[Actionable Guide in Emergency] Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max)

Sep 13,2018 • Filed to: iPhone XS • Proven solutions

Have you ever wondered how to transfer photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max)? Well! We know, most of you will say messaging apps or emails.

But, there are other applications as well that transfer pictures from Android to iPhone XS (Max). Some of them can even retain the photo quality intact, without any hassle, which is not ensured with most messaging apps that allow you cross platform photo transmission.

In this article, we are going to introduce methods to move photos from your Android device to iPhone XS (Max). Stay tuned to know more!

Transfer photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max) using a USB cable

In case you have no idea about how to transfer photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max) through a USB cable.

dr.fone – Switch seems an ideal option for that. Apart from photos, this software can also help your move music, contacts, videos, messages, etc. from your Android phone to an iPhone XS (Max) with only one click.

Let’s go through the most prominent points to take a note.

dr.fone - Switch

1 click to transfer photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max)

  • Fast, secure and data protecting photo transfer method
  • Loses no data while transferring pictures from Android to iPhone XS (Max)
  • Be it a WinPhone, Android or iOS device, with a single click, you can transfer photos and other device data between them.
  • It is compatible with the latest iOS and Android releases.
  • Supports 6000 mobile device models from Apple, HTC, Sony, Samsung, Google etc.
Available on: Windows Mac
4,683,556 people have downloaded it

Never get scared of a question like, ‘can iPhone XS (Max) receive pictures from Android?’ Why? Because here we present you the step by step guide to put you through –

Step 1:  Get the latest version of dr.fone – Switch downloaded on your computer. Ensure to download it from their official website only. Launch the software and tap on the ‘Switch’ tab from dr.fone toolkit afterwards.

transfer photos from android to iPhone XS (Max) in one click

Step 2:  Get a USB cable to connect your Android device and your lighting cable to connect your iPhone XS (Max) to the PC, respectively.

Step 3:  The dr.fone – Switch software will detect both of your devices. Make sure to specify Android as the source device and iPhone XS (Max) as the target device.

Note: You can alter the order depending upon your requirements, by simply tapping on the ‘Flip’ button.

transfer photos from android to iPhone XS (Max) - detect android and iPhone XS (Max)

Step 4:  Now, the existing data types on your Android device will be displayed on screen. Select the ‘Photos’ option by ticking the checkbox against it and click on the ‘Start Transfer’ button.

Note: For a used iPhone XS (Max), you need to select the ‘Clear Data before Copy’ checkbox. It will wipe out all the existing data before data transfer.

transfer photos from android to iPhone XS (Max) - start photo transfer

Step 5:  Let the iPhone XS (Max) to receive the photos now. When the transferring of pictures from Android to iPhone XS (Max) is complete, hit the ‘OK’ button.

Transfer photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max) using Google Photos

Google Photos is another way for transferring photos from your Android device to any iPhone. But, you need to have a stable Wi-Fi connectivity on both your device (Android and iPhone XS (Max)). A weak internet connectivity would fail to accomplish the process.

Here is the step-by-step guide to transfer photos from Google Photos to iPhone XS (Max) –

  1. Launch ‘Google Photos’ app on your Android phone and login with your Google account.
  2. Click on the ‘Menu’ icon (3 horizontal bars), then get into ‘Settings’, tap on ‘Back up & sync’ option and then turn on the ‘Backup’ feature. Your device photos will be backed up to your Google account now.
  3. transfer photos from Google Photos to iPhone
  4. Install and launch the Google Photos app on your iPhone XS (Max). Login with the same Google account.
  5. Select the desired photos and then click on the share icon. Then click the ‘Save [number] Images’ button. All the selected images will be downloaded to your iPhone XS (Max).
  6. transfer photos from Android Google Photos to iPhone XS (Max)

Transfer photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max) with Move to iOS

Another way for moving Android photos to iPhone XS (Max) is the Move to iOS app from Apple. It helps you transfer photos, contacts, videos, message history, web bookmarks free apps etc. to your iPhone XS (Max).

Though, effective. This app transfers data to a brand new or factory reset iPhone XS (Max) only. Sometimes the app acts weird while transferring data. It is dependent on Wi-Fi connectivity at large.

Here comes the detailed guide of Move to iOS app for transferring photos to your iPhone XS (Max) from an Android device –

  1. Launch the app on your Android phone after installing from Google Play Store.
  2. Set up your iPhone XS (Max) afresh with language, touch ID, and language. Connect to a stable Wi-Fi network right away. Now, go to ‘Apps & Data’ and then tap ‘Move Data from Android’.
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  4. Hit the ‘Continue’ button on your Android phone, within the Move to iOS app. Click the ‘Agree’ button after that. You can see a prompt needing a code on your mobile screen.
  5. On your iPhone XS (Max) too tap on the ‘Continue’ and take the code displayed there. Key in the passcode on your Android mobile.
  6. type passcode to transfer photos from android to iPhone XS (Max)
  7. As both the devices are connected over, you will be able to complete the transfer process. Choose ‘Camera Roll’ under ‘Data Transfer’ and press the ‘Next’ button.
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  9. When the photo transfer is over, tap ‘Done’ on your Android phone. Allow your iPhone XS (Max) for synching the photos. Set up your iCloud account and then view the photos you have just transferred.

Transfer photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max) with ShareIt

Another way is wirelessly transferring photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max) is SHAREit. It is available for desktops, iOS and Android devices. The app comes with annoying Ads, bugs and might hang the device while working. You confused regarding the Wi-Fi connectivity during data transfer, and might accidentally terminate the transfer.

Here is the guide to help transfer pictures from Android to iPhone XS (Max):

  1. Get SHAREit installed and launched on your iPhone XS (Max) and Android phone.
  2. On your Android phone hit the ‘Send’ button and tap the ‘Photos’ tab. Pick the desired photos and press ‘Send’ again. Click on the ‘Connect to iOS/WP’ button.
  3. use shareit to transfer android photos to iPhone XS (Max)
  4. Now, on the iPhone XS (Max) press the ‘Receive’ button. The devices will connect wirelessly and the photos will be transferred.

Conclusion

From the above article, we found that dr.fone – Switch is an amazing tool that ensures data safety and security.

While other devices need Wi-Fi or internet connectivity to transfer photos from Android to iPhone XS (Max). This desktop software can flawlessly do away with internet and transfer to new iPhone without compromising the quality.

Selena Lee

chief Editor

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