By Lena / Last Updated September 25, 2020

Need to Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer?

With time and use, the limited storage space of iPad will be consumed by photos. In this case, you can choose to transfer pictures from iPad to computer to make a backup and then delete them from iPad to free up space.

iTunes is the default management tool for Apple devices, but you find that it cannot help you import iPad photos to your computer. But don’t worry, this guide will tell you how to transfer photos from iPad to PC without iTunes. Keep reading to learn more.

How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer?

Here are three methods that can help you transfer photos iPad to computer. If you want to transfer photos saved in different albums, Method 1 is your first choice. If you want to transfer Camera Roll photos, you can refer to the latter two last methods.

Method 1. The Easiest Way to Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer

If you are a Windows PC user, you can let one free iPhone transfer tool named AOMEI MBackupper help you transfer pictures from iPad to computer.

● It lets you preview and select the pictures you want to transfer.
● It lets you transfer pictures in Camera Roll or other albums.
● The picture will be kept in original quality without any damage.

Free download this tool on computer and follow the steps below to transfer pictures from iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini to PC.

Steps to Transfer Photos from iPad to Windows 10, 8, 7

Step 1. Launch AOMEI MBackupper > Plug in your iPad. (You may need to enter the passcode on iPad to give the software access your device.)

Step 2. On the Home screen, click Transfer to Computer option.

Transfer to Computer

Step 3. Click the “+” icon > Choose the pictures you want to transfer > Click OK to continue.

Choose Photos

Step 4. Select a destination to save the pictures > Click Transfer to Start.

Step 5. Click OK when the transfer is completed.

Transfer Completed

► Notes: It also supports transferring data between iPad and iPhone. Refer to this How to Transfer Photos from iPad to iPhone guide to learn more.

Method 2. Transfer Photos from iPad to PC in Windows 10, 8, 7

File Explorer is a built-in function of Windows PC that lets you view and manage files in your devices and drives. It will take your iPad as a digital camera or storage device and you can easily import those photos saved in Camera Roll to your PC.

You should have iTunes installed on computer to help your PC easily communicate with your iPad.

Steps to Transfer Photos from iPad to PC in Windows 10, 8, 7

Step 1. Connect your iPad to computer via the USB cable.

Step 2. Open This PC or Computer > Find your iPad name under “Devices and drives” > Open your iPad.

Step 3. Go to Internal Storage > DCIM > click the folder and you will see the pictures.

Transfer Photos from iPad to PC via File Explorer

Step 4. Copy and paste the photos to your computer.

Method 3. Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer on Windows & Mac

Photos app is one built-in photos manager for Windows 10 and Mac computer. It helps users transfer Camera Roll photos from iPad to computer.

Please make sure you have installed iTunes on computer to help PC recognize your iPad.

How to Transfer Photos from iPad to PC in Windows 10?

Step 1. Connect your iPad to computer via the USB cable. Tap Trust or Allow when a prompt appears on your iPad.

Step 2. Open Photos app > Click Import > Choose From a USB device.

Step 3. Uncheck the photos you don't want to transfer. (New photos will be selected for import by default.)

Step 4. Click the Import button to transfer photos from iPad to PC.

Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer via Photos App

Conclusion

That’s all for how to transfer photos from iPad to PC in Windows 10, 8, 7. Compare these three methods, Method 1 is highly recommended because AOMEI MBackupper can help you you transfer photos stored in all albums.