or later you may swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen while on iPhone 8 or earlier you need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

2. Press and hold the network settings block on the upper-left corner of the Control Center.

3. Tap on AirDrop and select either Contacts Only or Everyone to send/receive AirDrops to/from you.

Access AirDrop

> Share Photos with AirDrop on the Source iPhone

1. Open the Photos app and find the pictures you want to send to another iPhone.

2. Tap the Share icon in the lower-left corner once you’ve selected the desired photos.

3. Tap AirDrop. Then, tap the target iPhone’s name to share photos with it.

3. Receive photos on your new iPhone by tapping “Accept” when you receive a message. The photos will be added to the Photos app on the new iPhone.

Way 3. Send Photos from iPhone to iPhone through Email

Email is also a good way to transfer photos between iPhones:

Install your favorite email client on both iPhones --> Write a new email on the source iPhone with all desired photos attached --> Send the email --> Open email inbox on the target iPhone and download all the attachments.


That's all about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone. If you prefer an easy, quick and safe to achieve the goal, FoneTool is the best choice. It can help you transfer all kinds of photos as per your needs. In addition, it can not only help you transfer photos between iPhones, but also transfer music, videos, contacts, messages, etc. Download FoneTool and discover more.

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