By Nick / Last Updated February 8, 2020

Transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

When you got a new iPhone, you might need to transfer photos from old iPhone. iPhone could take high-quality photos, which might eat much storage on iPhone. And you might have also saved many beautiful pictures from apps. To transfer photos to new iPhone, iCloud would be not so convenient for the free storage for iCloud is just 5GB. Your iPhone backup could occupy most of it. If you want to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone without iCloud for iCloud storage is almost full, you could use the 3 methods in this passage to transfer our photos.

#1 Easily transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper

If you are looking for how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud, AOMEI MBackupper could be your solution. It's a free professional iPhone backup software, you could use it to save iPhone photos to computer and then transfer them to another iPhone. To help the user have a good experience, this software has a super simple interface. It is one of the best iPhone backup software.

Quickly Transfer: It could transfer 100 photos in two 2 seconds.

Preview and Select Photos: You might not want to transfer every pictures you can preview and select the photos you want.

Flexible Selection: You could not only tranfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper, but restore them to an iPad or iPod Touch.

Widely Compatible: It supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 11 and would be perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 13.

Trasnfer photos within 4 steps using AOMEI MBackupper

To back up files, you need to act as follows,

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connec the source iPhone to computer with USB cable and remember to tap "Trust" on it.

Step 2. Click Photo Backup. If you need to select photos, click the icon to enter Selection and then click OK to return.

Select Photos

Step 3. Click Start Backup. After photos has been saved to computer, disconnect the source iPhone and then connect the target iPhone.

Start Backup

Step 4. Select the task in Backup Management, click Restore, and then click Start Restore. You could find the picture on the source iPhone now.

Restore To Device

Tip: Saving iPhone photos to computer is important because now data disaster happens without warning. Information on your iPhone could be missing for physical damage or software harm so that you’d better keep the backup files in your PC. When you transfer the files to your iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper, these files would not cover the already existing data on your iPhone.

#2 Transfer photos from phone to phone with Windows Photos and iTunes

iTunes could not directly extract photos from iPhone but it could import photos from computer to iPhone. You could save iPhone photos to computer with Windows Photo first.

Step 1. Connnect the source iPhone to computer running Windows 10.

Step 2. Click the Start Button to search and enter Windows Photos. Select Import from USB Device.

Step 3. Download iTunes. Click the Phone-shape icon in the upper-left corner to enter your iPhone Summary. Select Photos in the sidebar, find the folder of your saved photos and click Apply.

Sync Photos Using iTunes

#3 Transfer photos from phone to phone using AirDrop

If you have just several photos to transfer, you could use the built-in application AirDrop to transfer photos face to face. You need to enable AirDrop on the target iPhone by going to iPhone settings > General > AirDrop and then turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both iPhone. After that, select multiple photos in Album and then tap Share. The target iPhone name would be displayed. You select the device and accept the request in the target iPhone.

#4 Transfer photos from phone to phone with Google Photos

Google Photos gives you 15GB free storage for photos with original quality and unlimited free storage for high-quality photos. If you still want to use cloud tool, Google Photos would be a good choice, but you need to be aware that Google Photos shares the 15GB free storage with other Google products.

1. Open the Google Photos app.

2. Sign in to your Google Account.

3. At the top, tap Menu.

4. Select Settings and then Back up & sync.

5. Tap "Back up & sync" on or off.

If you see a message asking to allow the app to access your photos:

1. Open the iOS settings app;

2. Tap Privacy and then Photos;

3. Select Google Photos;

4. Select Read and Write.

Google Photos


This article introduces 3 ways to fix the problem of how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud. We can choose the free and clean software AOMEI MBackupper, or iTunes to transfer photos from iPhone to PC or choose another cloud tool Google Photos.