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User Case: Can I Transfer Photos from One Apple ID to Another?

Case 1: "Hi, is there a way to transfer photos from one Apple ID to another? If it is possible, I would like to get the detailed operation steps."

Case 2: "What is the recommended way to transfer all photos from one Apple ID account to another and then close/clear the original account?"

Case 3: "I decided to create a new apple id, I thought all my photos would still be on my phone, but they disappeared after I logged into my new account, then they reappeared when I logged back into my old account. I was just wondering if there was a way to transfer my photos and videos to another Apple ID (but I hear it's a bit of a hassle). Thanks!"

Transfer Photos from One Apple ID to Another
Transfer Photos from One Apple ID to Another

For work or study reasons, you might want to transfer picture data from your old Apple ID to your new Apple ID, but you might be disappointed and angry because Apple doesn't support it. Do not worry! In this article, we have covered all possible workarounds for transferring photos from one Apple ID to another.

How to Transfer Photos from One Apple ID to Another on a Phone

For frequent mobile users, you can transfer data from one Apple ID to another directly on your iPhone. The method mainly involves logging out of the current Apple ID on the iPhone and using a new Apple ID to sync the data stored on the iPhone.

Step 1. Go to "Settings" > "[your name]" > "iCloud" > "Photos", turn off "iCloud Photo Library", then select "Download Photos & Videos" to download photos from iCloud to iPhone

Download Photos & Videos
Download Photos & Videos

Step 2. Return to the Apple ID screen. Scroll down and click "Sign Out" to sign out of Account A from the iPhone. 

Sign Out of Apple ID
Sign Out of Apple ID

Step 3. Log in to Account B on the iPhone and enable photo sync. Photos stored on the device will be synced to the new account.

Turn on iCloud Photos Sync
Turn on iCloud Photos Sync

If you need to move photo data from your old Apple ID to another account and the device is different, you can use AirDrop to instantly share photos with anyone nearby who has a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. You don't need to set up any special accounts. And, you and your recipients just need to connect to a Wi-Fi network and turn on Bluetooth and AirDrop.

Step 1. In the "Photos" app on your iPhone, select the photo you want to share.

Step 2. Click the share button in the toolbar and choose "AirDrop".

Step 3. A window appears showing nearby AirDrop users.

Send Photos from iPhone via AirDrop
Send Photos from iPhone via AirDrop

Note: If you don't see the person you want to exchange photos with, ask them to turn on AirDrop (on an iPhone or iPad) or turn on AirDrop in Finder (on a Mac) and turn on AirDrop in Control Center.

Step 4. Tap the name of the person you want to share with, then confirm to share.

How to Move Photos from One Apple ID to Another on a Computer

How do you migrate photos from one Apple ID account to another if you're using a Mac or computer? Basically, you can use the iCloud web app to move files from a previous Apple ID account to a new one. Now we'll walk you through the step-by-step process.

Step 1. Go to the iCloud website and log in to your old iCloud account.

Step 2. Click "Photos" to access all images on iCloud.

Choose iCloud Photos
Choose iCloud Photos

Step 3. You can select images, files or even documents to download, and then click the "Download" button.

Download from iCloud Photos
Download from iCloud Photos

Step 4. Once all images (or data files) have been downloaded, log into your new iCloud account. Click the "Upload" button and select your recently downloaded file from the directory on your computer.

Upload to iCloud Photos
Upload to iCloud Photos

Note: Again, if you want to transfer iCloud Photos to NAS, you can still follow the same steps.

How to Transfer Photos from One Apple ID to Another in One Click

If you don't want to use the complicated way mentioned above, you can use a professional cloud-to-cloud transfer tool---MultCloud. This advanced data transfer program enables you to quickly transfer photos from one Apple ID to another, even with different operating systems or devices. So far, the tool has received rave reviews from hundreds of thousands of users. With this tool, you can easily perform:

  • Perfect Integration: Manage up to 30+ cloud drives centrally;
  • Random Migration: Do one-time or incremental migration according to your own needs;
  • Real-time Sync: Provide 10 custom sync modes to simplify collaboration;
  • Smart Backup: Restore the backed-up data to the previous version at any time;
  • Remote Upload: Directly download URLs, torrent files or magnet links to clouds.

Compared with the above 2 methods, using MultCloud to transfer pictures under different Apple IDs is much more convenient without too many steps and time. You can easily transfer photos from one Apple ID to another with just a few simple clicks, and even enable the automatic transfer option.

Let's use "Cloud Transfer" provided by MultCloud to quickly transfer pictures!

Step 1. First, you need to register an account with your email address. If you find it troublesome, you can also use your Google or Facebook account to authorize login.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. After logging in to MultCloud, click "Add Cloud", and then add your two iCloud Photos accounts to MultCloud respectively.

Add iCloud Photos
Add iCloud Photos

Step 3. Select "Cloud Transfer", and then select two iCloud Photos or other paths in it as the source and destination respectively. Finally, click "Transfer Now".

Transfer from One iCloud Photos Account to Another
Transfer from One iCloud Photos Account to Another

Before starting the task, you can set different transfer modes in "Options" according to your needs. In addition, the "Schedule" option allows you to set a specific transmission time, such as daily, weekly or monthly.

Conclusion

How to transfer photos from one Apple ID to another? The whole process is not as difficult as you might think. The transfer methods described on this page are very effective for transferring your photos from one Apple ID to another, although transferring data directly using a computer or iPhone is cumbersome.

For automatic and fast transfer of pictures from one Apple ID to another, MultCloud is the best choice. In addition, you can use MultCloud to manage cloud data better or perform cloud-to-cloud sync or backup quickly!

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