How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Transferring photos from an iPhone to an Android device can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. However, with the right tools and a little know-how, you’ll be able to seamlessly transfer your precious memories in no time. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to transfer photos from your iPhone to Android.

Method 1: Using Google Photos

If you’re looking for a convenient and hassle-free method to transfer your photos, Google Photos is the way to go. Follow these steps:

  1. Install Google Photos: Head over to the App Store on your iPhone and search for Google Photos. Install the app on your device.
  2. Sign in: Open Google Photos and sign in using your Google account.

    If you don’t have one, create a new account.

  3. Backup Your Photos: Once signed in, you’ll be prompted to backup your photos. Enable this feature and allow Google Photos access to your camera roll.
  4. Wait for Backup: Depending on the size of your photo library and internet speed, it may take some time for all your photos to be backed up.
  5. Download Google Photos on Android Device: On your Android device, download and install the Google Photos app from the Play Store.
  6. Login: Open the app and sign in using the same Google account you used on your iPhone.
  7. Synchronize: Once signed in, wait for all your previously backed up photos to synchronize with the app on your Android device.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your photos from your iPhone to your Android device using Google Photos.

Method 2: Using a Computer

If you prefer transferring your photos manually and have access to a computer, this method is for you. Follow these steps:

  1. Connect Your iPhone to the Computer: Plug your iPhone into the computer using the USB cable that came with it.
  2. Unlock Your iPhone: Unlock your iPhone and trust the computer if prompted.
  3. Open File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac): On your computer, open File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).
  4. Select Your iPhone: In File Explorer or Finder, you’ll see your iPhone listed as a device. Click on it to access its files.
  5. Navigate to Photos: Within your iPhone’s files, navigate to the “DCIM” folder and then open the folder containing your photos.
  6. Select Photos: Select the photos you want to transfer by either dragging a selection box around them or holding down the Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) key while clicking on individual photos.
  7. Copy Photos: Right-click on the selected photos and choose “Copy.”

    Alternatively, use Ctrl+C (Windows) or Command+C (Mac).

  8. Create a Folder: Create a new folder on your computer where you want to store the transferred photos.
  9. Paste Photos: Open the newly created folder and paste the copied photos by right-clicking and choosing “Paste” or using Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac).
  10. Connect Android Device to the Computer: Connect your Android device to the computer using a USB cable.
  11. Select File Transfer Mode: On your Android device, when prompted, select “File Transfer” or “Transfer Files” mode.
  12. Navigate to Android Device: In File Explorer or Finder, you should now see your Android device listed.
  13. Navigate to Photos Folder: Within your Android device’s files, navigate to the folder where you want to transfer the photos.
  14. Paste Photos: Open the destination folder and paste the copied photos by right-clicking and choosing “Paste” or using Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac).

You’ve successfully transferred your photos from your iPhone to your Android device using a computer. Enjoy your memories on your new device!


In this tutorial, we explored two methods for transferring photos from an iPhone to an Android device. Whether you choose Google Photos for its convenience or prefer the manual method using a computer, you can now effortlessly transfer all your cherished memories without any hassle. Choose the method that suits you best and enjoy exploring your photos on your new Android device!

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