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How to Copy Photos from Google Pixel to iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) - 5 Methods

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:11 PM

Well, we must admit that unlimited Google Photos storage attached with each device is one of the selling points on Google Pixel phones by far. But what if turning to a new phone suddenly? iPhone 11 (Pro, Max), which is released newly with a quite intriguing price, for example.

Next you must mull over ways feasible to shift a warehouse for your all Pixel photos. That is indeed a bummer to send photos from Pixel to iPhone 11 (Pro & Pro Max). Calm down and I have workarounds to get you a little reprieve.

Method 1. Using iTunes to Move Pictures

Apple releases Finder (or iTunes) to help iPhone user manage content including music, movies, photos, podcasts, TV shows. Most of the time, it works for you in a fast way.

To transfer photos from an old Pixel to a new iPhone 11 with the assistance of iTunes on Windows, follow these steps:

  • Plug the Pixel phone into computer by USB cable.
  • Choose photos to be transferred from DCIM > Camera, and copy them in a blank folder.
  • Disconnect Pixel and link iPhone 11 to the computer, open iTunes.
  • Click the device icon which is on the top left side in iTunes.
  • Choose "Sync Photos" from Photos section.
  • Select the folder that saved Pixel photos before.
  • Click Apply to promote the transfer.

If on a Mac, go with the following steps:

  • Connect Google Pixel phone to your Mac.
  • Install Android File Transfer app, launch it and find DCIM > Camera.
  • Choose photos which will be moved to iPhone, drag them into a new folder on Mac.
  • Connect iPhone 11 to computer, find "Photos".
  • Elect "Sync Photos to your device from".
  • Choose the folder stored photos which to be migrated.
  • Click Apply button.

Method 2. Apply One-click Tool

If you're looking for a much quick way to get all photos from Pixel onto iPhone 11 (Pro & Pro Max) in no time, then a highly trusted program named Phone Transfer deserves your attention.

With it, you just need to connect the both devices to computer, select pictures for transfer, and you're good to go. The program also includes the ability to back up your data to computer and get restored whenever you need. For its Mac version, it even comes with a useful function that lets you overwrite the old device so that the data inside it can't be recovered by anyone else.

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Let's see how it works on transfer pictures from a Google Pixel to an new iPhone 11.

  • Run Phone Transfer, select "Phone to Phone transfer" tab from the screen.
  • Get cables to connect Pixel phone and iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) to PC.
  • Confirm that you've enabled USB debugging on Google Pixel to access Android data.
  • Check Photos option in the scan list and deselect other options.
  • Click Start Copy button to transfer all pictures from Pixel to iPhone 11.

Please make sure that your old Google Pixel phone present on the left side. If not, you can press the Flip button to switch its location.

That's it. And, of course, you can also get other contents moved like Videos, Messages, Contacts, Calendars, Call logs in the same manner, if necessary.

Method 3. Transfer Photos by Move to iOS

If you just get the new iPhone 11 and have not set up it, you can also get photos on Google Pixel phone to iPhone 11 (Pro & Pro Max) by using Move to iOS app. It's an Apple's app that tries to make your data migrate simple and smooth. Texts, contacts, photos, videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts are all supported to be migrated from the old device to your new iPhone 11.

Note that you'll have to factory reset your new iPhone if you've set up it already to proceed with photo migration using Move to iOS.

  • Download Move to iOS from Google Play Store and install on Google Pixel, then open it.
  • Set up your iPhone until reach the App & Data screen.
  • Choose Move Data from Android.
  • Tap Next to get A 10 digital code.
  • Open the Move to iOS app on Google Pixel and tap Continue > Agree > Next.
  • Enter the code on your Pixel phone.
  • On Transfer Data screen, tap Camera Roll and then tap Next.

Your Google Pixel photos will be transferring to iPhone 11. When the process is done, tap Continue Set Up iPhone on screen to carry out the rest setup steps.

Method 4. Google Photos

The final approach we can take to copy your Google Pixel pictures onto iPhone 11 is through Google Photos app. It works on both Android and iOS devices, letting you upload photos to cloud and up to date on your any device that use the same Google account.

So, even though you make a switch to an iPhone, you can install the app on your new device, access the photos and download them locally.

  • Launch Google Photos app on Pixel phone.
  • If you have uploaded photos to Google Photos before, directly jump to the next step. If not, tap the menu, upload pictures by pressing Settings > Back up & sync to.
  • Open Google Photos app on the iPhone 11 (Pro, Max).
  • Choose pictures you want to save to iPhone.
  • Tap Share, and choose Save images.

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