When you have used your iPhone for a long time, the storage of your iPhone may run out because lots of photos are taking up space. So, some of you probably want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad as backup and free up iPhone device storage. But how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad?
This article will mainly introduce 4 ways with detailed steps, to show you how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. Keep reading and choose one method to try.
Overview of the 4 Methods
|Easy, Fast, Stable(Need a computer)
|Convenient but need a suitable cable, slow
|Easy to process but not stable
|Automatically process for you, but need a paid plan
To import photos from iPhone to iPad, a professional software, FonePaw DoTrans offers the most convenient help to let you select any iPhone photo you’d like to transfer to iPad flexibly. Its fast device scanning takes a short time in waiting, and it doesn't require you to back up photos onto a computer first before exporting to iPad. By connecting both devices to the computer, you can transfer photos from iPhone to iPad instantly and stably within just minutes!
FonePaw DoTrans is for Windows only. If you want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad using a similar professional software like it on Mac computers, FonePaw iOS Transfer is the best choice for you.
When you have well-installed FonePaw DoTrans on your computer, you can follow the tutorial below and use it to easily move photos from iPhone to iPad with this best iTunes alternative.
Step 1. Connect iPhone and iPad with Computer
Firstly, you need to use two USB cables to connect both your iPhone and iPad to the computer. Meanwhile, run FonePaw DoTrans on desktop and make sure both devices are detected.
Step 2. Scan and Select Photos on iPhone
Choose your iPhone and also the "Photos" option from the left menu. Then you can see all photos saved in albums of your iPhone's "Camera Roll" will be displayed here. You only need to visit all albums and choose the photos you want to transfer to iPad here as you like.
Step 3. Export Photos from iPhone to iPad
Once ticking all photos you want to transfer from iPhone to iPad, click the "Export to Device" button provided on the top menu. When your iPad shows up in the device menu, just choose it and the software will begin to export all selected photos from iPhone to iPad for you.
FonePaw DoTrans offers a direct "Photo Transfer" button, which can help you mine all photos from iPhone to iPad at once. If you want to back up all photos on iPad without losing any of them, this feature will save even much time for you.
Watch the video tutorial for more details on how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud or iTunes.
If your iPad is equipped with a USB-C charging port, and you have a USB-C to lightning cable(as the picture below shows), just directly transfer photos from iPhone to iPad with the cable via the Photos app. The steps would be quite easy and you don’t even need to install any app to do it. Here it shows you how to do it correctly.
STEP 1. Use the USB cable to connect with both iPhone and iPad on two sides of it.
STEP 2. When the connection is built, a pop-up window will appear on your iPad for selecting photos to import.
STEP 2. Simply select the detected iPhone photos from the pop-up window on iPad, then click "Import" and then "Import Selected" and all photos you just selected can be moved to iPad Photos app directly.
You can select all photos to transfer at once by clicking the "Impart All" button to process.
Unlike Android and Windows, which can use Bluetooth to transfer photos using Bluetooth, iOS devices are not possible to do it. Instead, Apple has developed the AirDrop feature, which works like Bluetooth to let you transfer data between Apple devices wirelessly. So, using AirDrop is also a fast way for you to send photos from iPhone to iPad just by several taps with your fingers.
STEP 1. Remember to turn on AirDrop function to make your devices detected by "Everyone" from the "Control Center" first. You will also need to ensure that the WiFi function has been enabled on.
STEP 2. Then on the iPhone, directly open the "Photos" app and begin to choose photos you need to transfer to iPad.
STEP 3. After the photo selection, click the "Share" button in the lower-left of the screen. From the pop-up window, choose "AirDrop" and the detected devices will be showed in the list.
STEP 4. Find your iPad and tap it. Then the photos will be transfer to it from iPhone immediately. Check them in iPad's "Camera Roll" when the transfer finishes.
You can also use AirDrop to transfer iPhone photos to Mac.
For any of you having the habit to back up photos onto iCloud, you can also use this service to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. This can be even much more simpler to process. However, you need to notice that iCloud would set limited storage for you to back up data from iPhone. So make sure that it provides enough space for keeping all photos you need to transfer to iPad in advance.
STEP 1. Firstly, you need to use your iPhone and go to "Settings". Scroll down to find the "Photos" app.
STEP 2. Turn of "iCloud Photos" to make sure you upload all photos to iCloud first.
STEP 3. Follow the same steps to turn on "iCloud Photos" function on your iPad too. Then the photos saved on iCloud will be imported to iPad's "Photos" app directly. You can find all of them there when the syncing is over.
Why can't I sync photos from iPhone to iPad via iCloud?
You may have turned off the "iCloud Photos" functions on any of your iPhone or iPad, so the uploaded photos fail to be loaded from iCloud successfully. Or when iCloud doesn't have enough space to keep photos, they can't be backed up successfully. So there have no photos that can be loaded and synced to iPad.
How do I transfer photos from my iPhone to my iPad without iCloud?
Apple offers a "Shared Album" function that can let you share albums with other Apple users without iCloud. Simply follow the steps below to do it easily.
STEP 1. Create a shared album in the "Photos" app, and then choose the photos or videos you want to share or transfer to it.
STEP 2. Invite the account you want to share the album with to the account list.
STEP 3. Finally, sign in the account on your iPad, then the shared album will appear. Click into it and download photos to your local album immediately.
When you need to free up storage on your iPhone, and need to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad or other iOS devices, this article has offered several ways that can help you do it easily. Just hit the download button to get FonePaw DoTrans to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad effortlessly and efficiently!