How to transfer photos from iPhone to Android
In the early 90s, portable phones came into the market. They came in to replace the landline phones which could only be used at specific places. The main reason anyone prefers mobile phones to the old ones is convenience issues.
The number of mobile phones has become more popular as time goes by. The main push for this is their prices, which have gone down due to the forces of demand and supply.
The Interesting Story of Cell Phones
The evolution of cell phones led to the invention of smartphones. As the name suggests, you can use them to serve many more purposes.
Some of the main activities which smartphones are used for include: Taking and storing photos, Streaming videos, searching as well as accessing information, Accessing social media networks, Storing files and documents and Finding directions .These are just a few examples of their countless uses.
In this fast moving world, the storage purpose has become of vital importance. People prefer storing their documents and photos on their phones so that they can access them at their convenience.
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Let’s Talk About Photos Now
This article is going to focus on photos. This is one of the core uses of smartphones. It is extremely popular with the youth due to their obsession with ‘capturing the moment’.
Anywhere you turn to nowadays and you would not miss a young couple taking a selfie. Yes, it is that common such that the word ‘sefie’ was added to the dictionary.
This ability to take photos has almost rendered cameras useless. After all, why would you buy an expensive digital camera when your phone can perform the same tasks?
If you enjoy taking photos on your phone so much, you should take into consideration the issue of storage. Photos, just like any other file, tend to consume a large amount of space on your phone.
Of Junk and the Apple vs. Google Feud
You must have noticed that a phone with a lot of junk in its storage tends to perform at a slower pace. This is why it is vital to have an external source.
These sources include SD cards and in the cloud via iCloud and iTunes on the computer for iPhones.
For android phones, the SIM card of the service provider may be used as an alternative to internal memory and micro SD cards.
This article is going to focus on the two most popular models, iPhones and android phones. These two are from different rival companies, Apple and Google, respectively. This rivalry is such that products from these two firms are rarely compatible.
The high demand for the two products has led to the emergence of utilities which attempt to bridge the gap between iOS and Android operating systems. We will go through three simple procedures of transferring photos from an iPhone to an android device.
Transfer via Send Anywhere App
This is software mainly used in moving files and folders of large size through email. It is however noted restricted to the large files and therefore you can use it to transfer photos from an iPhone to an android device.
The first basic step is you ensure there is internet connectivity. Download the app on both devices and run it. Then you tap “send” on the source device running the app before selecting then photos you wish to move. The app will generate a PIN for the android device for security purposes.
Click on “Receive” and enter the PIN and then you can download the transferred photos.
You should be aware that this method has a time limit. The link expires after a certain time period. This would mean that you would have to go through the entire process of setting up the app. This is time consuming and annoying.
The main advantage of this process is that you do not have to use a PC. Instead, you do it wirelessly.
Transfer through phone transfer
You can download this app from the TunesBro website. It is the fastest way of transferring photos between the two different operating systems.
You then connect your device to the computer and run the program. An interface with several options will be displayed. Select “Switch” option.
On the other USB port, plug in the other device. You will then see both devices as well as all the data options available for transfer.
In case you mess up the plugging order, there is a quick remedy. On the interface, there is a “Flip” button that allows you to interchange the destination devices and the source.
Once this set up is complete, select the photos and click on the “Start transfer” button. Let the process complete and all the selected photos will be transferred to your android device.
If you wish to have the photos at only one source, you have the option to clear data from the iPhone. This would ensure that there are no duplicates. You would create some free space in the destination device.
This method allows you to transfer other files as well. In our case, you select the photos folder and unmark every other item on the list.
There is an alternative method of transfer to these two.
Transfer through Dropbox
Dropbox is a cloud storage device. To use it, you need a dropbox account. This is the account in which you will put the transferred iPhone photos into. You can share the folder once you are done with putting the photos into the account.
Go to the Dropbox on your android device from where you can spot the folder which you shared. You can then download the images into your android based smartphone.
These three methods are quite simple. Just follow the instructions and the transfer will be done. However there are some points to note.
Your photos may not be completely secure on cloud services. This is because the transfer involves a third party and thus your privacy is not completely guaranteed.
TunesBro software only involves devices in the transfer. Therefore if you have security concerns, you should use this method.