[Simple Guide] How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung?

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Samsung has announced to release Samsung Galaxy S10 as its 10th anniversary phone on the Unpacked event last month and the Galaxy S10 will be delivered to users in March. According to the official sound, in this year, Samsung will throw a bomb to mobile market by pushing out Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy Fold.

Many iPhone users may plan to switch to a new Samsung Galaxy S10. But they do not want to leave iPhone photos behind. So how to transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung? Please do not worry about that. You can select one as you like from the four practical methods given in this page.

Part 1. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung with One Click

Over the time, your photo album may be filled with a large number of photos. What can you do if you switch to a new Samsung Galaxy S10 plus and want to transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung? To copy them one by one, obviously, is a bad practice.

In this case, iPhone to Samsung Photo Transfer - Samsung Data Transfer is available to switch photos from iPhone to Samsung with just one-click.

Actually, Samsung Photo Transfer - Samsung Data Transfer is an all-round mobile transfer for Android to Android, Android to iOS, iOS to Android and iOS to iOS.

Under the mode of iOS to Android, you can transfer contacts, videos, music, books, photos, and text messages from iPhone to Samsung and other Android phones. So it is a good mobile phone transfer if you switch from an old phone to a new one.

The program supports almost all the Samsung devices with Android 2.0 to 14, including Samsung Galaxy S23/S21/S20/S10/S9/S8/S7/S6, Note 20/10/8/7/6/5 and so on.

It is also friendly for iOS devices from iOS 5 to iOS 16, including iPhone 14/13/12/11/X/8 Plus/8/7/6 and so on.

Here is how it works:

Step 1. Download Samsung Data Transfer on your computer, please select the correct version:

Step 2. Install and run the program on Windows/ Mac computer.

run samsung data transfer

Step 3. Connect your Samsung phone and iPhone to computer at the same time with USB cables. Please enable USB debugging on your Samsung device. Then the program will automatically detect two devices. You can see an interface as below.

connect samsung device and iphone to pc

Step 4. Correct the phones' sides. Please make sure that the iPhone (the source device) is on the left, and the new Samsung Galaxy (the target device) is on the right. Otherwise, you can click Flip to exchange their sides.

Notice: You can tick on "Clear data before copying" on your target phone if needed.

Step 5. Please tick on Photos from the middle panel. You can also select contacts, messages, music, videos and books as you like. Next, click Start Copy to transfer photos and other files from iPhone to Samsung.

transfer photos from iphone to samsung

See Also: [2 Ways] How to Transfer Photos Between Samsung Phone and Computer?

Part 2. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Samsung via Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung released Smart Switch mobile app to help Samsung users receive files from other devices conveniently. It also a good choice to transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung with it.

Here are two transfer ways. You can transfer photos wirelessly or with USB OTG (an OTG adaptor is required on the source device). Please notice that Wi-Fi connection requires Android 4.0 or higher and wired transfer requires Android 4.3 or higher.

The process of Wi-Fi file transfer is more convenient for you. On the other hand, some devices do not support USB OTG feature.

You may prefer the wireless transfer as bellow:

Step 1. Connect iPhone and Samsung phone to the same Wi-Fi. Download and install Smart Switch your Samsung Galaxy.

Notice: If you are the user of Galaxy S9/ S8/ S7/ Note9/ Note8, the app has been installed on your Samsung. You just need to run it.

Step 2. Before the photo transfer, you need to sync your iPhone photos to iCloud. On your iPhone, please go to Settings > iCloud > turn the Backup on > tap on Back Up Now.

sync iphone photos to icloud

Step 3. Run Smart Switch on Samsung device. Then, click WIRELESS > RECEIVE > select iOS from the drop-down menu.

navigate smart switch on samsung

Step 4. Sign in your iCloud with Apple ID and password. You can enter your iCloud and select Photos and other contents > tap on IMPORT to start the transferring.

transfer photos from icloud to samsung via smart switch

It will take a while for file transferring, please wait and do not disconnect your devices from Wi-Fi until the process is completed.

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Part 3. Switch Photos from iPhone to Samsung Using Cloud Service Apps

We recommend several reliable apps with cloud service that can switch photos from iPhone to Samsung. Google Photos, Google Drive and Dropbox are the most well-received.

They work similarly. You need to sync iPhone photos to their related cloud account. Then, on Samsung Galaxy, you can install the app, download the photos from the same account that you used on iPhone. It only requires an internet connection during the syncing process.

We take Google Photos as an example, you can find it is really easy to use.

Step 1. Download and install Google Photos from App store on your iPhone.

Step 2. On iPhone, please run the app, you need to sign in to your Google account.

Step 3. Select upload size for photos & videos. There are two options: High quality & Original. High quality is recommended first because it can save storage space and will not lower the photos' quality.

select upload size for photos and videos

Step 4. Now please go to Setting from the top menu, turn Back up & sync on to upload all the photos and videos on your iPhone.

turn on back up and sync

Step 5. Download and run Google Photos on your Samsung device, you need to sign in to the same Google account that you used to upload photos.

Step 6. Now please tick High quality and turn Back up & sync on. You can check all the uploaded photos and videos on your new phone.

Step 7. If you want to download photos to your new Android device, please tap on Menu > Settings > turn on Auto Add under Google Photos > tap Back at the top.

turn auto add on to sync photos to new android phone

Step 8. Find and open Google Photos folder, select the photo folder and tap the three-point button, choose Select All and tap on Download to start to transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung.

download photos from google photos to android

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Part 4. Move Photos from iPhone to Samsung by Drag-and-Drop

In this way, you only need to plug your iPhone and Samsung device to computer using USB cables. If there are not many photos in your photo album, and you would like to select some of them to transfer to Samsung Galaxy, you can use this method by drag-and-drop manually. It will be a waste of time if you plan to select a few photos from a large amount.

To move photos from iPhone to Samsung:

Step 1. Connect iPhone and Samsung Galaxy to computer via USB cables at the same time.

Step 2. Please turn to Computer > under the Portable Device, click iPhone > Internal Storage > DCIM > copy the photos you like to transfer, you can copy all the albums here.

copy iphone photos on computer

Step 3. Under the Portable Device, you can also find your Samsung Galaxy, click your Galaxy > go to DCIM > paste all the photos to your Samsung device.

Final Thoughts:

As you can see above, it is easy to transfer photos from iPhone to Samsung if you find a proper way. You can select one method as you like to move your photos.

However, if you switch from iPhone to Samsung and want to move different types of files with one click, you can start a free trial of Samsung Data Transfer, a professional and effective mobile phone transfer.

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