2 Easy Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone 4 to a New iPhone 5

Well, Apple constantly launched new products and you may yield to temptation. Finally you got a new iPhone 5 in hand and want to transfer the important pictures from old iPhones. This message is specifically designed to help users transfer photos from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5. And you can even try the methods to transfer iPhone 4 pictures to iPhone 6. Even green hands can easily find out the answer of "How do I transfer photos from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5" and quickly handle all the operations.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5?

You can transfer pictures from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 either with the help of computer (installed iTunes), or via iCloud. Here are the guides showing how do you transfer photos from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5.

Part 1: Transfer photos from iPhone 4 to 5 through computer

This method requires you to transfer photos from iPhone 4 to computer and then move those pictures to the new iPhone 5 with iTunes. It is very simple to handle.

First, transfer iPhone 4 photos to computer. There are many ways for you to copy pictures in the iPhone 4 camera roll onto computer. If you are using Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, you can use iPhone 4 Data Recovery or Windows OS AutoPlay to transfer the photos in a folder on your computer. If you are using macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite/10.9 Mavericks/10.8 Mountain Lion/10.7/10.6/10.5, go to iPhone 4 Data Recovery for Mac.

Second, connect iPhone 5 to the computer with a USB cable and open iTunes. Then click iPhone 5 icon under Devices in iTunes.

Third, click "Photos" tab, check the box which reads "Sync Photos from…" and click the box again to add a check mark. Click on the right of the menu and select the folder which contains the iPhone 4 photos. Then iTunes will automatically begin the syncing process and start to transfer photos to iPhone 5.

Part 2: Transfer pictures from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 via iCloud

To transfer camera roll from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5, you can also use iCloud to backup photos from iPhone 4 and then restore to your new iPhone 5. Here is how.

  • 1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup on your iPhone 4, toggle iCloud Backup on and tap Back Up Now
    Note: Make sure that the iPhone 4 is connected to Wi-Fi and connected to a power source.
  • 2. Turn on your new iPhone 5 after the backup process is finished. Complete the Setup Assistant by choosing your language and country.
  • 3. Select "Restore from iCloud Backup" and enter your Apple ID and password.
  • 4. Select the backup of your iPhone 4 and tap Restore. After that the iPhone 4 photos are now on your new iPhone 5.

After learning the above methods, I guess you will never have the question of how to transfer pictures from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5. Here we would like to remind you that as photos contain much information about privacy, you should keep an eye on the divulgement.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to Transfer File Follow @Jerry Cook