I'm trying to transfer photos from iphone to my new samsung galaxy note 20, but the smart switch does not work for me somehow (It asks me to retry after I input my iCloud password, but my friend's iphone works on the same cable). I wonder if there's any other way that I could use to transfer photos, if the location and time information could be kept with photos, that would be great. Thanks.

  • The location metadata is stored (usually) inside the actual picture. Have you tried a free tier of a cloud storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox? Aug 30, 2020 at 13:02
  • hi Steve Chambers, I have tried yet, are you saying that if i use Google Drive to transfer those location will come with pictures? Thanks Aug 30, 2020 at 16:33
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    I believe so. But as I have not tried it myself it is a comment rather than an answer. EG it should work, and the cost of doing so is only a little time... Aug 30, 2020 at 16:35

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At the end, I found I could transfer all my data by iCloud. By default, it shows transfer data of "last 30 days" only, but there's a small gray arrow at right, by clicking this you could choose "all data", and which works perfectly.

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