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How to Transfer Photos from iPad to PC without iTunes? 8 Easy Ways for You

Do you want to keep your data safe by transferring pictures from iPad to PC for a backup? Or trying to free up the storage space of your iPad by moving photos to your PC? iTunes is considered a default option when transferring files from your iOS devices, but we know that you are getting tired of using iTunes for it has many limitations. Actually, there are other ways for you to solve this problem. In this ultimate guide, we will introduce 8 ways on how to transfer photos from iPad to PC without iTunes. Read on to know more details.

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Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPad to PC Without iTunes (Using iOS Assistant)
1.1 How to Transfer Pictures from iPad to Computer Selectively
1.2 How to Transfer All Pictures from iPad to Computer with 1 Click
Part 2: How to Transfer Pictures from iPad to Computer using iCloud
Part 3: How to Copy Photos from iPad to PC with Windows Explorer
Part 4: How to Move Pictures from iPad to Computer via Windows Photos App
Part 5: How to Download Pictures from iPad to Computer with Google Photos
Part 6: How to Get Photos from iPad to Computer with Google Drive
Part 7: How to Transfer Pictures from iPad to Computer via Dropbox
Part 8: How to Move Photos from iPad to PC with Email

Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPad to PC Without iTunes (Using iOS Assistant)

Do you want a useful iPad photo transfer to transfer photos from iPad to PC without iTunes? Coolmuster iOS Assistant is here to help. With it, you can copy photos from iPad to PC without effort. Apart from photos, it is also your perfect solution to manage all kinds of files on your iPhone.

What are the useful features of iOS Assistant?

>> Transfer photos from iPad to PC selectively or with 1 click.

>> Preview and delete iPad photos directly on PC.

>> Support a variety of photo formats like JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PEG, etc.

>> Export files including photos, contacts, text messages, notes, calendars, bookmarks, music, videos, books and apps from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer.

>> Import any files like contacts, calendars, bookmarks, books and even iTunes backup files and many more from PC to your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

>>Support all the iOS devices such as iPad Pro/mini/New iPad/iPad 4/3//1 as well as iPhone 11//11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max/XS/XR/XS Max/X/8/8 Plus and more.

Welcome to download Coolmuster iOS Assistant on your PC or Mac and then follow the steps below to transfer pictures from iPad to PC.

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1.1 How to Transfer Pictures from iPad to Computer Selectively

Step 1: Run the program on your PC and then connect your iPad to PC with a USB cable. Follow the prompt on the screen to finish to connection. Once your iPad is recognized by the software, you will see the main interface as below:

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Step 2: Go to the "Photos" tab, your photos on iPad will be scanned out automatically. You can preview all the photos on your iPad freely.

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Step 3: Select the photos you want and click the "Export" button to transfer photos from iPad to PC without iTunes.

1.2 How to Transfer All Pictures from iPad to Computer with 1 Click

Want an easy way to copy all photos from iPad to computer? Here's how:

Step 1: After your iPad is detected by the software, go to the "Super Toolkit" section and then click " iTunes Backup & Restore".

Step 2: Click the "Backup" tab and select your iPad from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Customize the location to store your iPad photos and then click "OK" to start the backup.

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Notes: For iPhone users, please check the 7 ways to transfer photos from iPhone to computer without iTunes, and also for iPad users with Mac computer, you can check the easiest way to sync iPad with Mac computer here.

Part 2: How to Transfer Pictures from iPad to Computer using iCloud

iCloud can be used to transfer pictures from iPad to computer. But be aware that free 5GB storage space offered by iCloud will be soon eaten up by a large number of photos. New items won't be synced with iCloud if it is running out of space.

To use this method, firstly download iCloud for Windows on your PC and follow the steps below:

Step 1: On your iPad, open the "Settings" app, tap your name and go to "iCloud". Select "Photos" and tap "My Photo Stream".

Step 2: On your PC, launch iCloud and sign in to it with your Apple ID. Select "Photos" and click "Options".

Step 3: A window shows up, click "iCloud Photo Library" and "Download new photos and videos to my PC".

In this way, the photos from your iPad will be uploaded to your PC.

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Part 3: How to Copy Photos from iPad to PC with Windows Explorer

You can also use Windows Explorer on your PC to copy photos from iPad to PC.

Here's how:

Step 1: Connect iPad to PC with a suitable USB cable.

Step 2: On your PC, open "This PC" and find and double-click your iPad under the "Devices and drives" section.

Step 3: Open the folder named "DCIM" that stores photos on your iPad and then select and transfer the photos you want from iPad to PC.

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Part 4: How to Move Pictures from iPad to Computer via Windows Photos App

If you are asking how to transfer photos from iPad to PC with Windows 10 system, you can turn to the Windows Photos app.

Below are the detailed steps to move pictures from iPad to PC via Photos apps:

Step 1: Connect your iPad to computer via a USB cable.

Step 2: On your PC, navigate to the "Start" menu and then click "Photos".

Step 3: Click the "Import" button on the top-right corner and choose the photos you want to transfer from PC. Click "Continue" to start to import.

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Part 5: How to Download Pictures from iPad to Computer with Google Photos

Google Photos is a useful cloud service that you can use it to download pictures from iPad to computer.

Check out the steps:

Step 1: On your iPad, download Google Photos app and log in to it with your Google account.

Step 2: Tap the three-dash icon on the top-left corner and tap "Settings". Turn on "Back up & sync". In this way, all your photos from iPad will be synced to Google photos when you connected to Wi-Fi.

Step 3: On your PC, log in to the Google Photos website and download pictures from iPad to computer.

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Part 6: How to Get Photos from iPad to Computer with Google Drive

Many people will use Google Drive to back up files. It can also be used to transfer files including photos between devices.

Here's how:

Step 1: On your iPad, download Google Drive and log in to it with your Google account.

Step 2: Tap the "+" icon on the bottom-right of the screen and tap "Upload".

Step 3: Tap the three-dash icon and select "Images". Choose the desired photos from iPad. By doing this, your selected photos will be uploaded to Google Drive.

Step 4: On your PC, log in to the Google Drive website and get the photos from iPad to computer.

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Part 7: How to Transfer Pictures from iPad to Computer via Dropbox

Dropbox can help you transfer pictures from iPad to computer over Wi-Fi. But it only offers 2 GB free storage space. Let's see how to get it done:

Step 1: On your iPad, download Dropbox and follow the instructions to create an account.

Step 2: Tap the "+" icon on the screen and select "Upload photos or videos", then select photos on your iPad to upload.

Step 3: On your PC, log in to the Dropbox website and download pictures from iPad to computer.

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Part 8: How to Move Photos from iPad to PC with Email

If you have only a few photos to transfer, email can be your practical way to move photos from iPad to PC.

Step 1: On your iPad, select the photos you require and send them via email to your own account.

Step 2: On your PC, enter your email account and download the photos to your PC.

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Final Words

That's all for the 8 methods on how to transfer photos from iPad to PC without iTunes. As for the best way to solve the problem, we highly recommend you to use Coolmuster iOS Assistant. It can ensure the security of your data, transfer pictures from iPad to PC without Wi-Fi or data usage, free you from the worry of privacy leaking; It is easy to use, with a clean and intuitive interface, you can manage your files on iPhone with just a few clicks. Download it and give it a try, if there's any problem, welcome to share your comment below.

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