Photos are a big part of our lives, and we don't only use our phones to take pictures of us; we also capture photos of important documents. That's how necessary it is to transfer the old photos to our new device.
If you're migrating from one iPhone to the latest one, the photos are synced in your iCloud, and they'll be restored on your iPhone. Or you can even AirDrop them to your latest iPhone.
The same isn't even remotely possible if you're switching to an Android phone from an iPhone until you learn the proper way to do that.
Continue reading this article to find out exactly how you can transfer photos from your iPhone to Android.
If you're guessing there's any option like "AirDrop" to transfer photos from your iPhone to an Android phone, no, there isn't such an option.
But recently, Apple has made it easier for its iPhone users to share photos with Android.
You can head over to the Photos app and then select the photos you want to share and create a link for them. You can then share the link in an email or through a messaging platform on your Android device.
Once you've received the link, you can then download the photos. This is the only way to transfer photos from your iPhone to an Android phone.
But there are other better ways to do this, and if you have thousands of photos, creating a link of your photos to share across other devices is not ideal. It is ideal if you want to transfer a few photos.
In this section, we'll show you the best methods to transfer photos from an iPhone to an Android phone, which is also ideal for sharing thousands of photos.
Google Photos, when it launched, allowed users with Android and iPhone devices to backup all their photos to their app for free until June 2021.
Google announced that after June 2021, any photos that are uploaded to Google Photos will be counted against their Google Drive's storage space.
If you have a Google One subscription or if you've already increased your Drive's storage space by purchasing a subscription, you can upload all your iPhone photos and transfer them to your Android phone.
Here's how to do that:
Step 1. Download and install Google Photos on your iPhone from the App Store.
Step 2. Sign in to your Google account.
Step 3. Now tap on the profile picture on the top right of the display.
Step 4. Select "Turn on backup."
Step 5. Choose between "Storage saver" or "Original quality". The "Original quality" will consume more storage space to store videos and images, while the "Storage saver" will compress your images and videos to store more videos and photos.
Step 6. Tap on "Confirm" to start backing up your iPhone photos to Google Photos.
Step 7. Now download Google Photos on your Android phone and sign into your Google account.
Step 8. You will see all the photos stored in the cloud. You can download the photos offline as well.
You can access iCloud on your computer, which means you can access all your photos that are synced to iCloud on your computer as well. Of course, you may also choose to transfer photos from one iCloud to another iCloud.
In this section, we will walk you through the process in transferring the photos from iPhone to Android using iCloud in multiple ways. You can download the photos from your iCloud and copy them to an external storage device or your computer, then connect your Android phone to your computer and transfer the photos.
You can also connect your phone to your computer and then directly transfer the files.
Anyhow, let me show you exactly how you can transfer the files from your iPhone to an Android phone:
Step 1. Open your choice of browser and go to iCloud.com.
Step 2. Enter your Apple ID credentials and sign in.
Step 3. In the menu section, select "Photos."
Step 4. Now select all your photos and then copy them to your computer/external storage device/cloud service.
Step 5. Once you have the photos downloaded, you can then move the photos to your Android smartphone.
Technically, you can't transfer photos and videos from your iPhone to Android via Wi-Fi, but you can try the above two solutions to transfer them successfully.
In our opinion, if you have increased your storage on your Google Drive, then backing up your photos with Google Photos is the best choice. Otherwise, you transfer photos using the iCloud.
Here are some more answers to your questions about how to transfer photos from an iPhone to an Android device via WiFi.
1. How do I send pictures from my iPhone using WiFi?
You can either email them, send them as a WhatsApp message, or upload them in Google Photo. These are the only methods to send pictures from your iPhone using Wi-Fi.
If you're thinking of sending pictures like you would from an iPhone to another iPhone using Airdrop, it's only restricted to iPhone to iPhone. And AirDropping is disabled for iPhone to Android.
2. How to transfer photos from my iPhone to my Android phone online?
You can use Google Photos to transfer photos from iPhone to Android online.
3. How to transfer photos from my iPhone to my Android phone without quality loss?
You can either use the Move to iOS app, use Google Photos, or transfer photos by downloading the photos from iCloud and then moving them to your Android phone.