By AOMEI / Last Updated July 24, 2020

Need to transfer photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7/7 plus?


“I bought a new iPhone 7. The only thing that bothers me is that I can't transfer all the photos/pictures from the old iPhone 6 to my new iPhone 7. You know, iTunes and iCloud have a lot of restrictions for transferring. Is there any way to do the job fast and effectively?”

Nowadays, there are still many people who are using an old iPhone and want to get a new model like iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X or later. When switching phone, you may need to move your valuable photos or pictures to the new device, but only relying on iTunes and iCloud for photo transfer is not an ideal solution. There are actually many other ways to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone. This tutorial will introduce some convenient ways to save your time and energy and you can choose the most suitable method. Without further ado, let’s see how to transfer photos from old iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 or other models.

Method 1. Transfer photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 on PC

The safest and commonest way is that transfer all your photos from your iPhone 6 to your computer, after that you can transfer them to your new iPhone 7. Then you have your precious photos both on your computer and your new iPhone. It’s double insurance. If you want to transfer photos in this way using a Windows computer, mBackupper is the best choice for you. It is an iPhone to Windows PC transfer software which allows you to easily transfer not only photos/pictures/images, but also messages, music, videos and contacts to your Windows PC on a simple pane. It gives you flexible selection to meet your needs.

Now we will show you how to transfer photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7/7 plus with mBackupper. First of all, download and install mBackupper on your computer for free.

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. Then tap Trust This Computer on your iPhone 6.

2. On the home screen, you have 2 options, Photos Backup or Custom Backup, choose Photos Backup.

3. You can click the icon to select the pictures that you want to back up and then click the button OK.

4. Then specify a path as the destination to store the backup on PC. You are allowed to backup to local disks or external hard drives.

5. At last click on Start Backup to start the transfer and wait for it to complete the task.

6. When your image backup is completed. You can see all backup tasks in Backup Management and can disconnect your old iPhone.

7. Connect your new iPhone 7 to your computer. Select the task, click the Arrow icon Restore, and then your pictures would be transferred to target phone.

Method 2. Transfer photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 with iCloud

Cloud service becomes very popular in recent years, and many companies have developed cloud service apps, but iCloud is still the top one for Apple users because it’s easy to access. Before you get it started, connect Wi-Fi and sign in the same iCloud account on both iPhone.

To transfer your photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 with iCloud:

1. Upload your photos to iCloud by tapping on Settings > [your name] > iCloud, click Photos and turn on iCloud Photo Library.

2. Download your photos from iCloud on the new iPhone 7. Tap Photos, toggle on iCloud Photos, and select either Optimize iPhone Storage or Download and Keep Originals. After all your photos are downloaded, you can open your Photos app to view them.

3. Then sign in your Apple ID on your new iPhone 7, select Restore from iCloud Backup when you set up your iPhone.

But Apple offers only 5GB iCloud storage for free backup. The restoring process might take long time it depends on the backup size and network speed.

Method 3. Transfer photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 with Airdrop

iOS devices have a built-in tool AirDrop functioning like Bluetooth, made for file sharing among different iOS devices. It's no doubt that iPhone 6/7 is an AirDrop-supporting device. With AirDrop on both of your devices, you can use it to share files between your old iPhone 6 and your new iPhone 7. Just turn on AirDrop on both of your devices, go to Photos App on your old iPhone and tap on the Share button to send the selected photos from one iPhone to another via AirDrop. The detailed steps are shown below.

1. Open Control Center by swiping down from the upper-right corner of iPhone screen on both of your iPhones.

2. Tap on AirDrop to turn it on and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

3. Open Photos App on your iPhone 6 and select the photos you'd like to send to your new iPhone.

4. Tap on the Share icon and then choose your target device.

5. Then click Accept on your iPhone 7 to receive the photos sent from your previous iPhone 6.


This passage shows you how to transfer photos from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 with some efficient methods: mBackupper, iCloud and AirDrop. mBackupper can not only help you transfer photos between iPhones, but also transfer music, videos, etc. It allows you to backup your iPhone to PC easily. It is an extremely ideal and useful solution to protect your important iPhone data from loss or damage. If you want to do it without cable, then you can choose iCloud or AirDrop.