By Lena / Last update August 27, 2021

With an advanced CMOS and focalizing system, iPhone can be one of the best phones to take photos. However, an iPad probably is a 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 5 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.

Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad with iCloud

If you want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad automatically, iCloud is a good choice. This official cloud-based storage service can help you store data and make them accessible on all your devices.

However, this method also has disadvantages. For example:

● You need to use the same Apple ID on your iPhone and iPad. If you want to transfer photos to a friend's iPad, it's not that easy.
● iCloud only offers 5 GB of free storage space to store your data. If you have a lot of photos, you will run out of space very quickly.

Fortunately, iCloud is not the only way to transfer photos. If you want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad with different Apple ID, Way 1 in Part 2 can be the best choice.

Way 1. How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad with iCloud Photos

iCloud Photos can help you sync all photos from iPhone to iPad.

● On iPhone: Go to Settings > Tap your account > Tap iCloud > Tap Photos > Turn on iCloud Photos (or iCloud Photo Library).

● On iPad: Do the same above to turn on iCloud Photos.

Turn on iCloud Photos

When your devices are connected to Wi-Fi network, iCloud will automatically start the sync.

Way 2. How Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad with iCloud Photo Stream

Photo Stream can help you sync photos in the most recent 30 days (up to 1000 photos. After that, they’re removed.

● Turn on Photo Stream on iPhone and iPad: Go to Settings > Tap your account > Tap iCloud > Tap Photos > Enable Upload to My Photo Stream.

Turn on My Photo Stream

It will not count against your iCloud storage. When you leave the Camera app and connect to Wi-Fi, photos are automatically synced between iPhone and iPad.

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud

Here are 3 ways that can help you transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud. Way 1 and Way 2 can help you transfer photos using cable; Way 3 can help you transfer photos wirelessly.

Way 1. 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.

You can let it help you transfer photos from iPhone to iPad with different Apple ID. What's more, it will not erase any existing photos on the target device.

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It 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.

Click the download button and install AOMEI MBackupper on your PC.

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Follow these steps and learn how to quickly transfer photos.

Step 1. Connect source iPhone with a USB cable > Enter passcode on iPhone so AOMEI MBackupper can access your device.

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

Photos Backup

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

Click Photos

Step 4. Select the 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.

Backup

Then wait for the process to complete.

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

Transfer Photos to iPad

To save time and storage space, we can first create an image backup for photos and then restore the backup to iPad. If you want to transfer photos to computer directly, you can click Transfer to Computer option to make it.

Way 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Using iTunes?

You could export the photos to your PC via Photos app and then use iTunes to sync these photos to your iPad. You could follow the steps here.

Notes:

  • 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 when asked. 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. 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 Photos Using iTunes

Way 3. How to AirDrop Photos from iPhone to iPad

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.

Steps to AirDrop Photos from iPhone to iPad:

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 on 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 iPad

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 Way 1 to do it.

Conclusion

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.