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How to Transfer Photos from Samsung Galaxy to iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) Quickly

Lucas Seltzer Updated on Apr 15, 2022 3:09 PM

Gonna to replace your Samsung to the shiny new iPhone 11 (Pro & Pro Max)? How about the pictures in Gallery? Remarkably, you can just move them! Here's how to transfer photos from a Samsung phone to iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Your photos are likely the most important things you take on the Samsung Galaxy phone, so you may as well want to move all of them over when switching to the new iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max). Take the walk-through seriously to transfer photos to iPhone 11 from Samsung while keeping all pictures safe and intact.

Use Apple iTunes to Sync Photos with iPhone 11 for Free

This is a rather time-consuming method but could also be a rescue to get photos off Samsung Galaxy and onto iPhone 11. You will need to first extract and save the photos in Samsung to computer, and then sync to the iPhone 11 device with iTunes manually.

  • Connect Samsung smartphone to the PC and copy the photos to a local directory. You could find the photos in My Computer > [Samsung device] > DCIM > Camera. If you're on a Mac, install Android File Transfer, open it, then go to DCIM > Camera.
  • Unplug Samsung and connect iPhone 11 to the machine.
  • Launch iTunes, then click [Device] icon.
  • From the left pane, click on "Photos".
  • Check the box next to "Sync Photos".
  • Click "Choose folder" and navigate to the folder where you just copied the Samsung pictures to.
  • Click Apply button on the bottom right corner.

Getting All Of Pictures from Samsung and Move to iPhone 11 Pro Max

Learn more: Move content manually from your Android device to your iOS device.

Use Third-Party Software to Help Copy Photos on Samsung to iPhone 11 More Conveniently - One Click Solution

Importing photos from old Samsung Galaxy phone to iPhone 11 (Pro & Pro Max) is easier than you think. There's actually a one-click transfer route, and with its easy-to-navigate interface, Phone Transfer is our go-to pick.

The program has grown to be a competent solution that makes migrating pictures stored on Samsung device to iPhone 11 (or vice versa) a fairly easy task. It's about as simple to use as it sounds - launch it, plug both phones in, and click Start Copy to move all photos onto the iPhone 11 Pro from Samsung Galaxy in no time. Awesome! Other contents like videos, music, contacts, text messages, and calendar are supported to get transferred over effortlessly.

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Download the program on either a Mac or PC and install it. If you're not familiar with the tool, don't let that put you off. For maximum productivity, here're the instructions for copying photos over from Samsung phone to iPhone 11, and save them into Photos app.

Step 1: Choose "Phone to Phone Transfer" for photos migration

Run the utility, and you'll get the startup windows shown as below:

In order to get photos off Samsung and put onto iPhone 11 for storage, click on "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode.

samsung to iPhone photos transfer software

Step 2: Connect both Samsung and iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) to computer

Next, plug Samsung Galaxy handset and iPhone into the machine with Lightning to USB charging cable, respectively.

Make sure to enable USB debugging mode on Samsung to make full connection, and tap "Trust" on iPhone 11 for that purpose when prompted.

When connected successfully, the two devices in question should be detected and displayed on the screen. Use the Flip button to exchange position between source device and target device.

How to Move Photos from Samsung to iPhone 11

Step 3: Export pictures to iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max) from Samsung

The tool will scan all files on the source Samsung phone and finally reveal the transferrable contents on the middle panel.

Tick the box that says "Photos", then press Start Copy button to fire up the transferring process.

After the photos transfer has completed, disconnect both devices. Open Photos app on iPhone 11 Pro Max and your images from Samsung should be there.

Apply Move to iOS App

The smart Move to iOS app (free) might make sense when you're going to transfer Samsung photos to the iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max) wirelessly. You'll need a few of taps and settings on both devices, though. Here's how to go about it:

  • On iPhone 11, perform setup process until you reach Apps & Data screen.
  • Tap "Move Data from Android" option. A ten-digit or six-digit code will appear on the screen.
  • On Samsung device, download Move to iOS app from Google Play.
  • Open the app, tap Continue, agree to the terms of use, and then tap Next to continue.
  • Enter the code displayed on iPhone 11.
  • Choose "Camera Roll" or anything you want to copy over.
  • Tap Next on the upper-right corner to begin transferring pictures from Samsung Gallery to iPhone 11 Photos instantly.

An extra note: If you've already set up iPhone 11, you need to erase the device by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings.

Bring Images to iPhone 11 over from Samsung Galaxy Phone

Add Samsung Photos to iPhone 11 Pro Max via Google Photos

It's gotten far easier to use Google Photos seamlessly moving pictures from Samsung Android device to the new iPhone 11 (Pro, Max)—provided that you're already enabling Backup & Sync feature and uploading images onto Google server.

To download photos onto iPhone 11 storage through Google Photos:

  • Open Google Photos from within the iPhone 11, and sign in with your Google Account that is used to sync photos on Samsung.
  • Press and hold a photo, and then select the photos that are in Samsung you wish to download.
  • Tap Share icon on the upper of the screen
  • Tap Save images on the bottom and the photos are now saved to iPhone 11 Camera Roll.

[Google Support: Download photos and videos to your device]

Samsung Photos Transfer to iPhone 11 Pro

Once the transfer completes, you're done. You could now bring all Samsung photos with you and enjoy your new iPhone 11 life.

Transfer Some Photos from Samsung to iPhone 11 Memory

Although there are a dozens of pictures taken on the Samsung phone, you will just tend to import a few of them that are most memorable to brand new iPhone 11/ iPhone 11 Pro/ iPhone 11 Pro Max. Luckily, the Samsung photos to iPhone 11 transfer software - iTransfer, empowers users to preview what exactly the pictures are on the previous device, and export what you want to another device.

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  • Once the application on the computer is installed, open it.
  • Attach iPhone 11 and Samsung mobile with the machine.
  • On the top left of the window, choose [Your Samsung name] from the drop-down menu.
  • Click Photos tab on the top menu and you should see all the images of Samsung.
  • Choose the pictures you wish to copy right into iPhone 11.
  • Click Export located underneath the top menu, choose "Export to [iPhone 11]" and done.

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