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User Case: How Do I Upload Photos to SharePoint from iPhone?

  • Case 1: "I took a series of photos on my iPhone 6s. I want to upload them all to SharePoint instead of emailing them individually. First, can this be done? If so, how? Second, if possible, why is it so hard to find directions on how to do it?"
  • Case 2: "Is there a way to upload pictures from iPhone to SharePoint? I can download pictures from iCloud and then upload them to SharePoint. I can upload pictures to OneDrive from iPhone, why can't I directly upload files to SharePoint from iPhone?"

Why Upload Photos to SharePoint from iPhone?

How to easily upload photos from iPhone to SharePoint? One of the great things about today's technology is the ability to take photos and videos from your iPhone or Android phone and store them securely in cloud storage services. And conveniently store and edit your photos and videos online using cloud storage services like SharePoint or iCloud. Uploading photos from iPhone to SharePoint can:

  • Save storage space on your iPhone: Many of you may want to upload folders to SharePoint, such as your precious photos and videos, which take up most of your iPhone's local storage space.
  • Keep your important data safe: By learning how to add photos from iPhone to SharePoint as a backup, you can easily retrieve and restore important data to iPhone and other devices. What a blessing it is if anything goes wrong with your device and your photos haven't received any damage.
  • Easier access to photos and videos for content editing and management: SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform that integrates natively with Microsoft Office. Many users use it for documents, content, knowledge and project management. Archiving photos and videos directly in SharePoint makes it easier for you to edit content.

So, how do you add photos from your iPhone to SharePoint? In this article, 2 easy ways will be provided, with step-by-step instructions below. If you need to transfer photos from SharePoint to Google Photos without downloading and uploading, we also provide you with the most convenient way to implement a SharePoint to Google Photos migration.

How to Easily Upload Photos to SharePoint from iPhone in 2 Ways

You can easily upload photos to SharePoint using your iPhone in one of two ways. The first method requires you to download and install the SharePoint mobile app on your iPhone. The second method will give you a quick overview of how to transfer iPhone photos directly to SharePoint via the web-based cloud file manager --- MultCloud.

Notes:

  • Before you start moving your iPhone pictures to SharePoint, you'd better be connected to Wi-Fi to save you time when you start uploading.
  • Another thing to note is that you need to have OneDrive installed on your iPhone for them to work together to suit your requirements.

Solution 1. Upload to SharePoint from iPhone via App

To fix how to move photos from iPhone to SharePoint, you can install the SharePoint app on iPhone and log in to upload photos and videos from iPhone. Below are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Download the SharePoint mobile app from the App Store and install it on your iPhone.

Note: When you open the SharePoint mobile app for the first time after installing it, you'll see a login screen where you can choose to log in to SharePoint Online or SharePoint Server (the on-premises version of SharePoint that the local IT team runs). For simplicity, you can sign in to SharePoint Online with your account. If your organization uses SharePoint Server on-premises, you will need to obtain login information from your IT department.

SharePoint Mobile App Login Screen
SharePoint Mobile App Login Screen

Step 2. Enter your username and password to log in.
Step 3. Click on the site where you want to upload the photo and click the arrow as shown. Then click "Documents", which will automatically open OneDrive on your iPhone. 

Choose Documents Option
Choose Documents Option

Step 4. In OneDrive, click "Sites" at the bottom, and then click "Documents".
Step 5. Click the "+" in the upper right corner and select "Existing".

Solution 2. Upload Photos to SharePoint from iPhone via MultCloud

If you don't want to install anything on your iPhone, it might also take up some of your local storage space. But if you still want to find an easy way to upload pictures to SharePoint from your iPhone, you can try uploading them by using a professional multiple cloud storage manager --- MultCloud.

MultCloud
MultCloud

With Cloud Transfer, Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, Remote Upload and basic cloud built-in upload, download, preview, rename, delete, copy, cut, and more, you can easily manage more than 30 leading cloud storage services.

That said, you can use MultCloud's "Upload" feature to quickly save photos from your iPhone to SharePoint without installing anything. The process is very simple and does not require any technical experience to complete.

Step 1. Open MultCloud on your mobile web browser and create a MultCloud login.

Create a MultCloud Account
Create a MultCloud Account

Note: For a better experience with MultCloud, you can place your iPhone in landscape mode.

Step 2. Click the SharePoint icon to allow MultCloud to access your SharePoint account.

Add SharePoint to MultCloud
Add SharePoint to MultCloud

Notes:

  • When adding SharePoint, MultCloud will ask you to give access to your OneDrive for Business account, please allow it.
  • You can add all your clouds to MultCloud for free for managing multiple cloud storage accounts better and easier. Each cloud's username and password will be secured by an OAuth authorization system, preventing MultCloud from logging any information.

Step 3. On the SharePoint page of MultCloud, tap "Upload File", then select and add photos and videos from your phone that you want to transfer to SharePoint.

Upload Photos to SharePoint
Upload Photos to SharePoint

Bonus Tip: How to Efficiently Transfer Photos from SharePoint to Google Photos

If you already know how to move iPhone photos to SharePoint after reading the good methods above, you can also learn about moving photos from SharePoint to Google Photos, so you can upload iPhone photos to SharePoint and easily share photos with Google Photos users.

Neither SharePoint nor Google Photos provide a direct entry to sync photos from the two services, and you may need to manually move photos and videos between the two services to enjoy their different features. However, MultCloud can help you. You can use the "Cloud Transfer" feature provided by MultCloud to seamlessly migrate photos from SharePoint to Google Photos and other clouds.

All you need to do is add your SharePoint and Google Photos accounts to MultCloud. You can then use the "Cloud Transfer" feature to select photos and videos from your SharePoint account as the source and your Google Photos account as the destination. After that, click "Transfer Now" and your SharePoint photos and videos will be instantly transferred to Google Photos.

SharePoint to Google Photos Migration
SharePoint to Google Photos Migration

Notes:

  • MultCloud provides 5 GB of free data per user to transfer data across clouds.
  • You can subscribe to MultCloud for more data transfer and enjoy more advanced features such as daily, weekly or monthly plans and file filters.

Summary

As you can see, after reading this article carefully, uploading photos to SharePoint from iPhone will be a very easy task. With the help of MultCloud, you can even use your cloud storage service most efficiently, saving you a lot of time and effort.

In addition, MultCloud not only helps you upload files from local to cloud or transfer files between clouds in the best way, but also helps you sync SharePoint to OneDrive or other clouds using 10 excellent sync modes, safely without any risk of data loss.

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