By Lena / Last update November 23, 2021

Apple iPad is a good photo shooting and photo post-processing device. However, with time and use, the limited storage space will be consumed by photos. So you plan to transfer photos from iPad to flash drive and you’ve come to the right place. Here in this guide, we will show you 4 easy ways that can help you transfer photos from iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini to flash drive.

Part 1. The Easiest Way to Transfer Photos from iPad to Flash Drive

For Windows computer users, AOMEI MBackupper is the best choice to transfer pictures from iPad to flash drive. This free iPhone transfer tool offers an easy way to help you transfer iPad pictures to computer, flash drive, or another iPad/iPhone.

● Transfer all photos in one click & transfer selected photos.
● Transfer photos stored in Camera Roll or other albums you created.
● The picture will be kept in original quality without any damage.
● It supports all iPad models including iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini.

Now free download AOMEI MBackupper on your Windows PC and follow the steps below to transfer photos from iPad to computer in a few clicks.

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Step 1. Launch AOMEI MBackupper > Plug in your iPad and USB flash drive. (You may need to enter the passcode on iPad to let 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 the USB flash drive as the destination > Click Transfer to Start.

Transfer

Step 5. Click OK when the transfer is completed.

Transfer Completed

Note: If your photos are saved in HEIC format, you can let the HEIC Converter help you convert HEIC  to JPG/JPEG/PNG format. 

HEIC Converter

Part 2. Transfer Photos from iPad to USB Stick without A Computer

If you don’t have a computer, you might want to know how to transfer photos from iPad to USB stick without a computer. Well, the truth is that it’s possible to make it as long as your iPad is running on iPadOS 13 and later.  It’s really a convenient way to save pictures when you are outside without a computer or have no Internet access.

1. Connect your flash drive to your iPad.

  • If you have an old version iPad, you should use a Lightning to USB adapter to connect any USB flash drive.
  • If you have a 2018 (or later) iPad Pro and have a USB-C flash drive, just plug in the flash drive to iPad.

2. Go to Photos app to select the photos you want to move to USB stick.

3. Tap the Share button > Tap Save to Files.

4. Choose your USB stick > Select a folder to save your photos.

Save Photos to Flash Drive

 

Part 3. Transfer Photos from iPad to Flash Drive via Windows Explorer (Win 7/8/10)

For Windows users, you can take advantage of Windows Explorer to transfer Camera Roll photos from iPad to USB flash drive.

1. Plug in your iPad and USB flash drive.

2. Go to This PC or Computer > Double-click your iPad.

3. Go to Internal Storage > DCIM folder and here it will list all your photos stored in Camera Roll.

Transfer Photos from iPad to Flash Drive via Windows Explorer

4. Copy and paste the photos to the USB flash drive.

Part 4. Transfer Photos from iPad to Flash Drive via Photos App (Win 10 & Mac)

Photos app can help Windows 10 and Mac users to transfer pictures from iPad to flash drive. Only supports transferring photos in Cameral Roll.

1. Plug in your iPad and USB flash drive.

2. Open Photos app > Click Import and select From A USB device > Wait for a while for it to detect your photos on the iPad.

3. Select the photos you don’t want to import > Click Import Selected.

Transfer Photos from iPad to Flash Drive via Photo App

4. Copy and paste the pictures to the USB flash drive.

Conclusion 

That’s all for how to transfer photos from iPad to flash drive. If your iPad is running on iPadOS 13, you can choose to transfer photos from iPad to flash drive without computer. If you have a computer, the easiest way is to use AOMEI MBackupper, which can help you transfer photos saved in different albums and help you quickly convert HEIC to JPG/JPEG/PNG.