How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad Easily

How to sync photos from iPhone to iPad? This guide shows you 3 ways to easily sync iPhone Photos to iPad, including iCloud, iTunes and iMobie AnyTrans for iOS.

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By Vicky Carter | Posted: Jan. 09, 2018, Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2018
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Would like to offload your photos from iPhone to your Mac computer for backing up, sharing or further editing? If you just have the similar question, take a minute to read our detailed and complete How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac tutorial.

Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad

Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad

Apple attaches 8 megapixels built-in camera to iPhone since the release of iPhone 4s, which makes iPhone one of the best devices to take photos. With iPhone, people take more photos than ever. But for photo display, iPad may be better than iPhone because of its large screen – new released iPad Pro has 12.9 inch retina display. If you also have an iPad, you may want to sync some iPhone photos to iPad.

To make iPhone photos show up on your iPad or your friend’s iPad, you need to consider how to transfer or sync photos from iPhone to iPad firstly. In this post, we show you the detail about how to sync photos from iPhone to iPad with iCloud and iTunes, and offer you one iPhone to iPad transfer tool as an alternative way when iCloud Photo Stream not working or iTunes don’t sync.

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Part 1: How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad Via iCloud

We know that iCloud Photo Stream is designed to sync all of our photos between iOS devices. To sync photos from iPhone to iPad, all we need to do is turning on My Photo Stream on both of your devices, and then all the iPhone camera roll photos will be uploaded to iCloud server automatically when connect your iPhone and iPad to a Wi-Fi network, and you can view or save to other albums. Follow us to turn on My Photo Stream with following steps:

Tap on both of your iPhone and iPad: go to Settings > iCloud > Photos > Turn on My Photo Stream. For users running iOS 10.3 and later, please go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos > Toggle the switch of My Photo Stream.

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via iCloud

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via iCloud

Note:

– iCloud only saves the last 1000 photos for 30 days, so remember to save those photos to other albums on your iPad, or they will be removed automatically if your photos exceed 1000 or the storagetime is longer than 30 days.

– Syncing photos from iPhone to iPad required that you should use same Apple ID on both of them.

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If you are unlucky and struck in any situation above, read on our post to sync photos from iPhone to iPad with iTunes. Let’s move on!

Part 2: How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via iTunes

We know that iTunes only allows us to sync photos from computer to iPhone or iPad, but not vice versa. If you want to sync photos from iPhone to iPad, you need to transfer photos from iPhone to computer firstly, and then sync photos from computer to iPad again.

Step 1: Import photos from iPhone to computer:

If you are Windows users, you can copy photos from iPhone to PC easily by following this guide: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows Computer >

If you are working with Mac computer, read this post to import photos from iPhone to Mac: 6 Ways Help You Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac >

Step 2: Sync photos from computer to iPad with iTunes:

Connect your iPad to computer with USB cable > Run iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically > Click Device button > Click Photos tab > Select Sync Photos from Application or Folder > Click Apply.

How to Sync iPhone Photos to iPad with iTunes

How to Sync iPhone Photos to iPad with iTunes

Important Note:

1. When syncing photos from iPhone to iPad with iTunes, only Camera Roll photos can be transferred. Also, iTunes will erase the existing photos in Photo Library when you sync photos from iPhone to iPad.

2. If you have enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, then you will get a window and say: “iCloud Photos is On. XXX can access photos in iCloud. Photos can be downloaded to your device via Wi-Fi or cellular network” when you transferring photos with iTunes. If you still want to finish the sync process via iTunes, you have to turn off iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone. But you must clear that once you turn off iCloud Photo Library on your device, all the photos stored in iCloud but not on your device will be wiped.

Above all, if you want to keep all your photos safe, move to Part 3 to learn a simple & reliable way to directly sync photos from iPhone to iPad with no data loss.

Part 3: How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad Directly with AnyTrans for iOS

Sometimes, when meeting issues that stop you from syncing iPhone and iPad, just like Photostream not working or iTunes don’t sync, some iPhone to iPad transfer apps could be a good choice. And AnyTrans for iOS is one of these apps that you can use to easily transfer files from iPhone to iPad. It is compatible with any iPhone, iPad in iOS 6/7/8/9 and recent iOS 10/11 updates. Now, you can follow the steps below to free try this transfer tool.

Step 1. Download & install AnyTrans on computer, open up it, and connect both your iPhone and iPad to computer via USB cables.

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2. On Homepage of AnyTrans for iOS, click iPhone tab > Select Photos > Select the type of photos you want to sync (Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, and My Albums photos).

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the photos you want to sync to iPad > Click To Device button to start transferring. You will soon have these photos on iPad.

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Note:

– Not only Camera Roll photos, but also Photo Stream, Photo Library, My Albums, Photo Share, even Photo Video can be synced to iPad.

– When syncing photos from iPhone to iPad, you won’t lose any previous photo on your iPad or iPhone.

– This tutorial also can be applied to sync photos between iPhone and iPod, or iPod and iPad, etc.

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The Bottom Line

As you can see, it is easy enough to sync iPhone photos to iPad. No matter what mode of device you are working with, you can sync photos from iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS easily and quickly. Except transferring photos, AnyTrans for iOS also features you the ability to manage photos on your device to keep them organized by removing, renaming, editing, deleting, etc. More than anything, except photos, many other iOS contents also are in the AnyTrans’s supportable range, such as, Music, Notes, Contacts, Messages, Calendar, Apps, etc. Click Here to Download AnyTrans for iOS to Start Free Trial >

Vicky Carter

Member of iMobie Inc., is also a more than 3-year user of iPhone, iPad and iMac, like to fix all kinds of iOS and Mac OS problems.

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