How can I bring all my photos from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5?

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  1. Bladery macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    currently I'm using an iPhone 4 and just got a new iPhone 5.

    On my iPhone 4 I have 2200 photos which I wanna have on my new iPhone 5.

    Honestly I don't wanna load a backup but completely set up my iPhone 5 as a new device.

    What can I do to bring all my photos to the iPhone 5 without using a backup?

    I have a laptop running Windows 7 as well.

    Thank you all for your help!

    Bladery
     
  2. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    What do you mean without using a backup? That's the only way. You have to backup and then restore to the new phone.

    Unless you want to transfer to your laptop individually and transfer again to your iphone 5.
     
  3. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Instead of using a backup I wanna "Set Up this iPhone as a new device" as you can choose at the beginning.

    It's always better to set it up as new instead of using a backup ;-)


    How can I transfer them from iPhone to laptop?
     
  4. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    can't you use the new photo stream? that way all your photos are up in the apple cloud and any new device set up as new will be able to access them.

    or just save them to your computer and have them sync via iTunes. Theres an option in iTunes for syncing photos on mac. Dont know about windows
     
  5. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately fotostream is limited to 1000 photos...

    Are there any good third party apps for windows I can use to transfer photos from my 4 to my pc and back to my 5?
     
  6. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes

    PhotoSync

    Costs a few bucks on iOS but is free for Mac.

    That's what I used when I wanted to start fresh but wanted all my pics.
     
  7. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    i meant the new one iCloud photo library
     
  8. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your replies!

    I don't think that I can activate iCloudLibrary on an iphone 4 running iOS 7, do I?

    With OneDrive, can I save every photo to the iPhone's camera roll at once?
     
  9. charlituna macrumors G3

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    correct. you need iOS 8. something like drop box is likely your best choice. or use the backup and then immediately do a 'reset all settings'. that's often the piece that goes crap from version to version. you could even go through the iPhone 4 and delete all your messages, apps you don't want to keep using, music you don't want right now and so on and backup just the few bits you want on the new iPhone. restore and reset settings.
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Please explain further.
     
  11. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which one would you use? OneDrive or Dropbox?

    @MagicBoy
    From version to version many people encounter problems with their device, bugs they never had before...
    so it might be a problem of its backup.
    to solve such problems it's useful to set up your device as a new one
     
  12. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    I put OneDrive simply because you get 15GB to start off with and an additional 3GB of space simply for backing up pictures. 2200 photos at around 1mb each would fill up the free allotment for Dropbox as far as I'm aware.
     
  13. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    @Bladery
    I don't agree. I went from a 4 to a 6 without any problems whatsoever.
    Same with my work 3GS to a 4S, and we regularly do the same for all the iPhone users without incident.

    For the sheer inconvenience of sorting the photos out I'd restore from a backup.

    As for other question - OneDrive for the reasons already stated above. I got 40Gb free for using an existing Live account.
     
  14. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    @MagicBoy

    Personally I didn't have big problems neither but I think it might be the best idea to set it up as new this time.
    I urgently need my phone for work so I don't wanna encounter problems in the future ;)

    @ both of you
    Basically I just install the onedrive app on my iphone 4, save every picture (and videos as well?) in the cloud, set up my iphone 5 and install the onedrive app and can save every picture at once to my camera roll?
     
  15. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Never tried, sorry.

    If it doesn't, does anyone know how to export/import from iPhoto?
     

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