How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer [Solved with 6 Methods]


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As an iPad user, you may have accumulated a large number of photos over time. While the iPad provides ample storage space, it has always been a good idea to back up your photos to your computer. This can help ensure that your precious memories are safe even if your iPad gets lost or damaged. In this article, some top tips and tricks regarding how to transfer photos from iPad to computer are collected and offered. Don't miss them out if you have a need!

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Method 1. How to Transfer iPad Photos to PC via Coolmuster iOS Assistant

Coolmuster iOS Assistant is a clever choice that allows you to transfer photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, and other types of data between your iPad and your computer. With its easy-to-use interface, you can easily transfer your photos in just a few clicks. 

Here're some of its awesome features:

  • Back Up and Restore iOS Device: It allows you to create a full backup of your iOS device, including all data and settings, and restore it to any other iOS device in one click.
  • Advanced File Management: It provides advanced file management features that allow you to create, rename, delete, and manage files on your iOS device.
  • Preview and Selective Data Recovery: You can preview the data on your iOS device and selectively recover the data you need. This saves time and makes it easy to recover only the important data.
  • Compatibility: Coolmuster iOS Assistant is compatible with almost all iOS devices, including iOS 16.

Let's take a see at how to use it:

01Download and install Coolmuster iOS Assistant on your PC and launch it. Then connect your iPad to your PC with a USB and wait for the program to detect it.

connect your device to pc via usb

02Click on "Photos" from the left panel and select the photos you want to transfer.

select the photos you want to transfer

03Click on "Export" and choose a location on your PC to save the photos.

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Method 2. How to Transfer Pictures from iPad to Computer via File Explorer

File Explorer can also finish this task easily. Here are the steps of the iPad-to-PC photo transfer process:

1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPad to your computer.

2. Open File Explorer on your computer and find your iPad under This PC or Devices and drives.

3. Double-click on your iPad and then open the DCIM folder.

ipad dcim folder in windows file explorer

4. Select the pictures you wish to transfer and drag them to a folder on the PC or right-click and choose Copy.

5. Paste the pictures in the desired location on your computer.

Method 3. How to Transfer Pictures from iPad to Computer via the Photos App

Using the Photos app on your Mac is very convenient, too. See how to do it:

1. Connect your iPad to your Mac using a USB cable. Then open the Photos app.

2. This app will show an Import screen with all the media files on your iPad. (If the screen doesn't show up automatically, click on the device's name in the Photos sidebar.)

the photos app on mac

3. If asked, unlock your iPad with your passcode. When you see a prompt on iPad asking to "Trust This Computer", tap "Trust" and continue.

4. Select a location you wish to import your photos to. Next to "Import to", you are allowed to select an album or create a new one.

5. Choose the photos you wish to import and click "Import Selected".

import photos via the photos app on mac

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Method 4. How to Transfer Picture from iPad to PC via iTunes

With iTunes, you can transfer your photos easily. Here's how:

1. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and launch iTunes on your PC.

view ipad on itunes

2. Click on the device icon on the top left corner of iTunes and select your iPad from the sidebar.

3. Click on the "Photos" tab and check the box next to "Sync Photos".

sync ipad photos via itunes

4. Choose the folder where you want to save your pictures and click "Apply".

5. Wait for the sync to complete.

Method 5. How to Transfer Photos from iPad to PC via iCloud

To transfer photos from your iPad to your computer via iCloud, you need to follow the steps below:

1. Connect your iPad to a Wi-Fi network and ensure that it is connected to the iCloud service. To do this, go to "Settings" and click on "iCloud". Here, you will be asked to sign in to your iCloud account.

icloud settings on ipad

2. Enable "iCloud Photo Library" on your iPad. To do this, go to "Settings" and click on "Photos". Here, you will find the option "iCloud Photos". Toggle it on to enable the "iCloud Photo Library".

3. On your PC, go to the iCloud website and sign in to your account using the same Apple ID that you use on your iPad.

log into icloud on web page

4. Click on the "Photos" icon and select the photos that you wish to transfer to your PC. You can either select individual photos or select all of them by clicking on the "Select All" option.

5. Once you have selected the photos, click on the "Download" button. This will download the selected photos to your PC.

download the photos you selected on icloud

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Method 6. How to Import Photos from iPad to PC by Email

In this part, we will guide you on how to import photos from your iPad to your PC by email. Let's see how:

1. Open the Photos app on your iPad and select the photos you want to import to your PC. And click on the "Share" icon, which is represented by a square with an upward arrow.

2. Select "Mail" from the list of sharing options.

share ipad photos by email

3. In the "To" field, enter your email address. And click on "Send" to send the email.

4. Lastly, open the email on your PC and download the attached photos.


And that's all the methods from this article. Hopefully you will free up some space on your iPad and enjoy your photos on a bigger screen. And we strongly recommend using the powerful tool Coolmuster iOS Assistant to move photos from iPad to PC. Which method do you prefer the most? Let us know in the comment box below.

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