If you’re an iPhone user, you must be familiar with Live Photos. They are an incredible feature that captures a three-second video clip along with a high-quality photo.
You can view them by pressing and holding the photo, and it animates the scene with sound. But what if you want to share these Live Photos with your friends who use Android devices? Well, don’t worry, transferring Live Photos to Android is not as complicated as it may seem.
Before we delve into the transfer process, let’s discuss some essential things about Live Photos. Firstly, Live Photos are saved in HEIC (High-Efficiency Image Format) on iOS devices that may not be compatible with all Android devices. Secondly, when you transfer a Live Photo to an Android device, it will lose its live feature and play only as a regular photo.
Now let’s discuss how to transfer Live Photos to Android.
Method 1: Using Google Photos
Google Photos is an excellent option for transferring photos between iOS and Android devices. Follow these steps:
1. Download Google Photos from the App Store on your iPhone. 2. Open the app and sign in using your Google account. 3. Go to settings and choose ‘Back up & sync.’ 4.
Turn on ‘Back up & sync’ for photos and videos. 5. Wait for the backup process to complete. 6. Download Google Photos on your Android device and sign in using your Google account. 7. All your photos will be synced automatically between both devices.
Method 2: Using iCloud
If you don’t want to use third-party apps like Google Photos, you can use iCloud instead.
1. Enable iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone by going to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Photos. Turn on ‘iCloud Photo Library.’ 3. Wait for the photos to upload on iCloud. 4. Go to iCloud.com on your computer.
Sign in using your Apple ID. Click on ‘Photos.’ 7. Select the photos you want to transfer and hit the download button. 8. Connect your Android device to your computer using a USB cable. 9. Transfer the downloaded photos to your Android device.
Method 3: Using AirDrop
AirDrop is another way to transfer photos between iOS and Mac devices wirelessly. Make sure both devices are connected to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is turned on. Open the Photos app on your iPhone and select the Live Photos you want to transfer. Tap on the share button and select ‘AirDrop.
Choose the device where you want to transfer the photos, which in this case, should be your Mac computer. On your Mac device, open the Downloads folder and find the transferred photos.
In conclusion, transferring Live Photos from an iPhone to an Android device is possible using various methods such as Google Photos, iCloud, or AirDrop. With these methods, you can share all your precious memories with anyone regardless of their device preferences!