By Lena / Last Updated August 24, 2020

How Do I Transfer Photos from One Apple ID to Another?

What is the easiest and suggested way to transfer all photos from one iCloud account to a different iCloud account and then close/purge the original account?

- Question from an iPhone user

Can I Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another?

For some reason, you have created a new iCloud account for future use. Since you have synced your iPhone data to iCloud, so you would like to transfer data from the old account to the new account, especially all the photos. Although Apple does not offer a direct way to transfer data from one Apple ID to another, you can make it in other ways. Keep reading to get the method.

How to Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another?

There are two ways to help you transfer photos from one Apple ID to another. To make the explanation more intuitive, suppose you want to transfer photos from Apple account A to account B.

Method 1. Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another on iPhone

When turning off the sync option of Photos, you will be asked if you want to save the data on your phone. You can take advantage of this to save your photos on iPhone and then sync them to your new iCloud account.

1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos > Turn off iCloud Photos > Choose to save photos on iPhone. (You can also choose to turn off Contacts or other toggles as per your needs.)

2. Sign out account A from iPhone > Sign in account B on iPhone and turn on the sync of Photos > Choose Merge and photos stored on the device will be synced to the new account.

Turn on iCloud Photos

Method 2. Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another on Computer

If you have a computer, you can open a browser and go to iCloud.com to complete the transfer.

1. Visit iCloud.com and sign in with account A.

2. Click Photos > Then select the photos and videos you want to download and click the Download button.

iCloud Website

3. Sign out account A and sign in account B > Click Photos again > Click the Import option to upload photos that exported from account A.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

From the above, we have talked about two ways to transfer photos from one Apple ID to another. Whichever method is used, you should first export photos from account A and then import photos to account B. If you want to transfer photos to another iPhone that using a different Apple account, there is a simple way to make it.

One free iPhone transfer tool - AOMEI MBackupper can help you transfer photos, videos, music, contacts, and messages from iPhone to iPhone easily and quickly.

● You can preview and select the photos before the transfer.
● It will not erase any existing data on the target iPhone.

Download the tool on your PC and learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud.

1. Open AOMEI MBackupper and plug in the source iPhone > Tap “Trust” on the home screen to give your computer access to your iPhone.

2. Click Photos Backup > Select the pictures you want to transfer.

Select Pictures

3. Choose a path to save your pictures > Click Start Backup to transfer photos to the computer.

Click Start Backup

4. Unplug the source iPhone and connect the target iPhone to computer > Go to the Backup Management screen > Click the Restore option > Click the icon to choose the photos you want to transfer > Click Start Restore to make it.

Transfer to iPhone

Conclusion

To transfer photos from one iCloud account to another, you should first export photos from the source account and then import them to the target account. If you meet any problem during the process, please feel free to leave a comment to let us know. We will reply to you ASAP.