How to Transfer Photos from Android to Android

07/16/2019 Posted by FoneGeek

Compared with digital camera, smartphone is a better choice for people to take pictures in daily life, since it saves more space while taking quality photos. Most smartphones are equipped with high quality camera that can meet many people's requirement. With the very rapid development of smartphone, switching to new phones are more frequently happened. Now, if you just got a new Android phone like Samsung Galaxy S10 or Huawei P30, and want to transfer the photos from your old Android phone to the new one, there are 4 methods you can try. Read on and find the best one for you.

1. Transfer Photos from Android to Android With One Click 

To transfer photos in your old Android phone to your new one, FoneGeek Phone Transfer is the best third-party program to use. It is a professional data transfer tool which can help you to move your photos, videos, contacts, messages, call logs, and more data from one Android phone to another with one click. The program works on all popular Android devices like Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, Mate 20/30, Motorola Moto Z3/Z4, LG V50 ThinQ, ZTE Axon 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, Oppo Reno, OnePlus 7 Pro, Google Pixel 3A, etc. Besides, it is also compatible with iOS devices including iPhone XS iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

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Steps to transfer photos from Android to Android with one click: 

  1. Install Fonegeek Phone Transfer on your computer and run it. Choose the "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode when you get to the home interface.
  2. Connect both your Android devices to the computer with USB cables respectively.  The program will recognize the two devices. If the two phones are not in the right places of source and destinations, click the "Flip" button to switch.
  3. Select the contents you want to transfer, like "Photos", then click "Start Copy" to copy photos from your old Android phone to the new one.

Phone Transfer

2. Transfer Photos from Android to Android With Bluetooth 

There is another way to transfer Android pictures – through Bluetooth. This method might be the most widely known way to transfer data. Below we will explain the steps to transfer photos from Android to Android via Bluetooth.

  1. Go to Settings and select Bluetooth option to be available, then establish a connection between the two phones to pair them successfully and exchange files.
  2. Open the file manager on the source phone, select the photos you want to transfer and tap share button. Then continue to tap "Bluetooth" option. 
  3. Click "Accept" button on the destination phone. Now you have successfully completed Android photo transfer via Bluetooth.

Transfer Photos via Bluetooth

3. Transfer Photos from Android to Android With Android Beam 

Android Beam is a software that allows you to send content between devices just by pressing them back-to-back. It supports to share pictures with Android phones and tablets. Before transferring photos from Android to Android with Android Beam, you will need to confirm that both the two Android phones support NFC. 

Steps to check whether your device supports NFC:

  1. Go to Settings and tap "More…" under Wireless & Networks.
  2. Enable NFC and Android Beam on both of your devices.
  3. If you fail to find the NFC option, that means your phone may not support NFC. Android Beam only supports Android 4.0 and higher.

After you enable Android Beam on both the two phones, you can follow below steps to share pictures between two Android phones.

Steps to transfer photos between Android phones with Android Beam:

  1. Open a photo in the gallery. 
  2. If you want to share multiple photos, open the gallery, long-press a photo’s thumbnail, and then select all the other photos you want to send.
  3. Start the beaming process.

Android Beam

4. Transfer Pictures from Android to Android Using Google Photos

Google Photos is an app that is designed to store and share photos. It offers unlimited storage for users freely. If you have a new Android phone and would like to transfer all the photos and video to it, you can follow these tips to transfer photos from Android to Android using Google Photos.

  1. Download and install Google Photos on your source phone, and sign in with your Google Account.
  2. Select upload size for photos. Here you will get two options: "High quality" & "Original". We recommend "High quality" to save storage space and it will not lower the photos' quality.
  3. Go to "Settings" and turn "Back up & sync" on to upload all the photos on your source phone. 
  4. Once you finish the backup, open Google Photos on your new Android device, and sign in to the same Google Account that you used to upload photos.
  5. Repeat step 2 and 3, you will be able to check all the photos on your new Android phone. 
  6. To download photos to your new Android device, you will need to go to open Google Photos, and tap on "Menu" > "Settings" > turn on "Auto Add".
  7. 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 Android to Android.

Transfer Photos via Google Photos

In Conclusion 

Now you have learned 4 methods that you can use to transfer your photos from one Android phone to another. We would recommend Fonegeek Phone Transfer since it can transfer you data safely and there is no space limited. Not only for Android phones, it can also transfer data between iPhones and between iPhone and Android phones in one click. If you are facing a problem of transferring data from old iPhone to a new one, we also have detailed solutions for you!

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