Phone Transfer

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes/iCloud

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-07-15 / Update for  iOS File Transfer

When you’ve got a shiny brand new iPhone X/10/8/8 Plus, but want to move your pictures from your old iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus to this new one. What could you do? We have been asked about this a lot, so in this post we’re going to outline a couple of simple yet useful solutions to help you transfer photos from one iPhone to another one without iTunes and iCloud.

photo transfer

1. Transfer pictures from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop

The simplest way to copy pictures from iPhone to iPhone is using Airdrop. AirDrop enables you wirelessly transfer any kind of file — photos, videos, contacts, and even Map locations — from one iOS device to another. Here’s how:

Firstly, launch Control Center from the bottom of the screen, and  turn on AirDrop . Then hit AirDrop to set the receiving option to Everyone.

enable airdrop

Next, click on the Photos app and select the picture you want to transfer.

After selected, tap on the Share button at the lower right corner.

Then, choose the iPhone device that you want to transfer pictures to. What’s more, you can choose multiple pictures to transfer simultaneously.

enable airdrop

On the other iPhone, choose to Accept on the pop-up window asks for receiving AirDrop pictures.

Note: Using airdrop to send files has the size limit, the maximum file size you can transfer is not exceeding 1GB. Besides, the transfer speeds will be affected by the number of files you attempt to transfer. That is to say, if you want to copy large files or move files in bulk, obviously, AirDrop cannot meet your needs.

2. Copy Photos from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes

If you want to transfer large files, here I would like to introduce a fantastic iOS data transfer tool without size limit—Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer, it is a PC/Mac based program that is designed to transfer photos from old iPhone to new iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. With it, you can clone everything from old phone to a new one, or selectively copy Contacts, Photos, Notes, etc. from iPhone to any iOS devices even without iTunes. Now let’s see how it works:

First of all, please make sure you have Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer downloaded and installed on your computer.

Launch Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer, and connect your iPhone and iPad to computer. Once Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer detects your devices, click Next to proceed.

Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer interface

Select Photos from the left pane and click Start Transfer to transfer photos to the target iPhone.

Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer interface

Then you will find the transferred photos appear on your target iPhone with only 2 steps.

This method also happens to be a great way to backup photos without having to consume additional iCloud space.

That’s all about how to move pictures from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes, as for other data (music, contacts, message and etc.)transfer, the steps are similar.