When you switch your old iPhone to a new iPhone, a lot of data stored on your old iPhone needs to be transferred. The priority may be the photos. Generally speaking, using iCloud or computer to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone is quite common.
Except for that, there are extra quick ways to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or computer. Now let's learn how to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone without iCloud or computer.
Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone Without iCloud or Computer
Before you switch your old iPhone, back up iPhone before getting a new one to avoid data loss. In the following, we will introduce a couple of ways to help you transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone.
1. Transfer Photos Without iCloud Using EaseUS MobiMover
Although it's quite easy to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud, it only offers 5 GB of free storage space. It seems not cost-effective when you are expected to transfer a large number of photos from your old iPhone to a new iPhone. Here we recommend you use an alternative - EaseUS MobiMover.
This iPhone data transfer tool enables users to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone, including photos, videos, music, movies, audio, contacts, calendar, and other content. A lot of data is here to wait to be transferred if you change to a new iPhone. In addition to data transfer, it also serves as an iPhone data management tool. You can back up, restore, and manage your iPhone data with this versatile software.
Step 1. Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to your computer. Run EaseUS MobiMover, and choose "Phone to Phone" from the main interface. Then, set your old iPhone as the source device and the new iPhone target device and click the "Next" button to continue.
Step 2. Then check the files you'd like to copy. Other than photos, you can also choose to transfer music, ringtones, videos, contacts, and more from your old iPhone to the new one.
Step 3. Click the "Transfer" button to start importing photos from iPhone to iPhone. The time it will take depending on the size of the files. Wait for the process to complete. After that, go to the "Photos" app on your new iPhone and check the newly copied photos.
2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without Computer via Quick Start
If you transfer photos from Android to iPhone, you can use Move to iOS which is developed by Apple Inc. While, if you want to move photos from iPhone to iPhone seamlessly, the built-in Quick Start feature is a good option. With this method, no third-party software is required.
When you get ready, follow the steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone via Quick Start:
Step 1. Keep your both devices close to each other.
Step 2. On your old iPhone, connect to a Wi-Fi network and turn on Bluetooth.
Step 3. Turn on your new iPhone and start basic settings until you get to the Quick Start screen.
Step 4. On your old iPhone, enter your Apple ID and tap Continue to complete the on-screen instructions.
Step 5. Connect your new iPhone to a Wi-Fi network. Then you will be asked to add a Face ID.
Step 6. Once you're done, you will get to the Transfer Your Data screen.
Step 7. From the current screen, select Transfer from iPhone. Then select the files that you want to transfer.
- Transfer times vary depending on factors such as network conditions and the amount of data.
3. Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop
Airdrop is a wireless ad hoc service developed by Apple Inc. It enables users to transfer files among Mac and iOS devices. When you enable the AirDrop feature on your iPhone, both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. So don't panic if you see the Bluetooth icon in the status bar. This method supports iOS 7 and later.
Here's how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop:
Step 1. On your old iPhone, go to Settings > General > AirDrop. And turn on it now.
Step 2. Then select Everyone on the pop-up box to allow everyone to connect your iPhone via AirDrop temporarily.
Step 3. Do the same as Step 1 to enable AirDrop on your new iPhone.
Step 4. Then go to the Photos app. Select photos to share via Airdrop.
To enable AirDrop on an iPhone, you can also swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Control Center.
4. Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with Google Photos
You can also take advantage of a cloud-based service to back up photos from your old iPhone, and then restore them to your new iPhone. Here we recommend Google Photos. Note that Google Photos is a part of Google Drive which offers 15 GB of free storage space. So check the free space left in your Google Drive. If that's ok, this cloud service is also a good solution.
Now perform the following steps to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with Google Photos:
Step 1. Download and install Google Photos on your old iPhone and sign in.
Step 2. Tap Menu > Settings > Back up & sync to turn on the toggle of backup.
Step 3. Also, download and install Google Photos on your new iPhone.
Step 4. Then you can download photos from Google Photos to your new iPhone.
Part 2. How to Transfer Everything When You Switch to a New iPhone
Apart from photos, there must be a lot of essential content that needs to be transferred from your old iPhone to a new one (such as contacts, music, videos, and app data) when you decide to switch to a new iPhone.
In the previous part, we mentioned two services that are capable of moving files from iPhone to iPhone. In addition to that, we have gathered two ways to help you transfer files from iPhone to iPhone.
- EaseUS MobiMover - It is able to transfer, back up, manage, and restore files from iPhone to PC. It also enables users to move data between iPhone and PC.
- Quick Start - The official built-in feature to transfer data from iPhone or iCloud to a new iPhone.
- iCloud - It offers 5 GB of free space. It is usually used to transfer vital content due to its limited free storage.
- iTunes - It is mainly used to transfer music, movies, videos, and other media files.
In this article, we have included four reliable ways to help you transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone without iCloud or computer. In addition, we also summarized four solutions to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone. It is recommended to try EaseUS software first.
FAQs on How to Transfer Photos from Old iPhone to New iPhone Without iCloud or Computer
For more information how to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone without iCloud or computer, check the following frequently asked questions below.
1. Why is my iPhone not showing quick start?
Check your iOS version if it's iOS 11 or later. And make sure you have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled.
2. How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone?
There are numerous methods for transferring photos from a Mac computer to an iPhone. If you have iTunes, you can easily figure out how to transfer files from iTunes to iPhone. In addition, EaseUS MoboMiver is also a good alternative.
3. Can I transfer photos from iPhone directly to PC?
Yes. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable, and you will get access to photos on your iPhone. But except for photos, you are not allowed to access other files seamlessly.
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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.
Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.
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