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How To Transfer Photo Albums To A New iPhone

Listener Gary in Pompano Beach, Florida wants to know how to transfer his photo albums from his old iPhone 6 to his new iPhone 6s

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Gary asked: “In updating my iPhone 6 to the 6s, I lost two photo albums that were on the 6 and I’d like to get them on the 6s. How do i do that?”

The simplest way to do this would’ve been through iCloud, but assuming you set up both iPhones with the same account that would’ve happened on it’s own, if you had your photos set up to sync to iCloud.

You can using iTunes as an intermediary, sync your old phone including photos and then move them from your computer to the new phone by going to iTunes photo syncing settings.

If you’d rather not deal with juggling two phones though, you could install Dropbox, Flickr, SugarSync, Box.net, Google+, or any of the other apps that will allow you to sync your photo library to the cloud (most have a reasonable amount of storage for free, in Flickr’s case 1TB) onto the old iPhone, sync your pictures to one of those services, then install the same app on the new phone and download them to it.

If your iCloud isn’t full, you can use it to share photo libraries between devices

 

If your iCloud isn’t full, you can use it to share photo libraries between devices, so you could set the old one to still sync to iCloud, upload the picture and set the new one to download them, but that’s assuming you have enough storage available, which we suspect may not be the case if you had this feature disabled to begin with.

This of course assumes you still have possession of the iPhone 6 and haven’t sold or reformatted it yet.

Keep in mind that these free photo sharing cloud services will often compress or otherwise lower the quality of your photos in order to have them take less space on the company’s servers

As we recommend using cloud based file services to move your pictures, please keep in mind that these free photo sharing cloud services will often compress or otherwise lower the quality of your photos in order to have them take less space on the company’s servers.

Services that are cloud storage file sharing in nature, not only photos, will not change your image quality, but their free accounts will be limited in storage space. If you use a subscription cloud storage system, you shouldn’t have any issues. But we should also note that most of the photo sharing services will skip the compression part for paid users.

Let’s hope you still have that iPhone 6, and you’re just a few mouse clicks away from sharing these photos albums either through iCloud or the Not-i Cloud. Let us know what you wind up doing.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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