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Want to know how to transfer photos from iCloud to Android? Then here is an in-depth guide that shows you the whole process.
Smartphones have changed the way we have been living on the earth. There is a garden of mobile manufacturing companies launching new phones every week.
From a user’s point of view, it is quite confusing, and choose one of them is quite difficult. If we categorized them in the base of mobile OS then it would be Android and iOS. Many users want to switch between OS and face difficulty.
Moving from iOS to Android is a lengthy process. iPhone stores most of the data in iCloud storage which is a part of the iOS ecosystem. Moving data from iCloud to Android devices is not a straightforward process.
4 Way to Transfer Photos from iCloud to Android
I will show you some methods that allow you to transfer photos from iCloud to Android easily.
So let’s get started.
1: Transfer Photos from iCloud to Android using MobileTrans
There is an app named MobileTrans that allows you to transfer photos from iCloud to Android. This app comes with the fastest cross-platform transfer speed.
You can easily and safely transfer all your images without losing quality. No need for internet connection or mobile data for this method.
Follow the below steps to do this.
Step 2 – Choose which phone is the new one and which one is old. In this case, Android is the new phone and iOS is the old phone. We have to transfer all the images from iPhone to Android smartphones.
Step 3 – Open the MobileTrans app on both devices and head to connect device section. Open QR code in one device and QR code scanner in another device.
Step 4 – Once both the devices are connected you can start sharing files. This app supports multiple files including contact, picture, music, video, document, etc.
Step 5 – In this case, we only need to share images. So select that and start the process. Wait until the process complete.
2: Download iCloud Photos to PC and Then Transfer to Android
All your photos are saved in iCloud if you have taken the backup on your iPhone. So it can be easily accessible on the iCloud website. You can download them to your computer first and then move them to your Android device.
Step 1 – Open your computer browser (any browser) and head to the iCloud.com website.
Step 2 – Log in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password.
Step 3 – Choose the Photos option on the left sidebar.
Step 4 – Select the photos you want to move from iCloud to Android. If you want to transfer all the images to an Android smartphone, then select all.
Step 5 – Find the download icon present at the top navigation bar. After selecting your photos click on the download icon.
Step 6 – Go to the storage location where you have downloaded all the photos.
Step 7 – Connect your Android smartphone to the PC using a data cable. Simply drag and drop the files to your Android device file system.
3: Transfer iCloud photos to Android without a computer
Many users don’t want to use a computer to transfer photos from iCloud to Android. On the other hand, many users don’t have a computer to try the above method.
So what can they do? Well, the iCloud website is also accessible via Android smartphone and downloads the photos of your choice. We have to admit that the Android device has a small screen and it would take a lot of time to show the preview of the photo.
However, you can directly download photos from iCloud to Android using this method.
Step 1 – Open the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone and visit the iCloud website.
Step 2 – By default Chrome shows the mobile version of the iCloud website. So it is quite difficult to access all your photos using this responsive version of the iCloud website. Go to the Chrome settings and find the Request Desktop Site option.
Step 3 – After selecting the option the website would be refresh again automatically and now the desktop version on your screen. Log in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.
Step 4 – To view all the photos stored in iCloud, just click on the All Photos option present in the left panel.
Step 5 – Select all the images you want to transfer from iCloud to Android. Find the download icon present at the top navigation bar. After selecting your photos click on the download icon.
Step 6 – A download prompt will appear and you have to simply accept it. Wait until all the selected photos are saved in your Android device storage.
4: Transfer iCloud photos to Android Using Smart Switch App
If you are wondering how to transfer photos from iCloud to Android then there is another option as well. You can also use Smart Switch App developed by Samsung.
Before proceeding to this method, make sure that both Android and iOS devices should be connected to one Wi-Fi network. You can use one personal hotspot as well.
Step 1 – First pick your iPhone and sign in to your iCloud account if you have not done yet. You can sign in in the setting section. Use your Apple ID and password to complete this step.
Step 2 – Find the iCloud option inside Apple ID. Scroll down and find the iCloud Backup option.
Step 3 – Here you can see the Back Up Now option. Before start taking backup, go back and select the things you need backup. Toggle all the options that you don’t want to take backup. No need to add unnecessary things in the backup and increase the size.
Step 4 – Before start the backup process, we need to turn off some settings in iPhone. First, turn off the Two Factor Authentication by login into your iCloud account. Then turn off the Find My iPhone option present inside Apple ID in the Settings. Next, turn off iMessages.
Step 5 – Now again go to the iCloud Backup option. Tap on the Back Up Now option to start the backup. It will take some time and wait until the finish.
Step 6 – Now pick your Android device and install Smart Switch App from Google Play Store.
Step 7 – After successful installation launch the app. Tap on the Receive data option. Then tap on iPhone/iPad option. Then tap on the Connect wirelessly to iCloud option.
Step 8 – Now it will ask you to sign in to your iCloud account. Log in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password.
Step 9 – After successful login, the Smart Switch app will fetch data from your iCloud account and show you on the screen. Just deselect the data you don’t want to copy. Then tap on Import to start the process.
Step 10 – It will take some time to import all your photos and other files to Android. Once the process complete it will show some more options. Just ignore them. Now all your images are on an Android smartphone.
So these are some of the things you need to know about how to transfer photos from iCloud to Android. As we have seen above, there are multiple ways to transfer iCloud photos to an Android device. Choose any of the above methods and move all your photos to an Android smartphone.
Which methods you are going to use? Feel free to comment and let me know in the comment section.