How to transfer photos and videos from an Android phone to an iPhone


The process of switching one's phone used to be a tedious task back in the day. In more recent years, manufacturers have been kind enough to develop special apps and streamline the process of transferring the data from your old handset to your new one with the least amount of headache induced (check out our articles on the HTC Transfer, Samsung Smart Switch, and Sony Transfer). However, the one switch that still keeps a persistent bad rep is the jump from Android to iOS – due to the latter's closed-off environment, it is often believed that switching to an iPhone involves a lot of work, waiting, and violent cursing.

Well, in fact, the process is quite easy. Last week, we took a look at how to sync our most essential things to a new iPhone – the contacts, mails, and calendars. This week, let's check out how to transfer all our pictures and clips from our old Android handset to a new iPhone.

Now, unfortunately, iOS does not accept any sort of music files unless it comes through the iTunes app / PC sync program. This is one of the more major annoyances of the platform for sure, and if you have some favorite digital tracks that you wish to put on your new iDevice, you'll have to go through the good old connect-phone-to-PC-and-launch-iTunes process.

So, back to pictures and clips, check out the slideshow below to see what you need to do.

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20 Comments

1. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Shareit is the best.any file can be sent ,between ios and android except apps

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

But camera roll pictures from ios is still can't be shared.

12. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

It can be shared

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

This should be helpful for anyone looking to make the jump down from quad hd to HD.

3. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Like that is EVER going to happen...

4. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Agreed. Can't image a time where I would ever want to nor require achieve this task. Mind you, I assist people all the time whom ask me "how do I get photos from my iphone to my pc, or android?"

5. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I'm being sarcastic guys

8. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

I meant me getting an iPhone... Nunca.

6. Harmonica7

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Im switching from an iPhone 6 to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, i need the opposite godamn it!

9. paul.k

Posts: 302; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

7. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Someone needs to clear out their e-mail.

10. TheShitstormer9000 unregistered

I'm thinking about switching from Android to iPhone soon, so I can't wait to encounter this sweet sweet problem soon :P

13. AlikMalix unregistered

Thank you, most people that I know are confused by their own android phones. I can finally direct them to this when they switch.

14. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

The reverse is not possible. How to move data from iPhone to android coz unlike Google, Apple will never make any such app.

15. maccolar

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I used this phone transfer to copy the photos and contacts from my Galaxy S4 to iPhone 6, it worked fairly well, share it here. phone-data-transfer.com

16. Xkoiul

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

How about using "Move to iOS"? Here are some tips for data transfer between Android and iOS:

17. Xkoiul

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

Or third party phone transfer tool: mobikin.com/transfer-for-mobile/

23. Bthaaky

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

I'll introduce you the most useful tool - Samsung Transfer, which enables you to transfer contacts from phone to phone . with just a few simple clicks. By the way, if you need to export more files from the old phone to the new one

24. EmilyBaker

Posts: 30; Member since: May 08, 2018

The most effective way to transfer Android files to iPhone is to use a professional program- MobiKin Transfer for Mobile. With this software, you are free to transfer files between Android phone and iPhone. Its supported file types include contacts, text messages, calendars, music, photos and videos.

25. CecicliaGarcia

Posts: 27; Member since: May 08, 2018

This Phone Transfer software allows you to easily and directly transfer files from Android to iPhone. With this software, you are free to directly copy Android files to iPhone without a third-party tool. Various files can be supported, including contacts and eBooks (PDFs and ePubs). And this software is quite easy-to-use!

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