How to Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another
This guide will show you how to transfer photos from one iCloud to another. Besides, the method to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with different Apple ID is also included.
- Can I Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another?
- How to Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another
- Directly transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with Different Apple IDs
How Do I Transfer Photos from One Apple ID to Another?
What is the easiest and suggested way to transfer all photos from one iCloud account to a different iCloud account and then close/purge the original account?
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Can I Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another?
Apple provides users with iCloud to backup and sync data. When you activate your iPhone or other Apple device, you will have 5GB of free iCloud space.
For some reason, you have created a new iCloud account for future use. Since you have synced your iPhone data to iCloud, so you would like to transfer data from the old account to the new account, especially all the photos.
And you may have a new iPhone and create a new iCloud account/Apple ID. But Apple does not offer a direct way to transfer data from one Apple ID to another. No matter what purpose, you can keep reading to get the method of moving photos from one iCloud account to a different one.
How to Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another
There are two ways to help you transfer photos from one Apple ID to another. To make the explanation more intuitive, suppose you want to transfer photos from Apple account A to account B.
Method 1. Transfer photos between iCloud accounts on iPhone
When turning off the sync option of Photos, you will be asked if you want to save the data on your phone. You can take advantage of this to save your photos on iPhone and then sync them to your new iCloud account.
1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos > Turn off iCloud Photos > Choose to save photos on iPhone.
2. Go back to the Apple ID screen. Scroll down, and click Sign Out to Sign out account A from iPhone.
3. Sign in account B on iPhone and turn on the sync of Photos. Choose Merge when you get the pop-up. And photos stored on the device will be synced to the new account.
Method 2. Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another on PC / Mac
Whether you are using a Macbook or Windows computer, you can log in one iCloud account on browser. Then download the photos you want to transfer on your computer, then log in another iCloud account to upload the photos.
1. Visit iCloud.com on your browser and sign in with account A. Click Photos icon.
2. Click Photos > Then browse and select the photos and videos you want to download and click the Download icon on the top. If you are using Windows PC, you will be asked to choose an original version or a compatible version to download. Click Download.
Tip: Choose the "Most Compatible" version, iCloud may change the format of your photos.
3. Sign out of account A and sign in to account B > Click Photos again > Click the Import option to upload photos that exported from account A.
You can also take advantage of these two methods to transfer contacts from one Apple ID to another.
Directly transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with Different Apple IDs
From the above, we have talked about two ways to transfer photos from one Apple ID to another. Whichever method is used, you should first export photos from account A and then import photos to account B. If you want to transfer photos to another iPhone that uses a different Apple iCloud account, there is a simple way to make it.
One free iPhone transfer tool - FoneTool can help you transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone quickly.
● You can preview and select the photos before the transfer.
● It is able to transfer Camera Roll photos as well as other pictures.
● It will not erase any existing picture or other data on the target iPhone.
Download the tool on your PC and learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud.
How to Directly Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with Different Apple ID
Two steps are needed to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with different Apple IDs: Transfer photos from source iPhone to computer > Transfer photos from computer to target iPhone.
Note: Please make sure the photos you want to transfer are saved on the local storage of your iPhone. You can go to Settings on your source iPhone, choose iCloud banner > iCloud > Photos > iCloud Photos > Choose Download and Keep Originals to download iCloud photos to iPhone.
Step 1. Transfer Photos from Source iPhone to Computer
• Open FoneTool and plug in the source iPhone.
• Click iPhone To PC option from the bottom of the main interface.
• Choose the photos you need > Click OK to continue.
• Select a path to save your pictures from Transfer Settings> Click Start Transfer.
Step 2. Transfer Photos from Computer to Target iPhone
• Unplug the source iPhone and connect the target iPhone to computer.
• Click PC to iPhone option from the main interface.
• Click the Plus icon to browse and choose the needed images.
• Click Start Transfer to add photos to your iPhone.
- After transferring photos, you can turn on iCloud on the targeted iPhone to upload photos to the other iCloud account.
- If you want to transfer photos as well as text messages, memos, calendars, Safari (history, bookmarks), applications (data files, preference), system settings, you can let the iPhone to iPhone tool help you achieve the goal.
- If your iCloud is full of duplicate pictures, you can let Photo Deduplication tool help you find and delete duplicate photos to free up space.
This is how to transfer photos from one iCloud account to another. To move photos from one iCloud account to another, you should first export photos from the source account and then import them to the target account.
If you want a direct way to transfer photos and other files, you can try FoneTool. It is able to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with different Apple ID.
Recently, some users complained about corrupted videos and images from strangers appearing in Photo Libraries. Here’s one MacRumors reader sleeping_ghost explains:
“iCloud for Windows is corrupting videos recorded from an iPhone 14 pro max resulting in black videos with scan lines. On rare occasions, it is inserting stills into videos from unknown sources, possibly other's iCloud accounts...”
If you are concerned about your privacy and feel not safe using iCloud, you can turn off iCloud and use FoneTool to transfer photos to computer, USB flash drive or external hard drive as backup.