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User Case: Can I Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another

“I have been using my husband’s apple ID till now. I have now created one of my own. So, I want to understand how to transfer photos from one iCloud to another iCloud. Any suggestion would be helpful. Thank you!” – A Question from Apple Community.

If you are an Apple products user, iCloud, a built-in cloud storage service on Apple devices, won’t be strange for you. Providing 5GB of free storage space for each signup, iCloud allows you to save and access files from anywhere, anytime.

Sometimes, you might turn to a new iCloud account for various reasons. And the User Case is such a point of the case. In this kind of situation, moving files from one iCloud account to another is inevitable. So, in today’s article, we will show you how to move images from one iCloud account to another on iPhone, computer/Mac.

How to Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another on iPhone

When you want to move pictures from one iCloud account to another on iPhone, you can utilize iCloud Photo Library. Now, you can check the following operations to learn the details.

Step 1: Press the cog icon on your home screen to go to Settings.
Step 2: Hit your Name or Apple ID, and scroll down to Sign Out.

Sign Out
Sign Out

Step 3: Enter the password of your Apple ID into the pop-up menu, and press Turn Off. In this way, you can disable Find My iPhone on the device for your current iCloud account.

Turn Off
Turn Off

Step 4: Slide the tab next to Photos to keep the iCloud photo data on your iPhone. Then tap Sign Out.

Sign Out
Sign Out

Step 5: After that, head to Settings > your Name/Apple ID, then add your new Apple ID and password. Click on Sign In then.
Step 6: Enter your password and tap Merge.

Merge
Merge

Step 7: Hit iCloud and enable Photos Library by pressing Photos. Then the photos on your former iCloud account that have been kept on your iPhone will be synced to your new iCloud account.

How to Transfer Photos from One iCloud Account to Another on PC/Mac

If you are using a Mac or computer, how can you transfer iCloud photos from one account to another? Basically, you can then use the iCloud web app to move files from the former iCloud account to the new one. And now we will walk you through the step-by-step operations.

No matter what device you use, Windows or Mac, you can take advantage of the iCloud web app. Simply, you can go to your former iCloud account and download the files to your PC, then upload them to the new iCloud account. Here’s what you should follow:

Step 1: Head to your former iCloud on the web, locate the files you want to move to your new iCloud, then press the download icon to download them to your PC.

Download from iCloud
Download from iCloud

Step 2: Sign out the former account, then log in with your new iCloud account. Then go to iCloud Drive and click on the upload icon on the upper side to upload what you’ve downloaded from the former iCloud account.

Upload to iCloud
Upload to iCloud

This is how to transfer iCloud data to another iCloud account on your computer/Mac.

Tip: Similarly, if you want to transfer iCloud Drive to Dropbox, you can still follow the same steps.

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Google Drive to Another Account

There’re many excellent cloud storage solutions in the market, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, MEGA, Google Photos, etc. These cloud services have their own virtues. If you are using iPhone, you may utilize iCloud more. But when you turn to an Android phone, you might need to think about other clouds like Google Drive.

Google Drive works well on Mac, Windows, iPhone as well as Android phones. With 15GB of free storage space, you can store various types of files, including photos, videos, documents, PDF files, etc. Because of wonderful online collaboration tools, it will be more convenient to work with teammates.

Google Drive
Google Drive

If you are using Google Drive, there’re many circumstances where you need to quit the old Google Drive account and sign up for a new one. For example, when you graduate from a university, you should quit the school account, and get a personal one. So, how can you transfer files from the former Google Drive account to the new one?

Traditionally, you can use the download-and-upload method, which is helpful but cumbersome. If you have many files, you simply can ask a third-party service – MultCloud for help. MultCloud is a multiple cloud storage manager that allows you to manage different clouds/cloud accounts in only one app.

MultCloud
MultCloud

With MultCloud, you can perform basic features, such as uploading, downloading, sharing, moving, renaming, etc. For example, you are able to share files on Google Drive, download documents from Dropbox, or upload a folder to Google Photos. Meanwhile, you can enjoy specialized features such as Cloud Transfer.

Why use MultCloud to transfer files from cloud to cloud? There’re some reasons:

  • Major Clouds Supported. MultCloud currently supports main cloud services in the market, such as Google Drive, Google Photos, OneDrive, Dropbox, MEGA, Flickr, Amazon S3, etc.
  • Scheduled Transfer. MultCloud allows you to set up automatic transfer tasks. In this way, you can make files moved at a regulated time, daily, weekly, or monthly.
  • Transfer Quickly and Seamlessly. MultCloud can move your files between clouds without downloading and uploading. Also, it offers the leading migration speed to help you accomplish the process quickly.

Now, you can follow the steps below to learn how to transfer Google Drive to another account with MultCloud:

Step 1: Register a MultCloud account by your preferred email. Or, you can sign in directly with your Google/Facebook account.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2: Go to Add Cloud on the left toolbar. Then add your Google Drive accounts respectively.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

Step 3: Now, proceed to Cloud Transfer, then choose Google Drive as the source directory, and Google Drive 1 as the target directory. After that, tap the Transfer Now button.

Transfer from One Google Account to Another
Transfer from One Google Account to Another

In this way, your files on the former Google Drive account will be transferred to the new account efficiently and quickly. Similarly, if you want to transfer S3 bucket to another account, you can follow the same operations. And the only difference is to re-select the original and target directories.

Conclusion

After reading the article, you now can transfer photos from one iCloud account to another on your iPhone, computer or Mac. Meanwhile, if you turn to Google Drive and want to make data migration between Google Drive accounts, you can utilize MultCloud.

On top of the Cloud Transfer feature, MultCloud offers other advanced features, such as Cloud Backup, Cloud Sync, etc. For example, if you want to backup Google Photos to Synology NAS, you can ask Cloud Backup for help.

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