By AOMEI / Last Updated June 16, 2021

With an advanced CMOS and focalizing system, iPhone can be one of the best phones to take photos. However, an iPad probably is better device to edit, view, manage a large volume of photos, especially the iPad Pro 2021, which has an amazing M1 chip and great display.

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In this guide, we will familiarize you with four ways to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. So, what are you waiting for? Read on and learn how to get photos from iPhone to iPad without effort.

#1 How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad like a specialist?

As an iPhone data transfer tool, AOMEI MBackupper can help you transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) or iPhone/iPad and PC with a USB cable in a very short time. If you have a large number of images to transfer, this tool can be the best choice.

The following steps will show you how to use AOMEI MBackupper to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. Follow these steps and learn how to quickly transfer them.

AOMEI MBackupper is fully compatible with the latest iPhone 12/11/X/8/SE/7/6, iPad 2021, iPad 8/Air 4, and other models. It is always compatible with the latest iOS and iPadOS, like iOS 14.

Now you can click the download button and install AOMEI MBackupper on your PC;

Step 1. Connect iPhone (the source device) with a USB and tap "Trust" on your iPhone.

Step 2. Launch AOMEI MBackupper, click "Photos Backup" on the main interface.

Back up only photos

Step 3. You can click the photo icon to choose which photos to be transferred.

Click the icon

Step 4. Select album the specific photos you want to move and click the orange button OK.

Select photos

Step 5. Then you can select a storage path. Click the orange button Start Backup.


Then wait for the process to complete.

Step 6. Connect your iPad/iPad Air/iPad Pro/iPad mini to the computer. On the Backup Management, click the Expand tab >> Advanced option to restore to the iPad.

#2. How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop?

To make it easier for its users to move their content from one iOS device to another wirelessly, Apple introduced a dedicated AirDrop feature.

With it, you can share several files between Apple devices. All you have to do is enable the feature on both of the devices and then share photos from one device and those photos will be quickly available on the other device. You could also use AirDrop to transfer songs from iPhone to iPhone.

To learn how to move photos from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop, follow these steps.

Step 1. Go to “Control Center” on both your iPhone and iPad.

Step 2. Turn on AirDrop on both the devices and turn on Wi-Fi (it doesn’t require a network) and Bluetooth.

Step 3. Choose "Everyone" in the menu.

Turn on AirDrop

Step 4. Launch the "Photos" app on your iPhone. Then, click "Select" in the upper right corner and select the photos you want to transfer.

Step 5. Tap on the "Share" button and tap the name of your iPad.

 Tap on

Step 6. Click "Accept" on your iPad to confirm.

Step 7. After the photo-sharing is finished, the photos are saved on your iPad and you can view them as you like.

The disadvantage of this method is that it is not friendly for bulk transfers. So, if you want to copy multiple photos from PC to iPad using a quick and straightforward method, go back to method 1 to do it.

#3 How to import photos from iPhone to iPad via iCloud

If you want to share a lot of photos, using AirDrop will be less convenient compared to use iCloud. It will sync photos from iPhone to iPad automatically, but you will find all the iPhone photos will be on your iPad because iCloud will sync all pictures among iOS devices.

Before following the guide of how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad using iCloud, you have to:

  • Make sure your iPhone and iPad are under Wi-Fi connection (requires available network).

  • Sign in your iPhone and iPad with the same Apple ID.

Step 1. Go to “Settings” > Click “iCloud”. (In iOS 10.3 or later, tap on your name and then choose "iCloud".)

Step 2. Tap on Photos > switch on "My Photo Stream". (In iOS 10.3 or later, just toggle on iCloud Photos)

Step 3. Repeat the above steps on your iPad. Then You can view the photos transferred in Photos App on your iPad.

Transfer photos from iPhone to iPad with iCloud

#4 How to move photos from iPhone to iPad using iTunes?

Window Photos could scan the photos on your iPhone, so you could export the photos to your PC and then use iTunes to sync these photos to your iPad. You could follow the steps here.


  • 1. The iCloud Photos, shared photos can’t be detected by Windows Photos, you can only transfer photos from Camera Roll, and when you sync photos via iTunes, you need to turn off iCloud Photos first.

  • 2. Syncing photos via iTunes will overwrite your current photo library on your iPad and replace it with the files in the iTunes library.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer and tap Trust on it. Windows photos would automatically pop up. If not, you need to click Start button > Photos.

Step 2. Select the photos you want and click import. After it finishes, disconnect your iPhone.

Step 3. Connect your iPad to computer and Tap Trust on it. Click the phone-shape icon in iTunes and click Photos.

Step 4. Check Sync Photos option > Click Apply to sync photos to your iPad (the screenshot takes iPhone for an example).

Sync these photos to your iPad with iTunes


That’s all about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. You can use AOMEI MBackupper, AirDrop, iCloud, or iTunes to complete the task.

And no matter you want to transfer all photos or selected ones, AOMEI MBackupper would be the best assistant. It is an iPhone to PC transfer software to help you save iPhone photos and transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud/iTunes/AirDrop. And it also performs well in transfer photos from an iPhone to SD card or other external drives.

Just give it a try by yourself! It can help you always put your lovely pictures in the right place and move photos among iPhone, iPad, and computer.