By AOMEI / Last Updated November 18, 2020

With an advanced inherent iSight camera, iPhone may be an ideal alternative to a professional camera. However, if you have multiple Apple devices and want to enjoy the photos you take with your iPhone on different Apple devices, you need to learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad.

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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 efforts.

#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 without any cost, supporting transfer photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, etc. 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, iPad 8/Air 4, and also supports iOS 14.

1. Download and install AOMEI MBackupper on your PC;

2. Connect iPhone (the source device) with USB;

3. Tap Trust This Computer on your iPhone;

4. Click Photos Backups;

Back up only photos

5. Click the icon to enter interface for selecting photos;

Click the icon

6. Select photos you want to back up and click the orange button OK;

Select photos

7. Click the orange button Start Backup;


8. Then wait for the process to complete.

Backup completed

9. When the backup is done, you can remove your iPhone and plug the iPad into the Windows computer. And restore them to your 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 anything 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 of your iPhone and iPad.

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

Step 3. Choose "Everyone" in the menu.

Turn on AirDrop

Step 4. Launch "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 "Share" button and tap the name of your iPad.

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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.

When you transfer photos from iPhone to iPad with 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. 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.

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