Tutorial to Switch Photos to A New Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, March 28, 2017

When you switch to a new Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you don't want to leave those precious photos in your old device behind. Here are four methods to switch your photos from the old Android (Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, etc.) or iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/7 into Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. Follow the one that you like and start to enjoy your photos in the new phone.

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One Click to Switch Photos to New Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

The first method that we would like to introduce is using a tool named <a href="https://www.fonepaw.com/mobile-transfer/" target="_self". The tool can switch photos, videos, audio files from your old device to the new S8 or S8 Plus quickly in one click. Here is how it works.

Switch Photos from iPhone to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Switch Photos from iPhone to Android

  1. Install the program on your Windows PC and launch the program;

  2. First connect your iPhone to the PC and tap "Trust" to let iPhone trust the computer;

  3. Then use USB cable to connect your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus to PC as Media device;

  4. The program will scan out all photos on your iPhone;

  5. Tick Photos and click Start Transfer to copy photos from iPhone to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

Switch Photos from Android to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Switch Photos from Android to Samsung

  1. Open FonePaw Mobile Transfer on your PC;

  2. Connect both your old Android device and Galaxy S8/S8 Plus to PC via MTP connection.

  3. Your S8 or S8 Plus should be the Target Device. If not, click Switch.

  4. Choose Photos and press Start Transfer.

As you can see, it is really quick and easy to switch photos to Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus with this transfer tool. Other than photos, you can also use this tool to transfer contacts, music, videos, TV shows and other media files from your old device to new phone.

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Send Photos from Old Phone to New Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

If there is only a small amount of photos that you need to switch to your new Galaxy S8/8 Plus, you may send the photos to the new phone via Email.

  1. Go to mail app on your old device, send an email with the photos inserted in the email.

  2. Receive the email on your S8/S8 Plus and download the photos from the email.

Switch Photos from Android to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus via Bluetooth

If you previously use an Android device, it is very convenient to use Bluetooth to transfer photos to your S8 or S8 Plus.

Transfer Photos to Samsung via Bluetooth

  1. Turn on Bluetooth on both your old device and Galaxy S8/S8 Plus;

  2. Go to Settings > Bluetooth on the old phone and from the list of Available devices, tap S8 or S8 Plus to pair.

  3. On S8 or S8 Plus, tap Pair.

  4. Go to Photos/Gallery app on your old device, choose the photos that you need and tap Share. Choose Bluetooth to share the photos.

  5. Receive photos on your S8/S8 Plus.

Switch Photos from iPhone to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus via iCloud

If you need to switch photos from an iPhone to the new Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, you can first sync photos to iCloud, then download the photos from iCloud on computer, and finally move the iPhone photos from computer to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. This could be troublesome. But transferring data between iOS and Android system is troublesome without tools like Mobile Transfer.

Download iPhone Photos From iCloud

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Photos > iCloud Photo Library. Make sure the option has been turned on.

  2. On your computer, log in iCloud.com and download all the photos on the computer.

  3. Connect your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus to the computer via USB cable.

  4. Move all iPhone photos from the computer folder to a chosen folder in your new Galaxy phone.

Do you have other methods to switch photos from old device to the new Galaxy S8. Feel free to share with us in the comments.

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