How to Share iPhone Photos with Friends in 3 Effective Ways

Last Updated on December 7, 2021 by Peter Wood


You may share iPhone photos with your friends after an outing or a gathering. In this post, we introduce three ways to share images from iPhone.

How to Share iPhone Photos

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Solution 1: Share iPhone Photos with AirDrop

If you use iPhone 5 or later with iOS 7 or above, you can choose AirDrop for iPhone photo sharing. It’ll take no effort for you to share photos with your friends nearby.

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to show the Control Center panel. Be sure you have turned on Wi-fi and Bluetooth.

Step 2: Tap the AirDrop button to open an option list and choose to Contact Only or Everyone.

  • Off: Turn off AirDrop.
  • Contact Only: Only nearby contacts can see your device.
  • Everyone: All nearby iOS devices using AirDrop can discover your device.
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Step 3: After AirDrop is enabled, you can share your photos right from your iPhone. Tap the images you want to share and tap the Share button.

Step 4: Names of nearby AirDrop users will display on the screen. Tap the names you want to share with and send the photo directly.

Share Photos on Airdrop

Step 5: The other user will immediately receive an alert with a preview of the shared photo. And he can choose to Decline or Accept your photo sharing.

Transfer Photos via AirDrop

Solution 2: Share iPhone Photos with iCloud Photo Sharing

AirDrop is not accessible on iPhone 4 or iOS 6 and requires a very close distance. So if you are an iPhone user but AirDrop is not on your devices, you can share photos via iCloud Photo Sharing.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Photos & Camera to access the iPhone photo-sharing setting and turn on iCloud Photo Sharing.

Step 2: After iCloud Photo Sharing is enabled, you can create a shared album. Simple select several images, invite your contacts, and add comments about the shared pictures.

iPhone Photo Share iCloud

Step 3: If you want to add photos to the created Shared Album, go to iPhone Photos app > Shared tab > Select a shared album and tap Add button > Select the images you want to add, click the Done > Type comments, and click Post.

iPhone Album Share iCloud

Step 4: Tap iCloud Photo Sharing in your share panel. If successfully posted, you will see a smiley face icon and a comment field at the bottom of the shared photo.

iPhone Shared iCloud

Solution 3: Share iPhone Photos via Email

Both of the mentioned solutions are useful for iPhone users. But if your friends are using an Android device and want to share your iPhone photos, you might try Email delivery.

Step 1: Set up your email account. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Then tap Add Account. If you see your email provider, tap it to add your account step by step.

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Step 2: Go to the Photos app and select the photos you want to share. Select Mail and start a new message in the Mail app with the images attached.

Step 3: You can enter the recipient(s) who will receive images in this box. After completing the message, tap Send.

Best Way to Manage Your iPhone Photos on Mac and Windows

It would be better to have an easy way to manage and edit your photos before sharing. WidsMob Viewer Pro is the all-in-one media viewer to browse the photos and videos, including JPEG, PNG, RAW, HEIC, MP4, MOV, GIF, and more other video and image formats.

1. Browse and view JPEG, HEIC, RAW files, and the video formats.

2. View, group, convert, edit and manage the media files with an easy process.

3. Provide different viewing modes browse the files in different scenarios.

4. Create slideshows with your favorite photos and media files with ease.

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Step 1: Install the program

Download and install the latest version of WidsMob Viewer Pro. Launch the program on your computer. If you have already set it as the default media viewer, you can double-click any media file to launch the program. It can view all the media files within the same folder.

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Step 2: View the images

Whether it is a HEIC file, RAW format, JPEG, PNG, or other photo files, you can view the file directly within the program. Moreover, you can also convert the photo, add to favorite or apply filters with ease.

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Step 3: Play the video files

When you browse the video file, you can also click the Play button to playback the video files. Of course, you can drag the timeline to the desired point to adjust the volume of the video.

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Step 4: Browse media files

Moreover, you can also view media files within a different folder or even add a new folder for the media file, even for the connected device, such as the iPhone, SD card of the camcorder, and others.

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Words in the End

In this article, we’ve introduced three iPhone photo-sharing solutions. With those solutions, you can share your iPhone photos with your friends. Besides, you can upload them to some photo share social networks, like Facebook, without installing third-party photo share apps. Just select a solution you like and try!