3 Easy Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone (11) to Android

Photo Transfer iPhone to Android Posted by Estrella H.| Last Updated: Sep 11, 2019

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Android (Samsung, Nexus, Huawei etc.)?

You quit iPhone and switch to Android. I will not explore why you make this decision but one thing I'm sure is that the precious photos should be kept. You can transfer favorite pictures – selfies, family photos, trip records or any else – to new Android to make one of them as wallpaper, share with friend or just carry great ones with you whenever wherever. iTunes and iCloud give big hands to transfer files between iPhone and iPhone. But, how about iPhone to Android? Here, we will show 3 ways enabling you to transfer photos from iPhone to Android with ease.

Way 1. With WinX MediaTrans | Way 2. Via Dropbox | Way 3. Manually Drag-and-drop

Way 1. With MediaTrans – The Easiest iPhone Photo Transfer Software

WinX MediaTrans gives its focuses on iPhone file transfer for a backup or later moving to other devices, for example, a new Android phone. No need of iTunes, Apple Application Support and Apple Mobile Device Support, it can independently transfer photos from iPhone to PC only if the iPhone is correctly connected with computer. It allows you to selectively export photos and encrypt them. If you take HEIC photos, WinX MediaTrans can convert HEIC to JPG for playback on Android.

Download and install WinX MediaTrans on your (Windows 10) PC. Next, follow the steps to transfer photos from iPhone to Android.

System Requirements: Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit) or lower; iOS 7.0 or later.

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone into computer via a USB cable and then launch WinX MediaTrans.

Step 2. Click Photo Transfer module and then you will be led to another page where all photos on your iPhone will be presented.

Step 3. Select photos you want to transfer and click Export. Now, selected photos are transferred to hard drive.

1. Before exporting, you can check "Encrypt with Encryption" option to protect photos with a password at 8 digitals or longer.
2. If you try to export HEIC photos from iPhone to PC, you can choose to directly export or export HEIC as JPG.

Step 3. Then, connect Android device to PC. Open the device storage under "My Computer/This PC" and navigate to DCIM folder. Drag and drop iPhone photos from hard drive to DCIM folder. Now, you can check iPhone photos on your Android device.

Way 2. Via Cloud Services – Transfer Photos from iPhone to Android Wirelessly

Cloud service provides a platform allowing you to store files and access with an account. Through it, you can upload photos from iPhone and then download photos to Android wirelessly. There're dozens of cloud services, one of which is Dropbox. Well, this tutorial will tell how to transfer photos from iPhone to Android via Dropbox.

Step 1. Install Dropbox app on your old iPhone. Open it and sign in or register a new account.

Step 2. Tap + icon and then tap Upload photos.

Step 3. Select photos you want to upload to Dropbox.

Step 4. Tap Next and Save Settings page appears. Choose a folder you would like to upload your photos to.

Step 5. Tap Upload and wait for all selected photos are uploaded successfully.

Step 6. Now, install Dropbox on your new Android phone. Open it and log in the same account you are using on iPhone.

Step 7. Click the menu button and open the folder which saves iPhone photos.

Step 8. Select photos you want to transfer to Android and then tap on the three dotted icon. Click Export and then tap "Save to Device".

Please keep Wi-Fi on during uploading and downloading photos via Dropbox. And, make sure that the network connection is stable enough in case some photos may be unexpectedly lost.

Way 3. Drag-and-Drop – Transfer Photos from iPhone to Android without Installing Anything

It is indeed the easiest way to manually drag and drop photos from iPhone to Android. You don't need to take advantage of any apps or program. But it is just available for transferring all photos saved in Camera Roll without selection. And, photos synced from iTunes can't be exported.

Step 1. Connect iPhone and Android to your computer via USB cables.

Step 2. Click iPhone device storage under "My Computer/This PC" > Internal Storage > DCIM. Then, copy all photos.

Step 3. Click Android device storage under "My Computer/This PC" > DCIM and paste the copied photos to Android.

At a Glance

All three ways enable you to transfer photos from iPhone to Android in a few of clicks. WinX MediaTrans boasts its fast, stable and safe syncing that no data will be lost. Dropbox features wireless transferring which is seemingly more convenient than WinX MediaTrans but not so stable for the speed and data security rely on network connection a lot. Manually drag-and-drop is the most convenient way but it gives you no choice to select photos to transfer. Which way is the best? It’s your decision.

What More Can WinX MediaTrans Do?
  • Transfer Snapchat videos, recorded videos, etc, from iPhone to PC;
  • Transfer HEIC photos from iPhone to PC; convert HEIC to JPG;
  • Sync music, ringtones, e-books, podcasts, etc, between iPhone and PC;
  • Auto convert video, music files to MP4, MP3, AAC available for iPhone;
  • Remove DRM from iTunes purchased music, movies, TV shows, audio books for playing on unauthorized players/devices.

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