By AOMEI / Last Updated March 2, 2020

“I just bought a new iPhone 11. It’s so nice. I have a about 1000+ photos on iPhone 8, so anyone could tell me how to get photos from iCloud to new iPhone? I want to transfer photos to my iPhone 11 as soon as possible.”

iPhone has a lot of fans over the world. Now, every year Apple would release a new series of products. It’s time to get your favorite new iPhone and enjoy the latest creative design but your beautiful photos should not be neglected when you start to use your new iPhone. It would be easy to transfer photos from iCloud to iPhone or you could use more convenient tool to transfer photos in seconds.

How to upload iPhone photos to iCloud?

Before you get photos from iCloud to new iPhone, you should save photos to iCloud from old iPhone. You could upload photos to iCloud in 2 ways, via iPhone or computer.

#1 Via iPhone: Usually, your photos on iPhone would be saved to iCloud by default. Go to iPhone Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Photos, and check whether the button has been switched on. If you haven’t saved photos to iCloud, you could backup iPhone with iCloud to save iPhone data. If you want to make sure that your wanted photos have saved to iCloud, you could view your iCloud photos by the way introduced in the next part.

#2 Via computer: If you have photos on computer and you want to upload them to iCloud so you could get these photos to new iPhone later.

Download iCloud client for Windows > check Photos and enable Download photos, Upload photos, or Create new folders in Options > go to Windows Explorer > Select iCloud Photos > enter the folder Upload. You could directly copy the wanted photos to the folder. You have only 5GB of free storage in iCloud. If you have more photos, you should use another tool to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud.

iCloud Photos

How to view and download photos from iPhone?

If it is confused for you to see which of the photos on your iPhone XR are local photos or iCloud photos, you could view them on the site of iCloud or using iCloud client again.

#1 View iCloud Photos on the site of iCloud: Go to iCloud and sign in your Apple ID > click Photos to view or download your photos. You could also retrieve the iCloud photos which has been deleted in 30 days.

iCloud Site

#2 Download iCloud photos via client: After you enable the necessary settings as you upload photos via the client, go to iCloud Photos on computer again. You could see the option Download Photos and Videos in the upper-left corner. Select the photos you want and later you could view them in the folder Download.

How to get photos from iCloud to new iPhone?

After uploading the wanted photos to iCloud, you could get photos back from iCloud. 3 methods have been offered to you to help your transfer photos to new iPhone.

#1 Get photos from iCloud backup: If you have a full iPhone backup in iCloud, you could choose restore iPhone from iCloud backup when setting up iPhone. If you haven’t got all the photos on iPhone, your photos might not be included in that backup because you have uploaded photos before backing up iPhone. You could download iCloud backup to PC to see what’s in it.

#2 Sync photos on new iPhone: You could go to iCloud Photos on new iPhone to check whether this feature has been enabled. Toggling on the button could download all the iCloud photos to new iPhone. You should connect iPhone to stable Internet and wait patiently.

How to easily get photos from old iPhone to new iPhone without iCloud?

iCloud is an Internet application. You might be freaking out for the slow Internet or other problems about connecting the server. It would be more difficult if you want to use two different Apple ID on the two iPhone. You could try another way to transfer photos.

AOMEI MBackupper would help you transfer photos to new iPhone in light speed. You could transfer photos to new iPhone without Internet and leave a copy of your photos on computer to safely save them.

Preview and Select: You might have multiple photos to transfer. Preview and select the needed photos on iPhone via AOMEI MBackupper.

Light Speed: AOMEI MBackupper would transfer every 100 photos in 2 seconds

Widely compatible: It supports the latest iOS 13. Your old iPhone and new iPhone would be both perfectly supported.

Transfer photos to new iPhone in 4 steps

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connect old iPhone to computer via USB cable and tap “Trust” on it.

Step 2. Click Photos Backup. Click the icon to preview and select photos, and click OK to return.

Select Pictures

Step 3. Click Start Backup. After the photos has been transferred, disconnect old iPhone and connect new iPhone with USB.

Click On Start Backup

Step 4. Select the task in Backup Management and click Restore.

Restore To New iPhone


Before you get photos from iCloud to new iPhone, you should make sure you have uploaded the need photos to iCloud. Then, you could transfer photos to new iPhone via iCloud backup or sync iCloud photos after setting up iPhone. You could also use AOMEI MBackupper to quickly transfer photos to new iPhone. If you like this passage, you could share it to help more people.