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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad [5 Easy Ways]

iPhone enjoys a built-in camera, iSight, which most of us are familiar with. It takes clear pictures with high-end zoom and optical anti-shake technology. When your iPhone is used for a long time, it needs to regain a certain amount of storage space. In this case, many people will clear the Random Access Memory (RAM) on their iPhone to improve the performance of the phone.

Thus, "How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad?" This was also what my classmate concerning about. Last November, he got a new iPad. In order to make his old iPhone run more smoothly, he had to release more storage space from his iPhone. So, he chose to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. Here are 5 updated ways providing you with solutions in using iCloud and without iCloud. If you're curious to know what method is suitable for you, please read on to find the point.

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Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud
1.1 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad with Pro Apps
1.2 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly
Part 2: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Using iCloud

Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud

iCloud, as well as iTunes, has many restrictions to move photos from iPhone to iPad. For example, your iPhone system needs to be iOS 8 or above, photos will be compressed, and sometimes the transfer task will be done in a long time. Besides, the pictures which are synchronized to iCloud can only be saved for 30 days. Therefore, some users choose to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud, which can secure the photos and save time. Here's a look at using some apps and iDevice's built-in features for how to share photos between/from iPhone to iPad.

1.1 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad with Pro Apps

Well, in the first part, I'll show you how to transfer pics from iPhone to iPad with pro apps and transfer wirelessly. First of all, if you choose apps for photo transfer from iPhone to iPad, the process can not only save time but ensure that the photos are undamaged. The following is a detailed introduction of the above contents.

1.1.1 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad with iPhone Photo Transfer
1.1.2 How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad via Coolmuster iOS Assistant

1.1.1 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad with iPhone Photo Transfer

We have talked that some app can help us sync photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud. Here, introduce a smart and pro app - iPhone Photo Transfer to you.

Here's why I recommend it first:

* Perform for almost all types of mobile phones.

* Transfer photos and some other data from Android to iOS, from iOS to Android and between iOS and Android. (See how to transfer photos from iPhone to Android here >>)

* Make sure the transferred photos can be opened on the destination device.

* Move photos from iPhone to iPad within one click to save your time.

* Retain both the source photos and target photos available.

* Be compatible with the latest iOS version and iDevice models, including but not limited to iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7/7 Plus/6S Plus, iPad Pro, etc.

Bravo. Download it now?

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After you download it, you may want to know how to use it.

Easy guide on how to transfer photos/picture from iPhone to iPad with iPhone Photo Transfer:

* Step 1. Launch the app after you download and install it on PC.

launch the app to transfer photos from iphone to ipad

* Step 2. Connect your iPhone and iPad to PC via USB cables to wait for the detection. Make clear the source device and the target one. (If they are in the wrong place, tap to switch them.)

connect idevice to pc to transfer photos from iphone to ipad

* Step 3. Select your needed pictures by clicking "Photos" and "Start to copy". The transfer task will be done in a short time.

start to transfer photos from iphone to ipad

Tips: Do not disconnect the two iOS device until the transfer finished.

1.1.2 How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad via Coolmuster iOS Assistant

Sometimes, while transferring photos, you may want to manage iTunes backup for your iOS device. For instance, you may want to transfer photos, contacts and messages from iPhone to iPad. Then, if in need, you can restore your backup to iDevice at any time. Here's a safe program - Coolmuster iOS Assistant that can make your idea come true. However, what're the differences between this app and the last one?

Unique features: Coolmuster iOS Assistant has other functions. Including:
1. It's easy to restore your backed-up data from iTunes to other iPhone, iPod and iPad;
2. You can also delete unwanted backup files from iTunes on your computer.
3. You can back up iPhone before iOS update. (Data including photos, videos, music, notes, contacts, text messages, etc)

You can download it here.

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You only need to take 2 steps after you download this app.

Clear instruction on how to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad via Coolmuster iOS Assistant:

* Step 1. Backup iPhone photos to iTunes or PC

Install the app, connect your iPhone to PC via a USB cord. Press Trust > Continue as prompted on your iPhone. After the detection by PC, click Super Toolkit > iTunes Backup & Restore > Backup and select iPhone on the app. Select the location to save backed-up files, then click OK to start backing up iPhone data, including photos.

backup data to transfer photos from iphone to ipad

* Step 2. One click to restore backed-up photos to iPad

Make your iPad recognized, and go to Supper Toolkit > iTunes Backup & Restore > Restore on this app. Then choose your iPad to restore iTunes backup from the drop-down menu. Choose backup documents to restore into your iPad and click OK option. Click OK again to begin restoring process.

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Tips: After you launch the app, you may find "Import" function as well. It can import contacts to iPhone/iPad/iPod. Besides, calendars and bookmarks can also be imported. Yet the upcoming version will support more data import. Thus, keep it for a rainy day?

1.2 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly

Since I introduced some apps above, you may want to ask, "USB cables may not be available all the time. How do I transfer picture/photos from iPhone to iPad wirelessly?" This is what I will tell you next. To send photos from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop and Email are another two choices.

1.2.1 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop
1.2.2 How to Send Photos from iPhone to iPad via Email

1.2.1 How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop

AirDrop, operating with the aid of Bluetooth and WiFi, can instantly share your photos, videos and other files with other iDevices. You need to enable this function on both your iDevice, and make sure the two devices are running on the same network, otherwise the virtual connection cannot be made. Then, how to operate it?

Directions on how to airdrop pictures from iPhone to iPhone/iPad:

* Step 1. Open the Control Center of both your iPhone and iPad. Tap "AirDrop" and then enable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

* Step 2. Tap "Everyone" on the windows and start "Photos" App from your iPhone to choose needed pictures sync photos from iPhone to iPad. Next, click "Share" and select the destination iPad.

* Step 3. Hit "Accept" on the iPad to grant for the transfer. Once completion is done, you can open the photos on your iPad.

 how to transfer photos from iphone to ipad with airdrop

Note: You can also sync photos from your iOS device to your Mac, but the iOS device must run iOS 8, and MAC computer must perform on OS X Yosemite. If AirDrop is not working on iPhone, see how to fix it here.

1.2.2 How to Send Photos from iPhone to iPad via Email

You'll need to configure the mail app on both iDevices first (Settings > Application > Password and account > Add account > Email provider. Then enter details and press next). Nevertheless, if you need to transfer a host of photos, the process will be much slower than the task using the app. There're the tutorials.

Specifications for how to get photos/pictures from iPhone to iPad via Email:

* Step 1. Start "Photos" icon from your iPhone, and choose your desired pictures for transfer.

* Step 2. Hit the "Share" option and choose "Mail". Fill in your needed info, and then tap "Send" to get the info to your own Email account.

* Step 3. Open "Mail" icon from your iPad. Check the Email you've just sent and save the picture.

how to transfer photos from iphone to ipad via email

Tips: The Photos having been transferred and saved will be placed on Photos > Camera roll on your iPad by default.

Part 2: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Using iCloud

Apart from what has been referred to, to transfer/sync photos from iPhone to iPad using iCloud might cause privacy disclosure. Still, let's talk about how to move pictures from iPhone to iPad. First, we need to turn on the iCloud service on the phones to back up the data. To make sure that the photo transfer process is smooth, your two devices need to have enough battery gauge left, as the transfer task may be slow in using iCloud. Want to know the steps?

Manual about how to send photos/pictures from iPhone to iPad:

* Step 1. Open "Settings" and log in your Apple ID's profile field on your iDevice respectively. Then tap "iCloud". (Both your devices must be operated on iOS 8.3 or later.)

* Step 2. Click "Photos & Camera" and turn on "iCloud Photo Library". This operation will transfer photos/picture from iPhone to your iPad automatically. (Ensure that iCloud Photo Library service is enabled on both your iPhone and iPad before you transfer picture.)

how to transfer photos from iphone to ipad using icloud

Bonus: When you are to make photo transfer:
1. Both your iPhone and iPad must be signed in the same Apple ID;
2. Check if there's some storage space left in your iCloud;
3. If you want to transfer pictures to PC a via USB cord. When you enable iCloud Photo Library, sometimes you cannot transfer photos at all. Now, you need to free up iDevice internal space beforehand.

In the End

You may don't know effective methods on how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. But for now, you may tackle your transfer problems with ease. Generally, 5 ways for photo transfer are all okay, especially the first one - iPhone Photo Transfer which is fast and safe, and the second one has other features like backup, restore, and deletion, etc. These two apps have both similarities and complementarities.

If you think this post is helpful, welcome to share it with your friends. I believe the professional and assured tools for photo transfer and backup are live up to your trust. As the catchword goes, "People whose concepts keep pace with the times enjoy having a try." So, as a bright person, get right to it now?

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