How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPad?

If you need to transfer photos from PC to iPad, you can make it via a certain cloud service. However, if you are looking for another offline solution to keep the privacy of your precious photos, you should read this post, where we will offer 4 proven methods to transfer your photos easily and safely.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021

You may have stored a large number of previous photos on your computer. As an iPad user, you may need to import photos from PC to iPad to share precious moments with your friends. You have a lot of options to transfer photos from PC to iPad, either online or offline. Normally, you can connect your iPad to PC with a USB cable. However, it may take some time for your computer to access data on your iPad. As a matter of fact, besides connecting to a PC to transfer photos from PC to iPad, there are several other ways to accomplish this task. Keep reading the post and select one method as per your needs.

Transfer Photos from PC to iPad

Transfer Photos from PC to iPad

How to Transfer Photos From PC to iPad with a USB Cable?

The most common solution is to transfer via a USB cable. It is especially workable when there is no Internet connection. As long as your PC can detect your iPad, you can import photos from your computer to it with ease. If you are running the Windows computer, you make use of the built-in File Explorer to navigate the folder, where your iPhone photos are stored.

  1. Connect your iPad to the computer via a USB cable.
  2. Navigate to My Computer > Your iPad > Internal Storage > DICM.
  3. Find and copy photos you’d like to transfer from PC to iPad.
  4. Wait for a few minutes until the transferring process completes. Now you could view the photos on your iPad’s Photos App.
Trust This Computer

Trust This Computer

If it is the first time to connect your iPad to PC, your iPad will be asked to “Trust this computer”. And if your device can’t be recognized by computer, check this guide to fix it.

How to Transfer Photos From PC to iPad with iCloud?

iCloud lets you sync and access your photos, contacts, calendars and other important data, easily and automatically. However, one thing you must bear in mind is that Apple iCloud only offers you 5 GB free iCloud storage space, which is obviously not enough for a number of photos. This suggests that if you have a large number of photos to transfer from PC to iPad with iCloud, you may need to pay extra fees to get unlimited backup space. Here, we offer you a detailed guide to transfer photos from PC to iPad using iCloud.

How to Transfer Photos From PC to iPad with iCloud

How to Transfer Photos From PC to iPad with iCloud

  1. Go to “Settings” and scroll down to the “Photos” option.
  2. Toggle on “iCloud Photo Library”.
  3. Now, you should download iCloud official on your PC and sign in with your iCloud account.
  4. During the setup procedure, click the “Options” button under “Photos”. Tick “iCloud Photo Library” and “Upload to My Photo Stream”.
  5. Click “Upload Photos” under “iCloud Photos” in the small window.
  6. Navigate to the folder that stores pictures on your PC and open it.

Then you can view photos in “Photos” app on your iPhone.

How to Transfer Photos From PC to iPad with Google Photos?

If you don’t want to use iCloud to transfer pictures from PC to iPad, you can also make use of Google Photos, as long as you have a Gmail account. Logging in to the same account Google account on different iOS devices, your photos can be easily shared and accessed by your Gmail and password, either on your PC or iPad. Now, you can take the steps below to complete the transferring task.

Sync Photos from PC to iPad with Google Photos

Sync Photos from PC to iPad with Google Photos

  1. On your computer, navigate to Google Photos, where you can set up a new album to upload photos from PC to Google Photos.
  2. In the App Store, download and install “Google Photos” app on your iPad.
  3. Log in to the app with the same Google account for Google Photos on your computer.
  4. Press the “hamburger” icon and select “Collections” from a series of options.
  5. Locate the new album that involves the photos you’ve uploaded to “Google Photos” from PC.
  6. Preview and check-mark the photos you’d like to transfer iPad.
  7. Click on the “Share” button to save those pictures.
  8. The photos you select will then be downloaded to your iPad. Now, you can launch the “Photos” app on your iPad to access these photos.

Further Reading: How to Fix Gmail Not Working >

How to Transfer Photos From PC to iPad with AnyTrans?

As you can see, using iCloud or Google Photos to sync pictures between PC and iPad makes the whole transferring process time-consuming. If you don’t want to find a more easy method, you are highly suggested to use AnyTrans instead. Using AnyTrans, you can either drag photos from PC to iPad with 1 click in the welcome page or select a group of photos to transfer from PC to iPad.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Free download AnyTrans and open it on your computer. Afterward, refer to the following instructions to transfer photos from PC to iPad with simple clicks.

Step 1. Run AnyTrans > Connect your iPad to the computer > On the welcome page, you can simply drag photos to your iPad.

Connect iPad to the Computer and Drag Photos from PC to iPad

Connect iPad to the Computer and Drag Photos from PC to iPad

Step 2. Or you can click on Photos on the top panel. Click the Add icon and navigate to the folder that saves photos on your computer. Select photos and tap on the Open button to initiate the transferring process.

Preview the Photos and Select them to your iPad

Preview the Photos and Select them to your iPad

Step 3. When you see the Transfer Completed page on the window, you can view photos on the Photos app on your iPad.

AnyTrans Transfer Completed

AnyTrans Transfer Completed

Further Reading: How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone with/without Backup >

The Bottom Line

Cloud services like iCloud, Google Drive or Google Photos may have secure privacy protection, but it merely suggests your photos will be hidden from your friends. However, they are still available in the company’s database. If your photos are absolutely private, you’d better use local software AnyTrans or take a USB cable to transfer photos from PC to iPad.

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